100+ Life Is Short Quotes To Savor Every Moment Of Your Existence

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Jan 08, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Life is a beautiful gift to cherish and value every minute we get.

It's not all about worldly things — it is our happiness that matters. Time is an inescapable component of life. Valuing your time adds meaning to your life. Hence you need to make every moment count by living it your best.

Life Is Short Quotes And Sayings

It is our choice to become a victim of a problem or victor of a situation in life. Here are the best positive quotes about life that can change your perspective towards any situation.

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  • '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. Live to your fullest. ' –Karen Salmansohn.
  • 'Life is short. Be silly. Have fun. Love the people who treat you right. Forget the ones who don’t. Regret nothing.' –Karen Salmansohn.
  • 'Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.' –Audrey Hepburn.
  • 'Don't let fear interfere. It's how you use your fear that counts. Don't let it exhaust you — let it excite you. Change the narrative. You only get one life.' -Brittany Burgunder.
  • 'Life is short, it is up to you to make it sweet.' -Sarah Louise.
  • 'Life is too short for long-term grudges.' -Elon Musk.
  • 'Life is a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting.' -J.R. Rim.
  • 'Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma —which is living with the results of other people's thinking.' - Steve Jobs.
  • 'You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.' -Paulo Coelho.
  • 'Make content that makes you happy. Do whatever you want. Don't run after expensive things. Good content and subject will get you, viewers.' -Bhuvan Bam.
  • '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.
  • 'After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.' -Karl Marx.
  • 'Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.' –Phillips Brooks.
  • 'I don’t have a bad relationship. I’m 48 years old. I think life is too short for that. To me, life is… you open the shutters, you see the dogs outside.' -Jean Claude Van Damme.
  • 'Don't be afraid to make mistakes. But if you do, make new ones. Life is too short to make the wrong choice twice.' -Joyce Rachelle.
  • 'Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.' -Unknown.*
  • 'Life is way too short to continue thinking you’re not worthy or good enough. Regardless of what others have told you, you are enough and are worthy of love and belonging.' -Kevin Ngo.
  • 'Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.' -Charles Richards
  • 'Every day has been so short, every hour so fleeting, every minute so filled with the life I love that time for me has fled on too swift a wing.' -Aga Khan III.
  • 'Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.' -Robert Breault.
  • 'Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.' -Mother Teresa.
  • 'Every moment of life is precious and can never happen again and therefore is a reason to appreciate, be grateful for and celebrate the fact that you are alive.' -Zelig Pliskin.
  • 'You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you've lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.' -Meryl Streep.
  • 'Every life is precious to God. God created every one of us. He gave us a soul, and that soul will live as long as God lives.' -Franklin Graham.
  • 'The purpose of everyone’s life is to live it, try something new, don’t be afraid of a newer and richer experience.' -Unknown.*
  • 'Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks.' –Anmol Andore.
  • 'No regrets… just lessons. No worries… just acceptance. No expectations… just gratitude. Life is too short.' -Jesse Joseph.
  • 'Life is too short to harbor any hostilities towards anybody.' -Peabo Bryson.
  • 'Life is short and if you’re looking for an extension, you had best do well. Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions.' –Ben Harper.
  • 'Life is short, so I’m knowing exactly where I’m putting my time. I don’t want to do things that I don’t have to do.' –Mira Nair.
  • 'Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.' -Roy T. Bennett.
  • 'Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us.' -Henri-Frederic Amiel.
  • 'Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.' -Orhan Pamuk.
  • 'Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth.' -Arthur Schopenhauer.
  • 'Don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short.' -Paul Graham.
  • 'If you want something, don’t wish for it. Life is too short to wait.' -Stephen Hines.
  • 'If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in? Slow down and enjoy the moment you’re in and live your life to the fullest.' –Nanette Mathews.
  • 'Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.' –Thich Nhat Hanh.
  • 'Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.' –Eddie Cantor.
  • 'Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.' –Albert Einstein.
  • 'Enjoy every moment because life is too short to fret over hardships.' -Himaja Sirigiri.

Life Is Too Short Quotes - Death

Here are some life is so short quotes that shows and reminds us to live short life to the fullest.

  • '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 Benet.
  • 'In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.' -Abraham Lincoln.
  • 'One Life is about realizing there's no second chances in this one life that we were given to live.' -Jonathan Anthony Burkett.
  • 'We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right. You never know what tomorrow may bring and so we better live this life the best we can and be grateful for everything we have.' -Novak Djokovic.
  • 'Life is too short and happiness is too rare.' -A.R. Lucas.
  • 'Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.' -Mark Twain.
  • 'Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.' -Mark Twain.
  • 'Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason.' -Dr. Seuss.
  • 'Step with great care and tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.' -Dr. Seuss.

