William Cowper Quotes

- Notable William Cowper Quotes Index -

Born: November 26, 1731, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Birth Country: England
Died: East Dereham, Norfolk, England, April 25, 1800
Occupation: Author

1.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
- William Cowper

2.
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

3.
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
- William Cowper

4.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
- William Cowper

5.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
- William Cowper

6.
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.
- William Cowper

7.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
- William Cowper

8.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
- William Cowper

9.
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
- William Cowper

10.
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
- William Cowper

11.
Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.
- William Cowper

12.
Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
- William Cowper

13.
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
- William Cowper

14.
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
- William Cowper

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