The sober comfort, all the peace which springs from the large aggregate of little things.

— Hannah More

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Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness;

not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul.

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Forgiveness is the economy of the heart.

.. forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

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A crown! what is it? It is to bear the miseries of a people! To hear their murmurs, feel their discontents, And sink beneath a load of splendid care!

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

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No man ever repented of being a Christian on his death bed.

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There are only two bad things in this world, sin and bile.

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One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.

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How goodness heightens beauty!

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Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.

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Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs; Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, And though but few can serve, yet all may please; On, let th' ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence.

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No adulation; 'tis the death of virtue; Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest Save he who courts the flattery.

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When thou hast truly thanked the Lord for every blessing sent, But little time will then remain for murmur or lament.

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Birthday October 16

A small unkindness is a great offence.

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Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.

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That silence is one of the great arts of conversation is allowed by Cicero himself, who says, there is not only an art, but even an eloquence in it

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Where bright imagination reigns, the fine-wrought spirit feels acuter pains.

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Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace;

it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.

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Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs.

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The soul on earth is an immortal guest.

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We have employments assigned to us for every circumstance in life.

When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues.

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The soul on earth is an immortal guest, Compelled to starve at an unreal feast: A spark, which upward tends by nature's force: A stream diverted from its parent source; A drop dissever'd from the boundless sea; A moment, parted from eternity; A pilgrim panting for the rest to come; An exile, anxious for his native home.

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Goals help you overcome short-term problems.

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

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Forgiveness saves the expense of anger.

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Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes.

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If a young lady has that discretion and modesty without which all knowledge is little worth, she will never make an ostentatious parade of it, because she will rather be intent on acquiring more than on displaying what she has.

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Perish discretion, when it interferes With duty!

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Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.

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Gentleness is the outgrowth of benignity.

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Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.

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Affliction is the school in which great virtues are acquired, in which great characters are formed.

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Did not God Sometimes withhold in mercy what we ask, We should be ruined at our own request.

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Affliction is a sort of moral gymnasium in which the disciples of Christ are trained to robust exercise, hardy exertion, and severe conflict.

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Sound economy is a sound understanding brought into action;

it is calculation realized; it is the doctrine of proportion reduced to practice; it is foreseeing contingencies, and providing against them.

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If faith produce no works, I see That faith is not a living tree.

Thus faith and works together grow, No separate life they never can know. They're soul and body, hand and heart, What God hath joined, let no man part.

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Wisdom views with an indifferent eye all finite joys, all blessings born to die.

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the uncandid censurer always picks out the worst man of a class, and then confidently produces him as being a fair specimen of it.

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Our infinite obligations to God do not fill our hearts half as much as a petty uneasiness of our own; nor His infinite perfections as much as our smallest wants.

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

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My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited.

They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics, but to train up the lower classes in habits of industry and piety.

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The ingenuity of self-deception is inexhaustible.

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... it is a most severe trial for those women to be called to lay down beauty, who have nothing else to take up. It is for this sober season of life that education should lay up its rich resources.

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Sow an action, reap a habit.

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Prayer is not eloquence but earnestness.

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Oh! the joy Of young ideas painted on the mind, In the warm glowing colors fancy spreads On objects not yet known, when all is new, And all is lovely.

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Luxury and dissipation, soft and gentle as their approaches are, and silently as they throw their silken chains about the heart, enslave it more than the most active and turbulent vices

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Everything which relates to God is infinite.

We must therefore, while we keep our hearts humble, keep our aims high. Our highest services are indeed but finite, imperfect. But as God is unlimited in goodness, He should have our unlimited love.

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There is one single fact that one may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity; namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed.

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It is a sober truth that people who live only to amuse themselves work harder at the task than most people do in earning their daily bread.

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