"Faith is love taking the form of aspiration."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."William Ellery Channing on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."William Ellery Channing on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."William Ellery Channing on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."William Ellery Channing on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."William Ellery Channing on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost."
"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."
"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."