Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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 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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A Quote by Edward Young on time

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We take no note of Time But from its Loss.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night i. 1. Line 18.

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A Quote by Edward Young on art, heart, love, and praise

The love of praise, howe'er conceal'd by art, Reigns more or less, and glows in ev'ry heart.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 51.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death, love, and pity

Lovely in death the beauteous ruin lay; And if in death still lovely, lovelier there; Far lovelier! pity swells the tide of love.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 104.

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