Abraham Cowley Quotes

  • Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.

  • Hope! of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.

  • This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.

  • The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant, in nature were inconstancy.

  • God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.

  • 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.

  • His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might be wrong; his life, I'm sure, was always in the right.

  • Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.

  • Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last.

  • Life is an incurable disease.

  • Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.