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John Jay Chapman
1862 - 1933

U.S. poet, dramatist, critic, political activist. Chapman was a critic of the get-rich-quick morality of the post-Civil War "Gilded Age".


I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns.

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.

from Memories and Milestones
The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.