Life Being Short Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old life being short quotes, life being short sayings, and life being short proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Life is short. Live passionately.     


The trouble is you think you have time.     


What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.     


This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.     

Dion Boucicault

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

Phillips Brooks

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

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

Harry Morant

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

Charles Richards

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

Zachary Scott

Live as you would have wished to live when you are dying.     

Christian Furchtegott Gellert

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. Let us use it before it is too late.     

Marie Beynon Ray

Every second is of infinite value.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Expect an early death - it will keep you busier.     

Martin H. Fischer

Life is too short to work so hard.     

Vivien Leigh

Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.     

Eric Davis

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

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

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.     

John Burroughs

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.     

Alan Wallace

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

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

Hugh Hefner

Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.     

Josh Billings

Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest.     

John Walters

I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.     

Wyclef Jean

Time is long but life is short.     

Stevie Wonder

Life is short, and it is here to be lived.     

Kate Winslet

Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.     

Lou Erickson

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.     

Shania Twain