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|Connecticut. 1 884 (published in 1 923; repr. in Complete Essays, ed. Charles |
Neidcr, 5 Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is
insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not. STEPHEN VIZINCZEY (b.
|This doesn't strike me as very consistent - though of course if it were it would not |
make the slightest difference. Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from
a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
|The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be |
consistent if he stick in a rut. - Twain, Mark Consistency is a virtue for trains: what
we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or
|Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal |
education positively fortifies it. ... Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want
from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
|The earnest cultivation of virtue is fundamental and essential, not only for the |
eventual attainment of liberation but ... would like to acquire true insight; but how
shall we do that if our conscience is always hounded by unworthy deeds or ifwe
have never acquired a habit of self—control? We need, first of all, to cease doing
unworthy deeds and then to train ourselves in ... Unlike the complexities of
Buddhist philosophy and the subtleties of meditation, the components of the
moral domain ...
|Maybe we have to float here for awhile, the sport of wind and sea, and then we |
shall plunge beneath. and be no more. ... Such can be no true Agonistes, able to
train others for the conflict of life, but mere slave-paedagogues. The children
trained by them may become skilled in winning prizes, capable of performing
feats of arms,—they will not develops into the ... seeing only his own narrow
pathway, and, even if he deals with great subjects, he utters only “words, words,
words"— he ...
|Cflptions so accurate as to bear the closest test; the vorsification richly |
harmonious, yet always ... We heartily commend this edition of the " Seasons" to
the favor of the refitted nnd virtuous in making their purchases for the
approaching holidays. ... in these long-familiar and ever-welcome pages, to
render them in so charming a garb that it would be tho present we ... Says a
distinguished critic, “ He possesae sttbliinity enough to comuiuiid our fear, and
gentleness enough to awakeii ...
|These lectures were never published separately, but many of his thoughts were later used in Self-Reliance. In this book, first published in 1841, Emerson illustrates the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency.|
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