William Cowper Quotes

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

William Cowper

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

Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, Have oft-times no connexion, Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of other men, Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.

William Cowper

Here the heart May give a useful lesson to the head, And Learning wiser grow without his books.

William Cowper

As dreadful as the Manichean god, Adored through fear, strong only to destroy.

William Cowper

But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at.

William Cowper

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

William Cowper

Detested sport, That owes its pleasures to another's pain.

William Cowper

Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream.

William Cowper

There is a pleasure in poetic pains Which only poets know.

William Cowper

God made the country, and man made the town.

William Cowper

Freedom has a thousand charms to show, That slaves, howe'er contented, never know.

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, And frustrate hope severer than despair.

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
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