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170 Life Is Short Quotes To Motivate You Savor the Moment

170 Life Is Short Quotes

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

“And still, I rise.” – Maya Angelou

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

“It hurt because it mattered.” – John Green

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” – Bil Keane

“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

“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

“Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Life is short. Be silly. Have fun. Love the people who treat you right. Forget the ones who don’t. Regret nothing. Believe everything happens for a purpose…and seek that purpose.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schiuller

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” – Albert Schweitzer

“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

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

“You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” – Nina Simone

“You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” – Viola Davis

“Step with great care and tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.” – Dr. Suess

“White is not always light and black is not always dark.” – Habeeb Akande

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn

“Die with memories, not dreams.” – Unknown

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

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

“If you’re with someone who makes you happy in your personal life, then you’re happy with where you’re at.” – Diane Kruger

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

“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

“Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

“As I get older I’ve stopped doing things which don’t feel right. I no longer wear shoes which hurt and feel uncomfortable. And I no longer spend time with people who make me feel bad.” – Karen Salmansohn

“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

“There comes a point in your life when your love for yourself needs to become more important than your need to hold onto the past.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Breault

“Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker

“Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N. S. Yourko

“One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.” – Johnny Depp

“Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.” – Atticus

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” – Kendrick Lamar

“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 realise how important it is to use the time I have.” – Viggo Mortensen

“Life is too short to harbor any hostilities towards anybody.” – Peabo Bryson

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.” – Eckhart Tolle

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

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

“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

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.” – R. Brault

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” – Simone Biles

“Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation.” – Tyga

“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

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

“Change the world by being yourself.” – Amy Poehler

“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

“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

“Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

“The purpose of everyone’s life is to live it, try something new, don’t be afraid of a newer and richer experience.”

“Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

“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

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it.” – Nike

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody, including myself.” – Zendaya

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

“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” – Alice Walker, The Color Purple

“Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks.” – Anmol Andore

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

“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

“When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected.” – Laverne Cox

“A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.” – Osho

“Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions.” – Ben Harper

“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. Suess

“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

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” – Pope John Paul II

“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

“Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” – Jon Bon Jovi

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

“I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget.” – Unknown

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

“It always seems impossible until its done.” – Nelson Mandela

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

“Life is too short not to do a little practical joking.” – Krista Allen

“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

“Life is short it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise

“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 short, and every moment is precious.” – Gad Saad

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

“Forgive Quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.” – Audrey Hepburn

“I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it.” – Lil Wayne

“What we think, we become.” – Buddha

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

“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

“Choose to focus your time, energy, and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.” – Karen Salmansohn

“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 Salmansohn

“Determine your priorities and focus on them.” – Eileen McDargh

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” – Kurt Cobain

“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

“Quit hanging on to the handrails . . . Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day.” – Melody Beattie

“Reality is wrong, dreams are for real.” – Tupac

“Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.” – Unknown.*

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

“Enjoy every moment because life is too short to fret over hardships.” – Himaja Sirigiri

“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question getting tire of their own bullshit.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.” – Vincent van Gogh

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – J.M. Barrie

“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

“Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.” – Deepak Chopra

“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

“Life is too short for fake butter or fake people.” – Karen Salmansohn

“I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.” – Kerry Washington

“Life is too short not to have pasta, steak, and butter.” – Iman

“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” – Albert Einstein

“One Life is about realizing there’s no second chances in this one life that we were given to live.” – Jonathan Anthony Burkett

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” – Ken Hudgins

“All limitations are self-imposed.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan

“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

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

“Nothing lasts forever but at least we got these memories.” – J. Cole

“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

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.” – Mother Teresa

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho

“’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’

“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.”

“Life is too short for long term grudges.” – Elon Musk

“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

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“Strive for greatness.” – Lebron James

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

“Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Drake

“Love For All, Hatred For None.” – Khalifatul Masih III

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

“Aspire to inspire before we expire.” – Unknown

“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

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.” – Lucille Ball

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“Whatever you do, do it well.” – Walt Disney

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

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

“Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schiuller

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

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillips Brooks

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

“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

“Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.” – Diogenes

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S Eliot

“Life is too short to blend in.” – Paris Hilton

“After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.” – Karl Marx

“Life is too short to be reading quotes about life being too short. Stop reading and go live your life!” – Kevin Ngo

“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” – Mark Twain

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.” – Orhan Pamuk

“Life is too short and happiness is too rare.” – A.R.Lucas

“I have nothing to lose but something to gain.” – Eminem

“You cannot control much of what happens in life. But you can control if you let it affect your mood and beliefs. If during tough times you remain confident that what you want is very possible, then what you want will be very possible. Life is constantly testing your commitment to snagging your desires. And life’s greatest prizes go to those most capable of keeping their eye n the prize – even in the midst of a storm.” – Karen Salmansohn

“You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison

“Our time in this life is limited. And how we respect that time will create a greater possibility for fulfillment.” – Ruben Papian

“I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.” – Harvey Specter

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the errors that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“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

“When words fail, music speaks.” – Shakespeare

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

“Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.” – Dr. Seuss

“Success is a journey not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland

“Life was for living, so why was I wasting?” – Amber Fae, Moving On

“Life is short. So do the things which make you happy. And be with people who make you happy. Look for the good in every day – even if some days you have to look harder.” – karen Salmansohn

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

“If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” – Gabrielle Union

“Change the game, don’t let the game change you.” – Macklemore

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

“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

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

Originally published October 8, 2021, updated October 8, 2021

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