Edwin Chapin Quotes

Most popular Edwin Chapin Quotes

The great doers in history have always been men of faith.
— Edwin Chapin
Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

action

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seamed with scars.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

suffering character

Fashion is the science of appearances; and it inspires one with the desire to seem, rather than to be.
— Edwin Chapin
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
— Edwin Chapin

forgiveness

A man that simply loads himself down with possessions of which he has no actual need, when he dies slips out of them—as a little insect might slip out of some parasite shell into which it has ensconced itself—into the grave, and is forgotten.

possessions

How many men you see in this world who have become merely the pack-horses of their own possessions; who go through life the veriest slaves to that which they toil for, wasting their health and strength, and, it may be, their higher powers—even  their consciences and souls—in the mere effort to accumulate!

possessions