Phrases from the Past We Need to Bring Back
We all know about carpe diem—seize the day—but here are a few other forgotten Latin sayings that capture those hard-to-explain (and hard-to-get-through) moments everyone eventually faces.
This phrase from Cicero, Republican Rome's most celebrated orator, warns against an overzealous desire to get famous/rich/successful with little work. A must cake—made from wheat flour and sediment left from making wine—was a cheap food. Real glory arrives, the orator suggested, only after we've put in some hard, costly, sustained effort.