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Home - the nursery of the Infinite.
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No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.

— William Ellery Channing

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

— William Ellery Channing

Life has a higher end, than to be amused.

— William Ellery Channing

The great hope of society is in individual character.

— William Ellery Channing

My highway is unfeatured air, My consorts are the sleepless stars, And men my giant arms upbear My arms unstained and free from scars.

— William Ellery Channing

A man might pass for insane who should see things as they are.

— William Ellery Channing

Another powerful principle of our nature, which is the spring of war, is the passion for superiority, for triumph, for power. The human mind is aspiring, impatient of inferiority, and eager for preeminence and control.

— William Ellery Channing

Knowledge is essential to freedom.

— William Ellery Channing

War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love, and these have no sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ.

— William Ellery Channing

No man receives the full culture of a man in whom the sensibility to the beautiful is not cherished; and there is no condition of life from which it should be excluded. Of all luxuries this is the cheapest, and the most at hand, and most important to those conditions where coarse labor tends to give grossness to the mind.

— William Ellery Channing

Perhaps in our presence, the most heroic deed on earth is done in some silent spirit, the loftiest purpose cherished, the most generous sacrifice made, and we do not suspect it. I believe this greatness to be most common among the multitude, whose names are never heard.

— William Ellery Channing

The domestic relations precede, and in our present existence are worth more than all our other social ties. They give the first throb to the heart, and unseal the deep fountains of its love. Home is the chief school of human virtue. Its responsibilities, joys, sorrows, smiles, tears, hopes, and solicitudes form the chief interest of human life.

— William Ellery Channing

Home - the nursery of the Infinite.

— William Ellery Channing

True love is the parent of humility ...

— William Ellery Channing

But the ground of a man's culture lies in his nature, not in his calling. His powers are to be unfolded on account of their inherent dignity, not their outward direction. He is to be educated, because he is a man, not because he is to make shoes, nail, or pins.

— William Ellery Channing

The hills are reared, the seas are scooped in vain If learning's altar vanish from the plain.

— William Ellery Channing

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life

— William Ellery Channing

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