135 Short Life Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of short life quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about brevity of life.

Short Short Life Quotes

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  • Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho
  • Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. — Nido R Qubein
  • I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity. — Alexander The Great
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts
  • A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham
  • Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream. — Hugh Hefner
  • All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same. — Marilyn Monroe
  • Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. — Sivananda
  • But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last. — Prince
  • Life is too short, the world is too big and God's love is too great to live ordinary. — Christine Caine
Short life quote Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.

Shortness Of Life Quotes

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You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count. — Nancy Reagan

I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity. — Alexander The Great

Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts

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A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham

With Heaven's aid I have conquered for you a huge empire. But my life was too short to achieve the conquest of the world. That task is left for you — Genghis Khan

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. — Sivananda

Short life quote Life is too short to silence your personality.
Life is too short to silence your personality.

But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last. — Prince

Life in this world is short. Let us make use of our lives in the pursuit of happiness and not trouble. — Tunku Abdul Rahman

Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule. — Milarepa

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

Brevity Of Life Quotes

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But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last. — Prince

O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

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Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow. — William Shakespeare

Short life quote Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a re
Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a reason.

What can the redwoods tell us about ourselves? Well, I think they can tell us something about human time. The flickering, transitory quality of human time and the brevity of human life - the necessity to love. — Richard Preston

Even in our best shape we are a brittle piece of mortality. Your life is a breath, don't waste it. — LeCrae

There comes a moment when we all must realize that life is short, and in the end the only thing that really counts is not how others see us, but how God sees us. — Billy Graham

Short life quote Life is very short. If people aren't decent, kind, accountable, responsible, or
Life is very short. If people aren't decent, kind, accountable, responsible, or responsive, man up and get rid of them.

He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. — Bertrand Russell

it is the brevity of life which makes it tolerable; its experiences have value because they have an end. — Winifred Holtby

The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life. — Billy Graham

Live life like you mean it! Stop procrastinating! Do all that you can...with all that you have...in the place that you are...right now! Life is too unpredictable to put things off and not take it seriously. — Les Brown

Life Is Short Quotes

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count. — Nancy Reagan

Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts

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A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. — Lois Wyse

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

Short life quote Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.

Life is short. People are not easy to know. They're not easy to know, so if you don't tell them how you feel, you're not going to get anywhere, I feel. — Nina Simone

Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile. — Mark Twain

All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same. — Marilyn Monroe

With Heaven's aid I have conquered for you a huge empire. But my life was too short to achieve the conquest of the world. That task is left for you — Genghis Khan

Life Is So Short Quotes

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Life is short. People are not easy to know. They're not easy to know, so if you don't tell them how you feel, you're not going to get anywhere, I feel. — Nina Simone

Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule. — Milarepa

Life is too short to live the same day twice. So each new day make sure you live your life. — Machine Gun Kelly

Short life quote Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't even deserve to be an
Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't even deserve to be an issue in your life.

Remember: Life is short, break the rules — James Dean

If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. — Dr. Seuss

Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts. — Amy Winehouse

Short life quote Think big and don't listen to people who tell you it can't  be done. Life too sh
Think big and don't listen to people who tell you it can't be done. Life too short to think small

The touchstone for family life is still the legendary 'and so they were married and lived happily ever after.' It is no wonder that any family falls short of this ideal. — Salvador Minuchin

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

The life of a journalist is poor, nasty, brutish, and short. So is his style — Stella Gibbons

We didn't intend to hurt each other, and we don't have time to do so. Life is too short to blame others. It's now the past. I hope that everybody will do well in the long run. — Jay Park

Life It Too Short Quotes

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You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count. — Nancy Reagan

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I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0. — Sophia Loren

Remember: Life is short, break the rules — James Dean

Short life quote Life is too short to wait
Life is too short to wait

If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. — Dr. Seuss

The virtuosos look to the students of the world to do their share in the education of the great musical public. Do not waste your time with music that is trite or ignoble. Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Saharas of musical trash. — Sergei Rachmaninoff

If you think life's too short, do something about it. — David Sinclair

Short life quote Life is too short to stress yourself with people who dont even deserve to be an
Life is too short to stress yourself with people who dont even deserve to be an issue in your life.

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

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Live your life to the fullest. — Shakira

We didn't intend to hurt each other, and we don't have time to do so. Life is too short to blame others. It's now the past. I hope that everybody will do well in the long run. — Jay Park

Is life too short to be taking this shit, or is life too short to be minding it? — Violet Weingarten

Length Of Life Quotes

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Width of life is more important than length of life. — Avicenna

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will. — Michel de Montaigne

Drama is life with the dull bits left out. There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. I believe in putting the horror in the minds of the audience, and not necessarily on the screen. The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. — Alfred Hitchcock

Short life quote Life is too short to spend worrying about people who opposed you.
Life is too short to spend worrying about people who opposed you.

The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth. — Ptolemy

~The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them ~ — Michel de Montaigne

I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts--spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back -- length of life. — Rose Kennedy

Short life quote I travel because life is short, and the world is huge.
I travel because life is short, and the world is huge.

