Quotes of William Cowper

“ Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt. ”

- William Cowper

“ Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt. ”

- William Cowper

“ O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know. ”

- William Cowper

“ Knowledge is proud that he has learn’d so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. ”

- William Cowper

“ Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavour. ”

- William Cowper

“ Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. ”

- William Cowper

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

- William Cowper

“ Variety’s the very spice of life that gives it all its flavour. ”

- William Cowper

“ There is in souls a sympathy with sounds. ”

- William Cowper

“ God moves in mysterious ways His wonders to performs ”

- William Cowper

“ God moves in mysterious ways His wonders to performs ”

- William Cowper

“ Books are not seldom talismans and spells. ”

- William Cowper

“ Books are not seldom talismans and spells. ”

- William Cowper

“ On the summit see, The seals of office glitter in his eyes; He climbs, he pants, he grasps them! At his heels, Close at his heels, a demagogue ascends, And with a dexterous jerk soon twists him down, And wins them, but to lose them in his turn. ”

- William Cowper

“ Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. ”

- William Cowper

“ The darkest day, If you live till tomorrow will have past away. ”

- William Cowper

“ And diff'ring judgments serve but to declareThat truth lies somewhere, if we knew but where. ”

- William Cowper

“ Seek to delight, that they may mend mankind. And, while they captivate, inform the mind. ”

- William Cowper

“ The sinews of affairs are cut. ”

- William Cowper

“ There is in souls a sympathy with sounds. ”

- William Cowper

“ He stands erect; his slouch becomes a walk; He steps right onward, martial in his air, His form and movement. ”

- William Cowper

“ A Christian's wit is inoffensive light,A beam that aids, but never grieves the sight. ”

- 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 of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. ”

- William Cowper

“ Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees, Rock'd in the cradle of the western breeze. ”

- William Cowper

“ And, of all lies (be that one poet's boast) / The lie that flatters I abhor the most. ”

- William Cowper

“ But oars alone can ne'er prevail To reach the distant coast; The breath of Heaven must swell the sail, Or all the toil is lost. ”

- William Cowper

“ What is there in the vale of life Half so delightful as a wife When Friendship, love and peace combine To stamp the marriage bond divine? ”

- William Cowper

“ The bow well bent and smart and spring,Vice seems already slain;But passion rudely snaps the string,And it revives again. ”

- William Cowper

“ Stamps God's own name upon a lie just made, To turn a penny in the way of trade. ”

- William Cowper
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