Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where fortune smiles; the wretched he forsakes.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 1.
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Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.
Source: The Revenge. Act v. Sc. 2.
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 793.
And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
Source: Satire VII, 1725-28
Prayer ardent opens heaven.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 721.
We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
Procrastination is the thief of time
Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 393.
The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 89.
Who knows if Shakespeare might not have thought less if he had read more?
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