William Cowper

William Cowper

English poet

Lived from: 1731-1800

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: William Cowper

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    Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
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    Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
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    A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
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    A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.
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    A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
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    A man renowned for repartee will seldom scruple to make free with friendship's finest feeling, will thrust a dagger at your breast, and say he wounded you in jest, by way of balm for healing.
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    A moral, sensible, and wellbred man, I will not affront me, and no other can.
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    A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
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    Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
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    Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day, j live till tomorrow, will have pass'd away.
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    Candid and generous and just. Boys care but little whom they trust. An error soon corrected - for who but learns in riper years. That man, when smoothest he appears, is most to be suspected?
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    Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
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    Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
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    Fanaticism soberly defined, is the false fire of an over heated mind.
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    Forced from home, and all its pleasures, afric coast I left forlorn; to increase a stranger's treasures, o the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, paid my price in paltry gold; but, though theirs they have enroll'd me, minds are never to be sold.
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