And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Satire VII, 1725-28
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Man wants but little; nor that little, long.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. 1. Line 118.
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.
Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, "That all men are about to live."
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts, Night , 1, 399
You are so witty, profligate, and thin, At once we think thee Milton, Death, and Sin.
Source: Epigram on Voltaire
Accept a miracle, instead of wit See two dull lines, with Stanhope's pencil writ.
Source: Written with Lord Chesterfield's Diamond Pencil. Spence, Anecdotes (1820), p. 378
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