Occupation: Hymnodist and Poet
Profile: Regarded as a leading poet of his time. Best known for The Task.
Number of Quotes: 5
Absence of occupation is not rest,
A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of other men; wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
The man that hails you Tom or Jack,
And proves by thumps upon your back
How he esteems your merit,
Is such a friend, that one had need
Be very much his friend indeed
To pardon or to bear it.
Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.