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William Cowper Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Gardening

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
- William Cowper

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love the heart that hurts you,
but never hurt the heart that loves you.
- Vipin Sharma

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
but he who hates correction is stupid.
- Anonymous

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
- Jerome Cummings

God Loves an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
So does Your Mother.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is loving what your lover loves.
- Anonymous

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.
- Robert Anthony

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels
from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved
by the person whom he entirely loves.
- Joseph Addison

He's got an overall flair for the game.
It looks to me like he really loves what he does and
he can't wait to get up in the morning,
go hit some balls and go play.
- Gary McCord

Who so loves believes the impossible.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes;
he who loves no one has no woes.
- The Buddha

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs,
and patronizes human beings.
- Oliver Herford

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings

Life loves the liver of it.
- Maya Angelou

Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
- John Lennon

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly,
stupid or intelligent.
We love because we love.
- Honore de Balzac

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home,
and broods a nest of sorrows.
- Jeremy Taylor

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

I know my husband really loves me because he takes me to have ribs.
He says I'm the only girl he ever took out who actually
ate anything on her plate,
as opposed to pushing it around.
- Julia Barr

Time turns the old days to derision,
Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death
and division Make barren our lives.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
- Mencius

Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Julia Roberts is a favorite.
Everybody loves her in the Hollywood community.
The public adores her.
- Mary Hart


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