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.

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.


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.