223 Total Quotes

William Cowper Quotes

William Cowper
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will
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#Compassion

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No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
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#English Poet

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I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau - If birds confabulate or no
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#Ask

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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.
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#English Poet #Heart

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He sees that this great roundaboutThe world, with all its motley rout,Church, army, physic, law,Its customs and its businesses,Is no concern at all of his,And says -- what says he? -- Caw.
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#Army

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

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Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of other men; wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
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#Knowledge

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Did Charity prevail, the press would proveA vehicle of virtue, truth, and love.
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#Charity

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To impute our recovery to medicine, and to carry our view no further, is to rob God of His honor, and is saying in effect that He has parted with the keys of life and death, and, by giving to a drug the power to heal us, has placed our lives out of His own reach.
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#God

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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.
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Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
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#English Poet #Absence

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O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
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#English Poet #Applause

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Rome shall perish - write that word / In the blood that she has spilt.
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#Blood

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Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
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#Expectation

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Still ending, and beginning still
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#Beginning

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Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor
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#Life

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

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Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
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#English Poet #Wisdom

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

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Elegant as simplicity, and warmAs ecstasy.
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#Simplicity

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Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
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#English Poet #Absence

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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.
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#English Poet #Worth

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Behind a frowning providence / He hides a smiling face.
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#Providence