Dhammapada

Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 111

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve duppañño asamāhito
Ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo paññavantassa jhāyino

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 111

And he who lives a hundred years, ignorant and unrestrained, a life of one day is better if a man is wise and reflecting.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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