William Cowper Quotes

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

William Cowper

Fate steals along with silent tread, Found oftenest in what least we dread; Frowns in the storm with angry brow, But in the sunshine strikes the blow.

William Cowper

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

William Cowper

Not a flower But shows some touch, in freckle, streak or stain, Of his unrivall’d pencil.

William Cowper

The only amarantine flower on earth Is virtue.

William Cowper

How various his employments whom the world Calls idle; and who justly in return Esteems that busy world an idler too!

William Cowper

The only am arantine flower on earth Is virtue.

William Cowper

No tree in all the grove but has its charms, Though each its hue peculiar.

William Cowper

Some boundless contiguity of shade.

William Cowper

The man that dares traduce, because he can with safety to himself, is not a man.

William Cowper

Pleasure admitted in undue degree Enslaves the will, nor leaves the judgment free.

William Cowper

That, though on pleasure she was bent, She had a frugal mind.

William Cowper

Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees.

William Cowper

Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress’d.

William Cowper

A fool must now and then be right by chance.

William Cowper

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