46+ Best Carpe Diem Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Carpe diem, a phrase that comes from the Roman poet Horace, means literally “Pluck the day”, though it’s usually translated as “Seize the day”. Inspirational carpe diem quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Carpe Diem Quotes

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

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities, seize common occasions and make them great Orison Swett Marden

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

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

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life Steve Jobs

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted Ruth E. Renkl

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it Pablo Picasso

As you wait for better days, don’t forget to enjoy today, in case they’ve already started Robert Brault

Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else Judy Garland

Contemplation often makes life miserable We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live  Nicolas De Chamfort

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

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got Art Buchwald

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

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become Oprah Winfrey

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways Stephen Vincent Benét

The future starts today, not tomorrow Pope John Paul II

Share your enthusiasm Take action towards your dreams Make today worth remembering Steve Maraboli

Yesterday is gone Tomorrow has not yet come We have only today Let us begin Mother Teresa

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward Martin Luther King, Jr

Live as if you were to die tomorrow Learn as if you were to live forever Mahatma Gandhi

The best of today, as you will never have another chance to experience this day again  Kaijuanda Sutton

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere Albert Einstein Carpe diem Seize the day Horace

All the gold in the world cannot buy a dying man one more breath  so what does that make today worth? Og Mandino.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor Truman Capote

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

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives Annie Dillard

Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference Mignon McLaughlin

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way Napoleon Hill

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 Jonathan Larson

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up Vince Lombardi

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life  and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do Georgia O’Keeffe

I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself Oprah Winfrey

Stop waiting for the perfect day or the perfect moment Take this day, this moment and lead it to perfection Steve Maraboli

We are always getting ready to live but never living Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them David Hume

You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things Andy Warhol

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

There is one thing we can do, and the happiest of people are those who do it to the limit of their ability We can be completely present Mark Van Doren

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world Robin Williams

The important thing is not how many years in your life but how much life in your years Edward J. Stieglitz

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

Life is what you make it Always has been, always will be Eleanor Roosevelt