Quotes by Edward Young

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Those who build beneath the stars build too low.

Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
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.
Some, for renown, on scraps of learning dote, and think they grow immortal as they quote.
To leave a sting within a brother's heart.
Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.
None think the great unhappy, but the great.
The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
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
Virtue alone has majesty in death.
All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.
The man that makes a character, makes foes.
The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
By night an atheist half believes in God.
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
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 thoughtResolves, and re-resolves; then dies the same. And why? Because he thinks himself immortal. All men think all men mortal but themselves.