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|"No more?" " Thank God, no." " And you have been happy ? "My wife and I don't |
quarrel more than once a day on an average. 'Call no man happy till he be dead'
says the old Greek : I'd change the sentence and say, 'Call no man happy till his ...
|Plain DEALING; is dead, and died without issue. / Call no man HAPPY till he is |
dead. / Don't give up HOPE till hope is dead. / Don't pay for a dead HORSE.
When the HORSE is dead, the cow gets fat. A good JAP is a dead Jap. / A LAZY
man is ...
|638–559 B.C.), who told the wealthy King Croesus, “Call no man happy before |
he dies, he is at best but fortunate.” Compare Sophocles (c. ... end of his life
without suffering grief.” Variant of this proverb: call no man happy till he is dead.
|In 1905 Gottingen renewed honoris causa the degree of Ph.D. which he had |
received at that University in 1855. ... of his retirement he proposed to amend
Solon's maxim " call no man happy till he is dead" to "call no man happy till he
|happy at 12:01, although you might well have a stab of pain at 12:00 noon and |
none at 12:01. "Call no man happy until he is dead," King Darius of Persia said—
which doesn't mean that he's happy when he is dead, but that you can't be sure
|There is no such pathetic tragedy in the history of our profession. Before the age |
of thirty Vesalius had effected a revolution in anatomy; he became the valued
physician of the greatest court of Europe; but call no man happy till he is dead!
|To all outward seeming he stands at the pinnacle of his own and his nation's |
power. In spite of the familiar injunction to call no man happy till he is dead, the
temptation is strong to assume that the shape of Stalin's career is fixed and will
not be ...
|As nature is seen transfiguring itself in the seasons, man, too, transfigures himself |
morally and spiritually. The cosmos ... HI The aphorism "call no man happy till he
is dead'" constantly seems to resonate throughout the world of Greek tragedy.
|"I have laid him on the bed," he whispered, "but he's quite dead, and what is to he |
done I do not know. ... Leaving Alice weeping and helpless as a child, the two
men provided themselves with coal-hammers and shovels, ... so well, that no
suspicion ever bghted on the felon's grave until the present time, a/ter an interval
of more than fifty years. ... Maria, however, was a very happy child, though she
durst not make a noise any where except in her own play-room, at the top of the
|His ethical views were teleological; in other words, he believed that ethical |
actions were defined by their goals. ... lures us back to another piece of sage-like
wisdom, quoted again and again in Greek literature: call no man happy till he's