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Thy purpose firm is equal to the deed:Who does the best his circumstance allowsDoes well, acts nobly; angels could no more.
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 90.
Age
Engrave this Quote Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
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Atheism
Engrave this Quote By night an atheist half believes in God.
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Birth
Engrave this Quote Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
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Character
Engrave this Quote The man that makes a character, makes foes.
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Death
Engrave this Quote Virtue alone has majesty in death.
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Example
Engrave this Quote Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the
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Fear
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Goals
Engrave this Quote Those who build beneath the stars build too low.
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Greatness & Great Things
Engrave this Quote None think the great unhappy, but the great.
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Hope
Wishing, of all employments, is the worst.
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 71.
Humility
Engrave this Quote We rise in glory, as we sink in pride:
Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts, night VIII
Learning
Engrave this Quote Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.
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Life
Engrave this Quote Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
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Time flies, death urges, knells call, Heaven invites,Hell threatens.
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 292.
At thirty, man suspects himself a fool;Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan.
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 417
All men think all men mortal but themselves.
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 424.
Praise
The love of praise, howe'er conceal'd by art,Reigns more or less, and glows in ev'ry heart.
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-Edward Young, Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 51.
Quotations
Engrave this Quote Some, for renown, on scraps of learning dote, and think they grow immortal as they quote.
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Reflection
How blessings brighten as they take their flight!
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 602.
Religion
A God all mercy is a God unjust.
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 233.
Self Respect
Amid my list of blessings infinite, Stands this the foremost, 'That my heart has bled.'
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. Night IX. l. 497
Service
Engrave this Quote To leave a sting within a brother's heart.
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Shame
Engrave this Quote The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
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Time
Engrave this Quote Procrastination is the thief of time.
note: this line also appears in Charles Dickens' David Copperfield.
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-Edward Young, Night Thoughts. (in Night i. Line 393), 1742

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