Diary of a Financier

Carpe diem: “Make Much of Time”

In Existential on Fri 12 Jul 2013 at 00:16

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying."Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May"

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he’s a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.

Robert Herrick, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time”

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How many times do people have to tell me? My greatest fear is waking up when I’m old and grey, having not taken a risk, and yes, having not accomplished anything extraordinary, nothing worthy of a legacy–as vague as my dreams may be.

See also: Choose YourselfΒ by James Altucher

Previously: “You’re already naked,” by Steve Jobs

–Romeo

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