Short Quotes About Life

You live and you learn. You’ll make mistakes, some of them life changing. You’ll stumbling and fall here and there but you’ll learn to pick yourself up. You’ll go through experiences that will make you appreciate the things and people you once had in your life. There’s certainly a lot to learn from life, too much to fit all in one lifetime. However, as the saying goes: “The wise learn from other people’s experiences.”

The following are a bunch of short quotes about life that you may find useful. Some will relate to you more than others. Hopefully, one of these will help you out with whatever situation you may be in at the moment. If you have any life quotes you’d like to share, you can do that in the comments section at the end of this page.

short quotes about life

“A day without a laugh is a wasted day.”

– Charles Chaplin

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”

– Robert Frost

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die tomorrow. ”

– James Dean

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

– Albert Einstein

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

– Robert Byrne

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

– Dr. Seuss

“Love life. Do good. Live well.”

– Kevin Ngo

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

– Andre Gide

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

– Albert Einstein

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

– Anne Frank

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

– Stephen King

“Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.”

– Nicholas Sparks

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

– George Bernard Shaw

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

– Mitch Albom

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured”

– Gordon B. Hinckley

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”

– Audrey Hepburn

“Where there is love there is life.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.'”

– John Greenleaf Whittier

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

– George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life.”

– Natalie Babbitt

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

– Stephen Chbosky

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

– John Green

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”

– Walt Disney

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

– Soren Kierkegaard

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.”

– Emily Dickinson

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

– E.E. Cummings

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.”

– Amy Tan

“Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement.”

– Mark Twain

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”

– Ralph Ellison

“Tis’ better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.”

– Ernest Hemingway

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.”

– Unknown

“Live with no excuses and love with no regrets.”

– Unknown

“Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”

– Unknown

“We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to you to make it good or bad.”

– Unknown

“Worry less. Smile more. Accept criticism. Take responsibility. Be quiet and listen. Love life. Embrace change. Feel good anyway.”

– Unknown

“Never wish that life were easier; wish that you were better.”

– Jim Rohn

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

– Unknown

“Know your limits, but never accept them.”

– Unknown

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

– Beverly Sills


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