William Cowper

1731 - 1800

A Quote by William Cowper on happiness, insight, grace, and recognition

He who finds thought that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of the best minds of his times, had been given almost more happiness than one man can bear.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Task (bk. III, l. 41)

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A Quote by William Cowper on truth, wisdom, happiness, and satisfaction

"...they whom Truth and Wisdom lead, Can gather honey from a weed."

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Pineapple And The Bee

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A Quote by William Cowper on judgment

The solemn fop; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 299.

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A Quote by William Cowper on world

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As if the world and they were hand and glove.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 173.

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A Quote by William Cowper on rest

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This cabin, Mary, in my sight appears, Built as it has been in our waning years, A rest afforded to our weary feet, Preliminary to - the last retreat.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: An inscription for the small cabin, a Hermitage, in the author's garden

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A Quote by William Cowper on life, success, and wisdom

A life all turbulence and noise may seem To him that leads it wise and to be praised, But wisdom is a pearl with most success Sought in still waters.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Task

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A Quote by William Cowper on play and war

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But war 's a game which were their subjects wise Kings would not play at.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper on mankind and rest

No wild enthusiast ever yet could rest, till half mankind were, like himself, possest.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper on home and wit

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His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock, it never is at home.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 303.

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A Quote by William Cowper

He found it inconvenient to be poor.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Charity

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