Carpe Diem Quotes

I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn’t know, I held opportunity.
– Hazel Lee

I think I don’t regret a single ‘excess’ of my responsive youth I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.
– Henry James

The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.
– Hamilton

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
– Maurice Maeterlinck

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.
– Tagore

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
– Mark Twain

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

Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
– William Hazlitt

Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
– John Henry

No! no arresting the vast wheel of time, That round and round still turns with onward might.
– Charles Cowden Clarke

It’s a mere moment in a man’s life between an All Star Game and an Old timers Game.
– Vin Scully

When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
– Samuel Johnson

Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.
– Jean Cocteau

As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.
– Zachary Scott

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
– Abraham Lincoln

Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.
– Art Buchwald

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
– Jean de La Bruyère

There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.
– Tom DeMarco

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
– William Shakespeare

Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?
– David Brin