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William Ellery Channing Quotes and Sayings

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The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers,
but by its kind.
- William Ellery Channing

 

God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead,
and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
- William Ellery Channing

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
- William Ellery Channing

Each of us is meant to have a character all our own,
to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.
- William Ellery Channing

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Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie.
- William Ellery Channing

No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom,
and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled.
- William Ellery Channing

One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
- William Ellery Channing

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

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing

The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted,
are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has
not found but must forever seek as an Ideal.
- William Ellery Channing

It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished
conscience than to compass any object however great.
- William Ellery Channing

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

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul,
that is, in the force of thought, moral principle,
and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.
- William Ellery Channing

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition,
but first to better himself.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

Every human being has a work to carry on within,
duties to perform abroad, influence to exert,
which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
- William Ellery Channing

All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage,
and grow wiser and more serene.
- William Ellery Channing

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

Error is discipline through which we advance.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds.
In the best books, great men talk to us,
give us their most precious thoughts,
and pour their souls into ours.
- William Ellery Channing

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

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My Peace is Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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