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 fate, good, heaven, life, and virtue

The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileg'd beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of heaven.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 633.

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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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