300+ Life is Short Quotes: 
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We have to chase our dreams because life is finite! Here are 300 life is short quotes to help inspire you to chase your dreams. Not tomorrow.Today!

Apply these life is short quotes to your daily life and you will change.

These quotes remind us that our time on this amazing planet is finite. 

And because we have limited time, we should use these famous quotes as a springboard to relentlessly chase after our dreams. 

For me, this means traveling the world, embracing wild adventures, and helping to inspire others to do the same. 

For you, it might mean something different. It could mean being the best parent possible or graduating from university. Maybe it’s losing 20 pounds or running a marathon.  

Whatever your dreams, chase them with all of yourself. Because life is too short, and you can’t afford to spend your time waiting on the sidelines. 

Because you find inspiration and commit to hard work, you can achieve anything! 

Let’s look at over 300 life is short quotes from authors, actors: religious icons, gurus, and historical figures. 

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Ultimate List of 
Life is Short Quotes

Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.

― Josh Billings
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I wish for a world where people understand that life is short. So today's the time to do big things.

― Robin S. Sharma
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Robin S. Sharma’s a Canadian writer. Best known for his book The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari and Megaliving. He knows a little about accomplishing dreams. He practiced law and went through the complicated process of self-publishing.

What I love about this quote is that it has no room for B.S. Life is short

If you don’t act today, then you will never move. Today’s the day to do big things! This is something I tell myself every morning!

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.

― Mario Andretti
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Life is short, and nobody knows what's around the corner, but I'm up for lots of new challenges.

― Ashley Roberts
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Nothing will work unless you do.

— Maya Angelou
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Life is too important to be taken seriously.

―Oscar Wilde​
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Some life is short quotes are funny. This is one of them.

It’s a good reminder to enjoy the small things in life, roll with the punches, and when life doesn’t go your way to brush it off.

This saying always reminds me not to sweat the small stuff. Instead, focus on conquering the big things in life.

In a world addicted to speed, I blur the moments into one unholy smear.

―Ann Voskamp​
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Indifferent to the affairs of men, time runs out, precise, heedless, exact, and immutable in rhythm.

― Erwin Sylvanus​​
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Time flies, whether you’re wasting it or not.

― Crystal Woods
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What is speed without direction?
What is direction without purpose?

― Paul Bamikole
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Life is short, and every moment is precious. 

― Gad Saad​
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It always seems impossible until it’s done.

― Nelson Mandela
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I love this quote! It sums up so much in just a few words. 

Cultural icons and superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tony Robbins say things like this all the time! 

Impossible isn’t a fact; it’s an opinion. So go after your dream, no matter how big, no matter the odds. 

Because if you can dream it, you can do it! Don’t confine yourself to the limits of other men. 

Life is short. Do whatever you can to help people - not for status, but because the 95-year-old you will be proud if you did help people and disappointed if you didn't.

― Marshall Goldsmith
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Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.

― Nathaniel Hawthorne
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To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Marcus Aurelius has some of my favorite quotes on life. Aurelius was a Roman emperor, warrior, and stoic philosopher. He considered the last good emperors Rome ever had. 

He was incredibly wise, and his philosophies are still wildly read and popular thousands of years after this death. He was an amazing man and worth reading about.

This quote speaks to your mindset. The wise man goes after the solutions to their problems. Always push for more – to be better, and do more. The fool sees their current situation as a solution and lives in contentment.

There are more Marcus Aurelius quotes about life below!

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. 

― Gary Keller
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Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. 

― Hector Louis Berlioz
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Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

— James Dean
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Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity;

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.

―T.E. Lawernce
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By far, the most powerful quote from Lawrence of Arabia. And one of my favorite quotes of all time. 

It always makes me ponder which person I am. I strive, which every part of me, to dream in the day, and make those dreams a reality. And put in all the work that required to live them.   

