Abraham Cowley

1618 - 1667

A Quote by Abraham Cowley on culture, dedication, desires, garden, life, nature, and study

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that . . . I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature.

Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667)

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A Quote by Abraham Cowley

Thin airy things extend themselves in space, Things solid take up little place. . .

Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667)

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A Quote by Abraham Cowley on contempt, envy, and lies

This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high.

Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667)

Source: Of Myself

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A Quote by Abraham Cowley on cities, garden, and god

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.

Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667)

Source: The Garden

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A Quote by Abraham Cowley on government, laws, liberty, and people

No matter what the form of the government, the liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have themselves made.

Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667)

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A Quote by Abraham Cowley on love and religion

Lukewarmness I account a sin As great in love an in religion.

Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667)

Source: The Request

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