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Abraham Cowley Quotes

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The present is all the ready money Fate can give.
[The Present]

The present is an eternal now.
[The Present]

The woman that has not touched the heart of a man, before he leads her to the altar, has scarcely a chance to charm it when possession and security turn their powerful arms against her.

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

There is no saying shocks me so much as that which I hear very often, "that a man does not know how to pass his time." It would have been but ill-spoken by Methusaleh in the nine hun-dred and sixty-ninth year of his life.

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

To be a husbandman, is but a retreat from the city; to be a philosopher, from the world; or rather a retreat from the world as it is man's, into the world as it is God's.

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.

Words that weep and tears that speak.

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