How do you dream? Are your most vivid dreams the ones you have while you’re asleep. Are you one of the “dangerous man” or do you settle for ordinary dreams? 

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

— Albert Einstein
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Once you do something you love, you never have to work again.

— Willie Hill
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The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.

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

― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

— Eminem
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A quote by Eminem reminds us that life is short and can change in a moment. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow. There’s no way to know the troubles and trials next week has in store for us. This moment, minutes, hour, and day it’s all we have.

This always inspires me to get the most out of my day I can. How I’m treating others. And it forces me to asses how much work and effort that I am putting into my dreams and goals. What trail am I blazing and the legacy I’m leaving.

If tomorrow wasn’t promised, how would you spend today!

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.

— Bernard M. Baruch
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Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

— Greg Anderson
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Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life.

Life is short quotes

― Snoopy
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If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun. 

― Katharine Hepburn
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Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.

― Jeff Ross
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Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. 

― Seneca
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I believe this is how people should live. I often go on adventures many people think are crazy, borderline stupid.  But I don’t listen to their criticism. 
I’ve wandered into the Alaska Wilderness for two weeks and came face to face with a grizzly bear. Ran with the Bulls in Spain. Drove 1/3 of the planet without a clutch in my car. Scuba dived with Sharks, skydived in New Zealand, and bungee jumped multiple times. And countless other adventures. 

Remember it’s your life. And if your dreams lead you into some risky situations, it’s ok. 

Because it’s your choice. You can’t live by anyone’s rules but your own. 

At the end of the day, I would rather take a risk that was in line with my dreams; even if it took my life. Rather than grow old under the shelter of safety and be untrue to who I am. 

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

― Bruce Lee
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Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.

— Alan Cohen
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“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.”

― A.A. Milne
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Life is a journey, not a destination.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 Don’t let the past steal your present. 

– Cherralea Morgen
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A great quote to remind us to live in the present. As much as I preach chasing your dreams. Remember, the most important moment isn’t the moment you achieve. It’s the moments that make up the journey getting to that point. 

This moment’s the most important moment of your life. Because life is happening, now! 

I always live in the present. The future I can’t know. The past I no longer have.

―  Fernando Pessoa
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Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.

―Bob Marley
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I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them.

― Pablo Picasso
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In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.

― Bruce Lee
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Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.

— Sophia Loren
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Hey, nothing comes easy. Mistakes happen.

Relish them.

Appreciate them for the lessons they taught you. Then pick yourself up and fail again. Change your approach and fail again.

Mistakes are a fantastic way to grow as a person. I love my mistakes.

It shows me I am trying. I am doing something meaningful.

And the harder I fall, the higher I bounce back up.

The person who makes no mistakes is living the safest life possible.

Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside.

― Kamal Ravikant
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Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

― Alice Morse
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Be present in all things and thankful for all things.

― Maya Angelou
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Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.

― Langston Hughes
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Life is short, and it is here to be lived.

― Kate Winslet
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If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.

― Amit Ray
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Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live. 

― Naval Ravikant
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These are the days that must happen to you.

― Walt Whitman
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Tough days happen! Life isn’t always easy. Most of the time, life is hard. That’s where this life is too short quote comes into play. Everyone has hard times, everyone struggles, and everyone loses. These are the day to happen to everyone.

And once you realize these days will pass, you can use them to strengthen yourself. This day doesn’t define the rest of your life. What does define the rest of your life is how you react when hard times come.

Life is short, and there's something to be said for being true to yourself.

― Anohni
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Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.

― Charles M. Schulz
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The Peanuts creator was a wise man! You can learn more about him if you visit northern California. His museum is one of the best things to do in Santa Rosa

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. 

― Bruce Lee
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The mind is everything. What you think you become.

― Buddha
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Another favorite saying of mine. And a core belief in my life. If you think you’re stuck in your current position and station in life, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

On the other hand, if you believe you can become more than what you are at this moment. And consistently act on that belief, it will happen.

