William Henry Channing Quotes


13 William Henry Channing quotes:



"Even in evil, we discern rays of light and hope, and gradually come to see, in suffering and temptation, proofs and instruments of the sublimest purposes of wisdom and love."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours."
"Every man is a volume if you know how to read him."
"Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie."
"Life has a higher end, than to be amused."
"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."
"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."
"Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself."
"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."
"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the communion with superior minds. In the best books, authors talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. God be thanked for books."
"The great hope of society is in individual character."
"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 stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Wealth Quotes
"Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Poet Quotes



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