Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.
Quote by William Ellery Channing
William Ellery Channing Quotes
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead,...
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order...
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to...
It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.
Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of...
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best...
The home is the chief school of human virtues.
The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own...
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity...
He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and...
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by...
True love is the parent of humility.
Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie.
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
Life has a higher end, than to be amused.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual
All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
I have faith in time; its the only certainty.
Lovers should be as Fire and Air; fire must have air to breath and air...