Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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

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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 angels, circumstances, deed, and purpose

Thy purpose firm is equal to the deed: Who does the best his circumstance allows Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts.

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A Quote by Edward Young on miracles

Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live forever: Is it less strange, that thou shouldst live at all? This is a miracle, and that no more.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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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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