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Edwin Hubbel Chapin
By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The child's grief throbs against the round of its little heart as heavily as the man's sorrow, and the one finds as much delight in his kite or drum as the other in striking the springs of enterprise or soaring on the wings of fame.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

A small lie, if it actually is a lie, condemns a man as much as a big and black falsehood. If a man will deliberately cheat to the amount of a single cent, give him opportunity and he would cheat to any amount.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Munificent nature follows the methods of the divine and true, and rounds all things to her perfect law. While nations are convulsed with blood and violence, how quietly the grass grows.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and in its solemn shadow appear the naked lineaments of the soul.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Down below all the crust of human conceptions, of human ideas, Christ sank an artesian well into a source of happiness so pure and blessed that even yet the world does not believe in it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

We move too much in platoons; we march by sections; we do not live in our vital individuality enough; we are slaves to fashion, in mind and in heart, if not to our passions and appetites.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

To me there is something thrilling and exalting in the thought that we are drifting forward into a splendid mystery-into something that no mortal eye hath yet seen, and no intelligence has yet declared.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

It is a most fearful fact to think of, that in every heart there is some secret spring that would be weak at the touch of temptation, and that is liable to be assailed. Fearful, and yet salutary to think of; for the thought may serve to keep our moral nature braced. It warns us that we can never stand at ease, or lie down in this field of life, without sentinels of watchfulness and campfires of prayer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So a man sometimes covers up the entire disk of eternity with a dollar, and quenches transcendent glories with a little shining dust.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

There is less misery in being cheated than in that kind of wisdom which perceives, or thinks it perceives, that all mankind are cheats.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

It is exceedingly deleterious to withdraw the sanction of religion from amusement. If we feel that it is all injurious we should strip the earth of its flowers and blot out its pleasant sunshine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Christianity has made martyrdom sublime, and sorrow triumphant.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I know a good many people, I think, who are bigots, and who know they are bigots, and are sorry for it, but they dare not be anything else.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

We have not the innocence of Eden; but by God's help and Christ's example we may have the victory of Gethsemane.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

A man's love for his native land lies deeper than any logical expression, among those pulses of the heart which vibrate to the sanctities of home, and to the thoughts which leap up from his father's graves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Man gains wider dominion by his intellect than by his right arm. The mustard-seed of thought is a pregnant treasury of vast results. Like the germ in the Egyptian tombs its vitality never perishes; and its fruit will spring up after it has been buried for long ages.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

When I contrast the loving Jesus, comprehending all things in his ample and tender charity, with those who profess to bear his name, marking their zeal by what they do not love, it seems to me as though men, like the witches of old, had read the Bible backward, and had taken incantations out of it for evil, rather than inspiration for good.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Let every man be free to act from his own conscience; but let him remember that other people have consciences too; and let not his liberty be so expansive that in its indulgence it jars and crashes against the liberty of others.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The universe is a vast system of exchange. Every artery of it is in motion, throbbing with reciprocity, from the planet to the rotting leaf. The vapor climbs the sunbeam, and comes back in blessings upon the exhausted herb. The exhalation of the plant is wafted to the ocean. And so goes on the beautiful commerce of nature. And all because of dissimilarity--because no one thing is sufficient in itself, but calls for the assistance of something else, and repays by a contribution in turn.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Earth has scarcely an acre that does not remind us of actions that have long preceded our own, and its clustering tombstones loom up like reefs of the eternal shore, to show us where so many human barks have struck and gone down.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Even yet Christ Jesus has to lie out in waste places very often, because there is no room for him in the inn--no room for him in our hearts, because of our worldliness. There is no room for him even in our politics and religion. There is no room in the inn, and we put him in the manger, and he lies outside our faith, coldly and dimly conceived by us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The deepest life of nature is silent and obscure; so often the elements that move and mould society are the results of the sister's counsel and the mother's prayer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Modest expression is a beautiful setting to the diamond of talent and genius.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness; intellectual ability is most admirable when it sparkles in the setting of a modest self-distrust; and never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman, I care not what his stamp may be in society; I care not what clothes he wears, or what culture he boasts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Consider and act with reference to the true ends of existence. This world is but the vestibule of an immortal life. Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The temptation is not here, where you are reading about it or praying about it. It is down in your shop, among bales and boxes, ten-penny nails, and sand-paper.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

It is not enjoined upon us to forget, but we are told to forgive, our enemies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

We only attain the true idea of marriage when we consider it as a spiritual union--a union of immortal affections, of undying faculties, of an imperishable destiny.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Many a man who might walk over burning ploughshares into heaven stumbles from the path because there is gravel in his shoes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Physically, man is but an atom in space, and a pulsation in time. Spiritually, the entire outward universe receives significance from him, and the scope of his existence stretches beyond the stars.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The more we sympathize with excellence, the more we go out of self, the more we love, the broader and deeper is our personality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Truth is new, as well as old. It has new forms; and where you may find a new statement, an earnest statement, you may conclude that by the law of progress it is more likely to be a correct statement than that which has been repeated for ages by the lips of tradition.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

All natural results are spontaneous. The diamond sparkles without effort, and the flowers open impulsively beneath the summer rain. And true religion is a spontaneous thing,--as natural as it is to weep, to love, or to rejoice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Man is concentric: you have to take fold after fold off of him before you get to the centre of his personality. You must get below his animal nature, habits, customs, affections, daily life, and sometimes go away down into the heart of the man, before you know what is really in him. But when you get into the last core of these concentric rings of personality you find a sense of the infinite-a consciousness of immortality linked to something higher and better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Humility is not a weak and timid quality; it must be carefully distinguished from a groveling spirit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

A thousand wheels of labor are turned by dear affections, and kept in motion by self-sacrificing endurance; and the crowds that pour forth in the morning and return at night are daily procession of love and duty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Let us not fear that the issues of natural science shall be scepticism or anarchy. Through all God's works there runs a beautiful harmony. The remotest truth in his universe is linked to that which lies nearest the Throne.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

There is no tariff so injurious as that with which sectarian bigotry guards its commodities. It dwarfs the soul by shutting out truths from other continents of thought, and checks the circulation of its own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Impatience never commanded success.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Glorify a lie, legalize a lie, arm and equip a lie, consecrate a lie with solemn forms and awful penalties, and after all it is nothing but a lie. It rots a land and corrupts a people like any other lie, and by and by the white light of God's truth shines clear through it, and shows it to be a lie.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The golden age is not in the past, but in the future; not in the origin of human experience, but in its consummate flower; not opening in Eden, but out from Gethsemane.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Is there anything so wretched as to look at a man of fine abilities doing nothing?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

There is a sweet anguish springing up in our bosoms when a child's face brightens under the shadow of the waiting angel. There is an autumnal fitness when age gives up the ghost; and when the saint dies there is a tearful victory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Life is a problem. Not merely a premiss from which we start, but a goal towards which we proceed. It is an opportunity for us not merely to get, but to attain; not simply to have, but to be. Its standard of failure or success is not outward fortune, but inward possession.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The night comes for the purpose of checking our busy employment, and introducing an interval of repose between the links of our action and our aspiration. It draws its dim curtain around the field of toil. It buries the objects of our handiwork in darkness, and involves them with uncertainty. It comes to the relief of the exhausted body and the tired brain. Our powers, harmonizing with the diurnal revolutions of the earth, fail with the failing light, and a merciful Providence casts around us this mantle of shadow, and snatches us from our occupation.