Quotation by William Hazlitt

We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim—objects press around us, filling the mind with their magnitude and with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.
William Hazlitt (1778–1830), British essayist. repr. In Complete Works, vol. 17, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). "On the Feeling of Immortality in Youth," published unsigned in Monthly Magazine (March 1827).
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