Carpe Diem

The shortness of life cannot dissuade us from its pleasures, nor console us from its pains.

Marquis de Vauvernagues, Reflexions and Maxims, 1746

Better a thousand times even a swiftly fading, ephemeral moment of life than the epoch-long unconsciousness of the stone.

Edwin Way Teale, Autumn Across America, 1956

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