William Ellery Channing

1780 - 1842

A Quote by William Ellery Channing on happiness, hope, and laughter

I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me- If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

Source: A Poet’s Hope

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on learning

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

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

Source: Inscription for the Alcott house.

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on conflict, difficulty, and spirit

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

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on action, determination, individuality, lies, energy, virtue, and worth

All virtue lies in individual action, in inward energy, in self determination. There is no moral worth in being swept away by a crowd even toward the best objective.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

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