Disce Quasi Semper Victurus, Vive Quasi Cras Moriturus

One of my favorite quotes is:

Disce Quasi Semper Victurus
Vive Quasi Cras Moriturus

Translated, it means:

Learn As if You Were Going to Live Forever; Live As if You Were Going to Die Tomorrow.

For the longest time, I had no idea who said it. In English, it is often attributed to Gandhi, but, after a bit of research tonight, I’ve found that the original Latin is commonly attributed to Edmund Rich (aka. St. Edmund of Abingdon, Eadmund of Canterbury).

– Neil.


~ by Nocturnal Discourse on 25 May 2009.

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