John Jay Chapman Quotes

The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.

One of the deepest impulses in man is the impulse to record, – to scratch a drawing on a tusk or keep a diary, to collect sagas and heap cairns. This instinct as to the enduring value of the past is, one might say, the very basis of civilization.

A thing is not the truth till it is so strongly believed in, that the believer is convinced that its existence does not depend upon him.