William Cowper Quotes

His still refuted quirks he still repeats. New-raised objections with new quibbles meets; Till sinking in the quicksand he defends, He dies disputing, and the contest ends.

William Cowper

Fate steals along with silent tread, Found oftenest in what least we dread; Frowns in the storm with angry brow, But in the sunshine strikes the blow.

William Cowper

The innocent seldom find an uneasy pillow.

William Cowper

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.

William Cowper
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