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- 7/28/1667
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Opportunity Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Pyramus and Thisbe (XV)

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Happy insect! what can be In happiness compared to thee? Fed with nourishment divine, The dewy morning's gentle wine! Nature waits upon thee still, And thy verdant cup does fill; 'Tis fill'd wherever thou dost tread, Nature's self's thy Ganymede.

Grasshoppers Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Anacreontiques (no. 10, Grasshopper)

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Gold begets in brethren hate; Gold in families debate; Gold does friendship separate; Gold does civil wars create.

Gold Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Anacreontics--Gold (l. 17)

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Vain, weak-built isthmus, which dost proudly rise Up between two eternities!

Eternity Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Ode on Life and Fame (l. 18)

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Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, But an eternal Now does always last.

Eternity Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Davideis (bk. I)

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Hence ye profane; I hate ye all; Both the great vulgar, and the small.

Proverbs Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Of Greatness, translation of Horace, ode I, bk. III

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Nature's self's thy Ganymede.

Gods Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Anacreontics--The Grasshopper (l. 8)

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Ah, yet, e'er I descend to th' grave, May I a small House and a large Garden have. And a few Friends, and many Books both true, Both wise, and both delightful too. And since Love ne'er will from me flee, A mistress moderately fair, And good as Guardian angels are, Only belov'd and loving me.

Possession Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: The Wish (st. 2)

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What shall I do to be forever known, And make the age to come my own?

Fame Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: The Motto (l. 1)

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Nothing in Nature's sober found, But an eternal Health goes round. Fill up the Bowl then, fill it high-- Fill all the Glasses there; for why Should every Creature Drink but I? Why, Man of Morals, tell me why?

Drinking Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Anacreon II--Drinking

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The thirsty Earth soaks up the Rain, And drinks, and gapes for Drink again; The Plants suck in the Earth and are With constant Drinking fresh and fair.

Drinking Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Anacreon II--Drinking

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Poets by Death are conquer'd but the wit Of poets triumphs over it.

Poets Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: On the Praise of Poetry (ode I, l. 13)

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Enjoy the present hour, be thankful for the past, And neither fear nor wish th' approaches of the last.

Content Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Imitations--Martial (bk. X, ep. XLVII)

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Hence ye profane; I hate ye all; Both the great vulgar, and the small.

Public Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Of Greatness, translation of Horace, ode I, bk. III

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Stones of small worth may lie unseen by day, But night itself does the rich gem betray.

Jewels Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Davideis (bk. III, l. 37)

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Who lets slip fortune, her shall never find: Occasion once past by, is bald behind.

Opportunity Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Pyramus and Thisbe (XV)

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We griev'd, we sigh'd, we wept; we never blushed before.

Blushes Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Works (p. 60), (1693 ed.), a discourse concerning the government of Oliver Cromwell

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Money was made, not to command our will, But all out lawful pleasure to fulfil. Shame and woe to use, if we our wealth obey; The horse doth with the horseman run away.

Money Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Imitations--Tenth Epistle of Horace (bk. I, l. 75)

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Hope! of all ills that men endure, The only cheap and universal cure.

Hope Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: The Mistress--For Hope

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An harmless flaming meteor shone for hair, And fell adown his shoulders with losse care.

Hair Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: Davideis (bk. II, l. 803)

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His faith, perhaps, in some nice tenets might Be wrong; his life, I'm sure, was in the right.

Faith Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: On the Death of Crashaw (l. 55)

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Words that weep, and tears that speak.

Tears Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: The Prophet (st. 2, l. 8)

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For the whole world, without a native home, Is nothing but a prison of larger room.

Home Quotes, by Abraham Cowley , Source: To the Bishop of Lincoln (l. 27)

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Money was made, not to command our will, But all our lawful pleasures to fulfill. Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey; The horse doth with the horseman away.

Money Quotes, by Abraham Cowley

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Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.

Inspirational Quotes, by Abraham Cowley

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