William Henry Channing Poems

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The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

William Ellery Channing

We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.

William Ellery Channing

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

William Ellery Channing

Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.

William Ellery Channing

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

William Ellery Channing

Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.

William Ellery Channing

God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.

William Ellery Channing

The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has not found but must forever seek as an Ideal.

William Ellery Channing

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.

William Ellery Channing

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

Henry Ford

Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; but love from look, toward school with heavy looks.

William Shakespeare

Come unto these yellow sands, And then take hands: Courtsied when you have, and kiss'd The wild waves whist.

William Shakespeare

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

William Shakespeare

In wise love each defines the secret self of the other, and refusing to believe in the mere daily self, creates a mirror where the lover or the beloved sees an image to copy in daily life; for love also creates the Mask.

William Butler Yeats

What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!

William Shakespeare

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy

William Shakespeare

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.

William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove.

William Shakespeare

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn

Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.

William Shakespeare
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