"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
About this Quote
This quote is from the poem "Night Thoughts" by Edward Young. In this specific area of the rhyme, Young is contemplating the principle of our death and also the idea of immortality. He concerns why it seems weird to us that someone might live permanently, when the fact that we are alive to begin with is just as incredible.
Youthful suggests that the very reality that we exist in all is a wonder and that we need to be just as astonished by this as we are by the suggestion of a person living permanently. Basically, he is saying that the wonder as well as mystery of life itself must not be ignored or considered approved.
On the whole, the quote is a reflection on the nature of existence and also the inherent secret that borders it. It urges us to appreciate our lives as well as be thankful for the time we have, instead of concentrating way too much on the suggestion of immortality or various other things that may be beyond our understanding.
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