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William Cowper Quotes


102 William Cowper quotes:



"Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt"
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"Domestic happiness, thou only blissOf Paradise that has survived the fall!"
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"A firm persuasion of the superintendence of Providence over all our concerns is absolutely necessary to our happiness."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"But oars alone can ne'er prevailTo reach the distant coast;The breath of heaven must swell the sail,Or all the toil is lost."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"Heaven held his hand, the likeness must be true."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Mercy Quotes
"Wretch even then, life's journey just begun"
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Journey Quotes
"I was bred to the law, a profession to which I was never much inclined, and in which I engaged, rather because I was desirous to gratify a most indulgent father, than because I had any hope of success in it myself."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Law Quotes
"What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! / How sweet their memory still! / But they have left an aching void / The world can never fill."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"Sin let loose speaks punishment at hand."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Punishment Quotes
"They that fight for freedom undertakeThe noblest cause mankind can have at stake."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
". . . words, pregnant with celestial fire."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"I crown thee king of intimate delights,Fire-side enjoyments, home-born happiness."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"The man that is not moved with what he reads,That takes not fire at their heroic deeds,Unworthy of the blessings of the brave,Is base in kind, and born to be a slave."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge: / He says but little, and that little said / Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. / His wit invites you by his looks to come, / But when you knock, it never is at home."
"A business with a income at its heels, furnishes always oil for its own wheels"
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Income Quotes
"Detested sport, / That owes its pleasures to another's pain."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Pain Quotes
"How soft the music of those village bellsFalling at intervals upon the earIn cadence sweet!"
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds,Exhilarate the spirit, and restoreThe tone of languid nature."
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"Candid and generous and just. Boys care but little whom they trust. An error soon corrected -- for who but learns in riper years. That man, when smoothest he appears, is most to be suspected?"



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