William Cowper Quotes

102 William Cowper quotes:

"Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed."
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence."
"Skins may differ, but affectionDwells in white and black the same."
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"Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too."
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"The busy trifler dreams himself alone, / Frames many a purpose, and God works his own."
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"Unmissed but by his dogs and by his groom."
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"The parson knows enough who knows a Duke."
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"To follow foolish precedents, and winkWith both our eyes, is easier than to think."
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"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing."
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"All constraint, / Except what wisdom lays on evil men, / Is evil."
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"No dancing bear was so genteel, / Or half so dégagé."
"Mountains interposed / Make enemies of nations, who had else, / Like kindred drops, been mingled into one."
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"God made the country, and man made the town."
"An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting."
"A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator."
"It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme."
"Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more."
"Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt."
"Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor."
"Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay."

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