Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young

The blood will follow where the knife is driven, The flesh will quiver where the pincers tear.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Revenge. Act v. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Edward Young on beginning and dignity

Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on blessings, fatherhood, heaven, and sons

The booby father craves a booby son, And by Heaven's blessing thinks himself undone.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 165.

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A Quote by Edward Young on spirit and strength

It is great and manly to disdain disguise; it shows our spirit and proves our strength.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on promises and worth

There buds the promise of celestial worth.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Last Day. Book iii.

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A Quote by Edward Young on darkness

How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vii. Line 97.

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A Quote by Edward Young

Great let me call him, for he conquered me.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Revenge. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Edward Young on art, god, and nature

The course of Nature is the art of God.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ix. Line 1267.

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A Quote by Edward Young on creation, life, and nature

Creation sleeps! 'T is as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause,- An awful pause! prophetic of her end.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 23.

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A Quote by Edward Young on good, humor, judgment, and passion

Horace appears in good humor while he censures, and therefore his censure has the more weight, as supposed to proceed from judgment and not from passion.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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