Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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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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 ancestry and debt

They that on glorious ancestors enlarge, Produce their debt instead of their discharge.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 147.

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A Quote by Edward Young

They build too low who build beneath the skies.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on god, injustice, and mercy

A God all mercy, is a God unjust.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. 1. Line 233.

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