Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 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 death and love

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Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. 1. Line 1011.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death and heart

A death-bed's a detector of the heart.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 641.

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A Quote by Edward Young on astronomy and daughters

Devotion! daughter of astronomy! An undevout astronomer is mad.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 769.

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A Quote by Edward Young

Forever most divinely in the wrong.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 1. 106.

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