Quotes by Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

American author and clergyman

Alive from: 1814-1880

Category: Theologians and clergy | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So it is with people who sometimes cover up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and so quench transcendent glories with a little shining dust.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.
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    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.
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    Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
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    Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
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    No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
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    Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
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    Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
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    Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
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    Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.
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    Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
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    Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
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    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.
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