Your actions control where you end up in life. And self-beliefs influence your actions.

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of

― Benjamin Franklin
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Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. 

― George S. Patton
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We all fall. We all hit rock bottom. But it is what you do after you fall that determines your life. The harder you fall, the higher you can bounce back up. 

These are the moment that shows if you will give life total control. Or fight back and take control of your life. 

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.

― Orhan Pamuk
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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. 

― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life. 

― Thich Nhat Hahn
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You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is now. 

― Jay Asher
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You never regret being kind.

— Nicole Shepherd
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If it's going to make you happy, go for it - life is short.

―Tiffany Darwish​
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True! Grasp onto the things that make you happy and disregard the things that don’t.

That’s not the say that sometimes the things that make you happy will be on the other side of suffering. Such as committing yourself to the gym to get that beach body, or waking up early to read and work on your craft. Which you know will lead to your dream life.

Sometimes happiness means taking the hard road because you know what’s at the end.

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.

― Helen Mirren
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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

― Charles R. Swindoll
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The meeting of two eternities, the past and the future… is precisely the present moment.

― Henry David Thoreau
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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. 

― Confucius
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The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

― Abraham Maslow
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There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.

― Robert Nathan
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It sounds super cliche, but staying true to yourself and what you are works.

― Shane Dawson
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This quote always reminds me not to try to imitate someone else. Look at what the best of the best are doing. Try to improve on it. 

But always stay true to who you are. Your values. Your personal power. Your dreams. Because no one else in the world is like you. 

Show the world who you are! And add your own spin to greatness.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

― Marcus Aurelius
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Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

― George Bernard Shaw
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Nothing is worth more than this day. 

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.

― Wyclef Jean
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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. 

― Albert Einstein
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Life is short, so there is no reason why you shouldn't live it to the fullest expression of yourself.

― Coy Bowles
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You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.

― Jan Glidewell
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What a great quote by the author, Jan Glidewell! It reminds us how easy it is to get so caught up in the past; we miss the present. ​ I think we have all been guilty of holding onto the past at some point.

It’s important to remember the lessons of the past. But holding onto the past is dangerous.

Our time’s valuable and limited, and we should strive to live in the present and take advantage of the opportunities life has placed in front of us.

Stress is the distance between where your thoughts are and where your life is happening.

― Dean Jackson
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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
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If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.

― Unknown
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Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.

― Jerry Spinelli
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Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

― Babe Ruth
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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

― Leonardo da Vinci
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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. 

― Bruce Lee
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What a truth bomb! Many of us think about our goal. We spend so much time daydreaming about them; we expect them to happen magically. Let me let you in on a secret. Achieving goals takes action.

Chase a dream, even if unsure if you want it. You can make that decision whether you want it or not after you achieve your goal. And even if you discover you don’t want your dream. The lessons you learn along the way are invaluable.

I’ve acted on my goals. And because I did, I have traveled to over 70 countries (and lived in four of them). I’ve spent eight years traveling the world. And I’ve built an online business that not only gives me the freedom to live my dream. But lets me help others discover the beauty of travel.

Life is too short not to take action towards your goals.

Once you start getting into giving back, it gets addictive.

― Coy Bowles
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I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.

— Abraham Lincoln
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Tell yourself that if it’s hard, I’ll do it hard. I’m unstoppable!

― Les Brown
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I’m a self-help junkie. Which makes me a huge Les Brown fan. He is a legendary motivational speaker with a tragic story. The hardships he has overcome and the level that he reached in life is almost unbelievable. So when he talks about what’s on the other side of hardship, I scoot to the edge of my seat. 

Hardship happens to all of us. And life is too short to roll over. We have to take it head-on and push through the pain barriers. Because inside you have more power than you know. And eventually, you will conquer it. 

To accept without arrogance, to let it go with indifference.

— Marcus Aurelius
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 Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today.

