"How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."William Ellery Channing on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."William Ellery Channing on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."William Ellery Channing on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."William Ellery Channing on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."
"Faith is love taking the form of aspiration."
"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."