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William Cowper
William Cowper
(1731 - 1800)
English poet and hymnodist.
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He that has seen both sides of fifty has lived to little purpose if he has no other views of the world than he had when he was much younger.
- William Cowper | Aging and Old Age Quotes
A fool must now and then be right by chance.
- William Cowper | Fools and Foolishness Quotes
God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm.
- William Cowper | God Quotes
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
- William Cowper | Happiness Quotes
Happiness depends, as Nature shows, Less on exterior things than most suppose.
- William Cowper | Happiness Quotes
Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.
- William Cowper | Retirement Quotes
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam Excels a dunce that has been kept at home!
- William Cowper | Travel and Travellers Quotes
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
- William Cowper | Happiness Quotes
Happiness depends, as Nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
- William Cowper | Happiness Quotes
No traveler e'er reached that blest abode who found not thorns and briers in his road.
- William Cowper | Acceptance Quotes
Restraining prayer, we cease to fight; Prayer keeps the Christian's armor bright; And Satan trembles when he sees The weakest saint upon his knees.
- William Cowper | Prayer Quotes
The cares of today are seldom those of tomorrow.
- William Cowper | The Present Quotes
Beware of desp'rate steps; the darkest day lived till tomorrow will have pass'd away.
- William Cowper | Mornings Quotes
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
- William Cowper | Goals Quotes
We are never more in danger than when we think ourselves most secure, nor in reality more secure than when we seem to be most in danger.
- William Cowper | Security Quotes
Remorse begets reform.
- William Cowper | Adversity Quotes
What is there in the vale of life Half so delightful as a wife When Friendship, love and peace combine To stamp the marriage bond divine?
- William Cowper | Companionship Quotes
God made the country, and man made the town.
- William Cowper | City Quotes
The town is man's world, but this (country life) is of God.
- William Cowper | Country Life Quotes
A moral, sensible, and well-bred man Will not affront me, and no other can.
- William Cowper | Courtesy Quotes
God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm.
- William Cowper | Glory Quotes
Grief is itself a med'cine.
- William Cowper | Grief Quotes
Religion, if in heavenly truths attired, Needs only to be seen to be admired.
- William Cowper | Religion Quotes
A glory gilds the sacred page, Majestic like the sun, It gives a light to every age, It gives, but borrows none.
- William Cowper | Scripture Quotes
I praise the Frenchman; his remark was shrewd, - "How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude." But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper - Solitude is sweet.
- William Cowper | Solitude Quotes
Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.
- William Cowper | Variety Quotes
Such stuff the world is made of.
- William Cowper | World Quotes


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