Nicht die Quantität, sondern die Qualität des Wissens ist es, die die Würde des Verstands ausmacht.
It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.VerstandWilliam Ellery Channing
Life has a higher end, than to be amused.William Ellery Channing
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.William Ellery Channing
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.William Ellery Channing
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.William Ellery Channing