William Ellery Channing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old william ellery channing quotes, william ellery channing sayings, and william ellery channing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The home is the chief school of human virtues.     

William Ellery Channing

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

William Ellery Channing

No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.     

William Ellery Channing

The world is governed by opinion.     

William Ellery Channing

Of all treasons against humanity, there is no one worse than his who employs great intellectual force to keep down the intellect of his less favored brothers.     

William Ellery Channing

The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own particular rights, but a respect for the rights of others, and an unwillingness that any man, whether high or low, should be wronged and trampled under foot.     

William Ellery Channing

It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.     

William Ellery Channing

Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind.     

William Ellery Channing

Labor is discovered to be the grand conqueror, enriching and building up nations more surely than the proudest battles.     

William Ellery Channing

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

William Ellery Channing

Immortality is the glorious discovery of Christianity.     

William Ellery Channing

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

William Ellery Channing

He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled.     

William Ellery Channing

Conscience is an oracle of the Divinity.     

William Ellery Channing

No punishment is so terrible as prosperous guilt.     

William Ellery Channing

Our affections are our life. We live by them; they supply our warmth.     

William Ellery Channing

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

William Ellery Channing

Let us aspire towards this living confidence, that it is the will of God to unfold and exalt without end the spirit that entrusts itself to Him in well-doing as to a faithful Creator.     

William Ellery Channing

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

William Ellery Channing

Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into a man may regenerate him.     

William Ellery Channing

Our affections are our life. We live by them; they supply our warmth.     

William Ellery Channing