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.


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.


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