73 Life is Short Quotes to Remind You Not to Sweat the Little Things

Our collection of inspirational “Life is Short Quotes” may inspire us all to appreciate life more fully. We’re each given a limited number of breaths – it’s our job to make the most of them.

Life is short, so let’s enjoy all the little moments.

Meaningful Life is Short Quotes

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

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

Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else’s life.
Kobi Yamada

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

Appreciation the goodness

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

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 a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting. 
J.R. Rim

Living my best life consists of inner peace, happiness, laughter, creating memorable memories with my family, genuine friendships, good health, and being my authentic self. My life is priceless!
Stephanie Lahart

Inspirational insights on living

Inspirational Quotes

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

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. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs

Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.   
Sarah Louise Delan

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

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

Embrace your uniqueness meme

Inspiring Insights

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

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

There’s not enough time to be disrespecting… Life is too short.
Mary J. Blige

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

No worries meme

Funny Life is Short Quotations

Our funny life is short quotes show us that a sense of humor is important (and just more fun)!

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

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

We are constantly reminded about how short life is. Please try to leave your best positive impression on everyone that you meet.
Edmond Mbiaka

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

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 isn’t really short. There are just too many good books to read in one lifetime.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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 to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.

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

Life is short. Don’t ignore a relative or friend because of the cost of a phone call. You’ll only live to regret it.
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Why just work and live for a happy retirement? Why not work and live for a happy life?
Jonathan Anthony Burkett

Life is too short to be anything but happy meme

Short Life is Short Quotes

Everything living on earth is temporary
Sunday Adelaja

I blame my dad for my sweet tooth. His motto was ‘Life is short; eat dessert first.’ How can I argue with that?
Wendy Mass

Art is long and life is brief and mortality looms.
Margaret Atwood

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

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

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

Limited Time Sayings

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

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

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

There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.
Karl Marx

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

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

You only live once sayings

Life is short quotes can have us questioning some of our assumptions about day-to-day living.

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

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

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

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

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

Life is too short to live on low-fat everything
Kristin Scott Thomas

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 too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should and let go of what you can.

Treasure Every Moment

These cool “Life is Short quotes” will get the creative juices flowing.

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat your right, forgive the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason.
Dr. Seuss

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

I believe that if you don’t derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don’t come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don’t feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.
Srikumar Rao

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.
George M. Adams

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

It is not all about work

Life is too short to work so hard.
Vivien Leigh

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.
Al Lopez

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

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

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake.
Marie Ray

Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
Zig Ziglar

Life is short, don’t waste time worrying about what people think of you. Hold on to the ones that care, in the end they will be the only ones there.

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, you look left, you look right, in, what, a second and a half? And that’s a life.
Jean Claude Van Damme

Life is Short Captions

  • Whatever is good for your soul; do that!
  • Stress less… (no, really)!
  • My bucket list is full of checkmarks!
  • Wouldn’t wanna be with anyone else.
  • Livin’ the good life!
  • Life is better when you are smiling.
  • Born to Shine!
  • Life: There’s no dress rehearsal!
  • Adventure Time: Now!
  • I’m acting like I own the world.
  • Dreams don’t have expiration dates.
  • Hello, sunshine!
  • This one is the reason I smile.

That’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed!

Sally Pahl

Sally is a quote connoisseur and animal lover.


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