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Abraham Cowley Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Abraham Cowley.

Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
- Abraham Cowley

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

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

Curiosity does, no less than devotion,
pilgrims make.
- Abraham Cowley

 

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

Life is an incurable disease.
- Abraham Cowley

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
- Abraham Cowley

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

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
- Abraham Cowley

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.
- Abraham Cowley

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

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
- Paula Poundstone

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

No one has been barred on account of his race
from fighting or dying for America,
there are no white or colored signs
on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
- John F. Kennedy

I hope that no American will waste his franchise
and throw away his vote
by voting either for me or against me solely
on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
- John F. Kennedy

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs
and does not help to solve them, is no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account.
Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
- George Meredith

The idea is a straightforward one.
We provide an account for every newborn in America,
a $500 account.
- Harold Ford

If Congress doesn't raise taxes, you cannot get a private
investment account without forgoing a portion,
possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check.
- Grace Napolitano

Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into
account whether a person is a good writer.
- Bob Schieffer

I'm quite influenced in this by one of my heroes,
Montaigne, who thought a man's real task was to render
as honest an account of himself as he could.
- Robert Sheckley

The employee is regarded by the employer merely in
the light of his value as an operative.
His productive capacity alone is taken into account.
- Leland Stanford

As a matter of fact, if you do not take into account,
as Congressman Ross just stated, the Social Security surplus,
our fiscal deficit, ladies and gentlemen,
is over $700 billion today.
- Jim Costa

With two leftover husbands to account for,
my wicked soul has just about shriveled and died.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook,
and a good digestion.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We never can tell how our lives may work to the account of the general good,
and we are not wise enough to know if we have fulfilled our mission or not.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data.
In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings,
wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean

I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from.
Often they come from clients.
Account executives often have big creative ideas,
regardless of what some writers think.
- Leo Burnett

And because his Spirit was wholly God,
he is called God, and he is called man on account of his flesh.
- Michael Servetus

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers,
that we may not unsay them in our practice.
- Matthew Henry

We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started
to split up and Yoko came into it.
It was more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells.
- Paul McCartney

The United States as usual has a sizable deficit in
the current account of its balance of payments,
trade account and other current accounts,
current account items.
- Robert C. Solomon

For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity.
- Gavin Rossdale

It appears from Mr. Smith's account that there is no
scarcity of buffalo as he penetrated the country.
- William Henry Ashley

In the account book of the Great War the page recording
the Russian losses has been ripped out.
The figures are unknown.
Five millions, or eight? We ourselves know not.
- Paul von Hindenburg

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do,
it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all
human affairs into account you will find that some
comfort is to be derived from them.
- Saint Basil

There is a tendency to seek an objective account of
everything before admitting its reality.
- Thomas Nagel

I never could get on with representative individuals
but people who existed on their own account and with
whom it might therefore be possible to be friends.
- E. M. Forster

Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
- George Henry Lewes

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy,
as well as an apparent, perhaps a real,
anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
- Simon Newcomb

There's so little money in my bank account,
my scenic checks show a ghetto.
- Phyllis Diller

The ultimate test of a finished account executive is
his ability to write a sound marketing plan.
- Morris Hite

Aging is an inevitable process.
I surely wouldn't want to grow younger.
The older you become, the more you know;
your bank account of knowledge is much richer.
- William M. Holden

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
- Lucille Ball

African-American women account for 67 percent of all
newly diagnosed female AIDS cases.
- Elijah Cummings

While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans,
current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly
deposit their refund into more than one account.
- Jim Cooper

I can always remember that experience in Hawaii pleasantly on account of Elvis.
- Minnie Pearl

Genealogy, n. An account of one's descent from a man
who did not particularly care to trace his own.
- Ambrose Bierce

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I differ materially from Capt.
Lewis, in my account of the numbers,
manners,
and morals of the Sioux.
- Zebulon Pike

I finally reached the conclusion that mathematics was
the study I was best fitted to follow,
though I did not clearly see in what way I should turn the subject to account.
- Simon Newcomb

In Psychology we deal with minds and their processes,
and leave out of account as far as possible the objects
that we get to know by means of them.
- Charles D. Broad

I wore that same shirt yesterday playing golf.
There goes the Nike account.
- Leslie Nielsen

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President
should on no account be allowed to do the job.
- Douglas Adams

No one was ever saved because his sins were small;
no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins.
Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound.
- Archibald Alexander

For Europe, the fall of Communism has to be taken into account,
and the fact that in the fight against Communism the
recovery of Europe's Christian roots was the driving force.
- Rocco Buttiglione

My mother opened a bank account for me when I made
$60 on my first day of work as an extra.
She's that kind of mother.
- Laura Dern

I must give an account for what I've done.
- Russell Johnson

No agency is better than its account executives.
- Samuel Goldwyn

In order to more fully understand this reality,
we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality.
- John Archibald Wheeler

Dogs get lost hundreds of times and no one ever notices
it or sends an account of it to a scientific magazine.
- Edward Thorndike

One of the functions of intelligence is to take account
of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
- Lewis Mumford

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage,
and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day,
as will hereafter appear.
- Christopher Columbus

Just because my bank account hasn't swelled astronomically
I don't consider myself any less of a success.
- Lydia Lunch

I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984.
Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss
are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
- Benazir Bhutto

To sleep after sunrise was impossible on account of
the number of flies which kept buzzing about the face.
- George Grey


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