Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young on fortune, nature, sleep, and world

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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A Quote by Edward Young on children, revenge, soul, and virtue

Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Revenge. Act v. Sc. 2.

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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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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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