Monday August 8th 2011

Thought for the Day

“Never does the human soul appear so strong
as when it foregoes revenge
and dares to forgive an injury.”

~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Edwin Hubbell Chapin*Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Born: December 29, 1814 Union Village, New York
Died: December 26, 1880 Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts

An American preacher and editor of the Christian Leader and one of the most popular speakers in America from the 1840s until his death. He was revered for his eloquent tongue and passionate pleas for tolerance and justice. Although seldom controversial in his sermons, Chapin was adamantly opposed to slavery. Despite his abhorrence of war and loss of life, he supported the Union side during the Civil War,

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