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  • 'T is impious in a good man to be sad.
    (Edward Young)

  • The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss.
    (Edward Young)

  • 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)

  • 'T is elder Scripture, writ by God's own hand, Scripture authentic uncorrupt by man.
    (Edward Young)

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


  • Too low they build who build below the skies.
    (Edward Young)

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

  • Procrastination is the thief of time.
    (Edward Young)

  • I had looked for happiness in fast living, but it was not there. I tried to find it in money, but it was not there either. But when I placed myself in tune with what I believe to be the fundamental truths of life, when I began to develop my limited ability, to rid my mind of all kinds of tangled thoughts, and fill it with zeal and courage and love, when I gave myself a chance by treating myself decently and sensibly, I began to feel the stimulating, warm glow of happiness.
    (Edward Young)

  • The blood will follow where the knife is driven, The flesh will quiver where the pincers tear.
    (Edward Young)

  • The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
    (Edward Young)

  • O sacred solitude divine retreat Choice of the prudent envy of the great By thy pure stream, or in thy waving shade, We court fair wisdom, that celestial maid.
    (Edward Young)

  • How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
    (Edward Young)

  • Virtue alone out builds the pyramids Her monuments shall last, when Egypt's fall.
    (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)


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