“Life is short.” How often have we heard this phrase? Probably more times than we can count. And yet, we often forget just how true these words are. Life is short. We only have a finite amount of time on this earth, and we should make the most of it. This is why I wanted to share some of my favorite life short quotes. These quotes have helped me to motivate and inspire myself, and I hope they can do the same for you.

“Life is short, and you have to have fun with it, you know?” — Fabio Canzoni

“Life is too short to have enemies, all you should have been friends!” — Sathish Krishnamurthy

“Life would not seem short if we valued time as much as we value money.” ― Tokonoma Mokonyane

“Remember, life is too short to be spent dancing with idiots.” — Carew Pipit

“Life is so short, transient, and beautiful that there is not enough time to get old.” ― Debasish Mirtha

“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is short. Stop worrying so much. Have fun. Be grateful. Be yourself. Don’t allow others to bring you down. Life is a one-time offer. Life to your fullest.” – Karen Alanson

“Loss comes in every moment. Second by second our lives are stolen from us. What is last will never come again.” – William Kent Krueger

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Life is too short for unreality and you don’t owe anybody anything – especially your time, energy, and attention.” – Oli Anderson

“Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.” – Stendhal

“Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.” – B. Alan Wallace

“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

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

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

 “Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been.” –  Hilary Clinton

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

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.” – Stephen Vincent Benét

“If you want something, don’t wish for it. Life is too short to wait.” – Stephen Hines

“Life is too short to do the things you don’t love doing.” ― Bruce Dickinson

“Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember ‘Life is too short to be little” – Dale Carnegie

“The span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters.” ― Mary Astell

“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael LeBeouf

“Life is too short to cry for anything so smile and do what makes you happy with morals.” – Abdel Rahman Sabry

“Life is short, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t live it to the fullest expression of yourself.” –  Coy Bowles

“Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember ‘Life is too short to be little” – Dale Carnegie

 “Love who you want to love. Life is short. Nobody’s going to hate you for it.”  Shane Dawson

“No regrets … just lessons. No worries … just acceptance. No expectations … just gratitude. Life is too short.” ― Jesse Joseph

“Yes, life is short, the roads are very difficult, but our love for life is greater than all these negativities!” ― Mehmet Murat Ilda

“I believe that life is short, and there is too much time wasted bearing grudges, and I like to move on.” –  Sam Taylor-Johnson

“With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love” ― Rumi

“Life lies in the blink of an eye.” ― Mike Skinner

“It is a waste of time not to do the most effective, useful, or important thing you can do.” ― Tokonoma Mokonyane

“Life is too short for one to stay indoors, watch TV, doze off, and snore.”― Michael Bassey Johnson

“O friends, to a good place we’ve come to live, come in springtime! In that place a very brief moment! So brief is life!” ― Nezahualcóyotl

“Life is too short for unreality and you don’t owe anybody anything – especially your time, energy, and attention.” ― Oli Anderson

“Like life is short,” he said. “Like you don’t know when it’s going to end. Like some things, left unsaid, can’t ever be said.” ― Jim Butcher

“Tomorrow is promised to no one. Prioritize today accordingly.” ― Gina Greenlee

 “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King

 “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” — Will Smith

 “You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone

“I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.” – Bradley Cooper

“When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.” — Confucius

The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” – Socrates

“Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett

 “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” —Leonardo DiCaprio

 “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

 “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” — Grandma Moses

“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love.” — Wordsworth

 “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett

“The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” – Frank Sinatra

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

 “Life is short. Do whatever you can to help people—not for status, but because the 95-year-old you will be proud if you did help people and disappointed if you didn’t.”—Marshall Goldsmith

“Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.”— Gene Simmons

“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”—Alice Walker

“Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.”—Gretchen Bleiler

“Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is.”—Viggo Mortensen

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”—Hans Christian Andersen

“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”— Stephen King, The Green Mile

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”—Mother Theresa

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”—Roy T. Bennett

“How did it get so late so soon?”—Dr. Seuss

“Time is long but life is short.”—Stevie Wonder

“You may delay, but time will not.”—Benjamin Franklin

“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”—Henri Frederic Amiel

 “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.”—Hugh Hefner

“Life is short, and it is here to be lived.”–Kate Winslet

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.” —Joan Rivers

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“The only journey is the one within.” — Rainer Maria Rilke 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“Every man dies. Not every man lives.” – William Wallace

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“Life is a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting.” – J.R. Rim

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain

“Life is never easy.” — John F. Kennedy

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness.” – Carl Jung

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

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” — Oprah Winfrey

“We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health.” —Hillary Clinton

“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone

“Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.” — Jack Kerouac

“This is the real secret of life- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.” – Alan Watts

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”- Jimi “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand


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