Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 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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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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