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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quotes


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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.
 

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

Under the shadow of earthly disappointment, all unconscious to ourselves, our Divine Redeemer is walking by our side.
[Trials]
 

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

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

Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or caloric, or lightning.
[Motives]
 

When private virtue is hazarded on the perilous cast of expediency, the pillars of the republic, however apparent their stability, are infected with decay at the very centre.
 


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