Words matter. These are the best William Cowper Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
God made the country, and man made the town.
A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.
The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
The darkest day, if you live till tomorrow, will have passed away.
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.
Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
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.
An epigram is but a feeble thing – With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting.
Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.