Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 aim, death, effort, honesty, life, nature, peace, and path

The man who consecrates his hours by vigorous effort, and an honest aim, at once he draws the sting of life and Death; he walks with nature; and her paths are peace.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on men and mistakes

Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, "That all men are about to live."

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts, Night , 1, 399

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A Quote by Edward Young on death

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You are so witty, profligate, and thin, At once we think thee Milton, Death, and Sin.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Epigram on Voltaire

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A Quote by Edward Young on acceptance, miracles, and wit

Accept a miracle, instead of wit See two dull lines, with Stanhope's pencil writ.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Written with Lord Chesterfield's Diamond Pencil. Spence, Anecdotes (1820), p. 378

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A Quote by Edward Young on men and mortality

All men think all men mortal but themselves.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 424.

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