91 Total Quotes

Edward Young Quotes

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Edward Young
#English Poet

Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire
Edward Young
#Birth

Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
Edward Young
#English Poet #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.
Edward Young
#English Poet

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

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
Edward Young
#English Poet #Logic

A Christian is the highest style of man.
Edward Young
#English Poet #Man

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

At thirty man suspects himself a fool; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves; and re-resolves; then dies the same
Edward Young
#Fools And Foolishness

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young
#Friends Or Friendship #English Poet

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.
Edward Young
#English Poet

The man that makes a character, makes foes.
Edward Young
#English Poet #Character

Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
Edward Young
#English Poet #Wisdom

An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can't confine me there
Edward Young
#Angels

The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.
Edward Young
#English Poet #Remedies

By all means use some time to be alone.
Edward Young
#English Poet

Wonder is involuntary praise
Edward Young
#Praise

Why all this toil for triumphs of an hour? What tho' we wade in Wealth, or soar in Fame? Earth's highest station ends in "Here he lies;" and "Dust to dust" concludes the noblest songs
Edward Young
#Fame

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
Edward Young
#Procrastination

Procrastination is the thief of time.
Edward Young
#Procrastination #English 18th Century Proverbs

How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
Edward Young
#English Poet #Blessings