Quotes by William Cowper

Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.

William Cowper

He has no hope who never had a fear.

William Cowper

O Winter ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.

William Cowper

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

William Cowper

Words learned by rote a parrot may rehearse; but talking is not always to converse, not more distinct from harmony divine, the constant creaking of a country sign.

William Cowper

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