Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 on unhappiness

None think the great unhappy but the great.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 238.

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A Quote by Edward Young on envy and world

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If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they possess, there would not be much envy in the world.

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A Quote by Edward Young on peace

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Insatiate archer! could not one suffice? Thy shaft flew thrice, and thrice my peace was slain; And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had filled her horn.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 212.

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A Quote by Edward Young on love and world

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To know the world, not love her, is thy point; She gives but little, nor that little, long.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night viii. 1. Line 1276.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death, life, majorities, and solitude

Life is the desert, life the solitude; Death joins us to the great majority.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Revenge, Act IV

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A Quote by Edward Young on life

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That life is long which answers life's great end.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 773.

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