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Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron
My time has been passed viciously and agreeably; at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that "Carpe Diem" is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds—for who can trust to tomorrow?
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Letter, August 20, 1819. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 6, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1976).
The phrase carpe diem ("seize the day") was used by Horace in his Odes, bk. 1, ode 11. Byron died at age thirty-six.
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