Literary Birthday - 2 March - John Jay Chapman

John Jay Chapman was born 2 March 1862, and died 4 November 1933

Five Quotes

  1. The worst enemy of good government is not our ignorant foreign voter, but our educated domestic railroad president, our prominent business man, our leading lawyer.
  2. The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
  3. 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.
  4. Too much agreement kills the chat.
  5. All progress is experimental.

Chapman was an American poet, author, dramatist, and critic who attacked the get-rich-quick morality of the post-Civil War “Gilded Age” in political action and in his writing. A lawyer by profession, he first attracted attention to his writing as a gifted essayist.

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