Isabela del Alcázar – Carpe Diem


Isabela del Alcázar – Global head of sustainability at IE University.


Carpe Diem (Verses by Horace & Omar Khayam).

Our worries are eternal. Hence Horatio’s celebrated carpe diem: “Seize the day, place in the hours that come as little faith as you can,” which has been echoed over the centuries in every poetic form. As a token of this, I have chosen this short verse by the Persian polymath, Omar Khayam, written sometime between the 11th and 12th centuries.

This is what it says:


Be happy for this moment,
because this moment is your life.

Sé feliz por este momento,
porque este momento es tu vida.