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Ego and a foolish consistency have apparently stood in his way.
Here is that awkward but stubborn contortion: there are things we know to be bad, but refuse to recognize as such--the tribute that relativism pays to foolish consistency.
WHEN IT COMES TO AGRICULTURAL POLICY, the global agribusiness giants have twisted beyond recognition Ralph Waldo Emerson's comment that "A foolish consistency is the hobgobblin of small minds.
We all know that the admirable Ralph Waldo Emerson warned that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds," but Emerson never met Paul Taylor.
Nonetheless, as Emerson pointed out, a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
One reason is that over a wide range of situations, provable inconsistency is more legally dangerous to an employer than foolish consistency.
Yet, if there is truth to Emerson's admonition, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds," the minds behind U.
And Emerson said "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
Emerson's statement that "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" reinforces the notion of embracing contrary notions.