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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quotes

(1814-1880), American Author, Clergyman

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

Category: Action

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

Category: Adversity

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.

Category: Age And Aging

Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.

Category: Appearance

Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.

Category: Bigotry

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.

Category: Courage

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

Category: Endurance

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

Category: Forgiveness

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

Category: Happiness

The essence of justice is mercy.

Category: Justice

Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.

Category: Motivation

The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.

Category: Opportunity

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

Category: Ostentation

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.

Category: Ostentation

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

Category: Poetry And Poets