― Dale Carnegie
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The unexamined life is not worth living.

― Socrates
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Over 2,000 years old and still popular, makes this one of the most famous quotes of all time. The greek philosopher Socrates needs no introduction. His philosophies have shaped the world even until today.

We should be looking at our life often. Examining what works, and what doesn’t — looking for new ways of approaching things, bettering ourselves, and going to the next level.

… The foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.

― Dale Carnegie
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We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.

― Maya Angelou
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The best way out is always through.

― Robert Frost
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I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

― Abraham Lincoln
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Passions stem from frustrated desire

— Marcus Aurelius
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I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.

― Thich Nhat Hanh
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 Act in the moment, live in the present, slowly slowly don’t allow the past to interfere, and you will be surprised that life is such an eternal wonder, such a mysterious phenomenon and such a great gift that one simply feels constantly in gratitude.

― Osho
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Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short. 

― Paul Graham
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We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today.

― Sydney Smith
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If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

― Albert Einstein
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Over 2,000 years old and still popular, makes this one of the most famous quotes of all time. The greek philosopher Socrates needs no introduction. His philosophies have shaped the world even until today.

We should be looking at our life often. Examining what works, and what doesn’t — looking for new ways of approaching things, bettering ourselves, and going to the next level.

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

— Confucius
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The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive. 

― Indira Gandhi
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True! Without belief, you will only achieve a fraction of what you are capable of in life. Self-belief is the key to fulfill your dreams. No matter what your friends, colleagues, peers, or even family say. Tune out all the noise and give yourself entirely your goal. 

Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow.

― Catherynne M. Valente,
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Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.

― Sarah Louise Delany
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The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. 

― Thomas S. Monso
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Your life requires your mindful presence in order to live it. Be here now.

― Akiroq Brost
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>A good quote! And one that got me started on mindfulness and meditation, which has become a cornerstone of my life. It helps me stay focused on the moment. Visualize my future. And control my emotions.

Does all that sound too out there for you? Then check out some of the science behind it and how meditation reprograms the brain. Want to try it out then check out headspace if you want to learn more. They offer a free course that will introduce you to the practice.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

— Bruce Lee
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Life is short and progress is slow.

― Gabriel Lippmann
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Life is short! But progress doesn’t happen right away. Preserve. 

It takes time to improve and see results of your work.  The climb might be steep, but the view from the top of the mountain is worth it. 

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

— American Proverb
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Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.

— Andre Gide
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If you don’t program yourself, life will program you!

— Les Brown
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Discipline, another cornerstone of being successful and getting the most out of this short life.  Program your life to reflect your ideals and dreams. Wake up early, do the hard thing, find a regiment that you stick new religiously. 

One reason I loved travel when I was younger was that there was no routine. Every day was new and full of randomness. I couldn’t get enough of backpacking Italy or anywhere else in the world.  And even though I still love the randomness of travel, I am deeply committed to my routine. Because routine and discipline are the keys to success.  

The bigger your goals, the harder you need to work.

To Grow in Life, Be Willing to Suffer

— David Goggins
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Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in.

— Maxime Lagacé
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It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis. 

— Margaret Bonnano
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Every problem is a gift–without problems we would not grow.

— Tony Robbins
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This quote helps you adjust your mindset. When you change how you view the problem you alter your approach and it gives you the will to attack it. Most problems seem a lot smaller once you use problems as a springboard to growth.  

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.

— Taraji Henson
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I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.

— Mother Teresa
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. 

— Maya Angelou
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Our life is what our thoughts make it.

— Marcus Aurelius
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People say you are what you eat. But the truth is you are, what you think. Your actions reflect what you think about yourself. If you don’t like your story. Change it.

Always think positively of yourself. Encourage yourself, you’re the greatest. If you don’t approach whatever you’re trying to accomplish in life with that mindset. Then you’ve already lost.  

