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Edward Young Quotes


English poet, best remembered for Night Thoughts.
(1683 - 1765)

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" I've lost a day" - the prince who nobly cried, had been an emperor without his crown.
 

'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours and ask them what report they bore to heaven, and how they might have borne more welcome news.
[Meditation]
 

'Tis impious in a good man to be sad.
 

A Christian is the highest style of man.
[Christian]
 

A father's heart is tender, though the man's is made of stone.
[Love]
 

A foe to God was never a true friend to man.
[God]
 

A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
[Fools]
 

A friend is worth all hazards we can run.
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A God all mercy is a God unjust.
[Mercy]
 

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
[Pain]
 

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

Affliction, is the good man's shining scene; prosperity conceals his brightest ray; as night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.
[Affliction]
 

Age should fly concourse, cover in repeat defects of judgment, and the will subdue; walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore of that vast ocean it must sail so soon.
[Age]
 

All evils natural, are moral goods; all discipline, indulgence on the whole.
 

All feeling of futurity benumbed; all Godlike passion for externals quenched; all relish of realities expired; imbruted every faculty divine; heart buried in the rubbish of the world.
[Insensibility]
 

All may do what has by man been done.
[Encouragement]
 

All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
[Mortality]
 

Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, "that my heart has bled."
[Affliction]
 

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

An undevout astronomer is mad.
 


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