No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.
Quote by William Cowper
William Cowper Quotes
It is a terrible thought, that nothing is ever forgotten; that not an oath is...
Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change,...
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful...
Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths,...
Thou god of our idolatry, the press. . . . Thou fountain, at which drink...
Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.
God made the country, and man made the town.
A business with a income at its heels, furnishes always oil for its own wheels
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has...
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds you so much dread Are big with...
The solemn fop; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge
Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom...
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
Thus always teasing others, and days teas'd, His only pleasure is to be displeas'd
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly...
Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain.