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 Howard Coffin - “Along this corridor of history stand a lakeside tavern that once sheltered Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, a house in which George Washington and Benjamin Franklin took supper and the high walls and stone barracks of the largest fort the British ever built in North America,”
 William Coffin - “The goal of the Christian life is not to save your soul but to transcend yourself, to vindicate the human struggle of which all of us are a part, to keep hope advancing.”
 Howard Coffin - “These are major European powers projecting their power by building these bastions. It gets to the importance of this corridor to them in that age,”
 Don Coffin - “That's a fairly high-paying industry. But at this point, it hasn't taken off yet.”
 Howard Coffin - “Plattsburgh -- the land battle -- is a place that really grabbed me,”
 Harold Coffin - “Behind every successful man you'll find a woman who has nothing to wear.”
 Harold Coffin - “Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.”
 William Coffin - “The temptation to moralize is strong it is emotionally satisfying to have enemies rather than problems, to seek out culprits rather than the flaws in the system.”
 Todd Coffin - “He really showed a lot of poise. Aaron battled. He gave us a chance to win. They've got good hitters up and down the lineup. I just thought with as many left-handers coming up, it was a good setup for Seth.”
 Harold Coffin - “Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.”
 William Coffin - “The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment.”
 Todd Coffin - “Like I told the kids, we had to wait 11 games before we got our first win out of the way.”
 William Coffin - “There is no smaller package in the world that that of a person all wrapped up in himself.”
 Harold Coffin - “One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.”
 Todd Coffin - “We are still looking for someone to step up as the No. 2 pitcher. You're not going to win many high school games giving up the number of hits that we did today. Everything in this game hinges on pitching, and we didn't have it.”
 Howard Coffin - “There are these inexpert American seamen, never in a naval battle before, on their ships waiting for their first fight. It's morning. They look across Cumberland Head and they can see the tops of the British masts above the trees. They are thinking -- Oh my God, what are we facing,”
 Todd Coffin - “It was a miracle they didn't score 14.”
 Howard Coffin - “Indeed, as a view of American military history it may be rivaled only by the vista from Little Round Top at Gettysburg,”
 Todd Coffin - “He killed us. (I) got (Smith) picked off. I didn't think (Sealy) would get to the ball. They made the tough plays and we didn't make the basic plays.”
 William Coffin - “If your heart is full of fear, you won't seek truth you'll seek security. If a heart is full of love, it will have a limbering effect on the mind.”
 William Coffin - “The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.”
 William Coffin - “When we live at each other's mercy, we had better learn to be merciful.”
 William Coffin - “It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.”
 William Coffin - “Christians have to listen to the world as well as to the Word -- to science, to history, to what reason and our own experience tell us. We do not honor the higher truth we find in Christ by ignoring truths found elsewhere.”
 William Coffin - “Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.”

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