Thursday, March 22, 2012

Books ..

Here I am giving some quotations on books from the famous Unitarian Theologian, Dr William Ellery Channing, US (1780 - 1842)

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. 

William Ellery Channing  

How true is the above quote from Dr William Ellery Channing who lived in the eighteenth century ..

Reading books, of any kind, it does not matter - another quote :

The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought. 

William Ellery Channing 

Even though Channing is considered a great Unitarian theologian and a thinker of his times, it is indeed surprising to find why he never opposed slavery and bondage of the people from Africa who were brought to US to work on tobacco and other farms.


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