Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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.

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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.

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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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