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Carpe diem

Posted by Masakim on April 08, 2003

In Reply to: Carpe diem posted by ESC on April 08, 2003

: : : : What is the meaning of Carpe diem? Is it a cliche? Thanks.

: : : Seize the day.
: : Is it Latin? Thanks.

: Yep.

: Carpe diem - n. [literally, pluck the day] the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.

Dum loquimur, fugerit invida
Aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
[While we're talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, put no trust in the future]
--Horace, _Odes_, Book I, No 11

See also: the meaning and origin of Carpe Diem.