We live in deeds, not years:
In thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart-throbs.
He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

Philip James Bailey (1816-1902) English poet
Festus, Sc. 5 “A Country Town” (1839)

Often misattributed to Aristotle.
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 18-Sep-19
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