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
The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with...
The world is governed by opinion.
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love...
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity...
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when...
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.
Life has a higher end, than to be amused.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the communion with superior minds... In the...
True love is the parent of humility.
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to...
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather...
The home is the chief school of human virtues.
Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into a man may...
True love is the parent of humility
God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended...
Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie.
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order...
Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.