Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young on death and nature

Man makes a death which Nature never made. And feels a thousand deaths in fearing one.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 15 & 17.

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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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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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