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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4705
AUTHOR:Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)
QUOTATION:A life spent worthily should be measured by a nobler line,—by deeds, not years. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Pizarro. Act iv. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
He who grown aged in this world of woe,
In deeds, not years, piercing the depths of life,
So that no wonder waits him.
Lord Byron: Childe Harold, canto iii. stanza 5.

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.—Philip James Bailey: Festus. A Country Town.

Who well lives, long lives; for this age of ours
Should not be numbered by years, daies, and hours.
Du Bartas: Days and Weekes. Fourth Day. Book ii. [back]
 

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