Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 character

The man that makes a character makes foes.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: To Mr. Pope. Epistle i. Line 28.

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A Quote by Edward Young on advice, good, influence, liberals, men, and worth

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.

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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