The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
Quote by William Ellery Channing
The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but...
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best...
No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when...
The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own...
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
The world is governed by opinion.
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.
Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what...
Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into a man may...
The home is the chief school of human virtues.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable...
True love is the parent of humility
Our leading principle in interpreting Scripture is this, that the Bible is a book written...
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to...
Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of...
One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
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.