Edward Young

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