Abraham Cowley Quotes

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Abraham Cowley quotes: I confess I love littleness almost in all things. A little convenient estate, a little cheerful house, a little company, and a little feast ... I confess I love littleness almost in all things. A little convenient estate, a little cheerful house, a little company, and a little feast ...
Abraham Cowley quotes: Acquaintance I would have, but when it depends; not on number, but the choice of friends. Acquaintance I would have, but when it depends; not on number, but the choice of friends.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Build yourself a book-nest to forget the world without. Build yourself a book-nest to forget the world without.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Books should, not Business, entertain the Light;And Sleep, as undisturb'd as Death, the Night. Books should, not Business, entertain the Light;
And Sleep, as undisturb'd as Death, the Night.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Hope is the most hopeless thing of all. Hope is the most hopeless thing of all.
Abraham Cowley quotes: All the world's bravery that delights our eyes is but thy several liveries. All the world's bravery that delights our eyes is but thy several liveries.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Ah! Wretched and too solitary he who loves not his own company. Ah! Wretched and too solitary he who loves not his own company.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Nay, in death's hand, the grape-stone provesAs strong as thunder is in Jove's. Nay, in death's hand, the grape-stone proves
As strong as thunder is in Jove's.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Thus each extreme to equal danger tends, Plenty, as well as Want, can sep'rate friends. Thus each extreme to equal danger tends, Plenty, as well as Want, can sep'rate friends.
Abraham Cowley quotes: When Israel was from bondage led,Led by the Almighty's handFrom out of foreign land,The great sea beheld and fled. When Israel was from bondage led,Led by the Almighty's handFrom out of foreign land,The great sea beheld and fled.
Abraham Cowley quotes: This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high. This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.
Abraham Cowley quotes: The present is all the ready money Fate can give. The present is all the ready money Fate can give.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Hope! of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure. Hope! of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Much will always wanting beTo him who much desires. Much will always wanting be
To him who much desires.
Abraham Cowley quotes: But what is woman? Only one of nature's agreeable blunders. But what is woman? Only one of nature's agreeable blunders.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Come, my best friends, my best books, and lead me on. Come, my best friends, my best books, and lead me on.
Abraham Cowley quotes: What shall I do to be for ever known, And make the age to come my own? What shall I do to be for ever known, And make the age to come my own?
Abraham Cowley quotes: Enjoy the present hour, Be thankful for the past, And neither fear nor wish Th' approaches of the last. Enjoy the present hour, Be thankful for the past, And neither fear nor wish Th' approaches of the last.
Abraham Cowley quotes: The monster London laugh at me. The monster London laugh at me.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Stones of small worth may lie unseen by day, But night itself does the rich gem betray. Stones of small worth may lie unseen by day, But night itself does the rich gem betray.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
Abraham Cowley quotes: The present is an eternal now. The present is an eternal now.
Abraham Cowley quotes: The getting out of doors is the greatest part of the journey. The getting out of doors is the greatest part of the journey.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Unbind the charms that in slight fables lie and teach that truth is truest poesy. Unbind the charms that in slight fables lie and teach that truth is truest poesy.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Ere I descend to th' grave,May I a small house and large garden have; And a few friends, and many books. Ere I descend to th' grave,
May I a small house and large garden have;
And a few friends, and many books.
Abraham Cowley quotes: What a brave privilege is it to be free from all contentions, from all envying or being envied, from receiving or paying all kinds of ceremonies! What a brave privilege is it to be free from all contentions, from all envying or being envied, from receiving or paying all kinds of ceremonies!
Abraham Cowley quotes: His time's forever, everywhere his place. His time's forever, everywhere his place.
Abraham Cowley quotes: Poets by Death are conquer'd but the wit Of poets triumphs over it. Poets by Death are conquer'd but the wit Of poets triumphs over it.
Abraham Cowley quotes: All this world's noise appears to me a dull, ill-acted comedy! All this world's noise appears to me a dull, ill-acted comedy!
Abraham Cowley quotes: Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last. Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last.