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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 Secrets of Success: Or, How to Get on in the World

Secrets - 1882 - 63 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,...nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end to them. It would be thought a hard...
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Golden thoughts from great authors, selected by A. Crowther

Alice Crowther - 1883 - 127 Seiten
...enough to think I have left no faults in this, which that touchstone will not discover. — Dryden. We are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. — Addison, Spectator. Who makes quick use of the mo ments is a genius of prudence. — Lavater....
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Readings from the Spectator. With notes

Joseph Addison - 1884
...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 young ladies' treasure book. A complete cyclopædia of practical ...

Young ladies - 1884 - 890 Seiten
...shortness of time, and yet have ch more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in ng nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing t we ought to do ; we are always complaining that our days are few, and ing as though there would be...
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Prose extracts [&c.].

John Edwin Nixon - 1885
...saith Seneca, 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,...: We are always complaining our Days are few, and 5 acting as though there would be no End of them. Though we seem grieved at the Shortness of Life in...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1887 - 536 Seiten
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing om ramplniuing our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher...
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The Spectator: A Digest-index

William Wheeler - 1892 - 178 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,...always complaining our Days are few, and acting as thoughTthere would be no End of them." 147-1-1. A Lewd young fellow seeing an aged Hermit go by him...
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The Speaker's Garland, Band 2

P. Garrett - 1892
...shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are dpent 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. Oeneca. Do good and leave...
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The Use of Life

Sir John Lubbock - 1894 - 316 Seiten
...shortness of time, and yet we have 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,...nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few ; and acting as though there would be no end to them." It is astonishing what...
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The Use of Life

Sir John Lubbock - 1894 - 316 Seiten
...doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few ; and acting as though there would be no end to them." It is astonishing what can be done by economy of time. " Nehemiah could find time to dart up a successful...
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