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Looking for positive quotes about life is short. We have rounded up the best collection of life is short quotes, sayings, proverbs, captions for Instagram, status messages, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to live each day as it comes and enjoy.


  1. “Live what you love.”

  2. “Simple life is a happy life.”

  3. “Life is short. Stop worrying.”

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

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

  6. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

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

  8. “Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first.” – Helen Keller

  9. “If it’s going to make you happy, go for it – life is short.” – Tiffany Darwish

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

  11. “We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.”- George M. Adams

  12. “Life is short. Time is fast. No replay. No rewind. So enjoy every moment as it comes.”

  13. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

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

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

  16. “I have no time to battle egos and small minds.”

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

  18. “Enjoy some quiet time before you rush into the world.”

  19. “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.”

  20. “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”- Wayne Dyer

  21. “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”- Larry Mcmurtry

  22. “Love yourself enough to give yourself a beautiful gift: a life you love!”

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

  24. “Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.”- Victor Hugo

  25. “Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?”- Friedrich Nietzche

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

  27. “Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.”- Paulo Coelho

  28. “As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.”- Zachary Scott

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

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

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

  32. “Follow your inner true self – and not the crowd.”

  33. “You live longer once your realize that time spend being unhappy is time wasted.”

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

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

  36. “Our time here on this planet is limited. Focus on what brings you joy – not brings you stress.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  46. “Our time here on this planet is limited. Focus on what brings you joy – not brings you stress.”

  47. “I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future.”- Lou Reed

  48. “Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right.” – Harry Morant

  49. “Life is too short. Make the most of it. You don’t know when your last day is. Live the way you want to live.”

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

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

  52. “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

  53. “Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.”

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

  55. “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

  56. “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

  57. “Life is short. Cut out negativity, forget gossip, say goodbye to people who don’t care. Spend time with people who are always there.”

  58. “’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

  59. “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

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

  61. “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

  62. “Life is short. Be silly. Have fun. Love the people who treat you right. Forget the ones who don’t. Regret nothing.” – Karen Salmansohn

  63. “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

  64. “Life is too short as we all know it to be. So why dare to spend it trying to live up to other people’s worldly expectations of you?”- Edmond Mbiaka

  65. “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

  66. “Life goes on… Whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown. Or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could’ve been.”

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

  68. “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

  69. “I think it’s great to be flawed, and I like it this way. That’s the fun of life. You fall, get up, make mistakes, learn from them, be human and be you.” – Priyanka Chopra

  70. “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

  71. “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

  72. “All things that live, die. This is why you must find joy in the living, while the time is yours, and not fear the end. To deny this is to deny life. To fear this…is to fear life.” – Joe Kelly

  73. “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

  74. “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

  75. “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don’t. Believe things happen for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”

  76.  “Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.” –Eric Davis

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

  78. “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

  79. “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

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

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

  82. “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

  83. “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

  84. “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

  85. “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

  86. “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

  87. “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

  88. “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

  89. “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

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

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

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

  93. “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

  94. “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

  95. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake….” – Francis Bacon

  96. “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

  97. “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

  98. “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. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.”- Ben Harper

  99. “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

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

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

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

  103. “I’m at a point in my life where I just want my family happy, my health good, my mind right and no drama.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

  110. “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

  111. “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

  112. “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

  113. “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

  114. “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

  115. “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

  116. “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

  117. “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

  118.  “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

  119.  “You have this one life! How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.”


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