Edward Young Quotes

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Edward Young was an English Poet. He is remembered for Night Thoughts. Edward Young was born at Upham near Winchester. He got his early education from Winchester College, he matriculated at New College, Oxford in 1702. His first book that published was an Epistle to …Land Landoune in 1713, followed by Poem on the Last Day. This poem was dedicated to Queen Anne. At that time the patronage was slowly fading, Edward Young never received the degree of patronage that up to his mark. In 1728 Edward Young became a Royal Champlain. Edward Young literature was not so successful, still Edward Young is said to have been a brilliant talker.

Edward Young Quotes

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
– Edward Young

Affliction is the good man’s shining scene; Prosperity conceals his brightest ray; As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.
– Edward Young

All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
– Edward Young

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
– Edward Young

By night an atheist half believes in a God.
– Edward Young

Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.
– Edward Young

How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
– Edward Young

In records that defy the tooth of time.
– Edward Young

In youth, what disappointments of our own making: in age, what disappointments from the nature of things.
– Edward Young

Inhumanity is caught from man, From smiling man.
– Edward Young

Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
– Edward Young

Life is the desert, life the solitude; death joins us to the great majority.
– Edward Young

The love of praise, howe’er concealed by art, reigns more or less, and glows in ev’ry heart.
– Edward Young

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
– Edward Young

None think the great unhappy, but the great.
– Edward Young

Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
– Edward Young

Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled.
– Edward Young

Read nature; nature is a friend to truth.
– Edward Young

Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
– Edward Young

Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.
– Edward Young

Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live forever? Is it less strange, that thou shouldst live at all? This is a miracle; and that no more.
– Edward Young

The course of Nature is the art of God.
– Edward Young

The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
– Edward Young

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
-Edward Young

The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.
– Edward Young

Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt, And oftener chang’d their principles than shirt.
– Edward Young

They only babble who practise not reflection.
– Edward Young

Those who build beneath the stars build too low.
– Edward Young

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.
– Edward Young

Too low they build who build below the skies.
– Edward Young

Thou art so witty, profligate and thin, At once we think thee Satan, Death and Sin.
– Edward Young

Virtue alone has majesty in death.
– Edward Young

Who does the best that circumstance allows, Does well, acts nobly, angels could no more.
– Edward Young

Wishing of all employments is the worst.
-Edward Young

Pygmies are pygmies still, though percht on Alps;
And pyramids are pyramids in vales.
Each man makes his own stature, builds himself.
Virtue alone outbuilds the Pyramids;
Her monuments shall last when Egypt’s fall.
– Edward Young


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