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 maxim by Seneca, 1st AD century philosopher, politician and playwright, reminds us not to struggle when the world will have its way with us. Better to accept reality than to fight it, even if the results turn out to be identical—a piece of advice that Seneca was forced to reckon with. He was for many years Emperor Nero's tutor and adviser, until Nero forced him to commit suicide. This he did (though it took three attempts in one afternoon).