Chapman

Chapman is an English occupational surname. A chapman was an itinerant seller in medieval Britain. It is the cognate of the German Kaufmann.

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Famous quotes containing the word chapman:

    Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same—hardihood. Give them raw truth.
    —John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)

    And let a scholar all earth’s volumes carry,
    He will be but a walking dictionary:
    A mere articulate clock.
    —George Chapman (1559–1634)

    The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practise politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.
    —John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)