William Ellery Channing|
1780 - 1842
American clergyman, moralist, author. Sometimes called the "Apostle of Unitarianism", Channing was a leading figure in the development of transcendentalism.
|Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul -- that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love; and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.|
|The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give man opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.|
Sep. 1827 - from the Christian Examiner