Hannah More Quotations

Hannah More

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

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

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.

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

I believe she would be jealous of a fine day, if her husband praised it.

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

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.

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

The ingenuity of self-deception is inexhaustible.

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