Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Contributed by: Zaady
The booby father craves a booby son, And by Heaven's blessing thinks himself undone.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 165.
There is nothing of which men are more liberal than their good advice, be their stock of it ever so small; because it seems to carry in it an intimation of their own influence, importance or worth.
Affliction is the good man's shining scene; prosperity conceals his brightest ray; as night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.
Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, "that my heart has bled."
Age should fly concourse, cover in retreat defects of judgment, and the will subdue; walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore of that vast ocean it must sail so soon.
Like our shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 661.
Too low they build who build beneath the stars.
By night an atheist half believes a God.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 177.
Beautiful as sweet, And young as beautiful, and soft as young, And gay as soft, and innocent as gay!
Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 81.
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