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Summary

William Ellery Channing was a famous Writer from USA, who lived between April 7, 1780 and October 2, 1842. He became 62 years old.

Biography

Dr. William Ellery Channing was a North American priest, Father unitarismens. He was the uncle of the poet William Ellery Channing.

Channing belonged until kongregationalistiska Church in Boston, but soon became suspicious of being HERETICAL especially in terms of Christ's divinity and atoning. After a talk in Baltimore where he complained treenighetslärans okristlighet, there was open rupture, after which a Unitarian church was formed. Channing was also socially active and worked for the abolition of slavery, the temperance movement, for prison reform, and more.

1881 was inaugurated in Boston Channing Memorial Church.


Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topics: Happiness, Home, Inspirational.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, Benjamin Disraeli, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, Karl Marx, Fyodor Dostoevsky, John D. Rockefeller, Robert Browning, Honore de Balzac

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Famous quotes by William Ellery Channing (34)


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"Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life"
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"God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth"
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"One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography"
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"It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity"
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"It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great"
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"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"
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"No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent"
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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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"Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance"
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"Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do"
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"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict"
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"The great hope of society is in individual character"
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"Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost"
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"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"
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"Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it"
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"Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life"
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"Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do"
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"Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach"
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"Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie"
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"All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene"
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"The world is governed by opinion"
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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"
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"Life has a higher end, than to be amused"
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"Faith is love taking the form of aspiration"
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"Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves"
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"Every man is a volume if you know how to read him"
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"Faith is love taking the form of aspiration"
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"The home is the chief school of human virtues"
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"No one should part with their individuality and become that of another"
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"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours"
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"How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success"
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"Error is discipline through which we advance"
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"The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has not found but must forever seek as an Ideal"
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"Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind"


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