William Ellery ChanningWilliam Ellery Channing, (1780-1842) American Unitarian preacher

William Ellery Channing Quote

“I call the mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith...”

William Ellery ChanningWilliam Ellery Channing
~ William Ellery Channing

Spiritual Freedom, 1830

Ratings and Comments

Dick Trice, Fort Worth

A quotation that accents the rare value of independent thought as opposed to the great majority of minds controlled by custom, the mass, the sheep-like obedience to faiths and politics laid down by ignorant and greedy humans of the past who profited from such blindness and whose progenitors continue to do so.

E Archer, NYC

I'm with Dick on this one. ;-)

jim k, Austin

I'm also with Dick on his comment.

Mike, Norwalk

Dick, well said.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Hear, Hear, Dick.


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