Tuesday, January 03, 2006

We Live In Deeds

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. And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest: lives in one hour more than in years do some whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins.

-- Philip James Bailey (1816-1902) English poet, "We Live In Deeds ..." excerpt

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