Hannah More
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"Hannah More" was an English religious writer and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwright in the circle of Dr Samuel Johnson/Johnson, Joshua Reynolds/Reynolds and David Garrick/Garrick, as a writer on moral and religious subjects, and as a practical philanthropist.

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Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.

Goals help you overcome short-term problems.

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 ailment, whose property is to feed it.

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

The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read.

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

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

Small habits, well pursued betimes,May reach the dignity of crimes (Florio).