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SummaryEdward Young was a famous Poet from England, who lived between June 1, 1681 and April 5, 1765. He became 83 years old.
BiographyHe was educated at Winchester College and at Oxford University, where he in 1708 received a fellowship and in 1714 became Doctor of Laws. He was appointed hovkaplan of George II, and 1730 as rector of Welwyn in the County of Hertford. He is best known for the long poem Night Thoughts.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by Edward, under the main topics: Motivational, Words of Wisdom, Men.
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Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Young
Famous quotes by Edward Young (41)
"On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows, In every rill a sweet instruction flows"
"The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety"
"The future... seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done"
"Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote"
"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"
"A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs"
"Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority"
"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"
"The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought"
"Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire"
"Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy"
"An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can't confine me there"
"Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure"
"There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired"