Quotes by Edward Young

Edward Young

Edward Young

British poet

Alive from: 1683-1765

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    Those who build beneath the stars build too low.
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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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    Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
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    By night an atheist half believes in God.
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    By night an atheist half-believes a God.
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    Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the
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    Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
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    Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
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    Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.
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    None think the great unhappy, but the great.
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    Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
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    Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
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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 man that blushes is not quite a brute.
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