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John Jay Chapman

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
John Jay Chapman wonder
Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same - hardihood. Give them raw truth.
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A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect.
John Jay Chapman men
Too much agreement kills the chat.
John Jay Chapman men
A vision of truth which does not call upon us to get out of our armchair - why, this is the desideratum of mankind.
John Jay Chapman truth
Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.
John Jay Chapman action
Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
John Jay Chapman learning
All progress is experimental.
John Jay Chapman men
Good government is the outcome of private virtue.
John Jay Chapman men
Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.
John Jay Chapman thinking
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
John Jay Chapman hatred
People who love soft methods and hate iniquity forget this; that reform consists in taking a bone from a dog. Philosophy will not do it.
John Jay Chapman love
The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
John Jay Chapman politics
The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost.
John Jay Chapman power
The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age.
John Jay Chapman world
I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns.
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It is three and a half hours long, four characters wide and a cesspool deep.
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