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Letter "A" » Abraham Cowley Quotes
«A mighty pain to love it is, and 'tis a pain that pain to miss; but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.»
«Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.»
«Life is an incurable disease»
«I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.»
«This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high»
«Hail, old patrician trees, so great and good!»
«We may talk as we please of lilies, and lions rampant, and spread eagles in fields of d'or or d'argent, but if heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in the field arable would be the most noble and ancient arms»
«The thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks, and gapes for drink again; The plants suck in the earth, and are With constant drinking fresh and fair»
«Thus each extreme to equal danger tends, Plenty, as well as Want, can sep'rate friends»
«Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make»