William Ellery Channing Quotes

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Born: April 7, 1780,
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Died: , October 2, 1842
Occupation: Author

1.
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
- William Ellery Channing

2.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
- William Ellery Channing

3.
God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
- William Ellery Channing

4.
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
- William Ellery Channing

5.
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
- William Ellery Channing

6.
It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.
- William Ellery Channing

7.
Life has a higher end, than to be amused.
- William Ellery Channing

8.
No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.
- William Ellery Channing

9.
Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.
- William Ellery Channing

10.
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.
- William Ellery Channing

11.
The great hope of society is in individual character.
- William Ellery Channing

12.
The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

13.
The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
- William Ellery Channing

14.
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
- William Ellery Channing

15.
The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

16.
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
- William Ellery Channing

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