Edward Young

1683 - 1765

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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A Quote by Edward Young on luxury

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On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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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 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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