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Born in July 17, 1674 / Died in November 25, 1748 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Isaac Watts

I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.
Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain, you have waked me too soon, I must slumber again.
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.
Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.
Death, like an overflowing stream, Sweeps us away: our life's a dream,...
Whatever brawls disturb the street There should be peace at home.
Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I, To mourn, and murmur and repine,...
For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
My God, my life, my love, To Thee, to Thee I call; I cannot live if Thou remove, For Thou art all in all.
And while the lamp holds out to burn, The vilest sinner may return.
Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.