Ah, how unjust to Nature and himself Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man!
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 112.
Contributed by: Zaady
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
You are so witty, profligate, and thin, At once we think thee Milton, Death, and Sin.
Source: Epigram on Voltaire
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.
Thy purpose firm is equal to the deed: Who does the best his circumstance allows Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more.
Source: Night Thoughts.
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