More From 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."
- "Life has a higher end, than to be amused."
- "Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves."
More In Government
- "We need more transparency and accountability in government so that people know how their money is being spent. That means putting budgets online, putting legislation online."― Carly Fiorina
- "If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government."― James Bovard
- "As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind."― Marcus Tullius Cicero