Top 36 William Cowper Quotes

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

― William Cowper

“They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.”

― William Cowper

“Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.”

― William Cowper

“The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.”

― William Cowper

“No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.”

― William Cowper

“No one was ever scolded out of their sins.”

― William Cowper

“Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.”

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

“The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.”

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

“Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.”

― William Cowper

“Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.”

― William Cowper

“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.”

― 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

“No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.”

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

“Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.”

― William Cowper

“The darkest day, if you live till tomorrow, will have passed away.”

― William Cowper

“An epigram is but a feeble thing – With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting.”

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

“Absence of proof is not proof of absence.”

― William Cowper

“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.”

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

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

― William Cowper

“God made the country, and man made the town.”

― William Cowper

“A fool must now and then be right, by chance.”

― William Cowper

“Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.”

― William Cowper

“Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.”

― William Cowper

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

― 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

“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

“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.”

― William Cowper
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