Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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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A Quote by Edward Young on virtue

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Pygmies are pygmies still, though percht on Alps; And pyramids are pyramids in vales. Each man makes his own stature, builds himself. Virtue alone outbuilds the Pyramids; Her monuments shall last when Egypt's fall.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night vi. Line 309.

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A Quote by Edward Young on principles

Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt, And oftener chang'd their principles than shirt.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: To Mr. Pope. Epistle i. Line 277.

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A Quote by Edward Young on creation

Final Ruin fiercely drives Her plowshare o'er creation.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 167.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death and men

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Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 843.

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A Quote by Edward Young on friendship

And friend received with thumps upon the back.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Universal Passion.

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