Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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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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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