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William Ellery Channing Quotes 1-8 out of 8
   
The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own particular rights, but a respect for the rights of others, and an unwillingness that any man, whether high or low, should be wronged and trampled under foot.
The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should therefore be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. If the doctrine be admitted, rulers have only to declare war and they are screened at once from scrutiny.
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...
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
Knowledge is essential to freedom.
The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.
Progress, the growth of power, is the end and boon of liberty; and, without this, a people may have the name, but want the substance and spirit of freedom.
The only freedom worth possessing is that which gives enlargement to a people's energy, intellect, and virtues.
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