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Edwin Hubbel Chapin Quotes

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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.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

This is the essential evil of vice, that it debases man.
- 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.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Profaneness is a brutal vice.
He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

 

Neutral men are the devil's allies.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does;
it hardens you and makes you sour,
narrow and skeptical.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Fashion is the science of appearances,
and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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The essence of justice is mercy.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things
than the cool and slippery disputant.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when
it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
- Edwin Hubbel 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 Hubbel Chapin

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life,
and to make the most of it.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that
will vibrate in eternity.
- 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.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth -
the true poet is very near the oracle.
- 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.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Pride is the master sin of the devil,
and the devil is the father of lies.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches;
and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly
drops out of the darkness,
and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense
of what not to believe.
- Euripides

The natural cause of the human mind
is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
- Thomas Jefferson

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
- George Santayana

We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism.
- Jason Biggs

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
- Walter Gilbert

Skepticism is an important historical tool.
It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
- Samuel E. Morison

Investors should start with a view of skepticism.
They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors.
They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
- Arthur Levitt

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced,
is skepticism.
Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press.
- Thomas Griffith

Large skepticism leads to large understanding.
Small skepticism leads to small understanding.
No skepticism leads to no understanding.
- Xi Zhi

It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man,
always makes him feel better.
- Ambrose Bierce

Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.
- Emile M. Cioran

Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday,
prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow.
- Romain Rolland

The most striking development of the great depression
of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary
society among large sections of the American people.
- C. L. R. James

My position now, especially in this town,
adds an element of skepticism with people you meet -
especially girls.
I mean, it becomes a lot more difficult.
- Jason Biggs

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
- John Dewey

I'm the most cynical person, and I know what that sounds like when you say,
I don't drink and drive, and I don't.
But I know people look at that with skepticism,
and I understand.
- Tracey Gold

The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism
is essential to democracy.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
- Louis Pasteur

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism,
tuberculosis, and some other diseases,
much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
- Simone Weil

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism.
It would be an offense against polite conventions to
press our doubts too far.
- George Santayana

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
- Denis Diderot

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
- George Jean Nathan

On the road from the City of Skepticism,
I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
- Adam Smith

The logic of validation allows us to move between the
two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.
- Paul Ricoeur

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism,
pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
- George Berkeley

I'd say there was a fair amount of skepticism at the
time about whether the Internet held any promise.
And of course I felt that it did.
- Jim Clark

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses
to acknowledge authority,
as such.
For him, skepticism is the highest of duties;
blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
- Thomas Huxley

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey
the most important lesson science can teach:
skepticism.
- David Suzuki

It is the press that has taken these charges and accusations
and blown them up without any kind of skepticism whatsoever -
blown them into realities and treated them as if they were true.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life
what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth:
namely,
a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

Well, I had a small degree, that little infection of
skepticism about America which resides in the minds
of even America's closest friends.
That America can't be quite as good as it says it is.
And why does it need so relentlessly to keep saying how good it is?
- Robert MacNeil

I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics
but very few who have substantive criticisms.
There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more
a matter of inertia than it is of people having some
real reason for thinking something else.
- K. Eric Drexler

Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble
over the last few decades is that their skepticism
often extends only to American officials,
the U.S.
military and Republican politicians.
- Linda Chavez

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense,
absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing,
the other of not knowing.
What philosophy should dissipate is certainty,
whether of knowledge or ignorance.
- Bertrand Russell

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To oppose something is to maintain it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends
is that three out of four murders
are committed by people who know the victim.
- George Carlin

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu


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