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John Jay Chapman
(1862-1933) born on
Mar 02
US poet, dramatist, critic. He attacked the get-rich-quick morality of the post-Civil War "Gilded Age" in political action and in his writings.
The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.

The world values the seer above all men, and has always done so. Nay, it values all men in proportion as they partake of the character of seers. You love them because you say, "These things were not made, they were seen."
A vision of truth which does not call upon us to get out of our armchair -- why, this is the desideratum of mankind.
You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it.
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Practical Agitation," ch. 5, 1898.
R: "Practical Agitation," ch. 6, 1898.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Practical Agitation," ch. 7, 1898.
K: "Practical Agitation," ch. 5, 1898.

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