Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young on death, heaven, hell, and time

Time flies, death urges, knells call, Heaven invites, Hell threatens.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii Line 292.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death, justice, and time

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.

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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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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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