Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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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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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A Quote by Edward Young on death and men

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Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 843.

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A Quote by Edward Young on friendship

And friend received with thumps upon the back.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Universal Passion.

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A Quote by Edward Young on christianity and style

A Christian is the highest style of man.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 788.

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A Quote by Edward Young on beginning, birth, death, and life

While man is growing, life is in decrease; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun. As tapers waste the moment they take fire.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 717.

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A Quote by Edward Young on blessings

How blessings brighten as they take their flight!

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 602.

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