"A foolish consistency" - Emerson

by compound complex 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Greetings:

    I heard the first half of this quotation in the film What's Up Doc? It's stuck with me ever since; however, the last 8 words are new to me since Google. The pithy declaration below is that of Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Essays:

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

    http://www.bartleby.com/100/420.47.html

    A "divine" is a theologian or a clergyman ...

    Thought-provoking, yes?

    CoCo

  • compound complex
  • SixofNine
    SixofNine

    This is why I long for you to break out the ebonics, CC.

    Thought provoking like a motherfucker, nome sayin'?

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thank you, SixofNine:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebonics

    New to me ...

    CC

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