Edward Young Quotes

Most popular Edward Young Quotes

Hot love is soon cold.
— Edward Young
Friendship's the wine of life.

friendship

A perpetuity of bliss is bliss.
— Edward Young
The happy only are truly great.
— Edward Young
Peace begins where ambition ends.
— Edward Young

peace

For wonder is involuntary praise.

wonder

A competence is vital to content.
— Edward Young
A man of wisdom is a man of years.
— Edward Young
Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
— Edward Young
Fondness for fame is avarice of air.
— Edward Young
A man who makes character makes foes.
— Edward Young
Procrastination is the thief of time.

time priorities

Be wise today; 'tis madness to defer.
— Edward Young
Peace begins just where ambition ends.
— Edward Young
An honest love is not afraid to frown.
— Edward Young
Wit ill applied is a dangerous weapon.
— Edward Young
Our senses, as our reason, are divine.
— Edward Young
What ardently we wish we soon believe.
— Edward Young
Reverberated pleasures fire the breast.
— Edward Young
Wishing of all employments is the worst.
— Edward Young
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
— Edward Young
Speech ventilates our intellectual fire.
— Edward Young
We wisely strip the steed we mean to buy.
— Edward Young
We take no note of time but from its loss.
— Edward Young
Man maketh a death which Nature never made.
— Edward Young
There are forty men of wit to one of sense.
— Edward Young
Tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep!

sleep

The mind that would be happy must be great.
— Edward Young
None think the great unhappy, but the great.
— Edward Young
Were all people happy, reveling would cease.
— Edward Young
Be good, and let heaven answer for the rest.
— Edward Young
You say it is needful: Is it therefore right?
— Edward Young
Our nature such, ill choice ensures ill fate.
— Edward Young
The time that bears no fruit deserves no name.
— Edward Young
If weak thy faith, why choose the harder side?
— Edward Young
Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death.

faith

Satire! Thou shining supplement of public laws.
— Edward Young
Worldly wise is but half-witted, at its highest.
— Edward Young
Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.

aim high

Judge before friendship, then confide till death.
— Edward Young
A man's greatest strength is shown in standing still.
— Edward Young
On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.
— Edward Young
Born Originals, how comes it to pass that we die Copies?

individuality originality conformity

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

wish

Reserve will wound friendship, and distrust will destroy it.
— Edward Young
Business is a fight — a continual struggle — just as life is.
— Edward Young
Patience and resignation are the pillars of human peace on earth.
— Edward Young
Friendship's the wine of life; but friendship new is neither strong nor pure.
— Edward Young
Who lives to nature rarely can be poor — who lives to fancy never can be rich.
— Edward Young
No man ever found a happy life by chance, or yawned it into being with a wish.
— Edward Young
Bliss is too great to lodge within an hour — duration is essential to the name.
— Edward Young
Much joy not only speaks small happiness, but happiness that shortly must expire.
— Edward Young
Procrastination is the thief of time;
Year after year it steals, till all are fled.

procrastination

We take no note of time but from its loss: to give it then a tongue is wise in a man.
— Edward Young
Who does the best his circumstance allows
Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more.

doing your best

When most the world applauds you, most beware
'Tis often less a blessing than a snare.

applause

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

praise

Whatever the' Almighty's subsequent command, His first command is this : "Man, love thyself."
— Edward Young
Plain sense but rarely leads us far astray, of plain, sound sense, life's current coin is made.
— Edward Young
Each moment has its sickle, emulous 
Of Time's enormous scythe, whose ample sweep 
Strikes empires from the root.
— Edward Young

time

This world that we're living in is mighty hard to beat; You get a thorn with every rose, but ain't the roses sweet.
— Edward Young
Most true a wise man will never be sad; but neither will sonorous, bubbling mirth, a shallow stream of happiness betray.
— Edward Young
An age more curious than devout is more fond to fix the place of heaven, or hell, than studious this to shun, or that to secure.
— Edward Young
Wealth may seek us; but wisdom must be sought, sought before all; but how unlike all else we seek on earth, 'tis never sought in vain.