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Life is too Short quotes

Life is too short to do the things you don't love doing.

— Bruce Dickinson
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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

―Soren Kierkegaard
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In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

— Tony Robbins
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When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.

— Les Brown
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ore Les Brown! And another awesome quote about how life is short. What this is saying that embrace the failures. Your previous failures have made you who you are today. See the light in the darkness. Even if it’s only a tiny light. And hang on to it.

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

— André Maurois
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I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

— Arthur Rubinstein
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Study the past, if you would divine the future.

— Confucius
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The trials of the past hold the key to growing in the future. Study the past. See what worked, and with didn’t work.  Learn for your failures and keep changing your approach,  learning, and trying your best. 

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

— Abraham Lincoln
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Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.

— Barbara Sher
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If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.

— Dolly Parton
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The road you’re walking on. At some point, you chose to walk it. If you don’t like it, then walk another one. Or better go into uncharted territory and pave another one!

Once we learn that, at some point in time, we chose to be where we are in life, the whole game changes.

I believe that life is too short not to choose to live your best life and to go after your goals with your whole heart.

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

— Gene Simmons
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Each day provides its own gifts.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Life is a series of baby steps.

— Hoda Kotb
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I think a lot of us don’t reach our true potential in life is because of our mindset. We want to do one thing and expect everything in our life to change instantly.

We find success in life in the grind, in taking one baby step after another.

Success is a small set of tasks you’re committed to doing every day. It’s making a choice to drive to the gym instead of watch tv. Choosing to wake up early instead of hitting the snooze button. It’s choosing to eat the right foods over, reading or anything else you know would help you.

Success means committing yourself to the baby steps and never compromising that commitment.

Those who realize their folly are not true fools. 

— Zhuangzi
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Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.

— Phillips Brooks
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A thing is neither better nor worse for having been praised.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

Life is short quotes

— Dion Boucicault
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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
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Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.

— Eric Davis
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I love this life is short quote because it reminds us to live in the moment. Who knows what crazy road bumps life will throw at you? Everything can fall apart in an instant. So we have to enjoy the moments we have now.

Because we have no idea what challenges life has for us in the next hour, day, or week. Enjoy the moment!

Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right.

— Harry Moran
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Death and life, success and failure, pain and pleasure, wealth and poverty, all these happen to good and bad alike, and they are neither noble nor shameful – and hence neither good nor bad.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Enjoy life while you can. It can be taken in a heart beat.   

— Jasmin Morin
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Life is too short to cry for anything so smile and do what makes you happy with morals.

— Abdel Rahman Sabry
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Another great life is too short quote that reminds us to live in the moment. Don’t let the bad things get to you. Smile and be grateful for your trials. They made you who you are today.

Don’t cry over your losses. Instead, find the silver lining. Strive to find your best self in the struggles. And always move forward with a smile; even if it’s forced and fake.

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.

— Marcus Aurelius
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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
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Life is too short and memories are forever!

— Regulo Zapata Jr.
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We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

— Confucius
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It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

— Elizabeth Kenny
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A simple quote, but a powerful one. And one that gives me chills. And if you are asking yourself if you are a lion or a sheep….then, you’re a sheep.

Go after your lifework with passion and determination. If you fail, you fail.

But at least you choose to attack life like a lion instead of allowing yourself to be herded along with the sheep.

I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future.

— Lou Reed
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Be content to seem what you really are.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.

— B. Alan Wallace
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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
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This life is too short quote is like the lion and sheep one.
I feel like so many people bottle up their dreams because they are afraid to fail. 

I’ve got news for you. You will fail. You’ll fail a lot. 

But once you give yourself permission to fail. And soon you learn how to pick yourself up from your failures and keep moving forward.

It’s ok to mess up. You can try again. I would rather say “I messed up” ten thousands time than say ” I wish I did that” when I am older. 

Once this happens, you become a force to reckon with, and nothing can stop you.  

