Facts about William Cowper

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William Cowper was a famous Poet from England, who lived between November 26, 1731 and April 25, 1800. He/she became 68 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by William.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Richard Brinsley Sheridan, William Ellery Channing, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Napoleon Bonaparte, William Hazlitt, Thomas Jefferson, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Johann Gottfried von Herder, V. Cousin, Honore de Balzac, Anna Harrison, Benjamin Hawkins, Benjamin West, John Hancock, John Mason Good, Lydia Sigourney, Mikhail Kutuzov, Arthur Phillip, Henry Rutgers, Johann Pestalozzi

Famous quotes by William Cowper (32)


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"They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed"
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"Wisdom is humble that he knows no more"
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"The parson knows enough who knows a Duke"
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"The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow"
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"The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged"
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"The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl"
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"The darkest day, if you live till tomorrow, will have passed away"
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"Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees"
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"Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid"
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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"
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"O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?"
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"O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place"
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"No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed"
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"No one was ever scolded out of their sins"
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"No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach"
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"Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God"
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"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"
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"Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will"
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"Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more"
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"It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme"
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"How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home"
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"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm"
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"God made the country, and man made the town"
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"Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt"
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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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"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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"An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting"
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"Absence of proof is not proof of absence"
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"Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed"
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"Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair"
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"A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator"
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"A fool must now and then be right, by chance"


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