Carpe diem Quotes SMS Collection

The follies which a man regrets most

The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.  ~Helen Rowland

Every man dies not every really lives

Every man dies.  Not every man really lives.  ~Braveheart

A man that is young in years

A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time.  ~Francis Bacon, EssaysDCMOO

And in the end its not years

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

What to do with your one life

What to do with your one life?  The same thing you would do if you had two lives, and this were the second.  ~Robert

We do not what we want and

We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.  ~Jean Paul Sartre,

When you were born cried and the

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries

If you were going to die soon

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you

Waste not the smallest thing created for

Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.  Waste not the smallest time in imbecile infirmity, for

Every day of our lives we are

Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The

In theory one is aware that the

In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems

We are always getting ready to live

We are always getting ready to live but never living.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our repugnance to death increases in proportion

Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.  ~William Hazlitt, On the Love of Life, 1815MBT

Only that day dawns to which we

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Life if well lived is long enough

Life, if well lived, is long enough.  ~Seneca, De IraHHQ

Be happy while youre living for a

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.  ~Scottish Proverb

Fields can lie fallow but we cant

Fields can lie fallow, but we can’t; we have less time.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

Catch then oh catch the transient hour

Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies! Life’s a short summer, man a flower; He dies – alas!

To change ones life start immediately do

To change one’s life:  Start immediately.  Do it flamboyantly.  No exceptions.  ~William JamesPIH

All the windows of my heart i

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.  ~John Greenleaf Whittier

I would could stand on a busy

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

Regret for wasted time is more time

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.  ~Mason Cooley

The bitterest tears shed over graves are

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.  ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, Little Foxes, 1865

There are many to morrows my love

There are many To-morrows, my Love, my Love, – There is only one To-day. ~Joaquin MillerQSO

For a long time it had seemed

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life.  But there was always some obstacle

Life happens too fast for you ever

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it.  If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing

To morrow oh twill never be if

To-morrow – oh, ’twill never be, If we should live a thousand years! Our time is all to-day, to-day, The same, though changed; and

If life has those moments ecstasies

If life has those moments ? ecstasies of health, youth and peace… ? treasure them. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb, Smith b.1849-d.1877,

Never forget that you must die death

Never forget that you must die; that death will come sooner than you expect… God has written the letters of death upon your hands. 

The clock talked loud i threw it

The clock talked loud.  I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.  ~Tillie Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle

That it will never come again is

That it will never come again Is what makes life so sweet. ~Emily DickinsonLCD

To always be intending to live a

To always be intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it – this is as if a man

Each day comes bearing its own gifts

Each day comes bearing its own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.  ~Ruth Ann Schabacker

If i could only remember that the

If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house,

Later never exists author unknown

Later never exists.  ~Author UnknownSD

If you wait all that happens is

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

Life is not long and too much

Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.  ~Samuel Johnson

Dont put off your happy life author

Don’t put off your happy life.  ~Author Unknown

I dont want to get the end

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to

Yiipppeeee its a new day a special

Yiipppeeee! It’s a new day! A special day. It’s today!reminiscent of a seuss? ~Terri Guillemets

As you grow older youll find the

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

Men for the sake of getting a

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.  ~Margaret Fuller

When one subtracts from life infancy which

When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning – how much remains of downright existence?  The

Now is the time to get drunk

Now is the time to get drunk!  To stop being the martyred slaves of time, to get absolutely drunk – on wine, poetry, or

The proper function of man is to

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.  I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.  ~Jack London

Alas for those that never sing but

Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Voiceless"commonly misquoted as Many people die

Every day is an opportunity to make

Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.  ~Author Unknown

Go for it now the future is

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

Dont be fooled by the calendar there

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

Remember you must die whether sit about

Remember you must die whether you sit about moping all day long or whether on feast days you stretch out in a green field,

The moment when you first wake up

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.  No matter how weary or dreary

Tis better to buy a small bouquet

‘Tis better to buy a small bouquet And give to your friend this very day, Than a bushel of roses white and red To

Each day is an opportunity to travel

Each day is an opportunity to travel back into tomorrow’s past and change it.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

As if you could kill time without

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.  ~Henry David Thoreau, "Economy," Walden, 1854MBT, p33

Eventually you realize that your whole life

Eventually you realize that your whole life up to now has been preparation, and you begin to suspect that the rest might be preparation,

What a folly to dread the thought

What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels

I try to treat each evening and

I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end

We die daily happy those who daily

We die daily.  Happy those who daily come to life as well.  ~George MacDonald

How did it get so late soon

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time

Waste your money and youre only out

Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.  ~Michael Leboeuf

If you woke up breathing congratulations you

If you woke up breathing, congratulations!  You have another chance.  ~Andrea Boydston

Dream as if youll live forever live

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

I held a moment in my hand

I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour.  I dripped it

If you could travel back in time

If you could travel back in time to the present moment, what would you do differently?  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Tell me what is it you plan

…Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (poem)

Enjoy yourself its later than you think

Enjoy yourself.  It’s later than you think.  ~Chinese Proverb

Regret for the things we did can

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

When your life flashes before eyes make

When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.  ~Author unknown, from a television commercial

Many a man gets weary of clamping

Many a man gets weary of clamping down on his rough impulses, which if given occasional release would encourage the living of life with

Many people take no care of their

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with

The question for each man is not

The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he

We cannot waste time can only ourselves

We cannot waste time.  We can only waste ourselves.  ~George M. Adams

Cowards die many times before their deaths

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. ~William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 1600LCD

You live longer once you realize that

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.  ~Ruth E. Renkl

Life is what happens to us while

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.  ~Allen Saunders, 1957John Lennon, “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”; similar expressions were used

Is there life before death author unknown

Is there life before death?  ~Author Unknown

He has spent all his life in

He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to

When a man knows he is to

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

Who knows whether the gods will add

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

The fear of death follows from the

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