Posts Tagged ‘William Ellery Channing’

Quote of the day, June 13

June 16, 2017

William Ellery Channing, on books

“It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.”

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Quote of the day, May 7

May 7, 2012

William Ellery Channing, on liberty

“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.”