Hannah More Quotes

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Books, the Mind's food.


A faint endeavor ends in a sure defeat.


Goals help you overcome short-term problems.
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The ingenuity of self-deception is inexhaustible.


Expectation...quickens desire, while possession deadens it.

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A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit.

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The world does not require so much to be informed as to be reminded.
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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
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Anger is a violent act, envy a constant habit—no one can be always angry, but he may be always envious.


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


Resentment is an evil so costly to our peace, that we should find it more cheap to forgive even were it not more right.


Forgiveness is the economy of the heart ... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
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There is scarcely any fault in another which offends us more than vanity, though perhaps there is none that really injures us so little.


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.