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Time is long but life is short.

— Stevie Wonder
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The universe is transformation: life is opinion.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

— Confucius
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A life is short quote I take seriously as I travel the world.

Whether I am wandering an airport, sitting in a tiny village, or spending endless hours on a train, I am trying to embrace the moment, and get the most out of life that I can.

I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try.

— Terry Fox
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Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

— Buddha
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We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.

— George M. Adams
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How awesome is this quote by George M. Adams?

Time goes on and on. It’s not ours to waste.

We are always doing something.

Whether it’s something that builds up or breaks us down is up to us. It is impossible to waste time because we do not control time. But we can squander our potential.

Life is short, don’t waste time worrying about what people think of you Hold on to the ones that care, in the end they will be the only ones there

— Unknown
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Confine yourself to the present.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Courage is knowing what not to fear.

— Plato
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Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

— Joshua Marine
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If you made it this far then, you probably noticed the pattern of overcoming challenges. This is a core value of my life and one I cling to religiously.
Are there impossible things to do in life. Sure. But the problem is that most of us give up once we hit the first obstacle. 

But as David Goggins says “before you say it is impossible; do it, do it, and do it to the level where people think you’re crazy.” 

Facing our impossible challenges and overcoming them. Help you grow, and become some of the most meaningful moments of your life. 

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

— Mark Twain
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If we don't know life, how can we know death?

— Confucius
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Someone may have all the technical knowledge, scientific intellect and business know-how but when he/she decides to choose laziness, excuses, procrastination, complaining and other bad attitudes, his/her relevance is meaningless.

— israelmore Ayivor
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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
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Life is too short not to celebrate nice moments!

— Jurgen Klopp
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To Travel is to Live

— Hans Christian Andersen
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This might not be true for you. But for me, no truer words were ever spoken. I feel most alive on the road. 

Exploring new cultures, places, and wilderness brings out the best in me. Pushing my limits, challenging and pushing myself forces me to grow.

Travel is awesome! And one of the quickest ways to achieve for self-growth.

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Life is too short to be miserable.

— Rita Mae Brown
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Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.

— Germaine Greer
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Keep at it… As a blazing fire takes whatever you throw on it, and makes it light and flame.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

— Confucius
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Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday.

— Marcus Aurelius
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The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

—Stephanie Perkins
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A great quote about knowing yourself: once you know who you are and what you are about. Then the small things can’t upset you.

This is the key to life. And since we are always changing this process of learning about yourself never stops.

Until you learn the core of yourself and what makes you tick, you’ll live half a life.

Life is too short for a long story

—Mary Wortley Montagu
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The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

— Mark Twain
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No man can escape his destiny, the next inquiry being how he may best live the time that he has to live.

— Marcus Aurelius
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That's not how legends are made!

— Avijeet Das
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Life is short, and I use this quote to remind me of that fact. Whenever I fill the urge to take the easy road or feel the tug to breakdown for a moment, I tell myself, “That’s not how legends are made!”

One of the most powerful days in my life was the day I realized that the only thing that separates me from the best in my field is… nothing.

If I dream big enough and put in the work, nothing can stop me.

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
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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
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Friendship is a sheltering tree.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

— Bertrand Russell
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Life is just a chance to grow a soul

— A. Powell Davies
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Simple and powerful. I love this saying. What is says to me is that life is a chance to get better. To learn how to make an impact on others and be the best version of yourself possible.

 

Each day is to a new chance to grow and expand your soul. 

Life is short, so go for things you enjoy.

— Darcey Bussell
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The most decisive actions of our life... are most often unconsidered actions.

— André Gide
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Do what you love, and do it well - that's much more meaningful than any metric.

— Kevin Systrom
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In the morning, when you rise unwillingly, let this thought be present: I am rising to the work of a human being.

