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

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

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

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

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey


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