Abraham Cowley Quotes and Quotations
Hope! of all ills that men endure The only cheap and universal cure.
Enjoy the present hour, Be thankful for the past, And neither fear nor wish Th' approaches of the last.
This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.
Acquaintance I would have, but when it depends not on the number, but the choice of friends.
The present is an eternal now.
The present is all the ready money Fate can give.
Hope! Of all the ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.
The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant, in nature, is inconstancy.
A mighty pain to love it is, and 'tis a pain that pain to miss; but of all pains, the greatest pain it is to love, but love in vain.
God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
Gold begets in brethren hate; Gold in families debate; Gold does friendship separate; Gold does civil wars create.
Words that weep and tears that speak.
But what is woman? Only one of nature's agreeable blunders.
Words that weep, and tears that speak.