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    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seamed with scars.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    This is the essential evil of vice, that it debases man.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: evil  men 
     
    Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: desires  fashion  inspire 
     
    Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: action  eternity 
     
    Many a man who might walk over burning ploughshares into heaven stumbles from the path because there is gravel in his shoes.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: men  path  heaven 
     
    Conscience is its own readiest accuser.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: conscience 
     
    The city an epitome of the social world. All the belts of civilization intersect along its avenues. It contains the products of every moral zone. It is cosmopolitan, not only in a national, but a spiritual sense.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light 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.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: laughter  men  peace  joy  sadness  divine 
     
    There is such a thing as honest pride and self-respect.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: pride 
     
    Temptation cannot exist without the concurrence of inclination and opportunity.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: loyalty 
     
    Whatever you truly conceive of in the mind, is possible.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: mind 
     
    In the matter of faith, we have the added weight of hope to that of reason in the convictions which we sustain relating to a future state.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: future  faith  hope 
     
    Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: morals 
     
    God is the explanation of all things.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: god 
     
    The unmerciful man is most certainly an unblessed man. His sympathies are all dried up; he is afflicted with a chronic jaundice, and lives timidly and darkly in a little, narrow rat-hole of distrust.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: men  live 
     
    This is the essential evil of vice: it debases a man.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: evil  men 
     
    No one can truly see Christ, and drink in the influence of his character, and not be a Christian at heart.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    The way to overcome evil is to love something that is good.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: evil 
     
    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.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: men  lies  opportunities  black 
     
    Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: hurt 
     
    Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: goodness 
     
    Tomorrow may never come to us. We do not live in tomorrow. We cannot find it in any of our title-deeds. The man who owns whole blocks of real estate, and great ships on the sea, does not own a single minute of tomorrow. Tomorrow! It is a mysterious possibility, not yet born. It lies under the seal of midnight-behind the veil of glittering constellations.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: men  live  lies  real  possibility  tomorrow 
     
    Do not judge from mere appearances...
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: live  action  eternity 
     
    No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: beauty  men  power  language  star  mother 
     
    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.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: heart  lies  jesus  faith  christ  politics 
     
    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.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: evil  men  charity  loving  witch  jesus  bible  read 
     
    Seeking Heaven through righteousness is not seeking righteousness, but something else;--it is not loving goodness for goodness' sake, but for its rewards.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: goodness  loving  heaven 
     
    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.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: heart  thoughts  lies  father 
     
    The best answer to all objections urged against prayer is the fact that man cannot help praying; for we may be sure that that which is so spontaneous and ineradicable in human nature has its fitting objects and methods in the arrangements of a boundless Providence.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: nature  men  human  help  facts  prayer 
     
    Truth is poetry; it is the grandest poetry.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: truth  poetry 
     
    Hill and valley, seas and constellations, are but stereotypes of divine ideas appealing to and answered by the living soul of man.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: men  living  soul  divine  ideas 
     
    Break up the institution of the family, deny the inviolability of its relations, and in a little while there would not be any humanity.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: humanity 
     
    Most men are less afraid of ghosts than of facts.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: men  facts  ghost  afraid 
     
    It takes something of a poet to apprehend and get into the depth, the lusciousness, the spiritual life of a great poem. And so we must be in some way like God in order that we may see God as He is.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: god  spiritual  poem  poet 
     
    There are interests by the sacrifice of which peace is too dearly purchased. One should never be at peace to the shame of his own soul - to the violation of his integrity or of his allegiance to God.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    If you should take the human heart and listen to it, it would be like listening to a sea-shell; you would hear in it the hollow murmur of the infinite ocean to which it belongs, from which it draws its profoundest inspiration, and for which it yearns.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: heart  human  listening  ocean 
     
    Man was sent into the world to be a growing and exhaustless force. The world was spread out around him to be seized and conquered. Realms of infinite truth burst open above him, inviting him to tread those shining coasts along which Newton dropped his plummet, and Herschel sailed,--a Columbus of the skies.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: truth  men  world  sky 
     
    We may learn by practice such things upon earth as shall be of use to us in heaven. Piety, unostentatious piety, is never out of place.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
    tags: earth  learn  heaven 
     
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