"Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."William Cowper on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."William Cowper on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."William Cowper on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."William Cowper on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."William Cowper on Mahatma Gandhi
"The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged."
"Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair."
"Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too."
"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm."
"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."