” When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser. “


” A man is not primarily a witness against something. That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something. “


” A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences. “


” At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it. “


” At issue was the question whether this man’s faith could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was that this society is sick beyond saving, and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction and replacement by another. “


” I do not know any way to explain why God’s grace touches a man who seems unworthy of it. “


” Every man is crucified upon the cross of himself. “


” The Communist vision is the vision of man without God. “



All 8 Whittaker Chambers Quotes about Man in picture


When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
A man is not primarily a witness against something. That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something.


A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences.
At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it.
At issue was the question whether this man
I do not know any way to explain why God
Every man is crucified upon the cross of himself.
The Communist vision is the vision of man without God.
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