self-reliance

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Synonyms for self-reliance

the capacity to manage one's own affairs, make one's own judgments, and provide for oneself

Synonyms for self-reliance

personal independence

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11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In her debut novel, A Foolish Consistency, author Andrea Weir uses her own childhood loss to explore the process of grieving and the importance of working through feelings of pain and sorrow rather than trying to avoid them.
After all, a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, as Emerson told us.
RALPH Waldo Emerson said that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," but our little statesmen seem to specialize in foolish inconsistency.
There is no truth but in transit," Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said (and of course there's the line about a foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of little minds).
And is the standardization that accompanies size just foolish consistency and "the hobgoblin of small minds," as Ralph Waldo Emerson observed?
But the world keeps changing, and at some point a foolish consistency is just foolish, so here comes another flip-flop.
Emerson put down some hundred and sixty years ago was "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
All of which suggests that Sullivan shares Emerson's conviction that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"--especially when you are addressing readers on opposite sides of the ocean.