Edward Young Quotes

- Notable Edward Young Quotes Index -

Born: July 3, 1683,
Birth Country:
Died: , April 5, 1765
Occupation: Author

1.
By all means use some time to be alone.
- Edward Young

2.
Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
- Edward Young

3.
Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
- Edward Young

4.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

5.
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
- Edward Young

6.
Much learning shows how little mortals know much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.
- Edward Young

7.
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

8.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
- Edward Young

9.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
- Edward Young

10.
The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
- Edward Young

11.
The future... seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.
- Edward Young

12.
The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
- Edward Young

13.
The weak have remedies, the wise have joys superior wisdom is superior bliss.
- Edward Young

14.
There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
- Edward Young

15.
Virtue alone has majesty in death.
- Edward Young

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