"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."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."William Ellery Channing on Mark Twain
"Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good."William Ellery Channing on Lao Tzu
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."William Ellery Channing on George Bernard Shaw
"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."William Ellery Channing on Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."William Ellery Channing on Bill Gates
"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."
"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."
"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."