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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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Choice Literature...for Intermediate Grades, Bücher 1

1898
...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.— SENECA. No ignorant, no indolent, no irreligious people can ever be permanently a free people.—ALVORD....
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Essays and Tales

Joseph Addison - 1901 - 192 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 described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular, by all...
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The Jones First [-fifth] Reader, Bücher 4

Lewis Henry Jones - 1903
...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, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. 15 We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as if there would be no end to them."...
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The Jones First [-fifth] Reader, Bücher 4

Lewis Henry Jones - 1903
...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, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. 15 We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as if there would be no end to them."...
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The Building Laws of Human Character; Or, Every Man's Monitor ...

1903 - 163 Seiten
...Very few people are good economists of their fortune, and still fewer of their time. — Chesterfield. We are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. — Addison. 57 Many a man spends half his time anticipating to-morrow and the other half...
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Proverbial Wisdom: Proverbs, Maxims and Ethical Sentences, of Interest to ...

Abram N. Coleman - 1903 - 302 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, or in doing nothing what we ought to do; we are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would be...
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Useful Instruction (In Matters Religious, Moral and Other.)

Motilal M. Munshi - 1904
...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. Those who employ their time ill are the first to complain of its shortness. As they spend...
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The Jones Readers by Grades: Book one-[eight], Bücher 5

Lewis Henry Jones - 1904
...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, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. 15 We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as if there would be no end to them."...
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Bulletin ...

American School (Lansing, Ill.) - 1905
...TIME AND VET HAVE MUCH MORE THAN WE KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH. OUR LIVES ARE SPENT IN DOING NOTHING AT ALL, OR IN DOING NOTHING THAT WE OUGHT TO DO; WE ARE ALWAYS...OUR DAYS ARE FEW, AND ACTING AS THOUGH THERE WOULD sE NO END OF THEM." Sгneea. Cetm-ekt, roos by American School of Covmiomttnrt at Armoav Institaif...
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The Fifth Reader

1905 - 468 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 if there would be no end to them." One great, I might almost say...
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