“Nor could I, for the life of me, see how the creation of the world
had anything to do with what I was talking about.” —
Is life worth living? Schopenhauer decides in the negative. In the “funeral service” we are taught to thank God for delivering the deceased “out of the miseries of this sinful life.” On the other hand, we are told that Jesus called Lazarus from the grave, not by way of punishment, but quite the contrary.
“On days like this, one feels that Schopenhauer is wrong after all,
and that life is something really worth living for.” —
Large as life. Of the same size as the object represented. On my life. I will answer for it by my life; as, “Il le fera j'en répondes sur ma vie.” To bear a charmed life. To escape accidents in a marvellous manner.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894