Find important quotes and citations by the author William Ellery Channing.
Quote 2498When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured
Quote 2491It is better to plan less and do more
Quote 2490Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie
Quote 2489Every man is a volume, if you know how to read him
Quote 2488How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
Quote 2487The home is the chief school of human virtues
Quote 2486Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into a man may regenerate him
Quote 2485Of 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
Quote 2484Difficulty is the element, and resistance the true work of a man
Quote 2483The wise only possess ideas, the great part of mankind are possessed by them
Quote 2482Practice makes perfect, so be careful what you practice
Quote 2481The world is governed by opinion
Quote 2480“Literature - the expression of a nation's mind in writing
Quote 2479One of the tremendous evils of the world, is the monstrous accumulation of power in a few hands
Quote 2478It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the word, than to rule a state
Quote 2477The essential and unbounded mercy of my Creator is the foundation of my hope, and a broader and surer the universe cannot give me
Quote 2476To extinguish the free will is to strike the conscience with death, for both have but one and the same life
Quote 2475Conscience is an oracle of the divinity
Quote 2474There are periods when to dare, is the highest wisdom
Quote 2473The less of government the better, if society were kept in peace and prosperity.
Quote 2472Man's spiritual nature is no dream of theologians to vanish before the light of natural science. It is the grandest reality on earth
Quote 2471I affirm, and would maintain, that true religion consists in proposing, as our great end, a growing likeness to the supreme being
Quote 2470No calculations of interest, no schemes of policy can do the work of love, of the spirit of human brotherhood. There can be no peace without but through peace within.
Quote 2469Christianity is not only confirmed by miracles, but is in itself, in its very essence, a miraculous religion
Quote 2468Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict