William Cowper Quotes

Some to the fascination of a name, Surrender judgment hoodwinked.

William Cowper

Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

Grief is itself a med'cine.

William Cowper

Toil for the brave! The brave that are no more.

William Cowper

An idler is a watch that wants both hands; As useless if it goes as when it stands.

William Cowper

How various his employments whom the world Calls idle; and who justly in return Esteems that busy world an idler too!

William Cowper

How various his employments whom the world Calls idle; and who justly in return Esteems that busy world an idler too!

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time.

William Cowper

All affectation; 'tis my perfect scorn; Object of my implacable disgust

William Cowper

Ye who, borne about in chariots and sedans know no fatigue but that of idleness.

William Cowper

England with all thy faults, I love thee still-- My country! and, while yet a nook is left Where English minds and manners may be found, Shall be constrained to love thee.

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

Whoever keeps an open ear For tattlers will be sure to hear The trumpet of contention.

William Cowper
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