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Quotations by author » William Cowper
English Poet One of the most widely read English poets of his day, 1731-1800
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Fanaticism soberly defined, is the false fire of an over heated mind.
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Far happier are the dead methinks than they who look for death and fear it every day
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Faults in the life breed errors in the brain,
And these, reciprocally, those again.
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For 'tis a truth well known to most, That whatsoever thing is lost We seek it, ere it come to light, In every cranny but the right
Truth
For loss of time, / Although it grieved him sore, / Yet loss of pence, full well he knew, / Would trouble him much more.
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Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves however contented never know
Freedom
From reveries so airy, from the toil / Of dropping buckets into empty wells, / And growing old in drawing nothing up.
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Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt
Principles
God made the country and man made the town
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God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
God
Great contest follows, and much learned dust / Involves the combatants.
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Great princes have great playthings.
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Greece, sound thy Homer's, Rome thy Virgil's name, / But England's Milton equals both in fame.
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Grief is itself a med'cine.
Grief
Happiness depends, as Nature shows, Less on exterior things than most suppose
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He found it inconvenient to be poor.
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He has no hope that never had a fear.
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He is the freeman whom the truth makes free.
And all are slaves beside.
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He kissed likewise the maid in the kitchen, and seemed upon the whole a most loving, kissing, kind-hearted gentleman.
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He sees that this great roundabout
The world, with all its motley rout,
Church, army, physic, law,
Its customs and its businesses,
Is no concern at all of his,
And says -- what says he? -- Caw.
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