English Proverbs -WE LIVE IN DEEDS, NOT IN YEARS

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Proverb Expansion

WE LIVE IN DEEDS, NOT IN YEARS

This proverb means that the worth or value of our life depends not upon the years we live, but upon the good or useful deeds we do in this world. Most people usually pray for a long life. But it is not life that matters, but living. A brief life made glorious by virtuous deeds is far better than a long life of no use to others. Ever since the inception of the world, how many people have been born, lived and died, nobody can even guess. But even in such an overcrowded world, some people have made history. It is also worth noting that these great men who have left their footprints on the stands of time did not live long. Within their short span of time, they left an indelible impression on the world through their good deeds. Christ died at the age of 33. Shankaracharya and Alexander the Great also died at about 33 years. Shelley, Keats, Bhagath Singh, Swami Vivekananda – all these great men had only short lives. But who can ever forget their glorious achievements in their chosen fields? These men have become immortal through their good deeds. The survival of our name and fame on the earth depends of the deeds performed by us. It has nothing to do with the number of years we live. So, it can be concluded that we live only in deeds and not in years.