Quotes by William Ellery Channing

William Ellery Channing was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century and, along with Andrews Norton, one of Unitarianism's leading theologians. Channing was known for his articulate and impassioned sermons and public speeches, and as a prominent thinker in the liberal theology of the day.

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Quote by William Ellery Channing

It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.

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Life has a higher end, than to be amused.

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Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.

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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.

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

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