Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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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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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