Motivational Life Is Short Quotes

We all need a dose of external motivation. With inspirational quotes like these, you'll be motivated to get out and enjoy.

  • 'If you're with someone who makes you happy in your personal life, then you're happy with where you're at.' -Diane Kruger.
  • 'Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.' -Stendhal.
  • 'No matter what happens, life is too short to be anything but happy. Live fully. Have fun. Love lots. Learn lots. Take chances. Let go. Face forward. Don’t let people bring you down.' –Karen Salmansohn.
  • 'The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.' -Marjorie Pay Hinckley.
  • '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, 'Cold Days.'
  • 'Be the best part of you. Live your own best life. Recognize that we all have things we are good at, things we are not good at, and everything in between.' -Ari Gunzburg.
  • 'Life is too short for unreality and you don’t owe anybody anything - especially your time, energy, and attention.' -Oli Anderson.
  • 'Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realize how important it is to use the time I have.' -Viggo Mortensen.
  • 'A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.' -Osho.
  • 'Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.' -Deepak Chopra.
  • 'Love who you want to love. Life is short. Nobody's going to hate you for it.' -Shane Dawson.
  • 'Our time in this life is limited. And how we respect that time will create a greater possibility for fulfillment.' -Ruben Papian.
  • 'Live honestly to a higher note. Life is too short. So, do the best you can and live your life to a higher note.' -Kimora Lee Simmons.

More Life Is Too Short Wise Quotes

Life is too short to worry, so live like it is the best chance you have. Here are some short quotes.

  • 'Quit hanging on to the handrails . . . Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day.' -Melody Beattie.
  • "Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: 'What’s good in my life?' and 'What needs to be done?'" -Nathaniel Branden.
  • 'Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!' -Pope Paul VI.
  • 'Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.' -Melody Beattie.
  • 'Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.' -William James.
  • 'Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.' -Benjamin Disraeli.
  • 'Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.' -Eric Davis.
  • 'A memorable heart is the easiest way to immortality.' -Suzy Kassem.
  • '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-Frédéric Amiel.
  • '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, so there is no reason why you shouldn't live it to the fullest expression of yourself.' -Coy Bowles.
  • 'I wish for a world where people understand that life is short. So today's the time to do big things.' -Robin S. Sharma.
  • 'Art is eternal, but life is short.' -Evelyn de Morgan.
  • 'You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching. -William W. Purkey.
  • 'You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.' -Mae West.
  • 'In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.' -Robert Frost.
  • 'Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.' -Allen Saunders.
  • 'Life is short. You've got to live your dreams.' -Tiffany Darwish.
  • 'Time is long but life is short.' -Stevie Wonder.
  • 'Life is short, and it is here to be lived.' -Kate Winslet.
  • 'I believe that life is short, and there is too much time wasted bearing grudges, and I like to move on.' -Sam Taylor-Johnson.
  • 'I don't dwell, I'm not a dweller. I just like to keep moving forward, because life is short.' -Shirley Ballas.
  • 'Life is short, and you have to have fun with it, you know?' -Fabio Lanzoni.
  • 'The art is long, life is short.' -Hippocrates.
  • 'It seems older people maximize their well-being more - they start to realize that life is short.' -Robert J. Waldinger.
  • '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 Hendrix.
  • 'The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.' -Mark Twain.
  • 'Remember, life is too short to be spent dancing with idiots.' -Carew Paprit.
  • 'Some people would not waste any part of today if they knew that by this time tomorrow they will be dead.' -Mokokoma Mokhonoana.
  • 'Life is too short to have enemies, all you should have is friends!' -Sathish Krishnamurthy.
  • 'My time on this earth is my only penny, wise is the gent counting every moment spent.' -Mike Skinner.
  • 'Life is not a game. Still, in this life, we choose the games we live to play.' -J.R. Rim.
  • 'We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same and worth saving.' -J.K. Rowling.
  • 'You cannot find peace by avoiding life.' -Michael Cunningham.
  • 'May you live every day of your life.' -Jonathan Swift.
  • 'If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.' -Larry McMurtry.
  • Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.' -Wayne Dyer.
  • 'As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.' -Zachary Scott.
  • 'Life is too short to be reading quotes about life being too short. Stop reading and go live your life!' –Kevin Ngo.

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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