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William Ellery Channing
William Ellery Channing
(1780 - 1842)
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It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the word, than to rule a state.
- William Ellery Channing | Education Quotes
Most joyful let the Poet be, it is through him that all men see.
- William Ellery Channing | Poets and Poetry Quotes
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to the stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear on cheerfully, do all bravely, awaiting occasions, worry never; in a word to, like the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.
- William Ellery Channing | Happiness Quotes
We grow by love ... others are our nutriment.
- William Ellery Channing | Helping Other People Quotes
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
- William Ellery Channing | Faith and Unity Quotes
An earnest purpose finds time, or makes it. It seizes on spare moments, and turns fragments to golden account.
- William Ellery Channing | One Day Quotes
All that a man does outwardly is but the expression and completion of his inward thought. To work effectively, he must think clearly; to act nobly, he must think nobly.
- William Ellery Channing | Positive Quotes
Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.
- William Ellery Channing | Right Quotes
We must not waste life in devising means. It is better to plan less and do more.
- William Ellery Channing | Getting Going Quotes
Mistakes and errors are the discipline through which we advance.
- William Ellery Channing | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing | Adversity Quotes
One anecdote of a man is worth a volume of biography.
- William Ellery Channing | Biography Quotes
The great hope of society is individual character.
- William Ellery Channing | Character Quotes
The sages and heroes of history are receding from us, and history contracts the record of their deeds into a narrower and narrower page. But time has no power over the name and deeds and words of Jesus Christ.
- William Ellery Channing | Christ Quotes
Immortality is the glorious discovery of Christianity.
- William Ellery Channing | Immortality Quotes
Every man is a volume, if you know how to read them.
- William Ellery Channing | Man Quotes
No man should part with his own individuality and become that of another.
- William Ellery Channing | Self-Reliance Quotes
What distinguishes war is, not that man is slain, but that he is slain, spoiled, crushed by the cruelty, the injustice, the treachery, the murderous hand of man.
- William Ellery Channing | War Quotes


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