He will through life be master of himself and a happy man who from day to day can have said, "I have lived: tomorrow the Father may fill the sky with black clouds or with cloudless sunshine."

Ille potens sui, laetusque deget, cui licet in diem, dixisse "Vixi: cras vel atra nube polem pater occupato vel sole puro."

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Original Citation

Horace. Carmina [Odes]. 23 BC, bk. 3, no. 29.

Current Citation

Horace. "Odes." The Complete Odes and Epodes, translated by David West. Oxford University Press, 2008, bk. 3, no. 29.