51 Hannah More Quotes

  • "The world does not require so much to be informed as reminded."

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    Topics: Repentance


  • "Many works of fiction may be read with safety; some even with profit; but the constant familiarity, even with such as are not exceptionable in themselves, relaxes the mind, which needs hardening; dissolves the heart, which wants fortifying; stirs the imagination, which wants quieting; irritates the passions, which want calming; and, above all, disinclines and disqualifies for active virtues and for spiritual exercises."

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    Topics: Books


  • "Life though a short, is a working day. Activity may lead to evil; but inactivity cannot be led to good."

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    Topics: Laziness


  • "Christian beneficence takes a large sweep; that circumference cannot be small of which God is the centre."

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    Topics: Christianity


  • "We are apt to mistake our vocation in looking out of the way for occasions to exercise great and rare virtues, and stepping over the ordinary ones which lie directly in the road before us."

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    Topics: Virtue


  • "To be good and disagreeable is high treason against the royalty of virtue."

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    Topics: Virtue


  • "The education of the present race of females is not very favorable to domestic happiness. For my own part, I call education, not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular system of character. That which tends to form a friend, a companion, and a wife."

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    Topics: Education


  • "The soul on earth is an immortal guest, compelled to starve at an unreal feast; a pilgrim panting for the rest to come; an exile, anxious for his native home."

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    Topics: Heaven, Rest


  • "The martyrs to vice far exceed the martyrs to virtue, both in endurance and in number. So blinded are we to our passions, that we suffer more to insure perdition than salvation."

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    Topics: Virtue, Apathy, Endurance


  • "A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit."

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    Topics: Character, Envy


  • "When we read, we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act, we cannot bear a provoking word."

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    Topics: Hypocrisy, Reading


  • "Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it."

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    Topics: Love


  • "The secret heart is devotion's temple; there the saint lights the flame of purest sacrifice, which burns unseen but not unaccepted."

    - Hannah More
    Topics: Reasoning, The Heart, Sacrifice


  • "It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know."

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    Topics: Education


  • "O, Jealousy, thou ugliest fiend of hell! thy deadly venom preys on my vitals, turns the healthful hue of my fresh cheek to haggard shallowness, and drinks my spirit up."

    - Hannah More
    Topics: Jealousy



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