28 Total Quotes

Abraham Cowley Quotes

Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet #Knowledge

Life is an incurable disease
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Disease

I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Fate #American Historian

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Contempt

Thus each extreme to equal danger tends, Plenty, as well as Want, can sep'rate friends
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Danger

Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Curiosity

Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Past #English Poet

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that.... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Nature #Desire

Th' adorning thee with so much artIs but a barb'rous skill;'Tis like the poisoning of a dart,Too apt before to kill
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Art

Love in her sunny eyes does basking play;/ Love walks the pleasant mazes of her hair;/ Love does on both her lips for ever stray;/ And sows and reaps a thousand kisses there./ In all her outward parts Love's always seen;/ But, oh, he never went within.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Eyes

What shall I do to be forever known,/ And make the age to come my own?
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Age And Aging

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Luxury #Roman Statesman

For why / Should every creature drink but I, / Why, man of morals, tell me why?
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#Man

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#God #English Poet

The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant, in nature were inconstancy.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet

Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet

His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might be wrong; his life, I'm sure, was always in the right.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet

Hope! of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet

Life is an incurable disease.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet

Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
Abraham Cowley Permalink
#English Poet