Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 aim, death, effort, honesty, life, nature, peace, and path

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.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on men and mistakes

Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, "That all men are about to live."

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts, Night , 1, 399

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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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A Quote by Edward Young on angels and circumstances

Who does the best his circumstance allows, Does well, acts nobly-angels could no more.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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