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  • John Jay Chapman
    American author 1862-1933
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    A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.

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    American author 1862-1933
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    All progress is experimental.

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    American author 1862-1933
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    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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    American author 1862-1933
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    Good government is the outcome of private virtue.

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    American author 1862-1933
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    I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns.

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    American author 1862-1933
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    If you are to reach masses of people in this world, you must do it by a sign language. Whether your vehicle be commerce, literature, or politics, you can do nothing but raise signals, and make motions to the people.

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    American author 1862-1933
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    It is just as impossible to help reform by conciliating prejudice as it is by buying votes. Prejudice is the enemy. Whoever is not for you is against you.

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    American author 1862-1933
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    Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.

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    American author 1862-1933
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    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.

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    American author 1862-1933
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    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.

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John Jay Chapman

American author

Lived from: 1862-1933

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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