Carpe Diem Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old carpe diem quotes, carpe diem sayings, and carpe diem proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. Nicolas De Chamfort
Tomorrow is not promised and the past cannot be changed therefore live each day to the fullest and know that every new day is a blessing. Nishan Panwar
Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
Seize the day, take hold of it, and make it whatever you want. Jessica Sorensen
I can't control my destiny, I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be. There's only now, there's only here. Give in to love or live in fear. No other path, no other way. No day but today. Johnathan Larson
Don't while away time but create pleasant memories and feel the moment. Robert K. Taolana
Each day is an opportunity to travel back into tomorrow's past and change it. Robert Breault
Leave off asking what tomorrow will bring, and whatever days fortune will give, count them as profit. Horace
A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time. Francis Bacon
Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Steve Jobs
When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back. Omar Khayyam
Seize The Moment because you never know if that moment will ever come your way again. I know that when I look back at my life, I will see the memories of all the little adventures that I didn't let pass me by. Cody Atencio
Each moment of your life is a picture you have never seen before and will never see again. So live each moment to make it count & make each moment beautiful. Ash Sweeney
We might have hope, but there'll be no assurance of tomorrow, so do whatever you want today. Kaceem Aveiro
You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. Ruth E. Renkl
Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think. Horace
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West
Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference. Mignon McLaughlin
The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead. Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus
The future depends on what you do today. Mahatma Gandhi
Make the best of today, as you will never have another chance to experience this day again. Kaijuanda Sutton
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi
Stop waiting for the perfect day or the perfect moment. Take this day, this moment and lead it to perfection. Steve Maraboli
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. Larry McMurtry
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Lord Chesterfield
Every moment is precious. Don't wait for perfect moment. Grab it at the earliest. If you wait too long for perfect moment, the moment will pass you by. Anil Sinha
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Dale Carnegie
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who well lives, long lives; for this age of ours should not be numbered by years, days, and hours. Guillaume De Salluste Du Bartas
Stop thinking about the future if you want to do something do it now! Kimiko Rei
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance. Oprah Winfrey
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. Jack London
Let's just enjoy what we have now and worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes. James Hampton
Time is something you cant get back - make the most of every moment. William E Lewis Jr
Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got. Art Buchwald
Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you're sure to be right. Harry "Breaker" Harbord Morant
Take on today, this new day by force and do something you never did before; like live. Today was given to you for a reason, so rejoice and be happy. Alton Gatling Jr
Tomorrow is promised to no one. Prioritize today accordingly. Gina Greenlee
The future starts today, not tomorrow. Pope John Paul II
If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary. Robin Williams
Don't waste today by talking about yesterday until it's finally tomorrow. Tim Fargo
Be true and faithful to yourself, and start the day with a promise to make your day worth remembering. Carry the good work of yesterday to a logical end today. Anil Sinha
Begin doing what you want to do now. Marie Beynon Lyons Ray
I live my life based on two principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever. Osho
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa
The past ruins the present to destroy the future. Take charge of the now. RVM
Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller
You live but once; you might as well be amusing. Coco Chanel
Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since "the rest of your life" won’t last forever. Omar Khayyám
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. Ruth Ann Schabacker
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Nora Roberts
It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. George Harrison
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain
Some days we get so caught up with our lives that we forget to stop and enjoy the moments. Take a moment each day to be thankful for life itself. We have so much to be thankful for. Some days are tough, laugh through them, And remember, tough days don't last so don't be so hard on yourself. Sukhjeet Samra
Do first things first, and second things not at all. Peter Drucker
You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, / Love like you'll never hurt, / Sing like there's nobody listening, / And live like it's heaven on earth. William W. Purkey
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. J. K. Rowling
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. Douglas Adams
Don't know how I kept going. You just do. You have to, so you do. Elizabeth Wein
You will never be as smart as you are today. Tomorrow you will have more doubts. In ten years, even more. By forty you will think you know very little. By fifty you will be sure of it. By sixty you'll wish you were as certain as you were of things when you were fifty. And by seventy, you'll actually think dinnertime is three o'clock in the afternoon. Mitch Albom
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller
Carpe diem, seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. John Keating
Life must not be a novel that is given to us, but one that is made by us. Novalis
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan
Staying on the fence is safe... until someone shoots you off. Steven Charles
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell
What may be done at any time will be done at no time. Scottish Proverb
First ponder, then dare! Helmuth von Moltke
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. Theodore Roosevelt
What's the good of living if you don't try a few things? Charles M. Schulz
You can't think about tomorrow or next week or even this afternoon. You just have to be the best version of yourself right now. James Corden
Her philosophy is carpe diem for herself and laissez faire for others. F. Scott Fitzgerald
No one ever became a success without taking chances. One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay. Estee Lauder
One day you will wake up and there won't be anymore time to do the things you've always wanted to do. Do it now. Paulo Coelho
The heavens don't always protect us. They choose, on occasion, to throw down challenges instead of simply showering more blessings on our heads. Not every tempest passes in an instant, not every deluge can be brushed off. We can cower, we can wait for blue skies to be restored - or we can take the plunge, defy the elements, and we can seize the day. Mature Jennifer Worth
How do you know you will live till 40? Seize the day my friend! Laila
I'm trying to seize the day / I do not need to wait / An hour can't be replaced / And money don't see the grave / Living to be afraid that will not be the case / From sins to dreams that fade a moment is all we chase / So stay in the here and now / Or you'll never find a place / The sun may not steer back round / Night may not turn to day / Get rid of the fear and doubt / There is no hiding fate / So whether it's clear or clouds / I know I might say / Carpe Diem / No halfway living we say. Elliott Henry