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Summary

Edward Young was a famous Poet from England, who lived between June 1, 1681 and April 5, 1765.

Biography

He 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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Young

Famous quotes by Edward Young (41)


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


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