Quotes by William Cowper
- Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
- Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
- 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.
- Knowledge is proud that it knows so much wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
- 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.
- The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
- They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
- Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
- Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.
- Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
- Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
- Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.