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Edward Young – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Edward Young

 

By all means use some time to be alone.

– Edward Young


Virtue alone has majesty in death.

– Edward Young


Less base the fear of death than fear of life.

– Edward Young


Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.

– Edward Young


Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.

– Edward Young


Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.

– Edward Young


The future… seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.

– Edward Young


Much learning shows how little mortals know much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.

– Edward Young


Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.

– Edward Young


Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.

– Edward Young


There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.

– Edward Young


The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.

– Edward Young


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.

– Edward Young


The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.

– Edward Young


The weak have remedies, the wise have joys superior wisdom is superior bliss.

– Edward Young


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