• O, popular applause! What heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
    O, popular applause! What heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
    ~ William Cowper
  • But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at.
    But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at.
    ~ William Cowper
  • Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
    Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
    ~ William Cowper
  • There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know.
    There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know.
    ~ William Cowper
  • Absence from whom we love is worse than death.
    Absence from whom we love is worse than death.
    ~ William Cowper
  • Men deal with life as children with their play,
    Who first misuse, then cast their toys away.
    Men deal with life as children with their play, Who first misuse, then cast their toys away.
    ~ William Cowper
    Men / Life
  • Nature is but a name for an effect,
    Whose cause is God.
    Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God.
    ~ William Cowper
  • A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
    A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
    ~ William Cowper
  • I would not enter on my list of friends,
    (Though graced with polish'd manners and fine sense,
    Yet wanting sensibility) the man
    Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
    I would not enter on my list of friends, (Though graced with polish'd manners and fine sense, Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
    ~ William Cowper
  • I believe no man was ever scolded out of his sins.
    I believe no man was ever scolded out of his sins.
    ~ William Cowper
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