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Edward Young Quote: “Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled.”

Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled.

— Edward Young



Edward Young Quote: “We are all born originals – why is it so many of us die copies?”

We are all born originals – why is it so many of us die copies?

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.”

Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform and mortal men lay hold on heaven.”

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform and mortal men lay hold on heaven.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Be wise to-day; ’t is madness to defer.”

Be wise to-day; ’t is madness to defer.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “At thirty, man suspects himself a fool; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan.”

At thirty, man suspects himself a fool; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Mine is the night, with all her stars.”

Mine is the night, with all her stars.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Be wise today; ’tis madness to defer. Next day the fatal precedent will plead; thus on, til wisdom is pushed our of life.”

Be wise today; ’tis madness to defer. Next day the fatal precedent will plead; thus on, til wisdom is pushed our of life.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “However smothered under former negligence, or scattered through the dull, dark mass of common thoughts – let thy genius rise as the sun from chaos.”

However smothered under former negligence, or scattered through the dull, dark mass of common thoughts – let thy genius rise as the sun from chaos.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.”

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

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew, She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.”

Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew, She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, how complicate, how wonderful is man! Distinguished link in being’s endless chain! Midway from nothing to the Deity! Dim miniature of greatness absolute! An heir of glory! A frail child of dust! Helpless immortal! Insect infinite! A worm! A God!”

How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, how complicate, how wonderful is man! Distinguished link in being’s endless chain! Midway from nothing to the Deity! Dim miniature of greatness absolute! An heir of glory! A frail child of dust! Helpless immortal! Insect infinite! A worm! A God!

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o’er a slumbering world.”

Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o’er a slumbering world.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Friendship’s the wine of life.”

Friendship’s the wine of life.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Live now; be damn’d hereafter.”

Live now; be damn’d hereafter.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “It calls Devotion! genuine growth of night! Devotion! Daughter of Astronomy! An undevout astronomer is mad!”

It calls Devotion! genuine growth of night! Devotion! Daughter of Astronomy! An undevout astronomer is mad!

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.”

Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.”

As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Tired nature’s sweet restorer, balmy sleep! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where fortune smiles; the wretched he forsakes.”

Tired nature’s sweet restorer, balmy sleep! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where fortune smiles; the wretched he forsakes.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow.”

Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Too low they build who build below the skies.”

Too low they build who build below the skies.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Affliction is a good man’s shining time.”

Affliction is a good man’s shining time.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Think naught a trifle, though it small appear; Small stands the mountain, moments make the year, and trifles life.”

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear; Small stands the mountain, moments make the year, and trifles life.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.”

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

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “A tardy vengeance shares the tyrant’s guilt.”

A tardy vengeance shares the tyrant’s guilt.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows, In every rill a sweet instruction flows.”

On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows, In every rill a sweet instruction flows.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Insatiate archer! could not one suffice? Thy shaft flew thrice, and thrice my peace was slain; And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had filled her horn.”

Insatiate archer! could not one suffice? Thy shaft flew thrice, and thrice my peace was slain; And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had filled her horn.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, “that my heart has bled.””

Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, “that my heart has bled.”

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “A man I knew who lived upon a smile, And well it fed him; he look’d plump and fair, While rankest venom foam’d through every vein.”

A man I knew who lived upon a smile, And well it fed him; he look’d plump and fair, While rankest venom foam’d through every vein.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Like our shadows, our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.”

Like our shadows, our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.”

But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “To frown at pleasure, and to smile in pain.”

To frown at pleasure, and to smile in pain.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “An undevout astronomer is mad.”

An undevout astronomer is mad.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Ocean into tempest wrought, To waft a feather, or to drown a fly.”

Ocean into tempest wrought, To waft a feather, or to drown a fly.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “The melancholy ghosts of dead renown, Whispering faint echoes of the world’s applause.”

The melancholy ghosts of dead renown, Whispering faint echoes of the world’s applause.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileg’d beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of heaven.”

The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileg’d beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of heaven.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.”

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

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.”

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

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “He that’s ungrateful has no guilt but one; All other crimes may pass for virtues in him.”

He that’s ungrateful has no guilt but one; All other crimes may pass for virtues in him.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “The bell strikes One. We take no note of time But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the knell of my departed hours.”

The bell strikes One. We take no note of time But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the knell of my departed hours.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “How blessings brighten as they take their flight.”

How blessings brighten as they take their flight.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “A friend is worth all hazards we can run.”

A friend is worth all hazards we can run.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “A God all mercy is a God unjust.”

A God all mercy is a God unjust.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “The spider’s most attenuated thread Is cord, is cable, to man’s tender tie On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.”

The spider’s most attenuated thread Is cord, is cable, to man’s tender tie On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “Let no man trust the first false step of guilt; it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in last perdition ends.”

Let no man trust the first false step of guilt; it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in last perdition ends.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “This is the bud of being, the dim dawn, The twilight of our day, the vestibule; Life’s theatre as yet is shut, and death, Strong death, alone can heave the massy bar, This gross impediment of clay remove, And make us embryos of existence free.”

This is the bud of being, the dim dawn, The twilight of our day, the vestibule; Life’s theatre as yet is shut, and death, Strong death, alone can heave the massy bar, This gross impediment of clay remove, And make us embryos of existence free.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.”

All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “When pain can’t bless, heaven quits us in despair.”

When pain can’t bless, heaven quits us in despair.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “The love of praise, howe’er conceal’d by art, Reigns more or less, and glows in ev’ry heart.”

The love of praise, howe’er conceal’d by art, Reigns more or less, and glows in ev’ry heart.

— Edward Young


Edward Young Quote: “When men of infamy to grandeur soar, They light a torch to show their shame the more.”

When men of infamy to grandeur soar, They light a torch to show their shame the more.

— Edward Young

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