Inspirational Carpe Diem Quotes And Sayings

These Carpe Diem quotes will inspire you. Carpe diem is a Latin aphorism, usually (though questionably) translated as “seize the day”, taken from book 1 of the Roman poet Horace’s work Odes (23 BC).

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Carpe Diem quotes, Carpe Diem sayings, and Carpe Diem proverbs.

Best Carpe Diem Quotes

  1. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ~ Diane Ackerman
  2. “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
  3. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs
  4. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” ~ Pablo Picasso

  5. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland
  6. “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
  7. “Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” ~ Art Buchwald
  8. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

  9. “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  10. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ~ Mother Teresa
  11. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  12. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein

  13. “Carpe diem. (Seize the day.)” ~ Horace
  14. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ~ Truman Capote
  15. “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~ Annie Dillard
  16. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  17. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  18. “I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  19. “We are always getting ready to live but never living.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.” ~ David Hume

  21. “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. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it, and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.” ~ George Harrison
  22. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Robin Williams
  23. “Law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” ~ Tom Schulman
  24. “But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” ~ Robin Williams

  25. “There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.” ~ Robin Williams
  26. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.” ~ Francis Bacon
  27. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” ~ John Muir
  28. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

  29. “By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  30. “I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” ~ John Burroughs
  31. “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  32. “You may delay, but time will not.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  33. “Boys, you must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin the less likely you are to find it at all.” ~ Robin Williams
  34. “I think human beings make life beautiful. There’s a lot of beauty in everything. I think what makes life beautiful is the ability to acknowledge that.” ~ Andrew McMahon
  35. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  37. “I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty… in every form.” ~ Joan Crawford
  38. “The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.” ~ Alexis Carrel
  39. “There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
  40. “Time! where didst thou those years inter Which I have seen decease?” ~ William Habington

  41. “A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” ~ Walt Whitman
  42. “Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” ~ Walt Whitman
  43. “Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no” ~ Richard Branson
  44. “That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.” ~ Ninon de L’Enclos

  45. “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  46. “What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour?” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  47. “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.” ~ Robin Williams
  48. “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” ~ Albert Camus

  49. “Seize the day. Because, believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die.” ~ Robin Williams
  50. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” ~ James Dean
  52. “Why always “not yet”?  Do flowers in spring say “not yet”? ” ~ Norman Douglas

  53. “Do anything, but let it produce joy.” ~ Walt Whitman
  54. “Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  55. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
  56. “We’re not laughing at you – we’re laughing near you” ~ Robin Williams

  57. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  58. “I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.” ~ Bernard Berenson
  59. “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.” ~ Albert Einstein
  60. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~ Confucius

  61. “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  62. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  63. “We are the change we have been waiting for.” ~ Barack Obama

  64. “Against Him, those women sin who torment their skin with potions, stain their cheeks with rouge, and extend the line of their eyes with black coloring. Doubtless, they are dissatisfied with God’s plastic skill. In their own persons, they convict and censure the Artificer of all things.” ~ Tertullian
  65. “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Carpe Diem seizes the present; trust tomorrow e’en as little as you may.

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