Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
Quote by William Ellery Channing
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love...
The great hope of society is in individual character.
True love is the parent of humility.
He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and...
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order...
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual
Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what...
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to...
The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own...
Error is discipline through which we advance.
The world is governed by opinion.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the communion with superior minds... In the...
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity...
The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but...
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather...
Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by...