60 Life is Too Short Quotes That Will Help You Not to Regret Life

If you have a chance to relive your life, would you live your life differently?

We all know that life is short. So, how can we value our life? It’s simple, live each day like it’s your last. Many of us see life as a big chunk of work, responsibilities, sufferings, and burden. That’s sad. Life is beautiful, and it is meant to be lived to the fullest.

60 Life is Too Short Quotes

And if that saying from the legend Bob Marley isn’t good enough to make you see how great it is to live, then here are 60 “life is too short” quotes that will surely remind you how short life is and help you not to regret life.

1. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin

2. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

3. “Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.” ― Paulo Coelho

4. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

5. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King

6. “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

7. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.” – Hugh Hefner

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

9. “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

10. “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

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

12. “There’s not enough time to be disrespecting… life is too short.” ― Mary J. Blige

13. “Life is too short not to experiment.” ― Jamelia

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

15. “The span of life is too short to be trifled away in non-concerning and unprofitable matters.” ― Mary Astell

16. “Life is too short to blend in.” – Paris Hilton

17. “Life is too short to spend in negativity. So, I have made a conscious effort to not be where I don’t want to be.” ― Hugh Dillon

18. “Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.” — Dion Boucicault

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

20. “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 Benét

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

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

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

24. “Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.” – Christian Gellert

25. “We only have one life and one body to care for, 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

26. “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

27. “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” – Larry McMurtry

28. “Life is too short to work so hard.” – Vivien Leigh

29. “Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.” – Eric Davis

30. “Life is too short to be little. Man is never as manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.” – Benjamin Disraeli

31. “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

32. “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

33. “Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” – Friedrich Nietzsche

34. “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

35. “Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.” – B. Alan Wallace

36. “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

37. “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

38. “Life is too short to be doing work that doesn’t make you feel happy and fulfilled. I’d rather wait for the right project, as opposed to just taking whatever is handed to me.” ― Amanda Crew

39. “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

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

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

42. “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

43. “Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.” — Orhan Pamuk

44. “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 realize how important it is to use the time I have.” — Viggo Mortensen

45. “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

46. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” — Sarah Louise Delany

47. “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

48. “Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest.” — John Walters

49. “Life is short, and, once somebody is gone, they’re gone.” — Roscoe Mitchell

50. “Life is short, so go for things you enjoy.” — Darcey Bussell

51. “Life is short, and you’ve got to get the most out of it.” — Gwen Stefani

52. “I want to do everything. That’s my problem. Life is short, and I hate the idea of turning down anything. You never know what interesting experience might happen.” — Joshua Bell

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

54. “Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.” — Jeff Ross

55. “Life is short, so I know exactly where I’m putting my time. I don’t want to do things that I don’t have to do.” — Mira Nair

56. “I wish for a world where people understand that life is short. So, today’s the time to do big things.” — Robin S. Sharma

57. “It seems older people maximize their well-being more – they start to realize that life is short.” — Robert J. Waldinger

58. “I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.” — Wycleaf Jean

59. “Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” — Kate Winslet

60. “Life is short; being a jerk is just unnecessary.” — Mona Sutphen


Life is too short, death is certain, and it will come. But that should not hinder us from living a happy life. Instead of making resolutions and saying, “I wish” or “I hope,” rather say, “I will” and “I can.”

We only live once, and we should live it while we can. Being optimistic is a great gift you can give to yourself. What will happen to you next is unknown but you can, and should, enjoy every single second of your short life.