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204 Famous Quotes by William Cowper
11/26/1731 - 4/25/1800
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For 'tis a truth well known to most, That whatsoever thing is lost, We seek it, ere it comes to light, In every cranny but the right.

Loss Quotes, by William Cowper , Source: The Retired Cat (l. 95)

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I was a stricken deer that left the herd Long since.

Misfortune Quotes, by William Cowper , Source: Task (bk. III, l. 108)

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Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule.

Mercy Quotes, by William Cowper , Source: Task (bk. VI, l. 595)

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All learned, and all drunk!

Intemperance Quotes, by William Cowper , Source: Task (bk. IV, l. 478)

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Gloriously drunk, obey the important call.

Intemperance Quotes, by William Cowper , Source: Task (bk. IV, l. 510)

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

Romance Quotes, by William Cowper

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

Nature Quotes, by William Cowper

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Absence from whom we love is worse than death.

Absence Quotes, by William Cowper

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Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.

Compassion Quotes, by William Cowper

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Fanaticism, the false fire of an overheated mind.

Fanatics Quotes, by William Cowper

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Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.

Instinct Quotes, by William Cowper

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

Inspirational Quotes, by William Cowper

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The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

Inspirational Quotes, by William Cowper

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A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

Inspirational Quotes, by William Cowper

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

Politics / government Quotes, by William Cowper

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Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by William Cowper

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Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.

All about love Quotes, by William Cowper

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Feast of Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 O for a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame, A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the Lamb Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest! I hate the sins that made Thee mourn And drove Thee from my breast The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol be, Help me to tear it from Thy throne, And worship only Thee. So shall my walk be close with God, Calm and serene my frame; So purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb.

Christianity Quotes, by William Cowper

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Commemoration of Charles Williams, Spiritual Writer, 1945 I thirst, but not as once I did, The vain delights of earth to share; Thy wounds, Emmanuel, all forbid That I should seek my pleasures there. It was the sight of Thy dear cross First weaned my soul from earthly things; And taught me to esteem as dross The mirth of fools, and pomp of kings. I want that grace that springs from Thee, That quickens all things where it flows; And makes a wretched thorn like me Bloom as the myrtle or the rose. Dear fountain of delight unknown! No longer sink beneath the brim, But overflow, and pour me down A living and life-giving stream! For sure, if all the plants that share The notice of Thy Father's eye, None proves less grateful to His care, Or yields Him meaner fruit than I.

Christianity Quotes, by William Cowper

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Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

Glory Quotes, by William Cowper

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God made the country and man made the town.

God Quotes, by William Cowper

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Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore.

Loneliness and solitude Quotes, by William Cowper

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

Nature Quotes, by William Cowper

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Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

Perspective Quotes, by William Cowper

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It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.

Profanity Quotes, by William Cowper

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