"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."William Ellery Channing on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."William Ellery Channing on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."William Ellery Channing on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."William Ellery Channing on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."