William Cowper Quotes

Absence of occupation is not rest; / A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

William Cowper

Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations, who had else Like kindred drops been mingled into one.

William Cowper

That good diffused may more abundant grow.

William Cowper

Doing good, Disinterested good, is not our trade.

William Cowper

Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing.

William Cowper

My sin and judgment are alike peculiar. I am a castaway, deserted and condemned.

William Cowper

Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.

William Cowper

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.

William Cowper

Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

Absence from whom we love is worse than death.

William Cowper

The man that dares traduce, because he can with safety to himself, is not a man.

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.

William Cowper
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