Quotes on Carpe Diem

Life begins when you do. Hugh Downs

There is so much coldness because we do not dare to be as cordial as we are. Albert Schweitzer

History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn. Edmund Burke

History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make. Jean Bodin

By God, I will not obey this filthy enactment! Ralph Waldo Emerson

The word "now" is like a bomb through the window, and it ticks. Arthur Miller

Each of us is the only person who can give the other what each of us wants to have: Peace. Ugo Betti

Look for the good in every person and every situation. You'll almost always find it. Brian Tracy

Find what it is you love to do and do it well. Make the world a better place. Keter Betts

The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live. Epicurus

So act that anything you do may become universal law. Immanuel Kant

One positive thought produces millions of positive vibrations. John Coltrane

This music heals people because music is vibration, and the proper vibration heals. Wynton Marsalis

There is one thing we can do, and the happiest of people are those who do it to the limit of their ability. We can be completely present. Mark Van Doren

To understand is to stand under which is to look up to which is a good way to understand. Corita Kent

Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think. John Cage

Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain. John Armstrong

Your happy songs bring to me the scent of Heaven. Please keep singing! Rumi

The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself. W. W. Dumas

It's hard to explain how much one can love writing. If people knew how happy it can make you, we would all be writing all the time. It's the greatest secret of the world. Andrea Barrett

Survival is not possible if the best of us lack all conviction, while the worst of us are full of passionate intensity. John Silber

The flag is a flag of liberty of opinion as well as of political liberty. Woodrow Wilson

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read. Abraham Lincoln

Every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. Albert Schweitzer

The vigorous are no better than the lazy during one half of life, for all men are alike when asleep. Aristotle

History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history. Clarence Darrow

It's our mortality that terrifies us, because what we're really seeking is immortality - that is, after all, a fool's errand. Roger Caras

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

We study history not to be clever in another time, but to be wise always. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Seize the day [Carpe diem]: trust not to the morrow. Horace

Eggheads, unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks. Adlai Stevenson I

To travel hopefully is better than to arrive. James Jeans

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour? Ralph Waldo Emerson

What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky? Pablo Neruda

The artist has a special task and duty... reminding people of their humanity and the promise of their creativity. Lewis Mumford

Above all you must illumine your own soul with its profundities and its shallows, and its vanities and its generosities, and say what your beauty means to you or your plainness, and what is your relation to the ever-changing and turning world. Virginia Woolf

When the human being sings he lends expression to the great wise ways in which the world was made. Rudolf Steiner

Real love begins where nothing is expected in return. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

How can we turn our back on an endeavor which increases our children's cultural intelligence, heightens individual sensitivity and deepens our collective sense of humanity? I suggest to you that we cannot. Alec Baldwin

Music gives us a language that cuts across the disciplines, helps us to see connections and brings a more coherent meaning to our world. Ernest L. Boyer

I think human beings make life beautiful. There's a lot of beauty in everything. I think what makes life beautiful is the ability to acknowledge that. Andrew McMahon

We must realize that we have a choice. We are responsible for our own good time... When you do something you are proud of, dwell on it a little, praise yourself for it, relish the experience, take it in. David Berkowitz

If modern civilization man had to kill the animals he eats, the number of vegetarians would rise astronomically. Christian Morgenstern

Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody. Calvin Coolidge

The ultimate victory of tomorrow is democracy, and through democracy with education, for no people in all the world can be kept eternally ignorant or eternally enslaved. Franklin D Roosevelt

All the gold in the world cannot buy a dying man one more breath-so what does that make today worth? Og Mandino

A spiritual life means: It is now or never. Sri Chinmoy

Mr. Keating: Carpe Diem! Sieze the day! Robin Williams

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

The swift years slip and slide adown the steep; The slow years pass; neither will come again. William Sharp

History is a bucket of ashes. Samuel Butler

We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that. Mark Twain

Our most consequential human problems will be resolved, not through competition, but collaboration... what we need in education is a learning climate in which students work together. In such an atmosphere, truth emerges as authentic insights are conscientiously exchanged. Ernest L. Boyer

When we approach love and creativity with the level of conviction that the powers-that-be in the world today are approaching hatred and destruction, then and only then will we have a chance. Marianne Williamson

The most valuable things in life are priceless. They are courage, compassion, wisdom, respect for ourselves and others, and a host of characteristics that we call the beauty of the human spirit. Herbie Hancock

I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. Leo Tolstoy

In this speedy world of ours when facts are multiplying rapidly and giant rearrangements are happening all around us, it seems dangerous to be made nervous by the new - to want what we can never have, to want things not to be rearranged. It would be better to be able to take the leap, which is to be able not only to live with change and newness, but even to help make it. Corita Kent

Art is a nation's most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish. Lyndon B Johnson

Pyramids, cathedrals, and rockets exist not because of geometry, theories of structures, or thermodynamics, but because they were first a picture- literally a vision-in the minds of those who built them. Society is where it is today because people had the perception; the images and the imagination; the creativity that the Arts provide, to make the world the place we live in today. Eugene S. Ferguson

Art is fundamental, unique to each of us...Even in difficult economic times - especially in difficult economic times, the arts are essential. Maria Shriver

The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts lift us up. Barbara Jordan

Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools. Martin Luther

Remember there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible Cherie Carter-Scott

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave/O're the land of the free and the home of the brave. Francis Scott Key

Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good. Abraham Lincoln

It is our policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world. George Washington

It's just as sure a recipe for failure to have the right idea fifty years too soon as five years too late. John R. Platt

We want a Supreme Court which will do justice under the Constitution - not over it. In our courts we want a government of laws and not of men. Franklin D Roosevelt

In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing. Hank Aaron

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

Yes, I know. Death sits with his key in my lock. Not one day is taken for granted. Even nursery rhymes have put me in hock. Anne Sexton

When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection. Aiden Wilson Tozer

Time! where didst thou those years inter Which I have seene decease? William Habington

Never find your delight in another's misfortune. Publilius Syrus

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

Why always "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say "not yet"? Norman Douglas

Why always "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say "not yet"? Norman Douglas

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

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

Against Him those women sin who torment their skin with potions, stain their cheeks with rouge and extend the line of their eyes with black coloring. Doubtless they are dissatisfied with God's plastic skill. In their own persons they convict and censure the Artificer of all things. Tertullian

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