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Born in June 1, 1683 / Died in April 5, 1765 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Edward Young

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.
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
They only babble who practise not reflection.
The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
The man that makes a character, makes foes.
Be wise with speed . A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
How blessings brighten as they take their flight!
Those who build beneath the stars build too low.
Ambition! powerful source of good and ill!
We are all born originals--why is it so many of us die copies
On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.
A God all mercy is a God unjust.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
All men think all men are mortal but themselves.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
Some, for renown, on scraps of learning dote, and think they grow immortal as they quote.
A Christian is the highest style of man.
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
Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little worldings enjoy.
In an active life is sown the seed of wisdom; but he who reflects not, never reaps; has no harvest from it, but carries the burden of age without the wages of experience; nor knows himself old, but from his infirmities, the parish register, and the contempt of mankind. And age, if it has not esteem, has nothing.