Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 affliction, good, and prosperity

Affliction is the good man's shining scene; prosperity conceals his brightest ray; as night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on blessings and heart

Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, "that my heart has bled."

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on age, judgment, and silence

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.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on wishes

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Like our shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 661.

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A Quote by Edward Young

Too low they build who build beneath the stars.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on atheism, belief, and god

By night an atheist half believes a God.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 177.

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A Quote by Edward Young on innocence

Beautiful as sweet, And young as beautiful, and soft as young, And gay as soft, and innocent as gay!

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 81.

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A Quote by Edward Young on dignity, divinity, force, gold, and virtue

What tender force, what dignity divine, what virtue consecrating every feature; around that neck what dross are gold and pearl!

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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