The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought.
Quote by William Ellery Channing
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence...
The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but...
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself
Life has a higher end,than to be amused.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best...
It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass...
Life has a higher end, than to be amused.
The great hope of society is in individual character.
Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by...
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love...
The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of...
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended...
The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own...
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...
No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.