Nathaniel Cotton

1705 - 1788

A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on joy, life, and path

Thus hand in hand through life we 'll go; Its checker'd paths of joy and woe With cautious steps we 'll tread.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

Source: The Fireside. Stanza 31.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on approval, body, and reflection

Mental pleasures never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

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A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on anxiety, death, life, reputation, and weapons

The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other. A wise man, therefore, will be more anxious to deserve a fair name than to possess it, and this will teach him so to live as not to be afraid to die.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

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A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on deception

Yet still we hug the dear deceit.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

Source: Content. Vision iv.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on angels

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Hold the fleet angel fast until he bless thee.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

Source: To-morrow.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on happiness, home, lies, and world

If solid happiness we prize, Within our breast this jewel lies, And they are fools who roam. The world has nothing to bestow; From our own selves our joys must flow, And that dear hut, our home.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

Source: The Fireside. Stanza 3.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on heart, heaven, patience, resignation, and wisdom

To be resigned when ills betide, Patient when favours are deni'd, And pleas'd with favours given,- Dear Chloe, this is wisdom's part; This is that incense of the heart Whose fragrance smells to heaven.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

Source: The Fireside. Stanza 11.

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