Edwin Hubbel Chapin - Quotes

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Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite. ---->>>

No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions. ---->>>

The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool. ---->>>

Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical. ---->>>

Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ---->>>

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy. ---->>>

At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.

At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.

Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.

Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.

A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star. ---->>>

Neutral men are the devil's allies.

Neutral men are the devil's allies.

Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order. ---->>>

Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. ---->>>

The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.

The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.

The essence of justice is mercy. ---->>>

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.

Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman. ---->>>

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven. ---->>>

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies. ---->>>

Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair. ---->>>

Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth. ---->>>

This is the essential evil of vice, that it debases man. ---->>>

The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things than the cool and slippery disputant. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace:
Die: 1880
Occupation: Clergyman
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Edwin Hubbell Chapin (December 29, 1814 – 1880) was an American preacher and editor of the Christian Leader. He was also a poet, responsible for the poem Burial at Sea, which was the origin of a famous folk song, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie.(wikipedia)