117 Seize The Day Quotes to Take Control of Your Life

“Carpe diem” is a Latin phrase meaning “seize the day.”

It’s a call to live in the present and enjoy the moment without stressing about the future.

This concept over 2000 years old is credited to the Roman poet Horace.

It’s a popular idea in our culture reminding us to focus on today’s joys instead of worrying about tomorrow.

Many famous people have echoed this thought emphasizing the importance of living in the now for peace and happiness.

117 Seize The Day Quotes to Take Control of Your Life

If you’re looking for inspiring quotes about seizing the day there are tons out there and I have collected few here.

Seize The Day Quotes

Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat? ~ Goldie Hawn.

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

Life is a game, play it… Life is too precious, do not destroy it. ~ Mother Teresa.

There is great change to be experienced once you learn the power of letting go. ~ Steve Maraboli.

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

It’s hard to understand that this moment is all you are promised. But once you realize it, a whole world of unique possibilities begin to shine.

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

Get rid of all the hesitation, it’s time for you to seize the day. ~ Greyson Chance

My past and my future depends on today… ~ Trevor Hall, ‘Origami Crane,’ 2009.

Make each day your masterpiece. ~ John Wooden

The present is meant to be lived. You can’t live for tomorrow or someday.

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.

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. ~ James Dean.

I’m less interested in why we’re here. I’m wholly devoted to while we’re here. ~ Erika Harris.

Best Seize The Day Quotes

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

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

Living in the moment isn’t away easy, but it’s worth it.

You create the world around you by being present for each moment.

You are the creator and inhabitor of each moment of your life. Make sure they count.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

On this Monday morning, seize the day and conquer it.

A chance not taken is just a regret waiting to happen.

Each moment is a chance to make a beautiful new memory in your life.

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

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the desert cart. ~ Erma Bombeck

Happiness lives inside of the smallest moments. ~ Christy Ann Martine.

Lost time is never found again. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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

When you live in the moment, you won’t miss a thing.

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.

Each moment on this earth is a gift; enjoy it.

Yesterday’s moments are not today. Live in the now, not in the past.

You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. ~ Shonda Rhimes.

To be in the moment is the miracle. ~ Rajneesh.

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. ~ C. S. Lewis.

Life becomes more meaningful when you treasure the moments.

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

It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. ~ George Harrison.

Inspiring Seize The Day Quotes

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.

Forever is composed of nows. ~ Emily Dickinson.

Forever is composed of nows. ~ Emily Dickinson

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.

The past has happened, and the future is uncertain, but you hold the keys to changing now.

Living in the moment is the way to reach the happiness dancing carelessly on the wind.

Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. ~ Robin Williams as John Keating in ‘Dead Poets Society,’1989.

Today is yours to shape ~ own it ~ break free from people and things that poison or dilute your spirit. ~ Steve Maraboli.

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.

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.

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. ~ Charles Buxton

You don’t know if tomorrow will come, so do everything you want today.

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. ~ Charles Richards

We need to embrace every day and enjoy it as much as we can. ~ Karen Todd Scarpulla.

Regrets are born of a life not lived.

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. ~ Larry McMurtry

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.

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. ~ Tony Robbins

Value your present moments. ~ Wayne Dyer.

If people believed in eternal damnation they might not be seizing the day quite so much. ~ Kate Atkinson

Tomorrow we’ll not only seize the day, we’ll throttle it. ~ Bill Watterson

Dare to seize every opportunity on your life’s journey. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita

The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need. ~ Ann Richards.

The future becomes insignificant when you live each moment right now.

Every moment is a new journey, and each minute a new adventure.

What matters is what we do with the life we have. ~ Carrie Ryan.

Seize the day, whatever’s in it to seize, before something comes along and seizes you. ~ Lloyd Alexander

If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. ~ Maya Angelou.

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.

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

You have to be present in life to truly enjoy it. ~ Unknown.

Motivational Seize The Day Quotes

The next message you need is always right where you are. ~ Ram Dass.

Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! ~ Steve Maraboli.

You never want to look back on life and wonder why you didn’t dance in the rain or grab that kiss. Enjoy every moment of this journey called life.

Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. ~ Walt Whitman.

You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is…now. ~ Jay Asher.

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. ~ Wayne Dyer.

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

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.

When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

The history of your life is written by how you live each minute.

You can only control the now of your life.

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.

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.

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.

The path you pave now is the road you are creating for your future.

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. ~ Steve Maraboli.

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin. ~ Mother Teresa.

You can’t regret the things you didn’t do when you live each moment in the present.

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. ~ Corita Kent.

The future depends on what you do today. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Don’t waste your precious time on this earth fearing the inevitable. Instead, cherish each moment to the fullest extent.

You’ve never lived this day before. And you never will again. Make the most of it.

Be thankful for the present moment, it’s all that you are guaranteed.

Life is available only in the present moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.

Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour? ~ Horace.

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us. ~ Jean de la Bruyere.

The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment. ~ Lauren Kate.

Seize every second of your life and savor it. ~ Wayne Dyer.

Be present in the moment. Good or bad, these are the moments that make up your life.

Carpe Diem. Seize the day, Make your lives Extraordinary.

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for. ~ Marty Rubin

Time: Today Is My Everything. ~ Richie Norton.

Happiness is found in the small, seemingly insignificant moments that make up your life. Make sure you are present for them.

‘What day is it?’ asked Pooh. ‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet. ‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh. ~ A. A. Milne.

Inspirational Seize The Day Quotes

Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely. ~ Thomas P. Murphy.

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.

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

Today is your better day. Right now. This moment. Enjoy it.

Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. ~ Wayne Dyer.

Life is not an endless circle. It has a beginning and end. Enjoy each moment until you reach the end.

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.

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. ~ Wayne Dyer

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.

If a moment isn’t worth being present for, is it truly worth living?

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost It’s empty and cold without you here. ~ Avenged Sevenfold

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.

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