We see time's furrows on another's brow, And death intrench'd, preparing his assault; How few themselves in that just mirror see!
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 627.
Contributed by: Zaady
Time wasted is existence; used is life.
Titles are marks of honest men, and wise; The fool or knave that wears a title lies.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 145.
In records that defy the tooth of time.
Source: The Statesman's Creed.
Shall man alone, for whom all else revives, No resurrection know? Shall man alone, Imperial man! be sown in barren ground, Less privileged than grain, on which he feeds?
Source: Night Thoughts.
Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew, She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 600.
Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where fortune smiles; the wretched he forsakes.
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 1.
Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.
Source: The Revenge. Act v. Sc. 2.
Where Nature's end of language is declin'd, And men talk only to conceal the mind.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 207.
'T is greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 376.
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