Dhammapada

Sahassavagga ⧸ Gāthā 114

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve apassaṃ amataṃ padaṃ
Ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo passato amataṃ padaṃ

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The Thousands ⧸ Verse 114

And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing the immortal place, a life of one day is better if a man sees the immortal place.
English translation by Max Müller, from The Sacred Books of the East (1881).

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