The term Carpe Diem was first coined by lyric poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BC – 8 BC) in Odes Book I:
Dum loquimur, While we’re talking,
Fugerit invida aetas: Envious time is fleeing:
Carpe diem, pluck the day,
Quam minimum credula postero. Put no trust in the future.