Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.
Mala tempora, laboriosa tempora, hoc dicunt homines. bene uiuamus, et bona sunt tempora. nos sumus tempora: quales sumus, talia sunt tempora.
Augustine of Hippo – known as Aurelius Augustinus, early Christian theologian and philosopher, one of the four Latin Doctors of Church (354-430), from his sermon LXXXIII (80,8)