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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Philip Doddridge. (1702–1751)
    Live while you live, the epicure would say,
And seize the pleasures of the present day;
Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,
And give to God each moment as it flies.
Lord, in my views, let both united be:
I live in pleasure when I live to thee.
          Epigram on his Family Arms. 1
    Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,
  And press with vigour on;
A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
  And an immortal crown.
          Zeal and Vigour in the Christian Race.
John Wesley. (1703–1791)
    That execrable sum of all villanies commonly called a Slave Trade.
          Journal. Feb. 12, 1772.
    Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. “Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.” 2
          Sermon xciii. On Dress.
    I am always in haste, but never in a hurry. 3
Benjamin Franklin. (1706–1790)
    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. 4
          Historical Review of Pennsylvania.
Note 1.
Dum vivimus vivamus (Let us live while we live).—Orton: Life of Doddridge. [back]
Note 2.
See Bacon, Quotation 47. [back]
Note 3.
Given as a saying of Wesley, in the “Saturday Review,” Nov. 28, 1874. [back]
Note 4.
This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin’s “Historical Review,” 1759, appearing also in the body of the work.—Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413. [back]