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William Cowper Quotes

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

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

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

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

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

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

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.

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

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

God made the country, and man made the town.

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

No one was ever scolded out of their sins.

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