Locally, someone… I forget who… from time to time encourages young scholars to carpe the heck out of the diem.
diem first agreed to carry out the changes, but he later reneged, setting off a series of incidents that led to his downfall.
[John F. Kennedy, Jr., exits room] JFK: I was shocked by the death of diem and Nhu.
Latin for “Seize the day”: take full advantage of present opportunities. This sentiment is found not only in classical literature but in much of English literature as well (see “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” and “Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, Lady, were no crime.”)