Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young

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?

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts.

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A Quote by Edward Young on chastity and heaven

Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew, She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 600.

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A Quote by Edward Young on love and pity

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Pity swells the tide of love.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 107.

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A Quote by Edward Young on pleasure

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 793.

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A Quote by Edward Young

And hold their farthing candle to the sun.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Satire VII, 1725-28

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A Quote by Edward Young on heaven and prayer

Prayer ardent opens heaven.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 721.

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A Quote by Edward Young on glory and pride

We rise in glory as we sink in pride.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on procrastination and time

Procrastination is the thief of time

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 393.

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A Quote by Edward Young on deed and purpose

The purpose firm is equal to the deed.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on immortality, learning, and quotations

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 89.

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