Sunday, September 7, 2008

Carpe Diem? Or Delayed Gratification?

image by speedy2, sxc.huimage by lusi,

...Don't Follow The Herd, Don't Toss The Coin Either

...sapias, vina liques et spatio brevi spem longam reseces.
dum loquimur, fugerit invida aetas:
carpe diem quam minimum credula postero.

Strain your wine and prove your wisdom; life is short; should hope
be more?
In the moment of our talking, envious time has ebb'd away.
Seize the present; trust to-morrow e'en as little as you may.

So wrote Quintus Horatius Flaccus - aka Horace - in his Odes, Book


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