"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."William Ellery Channing on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."William Ellery Channing on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."William Ellery Channing on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."William Ellery Channing on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."William Ellery Channing on Booker T. Washington
"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."