A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. Was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society. Disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.