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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Edward Young on poetry, adversity, character, God, friendship, age, knowledge, maturity, strategy and happiness.

13 Great Edward Young Quotes With A Dash Of Satire

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Famous As: Poet

Born On: July 3, 1683

Died On: April 5, 1765

Born In: Upham

Died At Age: 81

Edward Young was a renowned English poet of the 18th century known for his poem called ‘Night Thoughts’. He won a fellowship in law and went on to complete his Doctorate in Civil Law Degree. He further pursued his childhood passion of writing and debuted as a poet with ‘Epistle to… Lord Lansdoune’. He published some more poems and produced a couple of plays backed by his mentor, the Duke of Wharton. He published a series of seven satires that were well-received by the masses and established his reputation as a satirist. He was made the Royal Chaplain after a collection of his satires titled “Love of Fame, the Universal Passion” was published. This was followed by one of his major works,‘The Conjectures’, which was acknowledged as a milestone in the History of Literature. He later became successful as a writer and came out with his most appreciated work known as ‘Nine Thoughts’. This was published in nine volumes, written in a blank verse, and turned out to be a massive hit among the masses. Go through the compilation of quotes and thoughts by the distinguished poet. Take a look at the noteworthy sayings and quotations by Edward Young.
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Friendship is the wine of life.

Edward Young

Affliction is a good man's shining time.

Edward Young

A foe to God was never true friend to man

Edward Young

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

Edward Young

The first sure symptom of a mind in health Is rest of heart and pleasure felt at home.

Edward Young

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

Edward Young

For her own breakfast she'll project a scheme, Nor take her tea without a strategem.

Edward Young

Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.

Edward Young

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

Edward Young

By night an atheist half believes in God.

Edward Young

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear: Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, And trifles life.

Edward Young