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" Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own : He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. Be fair or foul, or rain or shine, The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine. Not Heaven itself... "
The Odes of Horace: In Four Books Translated Into English Lyric Verse - Page 378
by Horace - 1858 - 475 pages
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 222 pages
...Elphinston, on whom he usually draws in the Rambler when quoting Horace in English, but from Dryden: Be fair or foul or rain or shine, The joys I have possess'd in spite of fate are mine. Not heav'n itself upon the past has pow'r, But what has been has...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 967 pages
...from their old foundations torn, And woods made thin with winds, their scattered honours mourn. VIII Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call...The joys I have possessed in spite of fate are mine. 70 Not heaven itself upon the past has power; But what has been has been, and I have had my hour.'...
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Aspire to Something Higher: A Pocket Book of Inspired Thoughts

Shawn Bremner - Conduct of life - 2003 - 127 pages
...plausibly temptation may be presented to you. -Susannah Wesley (Mother of reformist John Wesley) 223) Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call...say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. -John Dryden 224) The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved-loved for ourselves,...
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Twelve Greeks and Romans who Changed the World

Carl J. Richard - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 259 pages
...ebbs as I speak — so seize each day, and grant the next no credit Happy the man, and happy he alone, who can call today his own; he who secure within, can say, Tomorrow, do your worst, for I have lived today.'" Horace's Epistles (c. 20 BC), which included influential literary...
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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie - Psychology - 2004 - 298 pages
...a time — and that 'Every day is a new life to a wise man.' " Who do you suppose wrote this verse: He who, secure within, can say: "To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have liv'd to-day. " Those words sound modern, don't they? Yet they were written thirty years before Christ...
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How To Be Happy, Successful And Rich

Reginald V. Johnson - 2005
...of them would give every dollar he/she left here to trade places with you! John Dryden said it best: "Happy the man and happy he alone, he who can call...say, tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today." "True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise, it arises, in the first place,...
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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

J. B. Leishman - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 254 pages
...that, as Dryden magnificently paraphrased it, Happy the Man, and happy he alone, He who can call to day his own: He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have liv'd to-day. Be fair, or foul, or rain, or shine, The joys I have possesst, in spight of fate, are...
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Cheerfulness As a Life Power

Orison Swett Marden - Self-Help - 2005 - 84 pages
...nnattained and dim, While the beantiful, all roond thee lying, Offers up its low, perpetual hyma ? " Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call to-day Ms own; He who, secure witM0 himself, can say : ' To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have lived to-day...
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The Life of a Trial Lawyer

J. B. Spence - Lawyers - 2006 - 118 pages
...closing, I say thanks. Thanks to all of you who have shared my life with me. Thanks. Happy The Man Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call...I have possessed, in spite of fate, Are mine. Not Heaven itself upon the past has power, But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour. — John...
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The ABC of Lit Crit

Frank H. Ellis - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 234 pages
...recall Dryden's magnificent verses in imitation of lines 41-55 of Horace's ode: VIII. Happy the man, and he alone, He, who can call to-day his own; He who,...I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine; Not heaven itself upon the past has power, But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour." IX. ....
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