A friend is worth all hazards we can run.
Edward Young, Night Thoughts (1742-1745), Night II, line 571.
The knell, the shroud, the mattock, and the grave, The deep damp vault, the darkness and the worm.Edward Young
Accept a miracle instead of wit,—See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ.Edward Young
Oh, how portentous is prosperity! How comet-like, it threatens while it shines.Edward Young
To climb life's worn, heavy wheel Which draws up nothing new.Edward Young
O sacred solitude! divine retreat! Choice of the prudent! envy of the great, By thy pure stream, or in thy waving shade, We court fair wisdom, that celestial maid.Edward Young
The man who consecrates his hours By vig'rous effort and an honest aim, At once he draws the sting of life and death; He walks with nature and her paths are peace.Edward Young
The blood will follow where the knife is driven, The flesh will quiver where the pincers tear.Edward Young
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.Edward Young
Who borrow much, then fairly make it known, And damn it with improvements of their own.Edward Young
Some write, confin'd by physic; some, by debt; Some, for 'tis Sunday; some, because 'tis wet; Another writes because his father writ, And proves himself a bastard by his wit.Edward Young
We push time from us, and we wish him back; * * * * * * Life we think long and short; death seek and shun.Edward Young
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