Edward Young

Edward Young
Edward Young
  • Born: July 3, 1683
  • Died: April 5, 1765
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet









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