Hannah More Quotes

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

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

A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit. 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 are apt to mistake our vocation by looking out of the way for occasions to exercise great and rare virtues, and by stepping over the ordinary ones that lie directly in the road before us. Hannah More

Beautiful is the order of society when each according to his place, pays willing honour to his superiors – when servants are prompt to obey their masters, and masters deal kindly with their servants; – when high, low, rich and poor – when landlord and tenant, master workmen, minister and people… sit down satisfied with his own place. Hannah More

I know no way of teaching morals but by teaching principles, nor of inculcating Christian principles without a good knowledge of scripture. Hannah More