Inspired by the famous quote from Roman poet Horace: “ carpe diem, quam minimum postero” the popular translation of which states “seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow”
Seize the day ! Make gifted light your charge,
use it for profit or pleasure
but waste not this treasure .
We are vassal to the Lord of life,
let action be rife.
Seize the moment ! Let not one falling sand grain
be unworthy of mention.
Divide hours into labour and rest,
strive ever for ascension.
And when a final sunset comes, rejoice the slow
toll of the bell ! Each pause and ring proclaiming
he has lived well.