William Ellery Channing

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William Ellery Channing (November 29, 1818 – December 23, 1901) was a Transcendentalist poet, nephew of the Unitarian preacher Dr. William Ellery Channing. (His namesake uncle was usually known as "Dr. Channing," while the nephew was commonly called "Ellery Channing," in print.) The younger Ellery Channing was thought brilliant but undisciplined by many of his contemporaries. Amos Bronson Alcott famously said of him in 1871, "Whim, thy name is Channing." Nevertheless, the Transcendentalists thought his poetry among the best of their group's literary products.


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Quote Left To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth out not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth. Quote Right
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Quote Left The home is the chief school of human virtues. Quote Right
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Quote Left No one should part with their individuality and become that of another. Quote Right
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Quote Left Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance. Quote Right
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Quote Left Every man is a volume if you know how to read him. Quote Right
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