William Cowper - Quotes

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Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor. ---->>>

They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed. ---->>>

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. ---->>>

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend. ---->>>

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.

Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees. ---->>>

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. ---->>>

The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl. ---->>>

The darkest day, if you live till tomorrow, will have passed away. ---->>>

Absence of proof is not proof of absence. ---->>>

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.

Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. ---->>>

Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will. ---->>>

God made the country, and man made the town. ---->>>

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. ---->>>

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow. ---->>>

A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator. ---->>>

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. ---->>>

No one was ever scolded out of their sins. ---->>>

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid. ---->>>

The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged. ---->>>

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. ---->>>

How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home. ---->>>

Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. ---->>>

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books. ---->>>

No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed. ---->>>

O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms? ---->>>

A fool must now and then be right, by chance. ---->>>

An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting. ---->>>

It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme. ---->>>

The parson knows enough who knows a Duke. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: November 26, 1731
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Die: April 25, 1800
Occupation: Poet
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William Cowper ( KOO-pər; 26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry (wikipedia)