(Heb.

11:4)

Hannah More Died 7th September 1833 
A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent.

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart -it saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. 
Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a

thoughtless prodigal it·s all, and then trembles least it has done to little. 
Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of

helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul. 
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. 
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. 

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your

eyes off the goal. 
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil,

and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper. 
Luxury! More perilous to youth than storms or quicksand,

poverty or chains. 
The world does not require so much to be informed as reminded.  To be good and disagreeable is high treason against the royalty of

virtue. 
When you are disposed to be vain of your mental acquirements,

look up to those who are more accomplished than yourself, that you may be fired with emulation; but when you feel dissatisfied with your circumstances, look down on those beneath you, that you may learn contentment. 
Goals help you overcome short-term problems.  How goodness heightens beauty!  So weak is man, so ignorant and blind, that did not God

sometimes withhold in mercy what we ask, we should be ruined at our own request. 
Since trifles make the sum of human things, and half our misery

from our foibles springs; since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, and few can save or serve, but all may please: let the ungentle spirit learn from thence, a small unkindness is a great offense. 

When we read, we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to

act, we cannot bear a provoking word. 
If I wanted to punish an enemy it should be by fastening on him

the trouble of constantly hating somebody. 
The soul on earth is an immortal guest, compelled to starve at an

unreal feast; a pilgrim panting for the rest to come; an exile, anxious for his native home. 
There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly

blessings: a thankful reflection, on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them. The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate. 
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. 
In grief we know the worst of what we feel, But who can tell the

end of what we fear? 
Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.  The constant habit of perusing devout books is so indispensable,

that it has been termed the oil of the lamp of prayer. Too much reading, however, and too little meditation, may produce the effect of a lamp inverted; which is extinguished by the very excess of that aliment, whose property is to feed it. 
If faith produces no works, I see that faith is not a living tree.  In agony or danger, no nature is atheist. The mind that knows

not what to fly to flies to God. 

If the Christian course had been meant for a path of roses, would

the life of the Author of Christianity have been a path strewed with thorns? 
Yes, thou art ever present, power divine; not circumscribed by

time, nor fixed by space, confined to altars, nor to temples bound. In wealth, in want, in freedom, or in chains, in dungeons or on thrones, the faithful find thee. 
What an image of Divine condescension does it convey, that ´the

goodness of God leadeth to repentance!µ It does not barely invite, but it conducts. 
No matter what a man's past may have been his future is

spotless. 
People act as if Religion were to be regarded at a distance, as if

even a respectful ignorance were to be preferred to a more familiar approach. 
The Word of God must be a lie, Heaven a fable, Hell an invention,

before the impenitent sinner can be safe. 
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.

¶Friend, remember that it is better to read 1 quote 10 times (meditatively) than to read 10 quotes 1 time (superficially).· Gathered by Totaf.

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