Prayer ardent opens heaven.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 721.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 89.
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
All men think all men mortal but themselves.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 424.
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