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" WE all of us complain of the shortness of time, saith Seneca, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do.... "
An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ... - Seite 190
von Noah Webster - 1809 - 230 Seiten
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The new handbook of illustration; or, Treasury of themes, meditations [&c ...

E S. P - 1874
...shortness of time ; and yet we have moro than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. — Seneca. WHEN Drexelins...
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Symbols from the Sea, Or, The Port, the Pilot, and the Passage

W. H. Burton - 1874 - 248 Seiten
...waste the time which we declare to be so precious! Seneca truly says: "We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them." What need there is for the prayer, " So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our...
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Selections from Addison's Papers Contributed to the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1875 - 528 Seiten
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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Selections from Addison's papers contributed to the Spectator, ed. by T. Arnold

Joseph Addison - 1875
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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Education progressive through life, essays

Henry Trigg - 1877
...instances is too appropriate even in our own day, " Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do." Absolute idleness is, however, impossible; a reasonable being cannot be in the condition of a stock...
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Selections from Addison's Papers in the Spectator: Essay on "Addison,"

Joseph Addison - 1879
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The Little gleaner, Bände 3-4

1881
...shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to. We are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. THE...
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Gems of great authors; or, The philosophy of reading and thinking, selected ...

John Tillotson - 1880 - 386 Seiten
...shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. — Seneca. XXXVIII. |HE MIKD. — The mind has a certain vegetative power, which cannot be...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 536 Seiten
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing ly too much to their own wisdom and policy, end unfortunate....written that Timotheus the Athenian, after he had, in of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular by...
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The Chautauquan: Organ of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle

1882
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. "Our lives (says he) are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them." That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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