Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 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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A Quote by Edward Young on time

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The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night

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A Quote by Edward Young on grace

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For who does nothing with a better grace?

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 1. 86.

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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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