William Cowper

1731 - 1800

A Quote by William Cowper on country and god

God made the country, and man made the town.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Task

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A Quote by William Cowper on safety

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The man that dares traduce, because he can with safety to himself, is not a man.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper on absence, death, despair, hope, and love

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper

I cannot talk with civet in the room, A fine puss-gentleman that 's all perfume.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 283.

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A Quote by William Cowper on kindness and slavery

Is base in kind, and born to be a slave.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 28.

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A Quote by William Cowper on justice and truth

Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true,- A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Truth. Line 327.

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A Quote by William Cowper on caring, lies, and trouble

The cares of today are seldom those of tomorrow; and when we lie down at night we may safely say to most of our troubles, "Ye have done your worst, and we shall see you no more."

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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