Putting things off is the biggest waste of life:
it snatches away each day as it comes,
and denies us the present by promising the future.
The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy,
which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today.
You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control,
and abandoning what lies in yours.
What are you looking at?
To what goal are you straining?
The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.