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. — Diane Ackerman

In no way am I demeaning writing or any other form of art because it's popular. What I'm saying is that anything fed into the industrial machinery to comply with rules of size and length and shelf-life has a hard time surviving as art. — Alberto Manguel

The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth. — Marilyn vos Savant

It is not length of life, but depth of life. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

How Precious Life Is Quotes

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Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. — Leo Buscaglia

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. — Earl Nightingale

That's the funny thing about life. We're rarely aware of the bullets we dodge. The just-misses. The almost-never-happeneds. We spend so much time worrying about how the future is going to play out and not nearly enough time admiring the precious perfection of the present. — Lauren Miller

If man were never to fade away ... but lingered on forever in the world, how things would lose their power to move us. The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty. — Yoshida Kenko

Live your life so that you’ll have no regrets. No matter how hard, no matter how sad, if something is precious to you, protect it with both arms. — Masashi Kishimoto

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. — Walter Inglis Anderson

Life is precious, and when someone dies it's an opportunity to realise how precious it is. My brother drowned when I was 17. He was 15. I think I grew from that. My father didn't. It really crushed him. — Sayings

In some ways, risk-taking is the ultimate act of self-indulgence , an obscene insult to the preciousness of life. And yet, how can one dismiss something that persists despite every reasonable theory that it shouldn't? — Sebastian Junger

Life is a game, play it... Life is too precious, do not destroy it. — Mother Teresa

Always, at the back of your soul, there is something that says to you, 'Mortal, drawn from eternal life for a short time, think how precious these moments are. — Eugene Delacroix

Brief Life Quotes

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This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures. — Rudyard Kipling

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Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow. — William Shakespeare

Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. — Michael Johnson

To make the best use of your life, you must never forget two truths: First, compared with eternity, life is extremely brief. Second, earth is only a temporary residence. You won't be here long, so don't get too attached. — Rick Warren

Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears; Each with its clays I must fulfill. living for self or in His will; Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what s done for Christ will last. — Charles Studd

The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour Is hastening on; and while we drink and call for gay wreaths, Perfumes, and young girls, old age creeps upon us, unperceived. — Juvenal

On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant, yet this brief period when we appear in the world is the time in which all meaningful questions arise. — Paul Ricoeur

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. — D. H. Lawrence

I seem to be a brief light that flashes but once in all the aeons of time a rare, complicated, and all-too-delicate organism on the fringe of biological evolution , where the wave of life bursts into individual, sparkling, and multicolored drops that gleam for a moment... only to vanish forever. — Alan Watts

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answer. — William Penn

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More Short Life Quotes

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Short life quote by Paulo Coelho

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Short life quote by Ruth Graham

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham

Short life quote by Hugh Hefner

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

Short life quote by Sophia Loren

I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0. — Sophia Loren

Short life quote by Gene Simmons

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

Short life quote by T. B. Joshua

Life is too short to waste time on things that have no lasting significance. — T. B. Joshua

Short life quote by Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. — Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Short life quote by Dean Smith

What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. — Dean Smith

Short life quote by Salvador Dali

Life is too short to remain unnoticed — Salvador Dali

Short life quote by Carol Bartz

If you think you can't, you're right. — Carol Bartz

Short life quote by Sheryl Sandberg

If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on. — Sheryl Sandberg

Short life quote by Rogers Hornsby

I stare out the window and wait for spring. — Rogers Hornsby

Short life quote by Phillips Brooks

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

Short life quote by Shakira

Live your life to the fullest. — Shakira

Short life quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves? — Friedrich Nietzsche

Short life quote by Cory Monteith

Life is too short to be serious — Cory Monteith

Short life quote by Mark Twain

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it. — Mark Twain

Short life quote by Leo Tolstoy

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience. — Leo Tolstoy

Short life quote by Seneca

It's not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. — Seneca

You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count. — Nancy Reagan

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. — Nido R Qubein

I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity. — Alexander The Great

Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. — Lois Wyse

Life is short. People are not easy to know. They're not easy to know, so if you don't tell them how you feel, you're not going to get anywhere, I feel. — Nina Simone

Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile. — Mark Twain

All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same. — Marilyn Monroe

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

With Heaven's aid I have conquered for you a huge empire. But my life was too short to achieve the conquest of the world. That task is left for you — Genghis Khan

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. — Sivananda

But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last. — Prince

Life in this world is short. Let us make use of our lives in the pursuit of happiness and not trouble. — Tunku Abdul Rahman

Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule. — Milarepa

Life is too short for cuisine minceur and for diets. Dietetic meals are like an opera without the orchestra. — Paul Bocuse

Life is too short, the world is too big and God's love is too great to live ordinary. — Christine Caine

I [prefer] a short life with width to a narrow one with length. — Avicenna

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back. — Oscar Wilde

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie. — Ann Landers

Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst — John Piper

The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant. — Charlie Chaplin

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

Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death. — Soren Kierkegaard

Life is too damn short and [screwed] up to go through it silently loving someone and never telling them how you feel. [Screw] the consequences, [screw] the implications of the actions, to hell with it all... whatever happens as a result is better than the nothingness that is inevitable with silence. — Janis Joplin

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind. — Wayne Dyer

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

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