Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young on beginning and dignity

Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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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 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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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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