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Edward Young
July 3, 1683 - April 5, 1765
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

A God all mercy is a God unjust.


Wise it is to comprehend the whole.


Wishing of all employments is the worst.


Those who build beneath the stars build too low.


Too low they build who build below the skies.


Less base the fear of death than fear of life.


The man that makes a character, makes foes.


Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness.


By night an atheist half believes in a God.


How blessings brighten as they take their flight.


Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.


Wonder is involuntary praise.


A Christian is the highest style of man.


The course of Nature is the art of God.


There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.


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


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.


The future... seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.


Virtue alone has majesty in death.


All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.


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