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67 Famous Quotes by Edward Young
7/3/1683 - 4/5/1765
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O how loud It calls devotion! genuine growth of night! Devotion! daughter of Astronomy! As undevout Astronomer is mad.

Astronomy Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IX, l. 774)

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Nothing but what astonishes is true.

Wonders Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IX)

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We nothing know, but what is marvellous; Yet what is marvellous, we can't believe.

Wonders Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night VII)

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When pain can't bless, heaven quits us in despair.

Pain Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IX, l. 500)

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A man of pleasure is a man of pains.

Pain Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 793)

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'Tis impious in a good man to be sad.

Sadness Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IV, l. 676)

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And can eternity belong to me, Poor pensioner on the bounties of an hour?

Eternity Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night I, l. 66)

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Narcissus is the glory of his race: For who does nothing with a better grace?

Grace Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Love of Fame (satire IV, l. 85)

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Final Ruin fiercely drives Her ploughshare o'er creation.

Ruin Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night IX, l. 167)

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Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed

Age Quotes, by Edward Young

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Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.

Learning Quotes, by Edward Young

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On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.

Luxury Quotes, by Edward Young

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The purpose firm is equal to the deed.

Firmness Quotes, by Edward Young

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An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can't confine me there.

Grave Quotes, by Edward Young

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On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.

Luxury Quotes, by Edward Young

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The man that blushes is not quite a brute.

Men and women Quotes, by Edward Young

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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.

Service Quotes, by Edward Young

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