Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young on boredom, heaven, and past

'T is greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 376.

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A Quote by Edward Young

Thoughts shut up want air, And spoil, like bales unopen'd to the sun.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 466.

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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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A Quote by Edward Young on thought

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Who knows if Shakespeare might not have thought less if he had read more?

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on delay, immortality, men, mortality, prudence, purpose, and thought

At thirty man suspects himself a fool; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves; and re-resolves; then dies the same. And why? Because he thinks himself immortal. All men think all men mortal but themselves.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Lines 417-424

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A Quote by Edward Young on good

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'T is impious in a good man to be sad.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 676.

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A Quote by Edward Young

For her own breakfast she'll project a scheme, Nor take her tea without a stratagem.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 190.

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