William Cowper

1731 - 1800

A Quote by William Cowper on heart, mind, soul, and sympathy

There is in souls a sympathy with sounds; And as the mind is pitch'd, the ear is pleased With melting airs or martial, brisk, or grave; Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Winter Walk at Noon

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A Quote by William Cowper on birth and nature

Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appear'd, And ages ere the Mantuan swan was heard: To carry nature lengths unknown before, To give a Milton birth, ask'd ages more.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 556.

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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 home

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How much a dunce that has been sent to roam Excels a dunce that has been kept at home!

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Progress of Error. Line 415.

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A Quote by William Cowper on simplicity

Elegant as simplicity, and warm As ecstasy.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 588.

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A Quote by William Cowper on country, faults, and love

England, with all thy faults I love thee still, My country!

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Task, book ii. The Timepiece, line 206.

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A Quote by William Cowper on chance

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A fool must now and then be right - by chance.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 96.

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