This is commonly mis-attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but there's no evidence that he ever said it.
See here: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/07/14/life-years-count/
In conclusion, QI would tentatively credit Edward J. Stieglitz with the saying. However, it is possible that the statement was crafted by an advertising copywriter instead of Stieglitz himself. It is also possible that earlier instances exist that QI has not yet located.
Adlai Stevenson did use the saying on more than one occasion while giving speeches. The attachment to Lincoln is currently unsupported. The wording in the advertisement for the book by Stieglitz does differ somewhat from the version used by Stevenson, but the semantics and word-order reversal match.
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
Abraham Lincoln said it
years were numbered to count backward to indicate the number of years an event had occurred “before Christ” or “B.C.”
In Hebrew, you use numbers to count the years, just as in English.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States. he also said many other famous quotes.
This is another way of saying that it really does not matter so much how many years one might live to be, if they have not really 'lived;' a reflection of the fact that few people ever do.
Rosalind Rinker has written: 'The open heart' -- subject(s): Christian life 'The years that count' -- subject(s): Religious life, Youth 'How to Get the Most Out of Your Prayer Life' 'The years that count' -- subject(s): Youth, Religious life 'Communicating love through prayer' 'Within the circle' -- subject(s): Christian life 'How God speaks to us today' -- subject(s): Christian life, God 'The years that count' -- subject(s): Youth, Religious life 'Praying together' -- subject(s): Christianity, Prayer groups, Prayer meetings 'Prayer' -- subject(s): Prayer
just count how many seasons they have, it will be either one or two years for each season
You count from AD then to BC