110+ Hannah More Quotes On Education, Friendship And Conscience
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- The sober comfort, all the peace which springs from the large aggregate of little things.
- Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul.
- Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- 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!
- Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it.
- No man ever repented of being a Christian on his death bed.
- There are only two bad things in this world, sin and bile.
- How goodness heightens beauty!
- When thou hast truly thanked the Lord for every blessing sent, But little time will then remain for murmur or lament.
- Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.
Hannah More Short Quotes
- A small unkindness is a great offence.
- Where bright imagination reigns, the fine-wrought spirit feels acuter pains.
- The soul on earth is an immortal guest.
- Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs.
- Goals help you overcome short-term problems.
- A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit.
- Forgiveness saves the expense of anger.
- Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
- Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
- Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes.
Hannah More Quotes On Education
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. — Hannah More
... 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. — Hannah More
It is the large aggregate of small things perpetually occurring that robs me of all my time. The expense of learning to read might have been spared in my education, for I never read. — Hannah More
The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read. — Hannah More
Hannah More Quotes On Love
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. — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little. — Hannah More
it may be in morals as it is in optics, the eye and the object may come too close to each other, to answer the end of vision. There are certain faults which press too near our self-love to be even perceptible to us. — Hannah More
Our merciful Father has no pleasure in the sufferings of His children; He chastens them in love; He never inflicts a stroke He could safely spare; He inflicts it to purify as well as to punish, to caution as well as to cure, to improve as well as to chastise. — Hannah More
Hannah More Quotes On Learn
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. — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
When you are disposed to be vain of your mental acquirements, look up to those who are more accomplished than yourself, that you may be fired with emulation; but when you feel dissatisfied with your circumstances, look down on those beneath you, that you may learn contentment. — Hannah More
The misfortune is, that religious learning is too often rather considered as an act of the memory than of the heart and affections; as a dry duty, rather than a lively pleasure. — Hannah More
Hannah More Quotes On Heart
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. — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
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 — Hannah More
People talk as if the act of death made a complete change in the nature, as well as in the condition of man. Death is the vehicle to another state of being, but possesses no power to qualify us for that state. In conveying us to a new world it does not give us a new heart. — Hannah More
I am persuaded that there is no affection of the human heart more exquisitely pure, than that which is felt by a grateful son towards a mother. — Hannah More
Man can see his reflection in water only when he bends down close to it, and the heart of man, too, must lean down to the heart of his fellow; then it will see itself within his heart. — Hannah More
The secret heart is fair devotion's temple; there the saint, even on that living altar, lights the flame of purest sacrifice, which burns unseen, not unaccepted. — Hannah More
Temptation does not make the sin, it lies ready in the heart. — Hannah More
The artful injury, whose venomed dart scarce wounds the hearing, while it stabs the heart. — Hannah More
Hannah More Famous Quotes And Sayings
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. — Hannah More
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper. — Hannah More
No adulation; 'tis the death of virtue; Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest Save he who courts the flattery. — Hannah More
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 — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
Perish discretion, when it interferes With duty! — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
Gentleness is the outgrowth of benignity. — Hannah More
the uncandid censurer always picks out the worst man of a class, and then confidently produces him as being a fair specimen of it. — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
Affliction is a sort of moral gymnasium in which the disciples of Christ are trained to robust exercise, hardy exertion, and severe conflict. — Hannah More
The ingenuity of self-deception is inexhaustible. — Hannah More
Affliction is the school in which great virtues are acquired, in which great characters are formed. — Hannah More
Did not God Sometimes withhold in mercy what we ask, We should be ruined at our own request. — Hannah More
Sow an action, reap a habit. — Hannah More
Wisdom views with an indifferent eye all finite joys, all blessings born to die. — Hannah More
When we read, we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act, we cannot bear a provoking word. — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
Prayer is not eloquence but earnestness. — Hannah More
It is doing some service to humanity, to amuse innocently. They know but little of society who think we can bear to be always employed, either in duties or meditation, without relaxation. — Hannah More
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. — Hannah More
The roses of pleasure seldom last long enough to adorn the brow of him who plucks them; for they are the only roses which do not retain their sweetness after they have lost their beauty. — Hannah More
To be good and disagreeable is high treason against the royalty of virtue. — Hannah More
All desire the gifts of God, but they do not desire God. — Hannah More
How much it is to be regretted, that the British ladies should ever sit down contented to polish, when they are able to reform; to entertain, when they might instruct; and to dazzle for an hour, when they are candidates for eternity! — Hannah More
All reformations seem formidable before they are attempted. — Hannah More
A faint endeavor ends in a sure defeat. — Hannah More
Who are those ever multiplying authors that with unparalleled fecundity are overstocking the world with their quick succeeding progeny? They are novel-writers. — Hannah More
Life though a short, is a working day. Activity may lead to evil; but inactivity cannot be led to good. — Hannah More
Indeed, I have, alas! outlived almost every one of my contemporaries. One pays dear for living long. — Hannah More
Sweet is the breath of praise when given by those whose own high merit claims the praise they give. — Hannah More
the modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence. — Hannah More
O jealousy, Thou ugliest fiend of hell! thy deadly venom Preys on my vitals, turns the healthful hue Of my flesh check to haggard sallowness, And drinks my spirit up! — Hannah More
My retirement was now become solitude; the former is, I believe, the best state for the mind of man, the latter almost the worst. In complete solitude, the eye wants objects, the heart wants attachments, the understanding wants reciprocation. The character loses its tenderness when it has nothing to strengthen it, its sweetness when it has nothing to soothe it. — Hannah More
If I wished to punish my enemy, I should make him hate somebody. — Hannah More
The keen spirit Seizes the prompt occasion, makes the thought Start into instant action, and at once Plans and performs, resolves and executes! — Hannah More
Outward attacks and troubles rather fix than unsettle the Christian, as tempests from without only serve to root the oak faster; while an inward canker will gradually rot and decay it. — Hannah More
Commending a right thing is a cheap substitute for doing it, with which we are too apt to satisfy ourselves. — Hannah More
Anger is a violent act, envy a constant habit - no one can be always angry, but he may be always envious. — Hannah More
If faith produce no works, I see That faith is not a living tree. — Hannah More
it is the modern nature of goodness to exert itself quietly, while a few characters of the opposite cast seem, by the rumor of their exploits, to fill the world; and by their noise to multiply their numbers. — Hannah More
The keen spirit seizes the prompt occasion. — Hannah More
What ascends up in prayer descends to us again in blessings. It is like the rain which just now fell, and which had been drawn up from the ground in vapors to the clouds before it descended from them to the earth in that refreshing shower. — Hannah More
He who has once taken to drink can seldom be said to be guilty of one sin only. — Hannah More
I used to wonder why people should be so fond of the company of their physician, till I recollected that he is the only person with whom one dares to talk continually of oneself, without interruption, contradiction or censure; I suppose that delightful immunity doubles their fees. — Hannah More
oblivion has been noticed as the offspring of silence. — Hannah More
Youth has a quickness of apprehension, which it is very apt to mistake for an acuteness of penetration. — Hannah More
How short is human life! the very breath Which frames my words accelerates my death. — Hannah More
Pride never sleeps. The principle at least is always awake. An intemperate man is sometimes sober, but a proud man is never humble. — Hannah More
Sensibility appears to me to be neither good nor evil in itself, but in its application. Under the influence of Christian principle, it makes saints and martyrs; ill-directed, or uncontrolled, it is a snare, and the source of every temptation; besides, as people cannot get it if it is not given them, to descant on it seems to me as idle as to recommend people to have black eyes or fair complexions. — Hannah More
A corrupt practice may be abolished, but a soiled imagination is not easily cleansed. — Hannah More
Where evil may be done, it is right to ponder; where only suffered, know the shortest pause is much too long. — Hannah More
It is a part of Christianity to convert every natural talent to a religious use. — Hannah More
eternity is a depth which no geometry can measure, no arithmetic calculate, no imagination conceive, no rhetoric describe. — Hannah More
If we commit any crime, or do any good here, it must be in thought; for our words are few and our deeds none at all. — Hannah More
He who cannot find time to consult his Bible will one day find he has time to be sick; he who has no time to pray must find time to die; he who can find no time to reflect is most likely to find time to sin; he who cannot find time for repentance will find an eternity in which repentance will be of no avail; he who cannot find time to work for others may find an eternity in which to suffer for himself. — Hannah More
In men this blunder still you find; all think their little set mankind. — Hannah More
We are too ready to imagine that we are religious, because we know something of religion. We appropriate to ourselves the pious sentiments we read, and we talk as if the thoughts of other men's heads were really the feelings of our own hearts. But piety has not its seat in the memory, but in the affections, for which however the memory is an excellent purveyor, though a bad substitute. — Hannah More
The abuse of terms has at all times been an evil. — Hannah More
In grief we know the worst of what we feel but who can tell the end of what we fear? — Hannah More
Resentment is an evil so costly to our peace that we should find it more cheap to forgive even were it no more right. — Hannah More
Those who want nothing are apt to forget how many there are who want every thing. — Hannah More
Repentance is not completed by a single act, it must be incorporated into our mind, till it become a fixed state, arising from a continual sense of our need of it. — Hannah More
Strange! that what is enjoyed without pleasure cannot be discontinued without pain! — Hannah More
Of two evils, had not an author better be tedious than superficial! From an overflowing vessel you may gather more, indeed, than you want, but from an empty one you can gather nothing. — Hannah More
Long habit so reconciles us to almost any thing, that the grossest improprieties cease to strike us when they once make a part of the common course of action. — Hannah More
parents are too apt to mistake inclination for genius. — Hannah More
Subduing and subdued, the petty strife, Which clouds the colour of domestic life; The sober comfort, all the peace which springs From the large aggregate of little things; On these small cares of daughter, wife or friend, The almost sacred joys of home depend. — Hannah More
It is an excellent sign, that after the cares and labors of the day, you can return to your pious exercises and meditations with undiminished attention. — Hannah More
Perfect purity, fullness of joy, everlasting freedom, perfect rest, health and fruition, complete security, substantial and eternal good. — Hannah More
The constant habit of perusing devout books is so indispensable, that it has been termed the oil of the lamp of prayer. Too much reading, however, and too little meditation, may produce the effect of a lamp inverted; which is extinguished by the very excess of that ailment, whose property is to feed it. — Hannah More
Expectation ... quickens desire, while possession deadens it. — Hannah More
Life Lessons by Hannah More
- Hannah More's life is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication, as she rose from humble beginnings to become a successful writer and philanthropist.
- She also taught the importance of using one's talents and resources to help others, as she devoted her life to the betterment of society.
- Finally, she demonstrated the power of resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity, as she overcame many obstacles to achieve her goals.
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