William Channing Quotes

43 William Channing quotes:

"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage."
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"He is to be educated not because he's to make shoes, nails, and pins, but because he is a man."
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"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"
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"Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it."
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"Men are never very wise and select in the exercise of a new power."
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"Literature -- the expression of a nation's mind in writing."
"True love is the parent of humility."
"We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
"No man receives the full culture of a man in whom the sensibility to the beautiful is not cherished; and there is no condition of life from which it should be excluded. Of all luxuries this is the cheapest, and the most at hand, and most important to those conditions where coarse labor tends to give grossness to the mind."
"But the ground of a man's [sic] culture lies in his nature, not in his calling. His powers are to be unfolded on account of their inherent dignity, not their outward direction. He is to be educated, because he is a man, not because he is to make shoes, nail, or pins."
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"Faith is love taking the form of aspiration."
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"What is mysterious, secret, unknown, cannot at the same time be known as an object of faith."
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"In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours."
"One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography."
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"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."
"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
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"The only God whom our thoughts can rest on, our hearts cling to, and our conscience can recognize, is the God whose image dwells in our own souls."
"Conscience is an oracle of the Divinity."
"It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great."
"Be true to your own highest conviction"

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