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John Jay Chapman

John Jay Chapman (March 2, 1862 – November 4, 1933) was an American author.

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    Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.
    —John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)

    The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge.
    —John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)

    Tommy: You’re gonna have trouble with that one.
    Milo: Oh no I’m not. He’s just not housebroken yet, that’s all.
    Tommy: When are you going to stop getting yourself involved with young itinerant artists? It never works. If they’re no good, you’re ashamed. And if they are, they get independent.
    —Alan Jay Lerner (1918–1986)