William Channing Quotes


43 William Channing quotes:



"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"
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Men are never very wise and select in the exercise of a new power."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"He who possesses the divine powers of the soul is a great being, be his place what it may. You may clothe him with rags, may immure him in a dungeon, may chain him to slavish tasks. But he is still great . . . ."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Soul Quotes
"There are seasons, in human affairs, of inward and outward revolution, when new depths seem to be broken up in the soul, when new wants are unfolded in multitudes, and a new and undefined good is thirsted for. These are periods when...to dare is the highest wisdom."
"In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours."
"He is to be educated not because he's to make shoes, nails, and pins, but because he is a man."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Conscience is an oracle of the Divinity."
"What is mysterious, secret, unknown, cannot at the same time be known as an object of faith."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Of all treasons against humanity, there is no one worse than his who employs great intellectual force to keep down the intellect of his less favored brothers"
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"Most joyful the Poet be; It is through him that all men see"
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Practice makes perfect,So be careful what you practice."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Practice Quotes
"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, or incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes
"Beauty is an all-pervading presence. It unfolds to the numberless flowers of the Spring; it waves in the branches of the trees and in the green blades of grass; it haunts the depths of the earth and the sea, and gleams out in the hues of the shell and the precious stone. And not only these minute objects, but the ocean, the mountains, the clouds, the heavens, the stars, the rising and the setting sun all overflow with beauty. The universe is its temple; and those people who are alive to it can not lift their eyes without feeling themselves encompassed with it on every side."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"The greatest truths are wronged if not linked with beauty, and they win their way most surely and deeply into the soul when arrayed in this their natural and fit attire."
Author: Channing Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes



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