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How much a dunce that has been sent to roam,
by William Cowper

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

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
- William Cowper

Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
- William Cowper

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

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

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
- William Cowper

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An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail,
stuck there by way of sting.
- William Cowper

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

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows,
less on exterior things than most suppose.
- William Cowper

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

God made the country, and man made the town.
- William Cowper

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
- William Cowper

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
- William Cowper

Absence from whom we love is worse than death,
and frustrates hope severer than despair.
- William Cowper

Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
- William Cowper

Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
- William Cowper

No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.
- William Cowper

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
- William Cowper

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
- William Cowper

The darkest day, if you live till tomorrow,
will have past away.
- William Cowper

The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
- William Cowper

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
- William Cowper

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

Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.
- 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

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

No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
- William Cowper

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

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

It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely
appealed to on each trifling theme.
- William Cowper

A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
- William Cowper

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

This day I see that pretty much all
my correspondences are love letters.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who would accomplish much must sacrifice much.
- James Allen

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane


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