Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
Quote by William Cowper
William Cowper Quotes
Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
Thus always teasing others, and days teas'd, His only pleasure is to be displeas'd
It is a terrible thought, that nothing is ever forgotten; that not an oath is...
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
Manner is all in all whatever is writ, the substitute for genius sense and wit
The darkest day, if you live till tomorrow, will have past away.
'Tis hard if all is false that I advance, A fool must now and then...
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has...
Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds you so much dread Are big with...
The man that hails you Tom or Jack, and proves by thumps upon your back...
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell...
It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling...
The solemn fop; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul...
A fool must now and then be right, by chance.