Quotes by Edward Young

Wonder is involuntary praise.
- Edward Young
A God all mercy is a God unjust.
- Edward Young
Truth never was indebted to a lie.
- Edward Young
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Virtue alone has majesty in death.
- Edward Young
Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
- Edward Young
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
- Edward Young
Procrastination is the thief of time.
- Edward Young
The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
- Edward Young
By all means use some time to be alone.
- Edward Young
The course of Nature is the art of God.
- Edward Young
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Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
- Edward Young
Wishing of all employments is the worst.
- Edward Young
A Christian is the highest style of man.
- Edward Young
Read nature; nature is a friend to truth.
- Edward Young
A friend is worth all hazards we can run.
- Edward Young
The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
- Edward Young
By night an atheist half believes in a God.
- Edward Young
The man that makes a character, makes foes.
- Edward Young
The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
- Edward Young
None think the great unhappy, but the great.
- Edward Young
All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
- Edward Young
They only babble who practise not reflection.
- Edward Young
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
- Edward Young
Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
- Edward Young
Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.
- Edward Young
How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
- Edward Young
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
- Edward Young
All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.
- Edward Young
Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness.
- Edward Young
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.
- Edward Young
A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
- Edward Young
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young
The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.
- Edward Young
Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
- Edward Young
Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
- Edward Young
Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordlings enjoy.
- Edward Young
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
- Edward Young
The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
- Edward Young
The future... seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.
- Edward Young
The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
- Edward Young
An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can't confine me there.
- Edward Young
There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
- 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
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.
- Edward Young