William Ellery Channing Quotes

Top 66 wise famous quotes and sayings by William Ellery Channing

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William Ellery Channing quotes: The world is governed by opinion. The world is governed by opinion.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Men are never very wise and select in the exercise of a new power. Men are never very wise and select in the exercise of a new power.
William Ellery Channing quotes: No punishment is so terrible as prosperous guilt. No punishment is so terrible as prosperous guilt.
William Ellery Channing quotes: The only freedom worth possessing is that which gives enlargement to a people's energy, intellect, and virtues. The only freedom worth possessing is that which gives enlargement to a people's energy, intellect, and virtues.
William Ellery Channing quotes: One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography. One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost. Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life
William Ellery Channing quotes: An earnest purpose finds time, or makes it. It seizes on spare moments, and turns fragments to golden account. An earnest purpose finds time, or makes it. It seizes on spare moments, and turns fragments to golden account.
William Ellery Channing quotes: The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts. The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.
William Ellery Channing quotes: The great hope of society is in individual character. The great hope of society is in individual character.
William Ellery Channing quotes: We honor revelation too highly to make it the antagonist of reason, or to believe that it calls us to renounce our highest powers. We honor revelation too highly to make it the antagonist of reason, or to believe that it calls us to renounce our highest powers.
William Ellery Channing quotes: True love is the parent of humility ... True love is the parent of humility ...
William Ellery Channing quotes: Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe. Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe.
William Ellery Channing quotes: All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene. All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
William Ellery Channing quotes: To extinguish the free will is to strike the conscience with death, for both have but one and the same life. To extinguish the free will is to strike the conscience with death, for both have but one and the same life.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Be true to your own highest convictions. Be true to your own highest convictions.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can do. Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can do.
William Ellery Channing quotes: May your life preach more loudly than your lips. May your life preach more loudly than your lips.
William Ellery Channing quotes: No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent. No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Knowledge is essential to freedom. Knowledge is essential to freedom.
William Ellery Channing quotes: How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success. How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
William Ellery Channing quotes: God deliver us all from prejudice and unkindness, and fill us with the love of truth and virtue. God deliver us all from prejudice and unkindness, and fill us with the love of truth and virtue.
William Ellery Channing quotes: The home is the chief school of human virtues. The home is the chief school of human virtues.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Other blessings may be taken away, but if we have acquired a good friend by goodness, we have a blessing which improves in value when others fail. Other blessings may be taken away, but if we have acquired a good friend by goodness, we have a blessing which improves in value when others fail.
William Ellery Channing quotes: A man in earnest finds means or, if he cannot find, creates them. A man in earnest finds means or, if he cannot find, creates them.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself. Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Natural amiableness is too often seen in company with sloth, with uselessness, with the vanity of fashionable life. Natural amiableness is too often seen in company with sloth, with uselessness, with the vanity of fashionable life.
William Ellery Channing quotes: The hills are reared, the seas are scooped in vain If learning's altar vanish from the plain. The hills are reared, the seas are scooped in vain If learning's altar vanish from the plain.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Error is discipline through which we advance. Error is discipline through which we advance.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie. Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie.
William Ellery Channing quotes: My highway is unfeatured air, My consorts are the sleepless stars, And men my giant arms upbear My arms unstained and free from scars. My highway is unfeatured air, My consorts are the sleepless stars, And men my giant arms upbear My arms unstained and free from scars.
William Ellery Channing quotes: The world is to be carried forward by truth, which at first offends, which wins its way by degrees, which the many hate and would rejoice to crush. The world is to be carried forward by truth, which at first offends, which wins its way by degrees, which the many hate and would rejoice to crush.
William Ellery Channing quotes: I laugh, for hope hath a happy place with me; If my boat sinks, 'tis to another sea. I laugh, for hope hath a happy place with me; If my boat sinks, 'tis to another sea.
William Ellery Channing quotes: To give a generous hope to a man of his own nature, is to enrich him immeasurably. To give a generous hope to a man of his own nature, is to enrich him immeasurably.
William Ellery Channing quotes: A man may quarrel with himself alone; that is, by controverting his better instincts and knowledge when brought face to face with temptation. A man may quarrel with himself alone; that is, by controverting his better instincts and knowledge when brought face to face with temptation.
William Ellery Channing quotes: One of the tremendous evils of the world, is the monstrous accumulation of power in a few hands. One of the tremendous evils of the world, is the monstrous accumulation of power in a few hands.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance. Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do. Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Every man is a volume, if you know how to read him. Every man is a volume, if you know how to read him.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Our affections are our life. We live by them; they supply our warmth. Our affections are our life. We live by them; they supply our warmth.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Most joyful let the Poet be, it is through him that all men see. Most joyful let the Poet be, it is through him that all men see.
William Ellery Channing quotes: He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled. He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Labor is discovered to be the grand conqueror, enriching and building up nations more surely than the proudest battles. Labor is discovered to be the grand conqueror, enriching and building up nations more surely than the proudest battles.
William Ellery Channing quotes: What a sublime doctrine it is, that goodness cherished now is eternal life already entered on! What a sublime doctrine it is, that goodness cherished now is eternal life already entered on!
William Ellery Channing quotes: Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it. Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Books are true levelers. They give to all, who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence, of the best and greatest of our race. Books are true levelers. They give to all, who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence, of the best and greatest of our race.
William Ellery Channing quotes: No one should part with their individuality and become that of another. No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Life is a fragment, a moment between two eternities. Life is a fragment, a moment between two eternities.
William Ellery Channing quotes: The fewer the voices on the side of truth, the more distinct and strong must be your own. The fewer the voices on the side of truth, the more distinct and strong must be your own.
William Ellery Channing quotes: Every human being is a volume, worthy to be studied. Every human being is a volume, worthy to be studied.
William Ellery Channing quotes: It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity. It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.
William Ellery Channing quotes: A man might pass for insane who should see things as they are. A man might pass for insane who should see things as they are.