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
Mortification from a self-strength, carried on by ways of self-invention, unto the end of a self-righteousness, is the soul and substnace of all false religion in the world.John Owen
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.