Make no mistake about it, everyone on their deathbed at old age will tell you the same thing, life is short. Often, we fail to realize just how short life actually is until it is too late, and we have let time pass us by. That is why it is so important to take each day as it comes, and live life to the fullest so that we are left with no regrets.
Each of the 70 quotes in this article looks to prove this and will hopefully teach you some valuable lessons on treating life as the fragile thing that it is, and not assuming that time stops for us when we want it to. Life waits for no man (or woman) and once you realize that you are more likely to take advantage of the time that you have.
Before we dive into any quotes, lets first take a look at how we can start living life to the fullest, and apply each of the quotes as needed:
How Can I live my life to the Fullest?
- Don’t be afraid to jump at new opportunities, often, when one door closes, another one opens, and often, when a door closes, we are so upset about it that we miss another opportunity that could be staring us right in the face.
- Live in the moment – if we spend too much time living in the past or worrying about the future, then things will never get better.
- Work hard, play hard- this is a cliché, but it really is true. Balance is so important for every person, and if you fail to give yourself the time to enjoy life, then all you have is work, and all you will have is stress. Nobody likes stress.
- Don’t take things too seriously – Why so serious? If you care to lighten up just a little, you might find that things will pick up for you, you will not be as down, you are more likely to attract the right kind of people, and you will be happier. It works, trust us!
1.”Quit hanging on to the handrails . . . Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day.”
2.”Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’s good in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?'”
3.”Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!”
-Pope Paul VI.
4.”Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
5.”Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
6.”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.
7.”Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.”
8.”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.”
– Steve Jobs.
9.”You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”
10.”Make content that makes you happy. Do whatever you want. Don’t run after expensive things. Good content and subject will get you, viewers.”
11.”Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember ‘Life is too short to be little.'”
12.”After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.”
13.”Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.”
– Phillips Brooks.
14.”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.”
– Jean Claude Van Damme.
15.”Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. But if you do, make new ones. Life is too short to make the wrong choice twice.”
16.”Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.”
17.”Life is way too short to continue thinking you’re not worthy or good enough. Regardless of what others have told you, you are enough and are worthy of love and belonging.”
18.”Life is too short to be reading quotes about life being too short. Stop reading and go live your life!”
19.”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.
20.”Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
21.”Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.”
22.”Every moment of life is precious and can never happen again and therefore is a reason to appreciate, be grateful for and celebrate the fact that you are alive.”
23.”You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.”
24.”Every life is precious to God. God created every one of us. He gave us a soul, and that soul will live as long as God lives.”
25.”The purpose of everyone’s life is to live it, try something new, don’t be afraid of a newer and richer experience.”
26.”Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks.”
27.”No regrets … just lessons. No worries … just acceptance. No expectations … just gratitude. Life is too short.”
28.”Life is too short to harbor any hostilities towards anybody.”
29.”Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions.”
30.”Life is short, so I’m knowing exactly where I’m putting my time. I don’t want to do things that I don’t have to do.”
– Mira Nair.
31.”Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”
-Roy T. Bennett.
32.”Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us.”
33.”Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.”
34.”Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth. “
35.”don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short.”
36. “If you want something, don’t wish for it. Life is too short to wait.”
37.”If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in? Slow down and enjoy the moment you’re in and live your life to the fullest.”
38.”Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh.
39.”Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
40.”Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”
41.”Enjoy every moment because life is too short to fret over hardships.”
42.”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.
43.”In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
44.”One Life is about realizing there’s no second chances in this one life that we were given to live.”
-Jonathan Anthony Burkett.
45.”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.”
46.”Life is too short and happiness is too rare.”
47.”Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.”
48.”Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”
49.”Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.”
50.”Step with great care and tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.”
51.”If you’re with someone who makes you happy in your personal life, then you’re happy with where you’re at.”
52.”Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.”
53.”No matter what happens, life is too short to be anything but happy. Live fully. Have fun. Love lots. Learn lots. Take chances. Let go. Face forward. Don’t let people bring you down.”
– Karen Salmansohn.
54.”The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”
-Marjorie Pay Hinckley.
55.”‘Like life is short,’ he said. ‘Like you don’t know when it’s going to end. Like some things, left unsaid, can’t ever be said.'”
-Jim Butcher, ‘Cold Days’.
56.”Be the best part of you. Live your own best life. Recognize that we all have things we are good at, things we are not good at, and everything in between.”
57.”Life is too short for unreality and you don’t owe anybody anything – especially your time, energy, and attention.”
58.”Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have.”
59.”A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.”
60.”Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.”
61.”Love who you want to love. Life is short. Nobody’s going to hate you for it.”
62.”Our time in this life is limited. And how we respect that time will create a greater possibility for fulfillment.”
63.”Live honestly to a higher note. Life is too short. So, do the best you can and live your life to a higher note.”
-Kimora Lee Simmons.
64.”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.
65.”Life is short. Be silly. Have fun. Love the people who treat you right. Forget the ones who don’t. Regret nothing.”
– Karen Salmansohn.
66.”Forgive Quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.”
67.”Don’t let fear interfere. It’s how you use your fear that counts. Don’t let it exhaust you -let it excite you. Change the narrative. You only get one life.”
68.”Life is short it is up to you to make it sweet.”
69.”Life is too short for long term grudges.”
70.”Life is a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting.”