It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all.
Quote by William Ellery Channing
The world is governed by opinion.
Error is discipline through which we advance.
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead,...
The great hope of society is in individual character.
All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men....
The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but...
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...
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself
Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what...
True love is the parent of humility.
Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into a man may...
He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and...
It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.
Our leading principle in interpreting Scripture is this, that the Bible is a book written...
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
Life has a higher end, than to be amused.
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order...