John Jay Chapman was born 2 March 1862, and died 4 November 1933
- 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.
- The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
- 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.
- Too much agreement kills the chat.
- 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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