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)
Contributed by: Zaady
Man makes a death which Nature never made. And feels a thousand deaths in fearing one.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 15 & 17.
What tender force, what dignity divine, what virtue consecrating every feature; around that neck what dross are gold and pearl!
The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night
For who does nothing with a better grace?
Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 1. 86.
The man that makes a character makes foes.
Source: To Mr. Pope. Epistle i. Line 28.
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.
Affliction is the good man's shining scene; prosperity conceals his brightest ray; as night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.
Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, "that my heart has bled."
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.
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