— Marcus Aurelius
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One key to success is waking up early! I sleep less and wake up earlier than anyone else I know. I will not share what time I wake up or how many hours I sleep. Let’s just say most people haven’t made it home from the bar before I am already up working.

And no, it’s not easy. It’s a daily struggle. And even when I can’t get into my morning groove, I still go through my routine.

I never give in to the temptation of staying in bed.

Why?

Because I have big dreams, I want to impact people. I want to change my life and the lives of others. And that requires the work of becoming a disciplined human being. And when you are up early, it’s a lot easier to do the hard things. When no one else is on the road, there’s no traffic, and nothing to distract you from your work.

And don’t just take my word for it. Find the people in your chosen field who are killing it; the best of the best.  Research them. I can almost guarantee that they are sleeping less and waking up earlier everyone else. 

When you have the discipline to do the things you don’t want to do, then you earn the right to have the things you really want.

“A cucumber is bitter.” Throw it away. “There are briars in the road.” Turn aside from them. This is enough. Do not add, “And why were such things made in the world?”

— Marcus Aurelius
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A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

— John A. Shedd
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Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

— Mark Twain
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I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth

— Doug Hutchison
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A funny life is a short quote. But a true one. You’re only as old as you act. And the more you love life and appreciate the little things, the more fun you’ll have.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

—Albert Einstein
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On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant, yet this brief period when we appear in the world is the time in which all meaningful questions arise.

— Paul Ricoeur
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It is not only necessary to love, it is necessary to say so.

— French proverb
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Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?

— Kanye West
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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
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Don’t take a moment for granted. We might only be here for a little while. But life is short and let’s enjoy the journey.

In this journey of life, you will meet people who will make you feel alive!

— Avijeet Das
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People always say life is short. I've never been convinced of that - mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on.

— John Malkovich
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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
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Another life is a short quote about not sweating the small stuff. We have to take advantage and treat every moment as a gift. Let’s never overlook that the little things and problems are forgettable. But if we let them, they can have a huge negative impact on our lives. 

To do harm is to do yourself harm. To do an injustice is to do yourself an injustice.

— Marcus Aurelius
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When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.

— Viktor Frankl
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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

—Charles Darwin
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Travel is never a matter of money but of courage

— Paulo Coelho
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Paulo Coelho wrote one of the best parables about travel and finding yourself. The Alchemist is one of my favorite books and worth checking out. 

What he is saying here is that many people use money as an excuse not to travel. When they are afraid to face their fears. 

The good life is built with good relationships.

— Robert J. Waldinger
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Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

— Andre Gide
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The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.

— Carl Rogers
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The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.

— Carl Rogers
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This quote about having a good life is so true. A good life is something you build by taking step after step. It is not a single change. It is a process, a mindset, and chasing after your goal.

The first step to changing your life is your mindset. Nothing will be different until you think differently. Master your mind, then even thing else will start falling into place.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

— Albert Einstein
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And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.

— Paulo Coelho
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We only live once! We can’t afford to allow ourselves not to live it. Fight for the life you want. No matter what anyone says. No matter how impossible. Don’t worry about the odds. Worry about what will happen if you don’t chase that dream. 

Poverty’s no evil to anyone unless he kicks against it.

— Marcus Aurelius
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I think you have to know who you are. Get to know the monster that lives in your soul, dive deep into your soul and explore it

— Tori Amos
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Learn who you are. Learn what you love. Discover yourself and your dreams. Go deep! Mindfulness, visualization, and reflection are an excellent tool for learning more about yourself and where you want to go.

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel
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Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?

— Friedrich Nietzsche
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There is no excuse for being bored. There is always something to do, learn, or achieve. Life is too short to say I’m bored.  

Have I been made for this, to lie under the blankets and keep myself warm?

— Marcus Aurelius
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The span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters.

—Mary Astell
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Don’t waste the day! It’s really wasting life. And we all know that life is too short for that!

Strive to live a full and profitable life. I don’t mean just with money. But productive in becoming a better and stronger human being.

