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The Latin saying for seize the day is "carpe diem."

It encourages one to make the most of the present without worrying about the future. Even though the phrase is extensively used in popular culture, the Roman poet Horace is believed to have coined it more than 2,000 years ago.

Dwelling on the future has never done any good. Instead, it escalates anxiety and robs us of the joys of the present. So, time and again many famous personalities have reiterated the importance of "carpe diem," living in the moment and making the most of what we have today. Overthinking about what's yet to come will not change the inevitable. Focusing on what you have in front of you and appreciating the little joys of life is the key to ultimate peace and happiness, today and every day!

If you like what you read, check out carpe diem quotes and live in the moment quotes too!

Motivating Quotes On Seizing The Day

Carpe diem quotes teach the importance of opportunities.

These important inspirational quotes on seizing the day every day will help people find and experience the love and happiness that the present time has to offer.

1. "Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want."

- Steve Maraboli.

2. "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

- Marcus Aurelius.

3. "Today is a new day!

Many will seize this day.

Many will live it to the fullest.

Why not you?"

- Steve Maraboli.

4. "Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?"

- Steve Maraboli.

5. "Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely."

- Thomas P. Murphy.

6. "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

- C. S. Lewis.

7. "I'm less interested in why we're here. I'm wholly devoted to while we're here."

- Erika Harris.

8. "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.

9. "Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour?"

- Horace.

10. "We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…"

- Sir Francis Bacon.

11. "Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."

- Wayne Dyer.

12. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."

- Steve Jobs.

13. "Today is yours to shape - own it - break free from people and things that poison or dilute your spirit."

- Steve Maraboli.

14. "I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours."

- Bernard Berenson.

15. "Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."

- Sydney Harris.

16. "The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go."

- Steve Maraboli.

17. "'Seize the day. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.' Why does the writer use these lines?"

- Robin Williams as John Keating in 'Dead Poets Society,'1989.

18. "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.

19. "Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin."

- Mother Teresa.

20. "Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change."

- Steve Maraboli.

21. "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 as John Keating in 'Dead Poets Society,'1989.

22. "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.

23. "When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets."

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

24. "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.

Best Seize The Day Quotes

Carpe diem quotes are about living life to the fullest.

Let go of the fear and worries of tomorrow and open your heart to the opportunities of today with these motivational seize the day sayings. Carpe diem!

25. "The next message you need is always right where you are."

- Ram Dass.

26. "Today is a new day. Don't let your history interfere with your destiny!"

- Steve Maraboli.

27. "Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?"

- Steve Maraboli.

28. "You don't choose the day you enter the world and you don't choose the day you leave. It's what you do in between that makes all the difference."

- Anita Septimus.

29. "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

- James Dean.

30. "Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed."

- Wayne Dyer.

31. "Many people die with their music still in them. Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it time runs out."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes.

32. "Time: Today Is My Everything."

- Richie Norton.

33. "There is great change to be experienced once you learn the power of letting go."

- Steve Maraboli.

34. "One can make a day of any size and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining."

- John Muir.

35. "No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. At the same time, it is often within your power to make them better."

- Randy Pausch.

36. "Life is a game, play it... Life is too precious, do not destroy it."

- Mother Teresa.

37. "If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor."

- Eleanor Roosevelt.

38. "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."

- Robin Williams as John Keating in 'Dead Poets Society,'1989.

39. "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."

- Henry David Thoreau.

40. "It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future."

- George Harrison.

41. "Seize the day, take hold of it, and make it whatever you want."

- Jessica Sorensen.

Live In The Moment Sayings For A Better Life

Here you'll find quotes and sayings on how important it is to live in the present and believe in the mantra of carpe diem!

42. "Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?"

- Goldie Hawn.

43. "Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings."

- Oprah Winfrey.

44. "Be present in all things and thankful for all things."

- Maya Angelou.

45. "We need to embrace every day and enjoy it as much as we can."

