William Cowper

1731 - 1800

A Quote by William Cowper on dance, nature, and power

Nature, exerting an unwearied power, Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower; Spreads the fresh verdure of the field, and leads The dancing Naiads through the dewy meads.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 690.

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A Quote by William Cowper on sex and society

Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys, Unfriendly to society's chief joys: Thy worst effect is banishing for hours The sex whose presence civilizes ours.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 251.

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A Quote by William Cowper on pleasure, poetry, and poets

There is a pleasure in poetic pains. Which only poets know.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Timepiece, line 285.

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A Quote by William Cowper on difficulty and life

A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper on world

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Lights of the world, and stars of human race.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Progress of Error. Line 97.

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A Quote by William Cowper on complaints, grace, love, and weakness

Lord, it is my chief complaint, That my love is weak and faint; Yet I love thee and adore, Oh for grace to love thee more!

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Olney Hymns

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A Quote by William Cowper on ambition and praise

Low ambition and the thirst of praise.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 591.

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A Quote by William Cowper on genius and wit

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Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ, The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 542.

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A Quote by William Cowper on day, forgiveness, and pity

The kindest and the happiest pair Will find occasion to forbear; And something, every day they live, To pity, and perhaps forgive.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper on love, mercy, and sons

Ye therefore who love mercy, teach your sons to love it, too.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Winter Walk at Noon

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