Quotes by Edward Young
- By all means use some time to be alone.
- Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
- Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
- Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
- Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
- Much learning shows how little mortals know much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.
- 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.
- Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
- Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
- The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
- The future... seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.
- The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
- The weak have remedies, the wise have joys superior wisdom is superior bliss.
- There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
- Virtue alone has majesty in death.