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67 Famous Quotes by Edward Young
7/3/1683 - 4/5/1765
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Procrastination is the thief of time.

Procrastination Quotes, by Edward Young

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Like our shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.

Shadow Quotes, by Edward Young

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

Reflection Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night V, l. 596)

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Give me, indulgent gods! with mind serene, And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene; No splendid poverty, no smiling care, No well-bred hate, or servile grandeur, there.

Satisfaction Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Love of Fame (satire I, l. 235)

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He that's ungrateful has no guilt but one; All other crimes may pass for virtues in him.

Ingratitude Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Busiris

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

Affliction Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IX, l. 415)

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

Birth Quotes, by Edward Young

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Wishing, of all employments is the worst.

Wishes Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IV, l. 71)

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To "leave a sting within a brother's heart.".

Sarcasm Quotes, by Edward Young

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All men think all men mortal, but themselves.

Immortality Quotes, by Edward Young

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Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene

Procrastination Quotes, by Edward Young

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Think nought a trifle, though it small appear; Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, And trifles life.

Proverbs Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Love of Fame (satire VI, l. 205)

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One to destroy is murder by the law, And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame.

Proverbs Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Love of Fame (satire VII, l. 55)

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Woes cluster; rare are solitary woes; They love a train, they tread each other's heel.

Proverbs Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night III, l. 63)

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Wishing, of all employments is the worst.

Proverbs Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IV, l. 71)

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Early, bright, transient, chaste, as morning dew She sparkled, was exhal'd, and went to heaven.

Proverbs Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night V, l. 600)

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The man of wisdom is the man of years.

Proverbs Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night V, l. 775)

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Like birds, whose beauties languish half concealed, Till, mounted on the wing, their glossy plumes Expanded, shine with azure, green and gold; How blessings brighten as they take their flight.

Blessings Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night II, l. 589)

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Amid my list of blessings infinite, Stands this the foremost, "That my heart has bled."

Blessings Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IX, l. 497)

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Britannia's shame! There took her gloomy flight, On wing impetuous, a black sullen soul . . . Less base the fear of death than fear of life. O Britain! infamous for suicide.

Suicide Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night V, l. 436)

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A man I knew who lived upon a smile, And well it fed him; he look'd plump and fair, While rankest venom foam'd through every vein.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 336)

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One to destroy is murder by the law, And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame.

Murder Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Love of Fame (satire VII, l. 55)

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Sense is our helmet, wit is but the plume; The plume exposes, 'tis our helmet saves. Sense is the diamond, weighty, solid, sound; When cut by wit, it casts a brighter beam; Yet, wit apart, it is a diamond still.

Sense Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 1,254)

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How his eyes languish! how his thoughts adore That painted coat, which Joseph never wore! He shows, on holidays, a sacred pin, That touch'd the ruff, that touched Queen Bess' chin.

Apparel Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Love of Fame (satire IV, l. 119)

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Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt, And oftener chang'd their principles than shirt.

Apparel Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: To Mr. Pope (epistle I, l. 283)

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