Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quotes

Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quotes: 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.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quote: The city reveals the moral ends of being, and sets the awful problem of life. The country soothes us, refreshes us, lifts us up with religious suggestion.
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Quotes about Edwin Hubbel Chapin: 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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Quote about Edwin Hubbel Chapin: The devil has been painted swarthy, cloven-footed, horned, and hideous. Do we expect to see him in that shape? O, surely it would be better for us, if he did come in that shape! The trouble is the devil never does come in that shape. He comes by chance, with unregistered signals, and in all sorts of counterfeit presentiments.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Sayings: 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.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Saying: The conservative may clamor against reform, but he might as well clamor against the centrifugal force. He sighs for the
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Sayings about 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.
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Saying about Edwin Hubbel Chapin: It is as bad to clip conscience as to clip coin; it is as bad to give a counterfeit statement as a counterfeit bill.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quotes: How often a new affection makes a new man! The sordid, cowering soul turns heroic. The frivolous girl becomes the steadfast martyr of patience and ministration, transfigured by deathless love. The career of bounding impulses turns into an anthem of sacred deeds.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quote: If we would induce others to act virtuously, it will prove more effectual to show them their capacities than to expose their weakness--to attract them by a fairer ideal than to terrify them by pictures of misery and shame.
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Quotes about Edwin Hubbel Chapin: God's work is freedom. Freedom is dear to his heart. He wishes to make man's will free, and at the same time wishes it to be pure, majestic, and holy.
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Quote about Edwin Hubbel Chapin: O, how much those men are to be valued who, in the spirit with which the widow gave up her two mites, have given up themselves! How their names sparkle! How rich their very ashes are! How they will count up in heaven!
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Sayings: The angels may have wider spheres of action, may have nobler forms of duty; but right with them and with us is one and the same thing.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Edwin Hubbel Chapin: The minister should preach as if he felt that although the congregation own the church, and have bought the pews, they have not bought him. His soul is worth no more than any other man's, but it is all he has, and he cannot be expected to sell it for a salary. The terms are by no means equal. If a parishioner does not like the preaching, he can go elsewhere and get another pew, but the preacher cannot get another soul.
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Saying about Edwin Hubbel Chapin: Into what boundless life, does education admit us. Every truth gained through it expands a moment of time into illimitable being--positively enlarges our existence, and endows us with qualities which time cannot weaken or destroy.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quotes: The mere leader of fashion has no genuine claim to supremacy; at least, no abiding assurance of it. He has embroidered his title upon his waistcoat, and carries his worth in his watch chain; and, if he is allowed any real precedence for this it is almost a moral swindle,--a way of obtaining goods under false pretences.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quote: 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.
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