Quotes by Hannah More

Hannah More

Hannah More

British Writer, Reformer, Philanthropist

Alive from: 1745-1833

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    Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
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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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    Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
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    How goodness heightens beauty!
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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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    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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    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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    Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.
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    Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.
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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 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.
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