We live in deeds, not years. In thoughts not breaths. In feelings not figures on a deal. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives, who thinks most; feels the noblest, acts the best.
- by Philip James Bailey (1816 - 1902) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Virtue in deeds not words" [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2011-06-22
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