|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Richard Brinsley Sheridan (17511816)|
|QUOTATION:||A life spent worthily should be measured by a nobler line,by deeds, not years. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Pizarro. Act iv. Sc. 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]