Carpe Diem Quotes (62) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of an Carpe Diem. Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BC – 8 BC), more widely known as Horace (see "Source" section below) that has become an aphorism. It is popularly translated as "seize the day". Carpe is the second-person singular present active imperative of the Latin verb carpō, which literally means "You pick, pluck, pluck off, cull, crop, gather, to eat food, to serve, to want", but Ovid used the word in the sense of, "enjoy, seize, use, make use of". It is related to the Greek verb (carpoomae) καρπόομαι, (I grab the fruit, profits, opportunity), (carpos) καρπός=fruit of tree, of effort, etc. Diem refers to "day". Thus, a more accurate translation of "Carpe diem" would be "enjoy the day" or "pluck the day" 


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

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

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.” 
― Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

“The future depends on what you do today.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” 
― Helen Keller, The Open Door

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.” 
― Erma Bombeck

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” 
― Robert Frost

“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

“Dream as if you will live forever; Live as if you will die today.” 
― James Dean

“Forever is composed of nows.” 
― Emily Dickinson

“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” 
― Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34” 
― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.” 
― Walt Whitman

“If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.” 
― Drew Barrymore

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” 
― Anthony Robbins

“We are the change we have been waiting for.” 
― Barack Obama

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...” 
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.” 
― Dave Eggers, What Is the What

“Live each day as if it's your last', that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn't practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at...something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.” 
― David Nicholls, One Day

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” 
― Pope John Paul II

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” 
― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” 
― Oprah Winfrey

“Nothing is worth more than this day.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.” 
― Ernesto Guevara

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“What I'm not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we've lived through, or feel we've had enough time.” 
― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

“Don't count the days, make the days count.” 
― Muhammad Ali

“It’s not that we have to quit 
this life one day, but it’s how 
many things we have to quit 
all at once: music, laughter,
the physics of falling leaves, 
automobiles, holding hands,
the scent of rain, the concept 
of subway trains... if only one 
could leave this life slowly!” 
― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

“We are all dying, every moment that passes of every day. That is the inescapable truth of this existence. It is a truth that can paralyze us with fear, or one that can energize us with impatience, with the desire to explore and experience, with the hope- nay, the iron-will!- to find a memory in every action. To be alive, under sunshine, or starlight, in weather fair or stormy. To dance with every step, be they through gardens of flowers or through deep snows.” 
― R.A. Salvatore

“Leave the problems of God to God and karma to karma. Today you're here and nothing you do will change that. Today you are alive and here and honored and blessed with good fortune. Look at this suset, it's beautiful, neh? This sunset exists. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. Please look. It is so beautiful and it will never happen ever again, never, not this sunset, never in all infinity. Lose yourself in it, make yourself one with nature and do not worry about karma, yours, mine, or that of the village.” 
― James Clavell

“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” 
― Leo Babauta

“These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.” 
― Abigail Adams

“If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.” 
― Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

“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

“No day but today.” 
― Jonathan Larson, Rent

“Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is the only time we have. ” 
― Art Buchwald

“Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no” 
― Richard Branson

“I totally carpe-d the snot out of this diem!” 
― Jerry Scott

“Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” 
― Wendy Wasserstein

“You should *have* an experience; it shouldn't just *be* an experience.” 
― Alan Cumming

“Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” 
― Liz Smith

“Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it.” 
― Thomas More

“There's more to life then living, so hold on.” 
― Todd Strasser

“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.” 
― A.W. Tozer

“Don't think, but look! (PI 66)” 
― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The people we consider successful in our society are all people that seize every moment and make the best of each situation.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“Gratitude means to recognize the good in your life, be thankful for whatever you have, some people may not even have one of those things you consider precious to you (love, family, friends etc). Each day give thanks for the gift of life.You are blessed” 
― Pablo

“Today is a new day. It's a day you have never seen before and will never see again. Stop telling yourself the 'same crap, different day' lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you? Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“Stop waiting for the perfect day or the perfect moment... Take THIS day, THIS moment and lead it to perfection.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“This moment is yours and yours alone! Take charge, seize this moment and allow it to propel you to the high levels of an empowered life. Allow upon this fertile moment to be planted the seeds of your happiness and success.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“I want to take my rightful share of life by force, I want to give lavishly, I want love to flow from my heart, to ripen and bear fruit. There are many horizons that must be visited, fruit that must be plucked, books read, and white pages in the scrolls of life to be inscribed with vivid sentences in a bold hand.” 
― Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North

“Each day gives the opportunity for you to be treated right, to feel worthy, and to be successful. It’s a choice you have to make, faith you have to embrace, and a standard you need to set.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“Oh, now, now, now, the only now, and above all now, and there is no other now but thou now and now is thy prophet.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

“Seize the day, take hold of it, and make it whatever you want.” 
― Jessica Sorensen

“Live, laugh, love for tomorrow in another day.” 
― Robert Gerus

“Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.” 
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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