Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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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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 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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A Quote by Edward Young on death, desires, and life

He mourns the dead who lives as they desire.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts

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A Quote by Edward Young on art, destruction, fame, immortality, laws, murder, and war

One to destroy is murder by the law, And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vii. Line 55.

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