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- Seize the day; make the most of today; enjoy the present.
2007 July 30, Harris, Lee, “Can Carpe Diem Societies Survive?”, in The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam's Threat to the West, New York: Basic Books, ISBN 9780465002030, LCCN 2007007954, OL 9697473M, page 241:
- Indeed, in an extreme carpe diem society, children are raised without being given any sense that they have a transgenerational duty to the as yet unborn— the duty to leave them a better world.
2011 January 29, “Rollercoaster: The Musical!”, in Phineas and Ferb, season 2, episode 38, , “Carpe Diem” (song):
- Just grab those opportunities when you see 'em / Cause every day's a brand new day, you gotta carpe diem
seize the day
- take the bull by the horns
- the world is one's oyster
- Carpe diem on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
From Horace, Odes I.xi.8: Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero, meaning “seize the day while trusting little on what tomorrow might bring”.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkar.pe ˈdi.em/, [ˈkar.pɛ ˈdi.ẽ]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈkar.pe ˈdi.em/, [ˈkar.pe ˈdiː.em]
- seize the day (enjoy the present)