The Power of Love

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”

William E. Gladstone  (UK Prime Minister, 1809 – 1898)

Attributed to Gladstone in The National Elementary Principal, Volume 28, 1948.

Something very similar was attributed by some (I can find no evidence in support) to this man –

William Ellery Channing,

as well as (much later) to Jimi Hendrix and Sri Chinmoy Ghose.

William_Ellery_Channing 1857
By Henry Cheever Pratt – Brown University Portrait Collection [1], Public Domain,
While i can find no evidence of Mr Channing making a similar (and possibly previous quote to the above, as he died in 1842) the man did indeed make a great number of noteworthy quotes such as…

“One of the tremendous evils of the world, is the monstrous accumulation of power in a few hands.”

William Ellery Channing  (US Unitarian Preacher, 1780 – 1842)

I would heartily recommend you take a quick look at some of his other gems by following this link: 🙂




  1. I suppose my top three from those recommended reading quotes would be :

    ”Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”

    ”Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.”

    ”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.”

    Difficult to really choose though because they’re all great quotes!

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    • All from the one brain! Mr Channing seemed t obe quite a decent bloke. 🙂

      Faith being aspirational love was one of my fave’s too, but they are indeed all pretty good. 🙂

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