"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."William Cowper on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."William Cowper on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."William Cowper on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."William Cowper on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."William Cowper on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."