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Procrastination is the thief of time.
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.
The course of Nature is the art of God.
A God all mercy is a God unjust.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Edward Young
The man that makes a character, makes foes.
The future… seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.
Edward Young
Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
A Christian is the highest style of man.
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
Truth never was indebted to a lie.
They only babble who practise not reflection.
Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.
Edward Young
Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young
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
By night an atheist half believes in a God.
There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
Edward Young
The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
By all means use some time to be alone.
The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness.
The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.
Edward Young
The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
Edward Young
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
A friend is worth all hazards we can run.
Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.
Read nature; nature is a friend to truth.
All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
Edward Young
An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can't confine me there.
Edward Young
Wishing of all employments is the worst.
How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Wonder is involuntary praise.
Virtue alone has majesty in death.
None think the great unhappy, but the great.
The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
Edward Young
Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
Edward Young