"We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."William Ellery Channing on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."William Ellery Channing on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."William Ellery Channing on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."William Ellery Channing on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."William Ellery Channing on Phyllis Diller
"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."