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William Cowper – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by William Cowper

 

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

– William Cowper


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

– William Cowper


Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

– William Cowper


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

– William Cowper


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


Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.

– William Cowper


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

– William Cowper


Knowledge is proud that it knows so much wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

– William Cowper


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


Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.

– William Cowper


Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.

– William Cowper


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

– William Cowper


They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.

– William Cowper


Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

– William Cowper