The Use of Life (Classic Reprint)

The Use of Life (Classic Reprint)

by John Lubbock
     
 

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The most important thing to learn in life, is how to live. There is nothing men are so anxious to keep as life, and nothing they take so little pains to keep well.

This is no simple matter. "Life," said Hippocrates, at the commencement of his medical Aphorisms, "Life is short, Art is long, Opportunity fleeting, Experiment uncertain,

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Excerpt from The Use of Life

The most important thing to learn in life, is how to live. There is nothing men are so anxious to keep as life, and nothing they take so little pains to keep well.

This is no simple matter. "Life," said Hippocrates, at the commencement of his medical Aphorisms, "Life is short, Art is long, Opportunity fleeting, Experiment uncertain, and Judgment difficult."

Happiness and success in life do not depend on our circumstances, but on ourselves. "More men have ruined themselves than have ever been destroyed by others: more houses and cities have perished at the hands of man, than storms or earthquakes have ever destroyed." There are two sorts of ruin; one is the work of time, the other of men.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330129852
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/16/2015
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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