15 Life Is Too Short Quotes That’ll Inspire You To Live
One of the biggest issues a person can have, is that they could become complacent to the fact that life is too short. People easily assume that they have tomorrow, next week, next month and next year to start working towards their goals and dreams.
I saw a man once at a forum I attended, who broke out in tears when someone else came up on stage and started sharing their story about their regrets of not patching up things with a family member; and that it was now too late.
When I later approached and spoke to the man who had cried earlier, he told me when he was a little boy, he had an argument with his mother. He left for school, and later got the call and bad news that she has passed in a car accident. He, like all of us generally do, assumed he could patch up the argument later. Sadly though, reality kicked in and it was an opportunity he would never be able to have again.
In order for us to fulfill our ambitions and goals with serious deadlines, we need to understand the importance that life is indeed short.
Don’t expect that you have all the time in the world to make things happen. Patch up arguments with loved ones, and start pursuing those goals you’ve been putting off.
Check out these 15 quotes below, that’ll give you the motivation to be grateful and strive towards what you would like to achieve:
1 – “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
2 – “Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should and let go of what you can.” – Unknown
3 – “We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.” – George M. Adams
4 – “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, you look left, you look right, in, what, a second and a half? And that’s a life.” – Jean Claude Van Damme
5 – “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
6 – “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
7 – “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
8 – “Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.” – B. Alan Wallace
9 – “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
10 – “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” – Larry McMurtry
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’” – Dale Carnegie
12 – “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.” – Novak Djokovic
13 – “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer
14 – “Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillips Brooks
15 – “Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.” – Charles Richards