William Ellery Channing Quotes

Most joyful the Poet be; It is through him that all men see.

Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feeling, revives the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love. Strengthens our interest in human nature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and, through the brightness of […]

It is better to plan less and do more.

No man should part with his individuality to become another. No process is so fatal as that which would cast all men into one mould.

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.

I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me; If my bark sinks, ’tis to another sea.

Courage considered in itself or without reference to its causes, is no virtue, and deserves no esteem.

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

The great hope of society is in individual character.

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.