Coventry Patmore Quotes

Fortunately for themselves and the world, nearly all men are cowards and dare not act on what they believe. Nearly all our disasters come of a few fools having the ‘courage of their convictions’. Coventry Patmore

We must confess our sins in order to obtain pardon; but we must see our sins in order to confess. How few of those who think that they have confessed and been pardoned have ever seen their sin! Coventry Patmore

Life is not life at all without delight. Coventry Patmore

To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light. Coventry Patmore

Uncommon things must be said in common words, if you would have them to be received in less than a century. Coventry Patmore

The moods of love are like the wind,
And none knows whence or why they rise.
Coventry Patmore