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.
Contributed by: Zaady
Ah, how unjust to Nature and himself Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man!
Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 112.
The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night vii. Line 496.
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
A death-bed's a detector of the heart.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 641.
Devotion! daughter of astronomy! An undevout astronomer is mad.
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 769.
Forever most divinely in the wrong.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 1. 106.
Who does the best his circumstance allows, Does well, acts nobly-angels could no more.
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