- Karen Todd Scarpulla.

46. "Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for your life to begin and start making the most of the moment you are in."

- Germany Kent.

47. "The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment."

- Lauren Kate.

48. "We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are."

- Bill Watterson.

49. "Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour."

- Walt Whitman.

50. "To be in the moment is the miracle."

- Rajneesh.

51. "Value your present moments."

- Wayne Dyer.

52. "Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed."

- Corita Kent.

53. "Seize every second of your life and savor it."

- Wayne Dyer.

54. "Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us."

- Jean de la Bruyere.

55. "If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply."

- Thich Nhat Hanh.

56. "Happiness lives inside of the smallest moments."

- Christy Ann Martine.

57. "You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them."

- Shonda Rhimes.

58. "Life is available only in the present moment."

- Thich Nhat Hanh.

59. "It is both tragic and strange that people do not value every breath, every smile and every act of love. Life is fleeting, and very much taken for granted."

- Wayne Gerard Trotman.

60. "What matters is what we do with the life we have."

- Carrie Ryan.

61. "The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it's all we'll need."

- Ann Richards.

62. "Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever."

- Horace Mann.

63. "You can't go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is...now."

- Jay Asher.

64. "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

65. "'What day is it?' asked Pooh. 'It's today,' squeaked Piglet. 'My favorite day,' said Pooh."

- A. A. Milne.

66. "Forever is composed of nows."

- Emily Dickinson.

Songs About Making The Best Of Your Days

These song lyrics here will never fail to inspire someone and help them let go of the fear of tomorrow.

67. "My past and my future depends on today..."

- Trevor Hall, 'Origami Crane,' 2009.

68. "'Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand

You can't flip it over and start again

Take every breathe God gives you for what it's worth..."

- Kenny Chesney, 'Don't Blink,' 2007.

69. "Each breath breathed means we're alive

And life means that we can find

The reasons to keep on getting by..."

- Superchick, 'Breathe,' 2008.

70. "'Cause everyday the world is made

A chance to change, but I feel the same

And I wonder why would I wait till I die to come alive?..."

- Switchfoot, 'Afterlife,' 2011.

71. "Life ain't long enough

So let's celebrate"

- Hunter Hayes, '21,' 2015.

72. "So I just let go of what I know I don't know

And I know I only do this by

Living in the moment

Living my life

Easy and breezy..."

- Jason Mraz, 'Living In The Moment,' 2012.

73. "If you had

One shot

Or one opportunity

To seize everything you ever wanted

In one moment

Would you capture it

Or just let it slip?..."

- Eminem, 'Lose Yourself,' 2002.

'Seize The Day' Saul Bellow Quotes

Here are some moving quotes from the Canadian-American writer's book 'Seize The Day.'

74. "Those are the only two classes of people there are. Some want to live, but the great majority don't."

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

75. "You had to talk with yourself in the daytime and reason with yourself at night. Who else was there to talk to in a city like New York?"

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

76. "To know how it feels to be a seaweed you have to get in the water."

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

77. "You can spend the entire second half of your life recovering from the mistakes of the first half."

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

78. "You don't know what you've got within you. A person either creates or he destroys. There is no neutrality …"

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

79. "I want to tell you, don't marry suffering. Some people do. They get married to it, and sleep and eat together, just as husband and wife."

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

80. "One thing should be clear to you now. Money-making is aggression."

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

81. "Only the present is real—the here-and-now. Seize the day."

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

82. "You see, I understand what it is when the lonely person begins to feel like an animal."

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

83. "Oh, this was a day of reckoning ... on which ... he would ... look at the truth."

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

84. "A man like you, humble for life, who wants to feel and live, has trouble. "

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

85. "What do I expect? ... I expect help!"

- Saul Bellow, 'Seize The Day'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for seize the day quotes then why not take a look at life is precious quotes, or live life to the fullest quotes.

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