Hannah More Quotes

Hannah More Quotes: 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.
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Hannah More Quote: Affliction is the school in which great virtues are acquired, in which great characters are formed.
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Quotes about Hannah More: The ubiquity of the Divine presence is the only true support, and I am sometimes astonished how persons, who evidently do not possess that grand source of consolation, keep up their spirits under trials and difficulties. It must be owing to careless tempers and nerves of brass.
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Quote about Hannah More: Where bright imagination reigns, the fine-wrought spirit feels acuter pains.
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Hannah More Sayings: Among the many evils which prevail under the sun, the abuse of words is not the least considerable. By the influence of time, and the perversion of fashion, the plainest and most unequivocal may be so altered, as to have a meaning assigned them almost diametrically opposite to their original signification.
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Hannah More Saying: The keen spirit seizes the prompt occasion.
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Sayings about Hannah More: If I wanted to punish an enemy it should be by fastening on him or her the trouble of constantly hating somebody.
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Saying about 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.
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Hannah More Quotes: 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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Hannah More Quote: 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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Quotes about Hannah More: The abuse of terms has at all times been an evil.
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Quote about Hannah More: Nothing raises the price of a blessing like its removal; whereas it was its continuance which should have taught us its value. There are three requisitions to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings,--a thankful reflection on the goodness of the Giver, a deep sense of our unworthiness, a recollection of the uncertainty of long possessing them. The first would make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate.
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Hannah More Sayings: 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.
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Hannah More Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Hannah More: Sweet is the breath of praise when given by those whose own high merit claims the praise they give.
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Saying about 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.
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Hannah More Quotes: Anger is the common refuge of insignificance. People who feel their character to be slight, hope to give it weight by inflation: but the blown bladder at its fullest distention is still empty.
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Hannah More Quote: 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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