I'm 47, You learn life is short and it's not worth doing something if you don't enjoy it.

―Trisha Yearwood
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Take care that you don’t treat inhumanity as it treats human beings.

— Marcus Aurelius
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Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.

— Dan Millman
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All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.

— John Wooden
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This is something I see a lot. When people are on the mountain top, they celebrate too much.

And when they are in the valleys, they think there is no way out.

It is easy to celebrate when we are succeeding. It is much harder to celebrate future victories when you are in the low valleys.

The key is to treat the imposter’s triumph and disasters both the same! I.E. always focus on working hard and chasing your dreams. Stay realistic about your highs and lows in life. 

Life is too short to work so hard.

— Vivien Leigh
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Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.

— Jacques Delille
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If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

— Andrew Carnegie
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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
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Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

— Emily Dickinson
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I truly believe that if you pay attention to all the beautiful small thing around you. Look out for the little victories, and the small everyday things that make up your day. They hold happiness.

Find joy in the tiny things that you do every day. 

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

— Albert Einstein
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

— Plato
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Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started.

—David Allen
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I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.

— James Baldwin
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Life is too short not to experiment.

—Jamelia
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Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times

— Asian Proverb
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One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

— Rita Mae Brown
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The journey not the arrival matters.

— T.S. Eliot
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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
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Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

— Soren Kierkegaard
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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

— Albert Einstein
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I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.

— Michelle Willams
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The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

— Margaret Chase Smith
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We forge the chains we wear in life.

—Charles Dickens
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Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.

— Gianna Carini
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Success is the best revenge for anything.

— Ed Sheeran
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There's not enough time to be disrespecting... Life is too short.

— Mary J. Blige
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Nothing will work Don't stumble over something behind you.

— Unknown
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Don't hate what you don't understand. 

— John Lennon
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Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.

— Al Lopez
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Life is too short to harbor any hostilities towards anybody.

— Peabo Bryson
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I have no time for the endless nostalgia: 'Oh gosh I used to . . . ' Life is too short; I don't have any time for sitting and saying I miss things. What's the point? Go and do something else.

— Kate Adie
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Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference

— Naval Ravikant
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Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

— Steve Maraboli
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

— Maya Angelou
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However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

— Stephen Hawking
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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

— Marcus Aurelius
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If you want to be happy, be.

— Leo Tolstoy
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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

— Oprah Winfrey
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I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.

— Joan Rivers
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Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.

— H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.

— Shakti Gawain
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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

— Walt Disney
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We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.

—William James
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Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

— Guillaume Apollinaire
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Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

— Frank Tyger
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Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.

—Peter Hagerty
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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

—Maya Angelou
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Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty

— Sicilian Proverb
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Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.

— Ken Keyes Jr.
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In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

— Deepak Chopra
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Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.

— Lovelle Drachman
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There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.

— Richard Bach
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Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.

— Chinese Proverb
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Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

— Margaret Lee Runbeck
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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety

— Ben Franklin
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Our lives are like a candle in the wind.

— Carl Sandburg
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You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.

— Alan Cohen
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You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

— Buddha
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In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.

— Buddha
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Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

— Paul Boese
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When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

— Friedrich Nietzsche
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Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.

— Roy M. Goodman
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All you need to know is that it’s possible.

— Wolf
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Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.

— Martin Haidegger
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The best view comes after the hardest climb

— Unknown
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— Carl Jung
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Love is neither true or false, love is love.

— Camilla Saunders
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And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

— Randy Komisar
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My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

— Henry Ford
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You never regret being kind.

— Nicole Shepherd
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Be a voice not an echo. 

— Unknown
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Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.

— Unknown
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There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them

— Dr. Wayne Dyer
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True happiness...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self.

— Joseph Addison
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Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.

— William Adams
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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

—Winston Churchill
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— Carl Jung
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Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got.

— Sue Knight
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Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got.

— Sue Knight
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