he lives long who lives well

he lives long who lives well

1. proverb Living honorably is more important than living for a long time. My sweet son was only 17 when he died, so I try to console myself with the idea that he lives long who lives well.
2. Living honorably will cause one to live for a long time. I try to treat everyone well because I know that he lives long who lives well.
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He lives long who lives well.

Prov. If you live virtuously, you will have a long life; a person who does not live virtuously is wasting his life. The pastor, exhorting his congregation to live moral lives, said, "He lives long who lives well."
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