William Augustus Muhlenberg Quote
“That heavenly music! what is it I hear?
The notes of the harpers ring sweet in mine ear.
And, see, soft unfolding those portals of gold,
The King all arrayed in his beauty behold!”
―William Augustus Muhlenberg
I would not live alway (published 1826), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.”
Lectures on Ethics: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, translated by Peter Heath, Cambridge University Press, 1997, p. 192 - ISBN: 9780521788045
“Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.”
Divine Songs Attempted in the Easy Language of Children (1715), Song 17: "Love between Brothers and Sisters"
“I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.”
"Trefusis Blasphemes" radio broadcast. Published in: Paperweight (1993)
Afterthoughts (1931 edition)
William Augustus Muhlenberg
Bio: William Augustus Muhlenberg was a famous Episcopal clergyman who accomplished many different things in a long life of service to God and others. For example, Muhlenberg is considered not only the father of a very unique kind of education in the United States ; he was also an early exponent of the Social Gospel, founded St.