Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 good

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'T is impious in a good man to be sad.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 676.

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A Quote by Edward Young

For her own breakfast she'll project a scheme, Nor take her tea without a stratagem.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 190.

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A Quote by Edward Young on elderly and god

'T is elder Scripture, writ by God's own hand,- Scripture authentic! uncorrupt by man.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ix. Line 644.

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A Quote by Edward Young on love and pity

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Pity swells the tide of love.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 107.

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A Quote by Edward Young on inconsistency, injustice, and nature

Ah, how unjust to Nature and himself Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man!

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 112.

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A Quote by Edward Young on blush

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The man that blushes is not quite a brute.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night vii. Line 496.

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A Quote by Edward Young

Man wants but little; nor that little, long.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. 1. Line 118.

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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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