I would not enter in my list of friends, Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he has the humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside,…
Quote by William Cowper
For 'tis a truth well known to most, That whatsoever thing is lost We seek...
A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
God made the country, and man made the town.
The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul...
Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has...
'Tis hard if all is false that I advance, A fool must now and then...
Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom...
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell...
Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves however contented never know
The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds you so much dread Are big with...
Thus always teasing others, and days teas'd, His only pleasure is to be displeas'd
Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.