he lives long who lives well

1553 T. WILSON Art of Rhetoric 45v They lyued long enough, that have liued well enough.

1642 T. FULLER Holy State I. vi. If he chance to die young, yet he lives long that lives well.

1861 H. BONAR in Hymns of Faith & Hope 2nd ser. 129 He liveth long who liveth well! All other life is short and vain.

2007 India Today 12 Feb. 18 There’s a proverb which says: ‘He lives long who lives well’. That was way before the days when caloric intake, low fat, high fibre, stress-management and working out became lifestyle mantras.

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