Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young on existence, life, and time

Time wasted is existence; used is life.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on honesty, lies, and men

Titles are marks of honest men, and wise; The fool or knave that wears a title lies.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 145.

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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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A Quote by Edward Young on elderly and god

'T is elder Scripture, writ by God's own hand,- Scripture authentic! uncorrupt by man.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ix. Line 644.

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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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