Hannah More Quote

Whether we consider the manual industry of the poor, or the intellectual exertions of the superior classes, we shall find that diligent occupation, if not criminally perverted from its purposes, is at once the instrument of virtue and the secret of happiness. Man cannot be safely trusted with a life of leisure.


Christian Morals (1813) vol. 2, ch. 23

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Whether we consider the manual industry of the poor, or the intellectual exertions of the superior classes, we shall find that diligent occupation,...

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Whether we consider the manual industry of the poor, or the intellectual exertions of the superior classes, we shall find that diligent occupation,...

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Whether we consider the manual industry of the poor, or the intellectual exertions of the superior classes, we shall find that diligent occupation,...

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Whether we consider the manual industry of the poor, or the intellectual exertions of the superior classes, we shall find that diligent occupation,...