78+ Best Short Quotes About Life: Exclusive Selection

Life is the period between birth and death, or the experience or state of being alive. Inspirational short quotes about life will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Short Quotes About Life

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus

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

The only joy in the world is to begin. Cesare Pavese

Get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Babe Ruth

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. Denis Waitley

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. Will Smith

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

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

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them. Seneca

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. Seneca

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. Eleanor Roosevelt

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. Dr. Robert Anthony

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. Henry Ford

Happiness is a state of activity. Aristotle

In order to write about life first you must live it. Ernest Hemingway

The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight. Epictetus

The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything. Frank Sinatra

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. Eleanor Roosevelt

Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth. Attributed to various sources

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. Leo Burnett

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. L.M. Montgomery

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard

The best thing in life aren’t things. John Ruskin

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli

Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can. Hillary Clinton 

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer

Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something. Ashton Kutcher

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. Heraclitus

Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. Kevin Hart

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. James Baldwin

Everything negative  pressure, challenges  is all an opportunity for me to rise. Kobe Bryant

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Khalil Gibran

I like criticism. It makes you strong. LeBron James

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. Roy Croft

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak. George Clooney

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides

Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this. Celine Dion

Love is a friendship set to music. Joseph Campbell

Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty. John F. Kennedy

The more one judges, the less one loves. Honore de Balzac

Live for each second without hesitation. Elton John

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you I could walk through my garden forever. Alfred Tennyson

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. Andre Breton

Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. Confucius

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Helen Keller

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. Benjamin Franklin

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

If I know what love is, it is because of you. Herman Hesse

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Forrest Gump

No matter what happens in life, never lose sight of who you are. Yanni

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. LaoTze

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another. Helen Keller

The best proof of love is trust. Joyce Brothers

The healthiest response to life is joy. Deepak Chopra

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. Lillian Dickson

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love. Wordsworth

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage Anais Nin