Life Is Too Short Sayings and Quotes

We all have busy lives. Between work, school, our families, and commuting, it’s easy to let each day simply pass by. Take a moment to pause and focus on your passions. Your time in this life is finite, so make the most of it with the collection of wise and insightful life is short quotes below.


Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.     

Ferris Bueller

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?     

Friedrich Nietzsche

One must give value to their existence by behaving as if one’s very existence were a work of art.     

Friedrich Nietzsche.

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

Gene Simmons

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.     

George M. Adams

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.     

Gerard Way

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right forget about the ones who don’t. Believe that 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

Life is short, and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.     

Jean De La Bruyere

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.     

Jim Rohn

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

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.     

John Lennon

Life is too short to be scared and not take risks. I’d rather be the person that’s like, ‘I messed up,’ than, ‘I wish I did that.     

Justine Skye

Life is too short and unpredictable not to live it exactly as you please.     

Kevin H. Rowe

What I do know is that life is too short not to say how you feel to the people you love.     

Kristina McMorris

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

Larry McMurtry

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.     

Maya Angelou

Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure.     

Michael Bloomberg

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 short, and we should respect every moment of it.     

Orhan Pamuk

The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.     

Paris Hilton

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.     

Phillip Brooks

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.     

Roy T. Bennett

We both know Life is short. Too short to waste a single second with anyone who doesn’t appreciate and value you.     

Sarah Dessen

Get busy living or get busy dying.     

Stephen King

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.     

Steve Jobs

Life is too short to waste time waiting for other people’s approval on how you live it.     

Steve Maraboli