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- carpe the diem (humorous)
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkɑː.piː ˈdaɪ.ɛm/, IPA(key): /ˌkɑː.peɪ ˈdiː.əm/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɑɹ.pi ˈdaɪ.ɛm/, IPA(key): /ˌkɑɹ.peɪ ˈdi.əm/
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- Enjoy the present, make the most of today, (common mistranslation) seize the day.
- 2007 July 30, Lee Harris, “Can Carpe Diem Societies Survive?”, in The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam's Threat to the West, New York: Basic Books, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OL, 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!” (“Carpe Diem” (song)), in Phineas and Ferb, season 2, episode 38:
- Just grab those opportunities when you see 'em / Cause every day's a brand new day, you gotta carpe diem
seize the day
- opportunity seldom knocks twice
- take the bull by the horns
- the world is one's oyster
- Carpe diem on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
From the end of the poem Odes I.11 by Horace, ancient Roman poet.
- Sapiās, vīna liquēs, et spatio brevī
- spem longam resecēs. Dum loquimur, fūgerit invidā
- aetās. Carpe diem quam minimum crēdula posterō.
- Be wise, make wine, and in a short time,
- lose any great hope. As we speak, time is cruelly slipping away.
- Enjoy the day, believing the least in the future.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkar.pe ˈdi.em/, [ˈkärpɛ ˈd̪iɛ̃ˑ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈkar.pe ˈdi.em/, [ˈkärpe ˈd̪iːem]
- seize the day (enjoy the present)