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Edward Young Quotes

(1683-1765), British Poet, Dramatist

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.

Category: Age And Aging

By night an atheist half believes in God.

Category: Atheism

Our birth is nothing but our death begun.

Category: Birth

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.

Category: Blush

The man that makes a character, makes foes.

Category: Character

All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.

Category: Death And Dying

Virtue alone has majesty in death.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Example

The purpose firm is equal to the deed.

Category: Firmness

Those who build beneath the stars build too low.

Category: Goals

None think the great unhappy, but the great.

Category: Greatness

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

Category: Learning

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

Category: Life And Death

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.

Category: Procrastination

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

Category: Quotations