Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 god

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The soft whispers of the God in man.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on world

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Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 18.

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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.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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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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