ᐅ169+ Life Is Short Quotes That Motivate and Inspire

"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it." ~ Ernest Holmes

"Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream." ~ Hugh Hefner

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." ~ John Lennon

"Life is too short for grief. Or regret. Or bullshit." ~ Edward Abbey

"Life is half spent before we know what it is." ~ George Herbert

"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it." ~ Harvey Mackay

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Confucius

"Life's too short. Start with Dessert!" ~ Barbra Streisand

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." ~ Jim Rohn

"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." ~ Walter Hagen

"Life is wasted on the living." ~ Douglas Adams

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Life is short. You can't afford to put off what God has put in your heart. You don't have time to live with things holding you back." ~ Joel Osteen

"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older." ~ Larry McMurtry

"You live and learn. At any rate, you live." ~ Douglas Adams

"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why." ~ Eddie Cantor

"I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?" ~ Walter Scott

"The art of life is the art of avoiding pain." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"No one who appreciates the shortness of this life and the eternality of the next can ever say, 'I'm bored'" ~ Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

"Life is too short to be wasted in finding answers. Enjoy the questions." ~ Paulo Coelho

"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them." ~ Dion Boucicault

"A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be." ~ Ben Jonson

"I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure." ~ Mae West

"Life is too short to be serious" ~ Cory Monteith

"What I've learned is that life is too short and movies are too long." ~ Denis Leary

"There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"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

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Seuss

"The art is long, life is short" ~ Hippocrates

"A man must have grown old and lived long in order to see how short life is." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

"The unexamined life is not worth living." ~ Socrates

"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." ~ Cary Grant

"If you stop struggling, then you stop life." ~ Huey Newton

"Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life." ~ Elizabeth Goudge

"Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things like a double cheeseburger." ~ Channing Tatum

"Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have." ~ Gautama Buddha

"Live the life you've dreamed." ~ Henry David Thoreau