Short Quotes about Life

50 good life quotes and great life quotes for you...

Short Quotes about Life: Attitude

~ Life is too short to be small.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English author, politician, university rector, twice British Prime Minister

~ There is no security in life, only opportunity.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. author, humorist

~ Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Helen Keller (1880-1968) U.S. author, political activist

~ To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.
John W. Gardner (1912-2002) U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare 1965-1968

Balloons launch themselves into the endless blue sky

~ Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.
Bruce Lee (1940-1973) Chinese-American actor, martial artist, filmmaker

~ Pay attention to your life. It’s the only one you’ve got.
Prem Rawat (born 1957) Indian spiritual teacher, leader

~ The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Richard Bach (born 1936) U.S. inspirational writer

~ What does life have to offer? Only what you put into it...
Stacy Brown, contemporary U.S. holistic healer, coach

~ I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
Frances Willard (1839-1898) U.S. educator, temperance reformer, women's suffragist

~ The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
W. M. Lewis (details unknown)

Short Quotes about Life: Growth

~ Don’t GO through life, GROW through life.
Eric Butterworth (1916-2003) Canadian-born U.S. Christian metaphysicist, minister, author

~ Life is more about expansion than settling.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

~ Life is about change, but growth is optional.
Bruce Lee (1940-1973) Chinese-American actor, martial artist, filmmaker

Short Quotes about Life: How to Live

~ It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) U.S. Baptist minister

~ Everything has been figured out except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) French existentialist philosopher, novelist

~ If you don't program yourself, life will program you!
Les Brown (born 1945) African-American motivational speaker, coach, author

~ You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
Stevie Wonder (born 1950) African-American singer-songwriter, record producer, UN Messenger of Peace

~ You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Les Brown (born 1945) African-American motivational speaker, coach, author

~ Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way that we deny life.
Don Miguel Ruiz (born 1952) Mexican author, teacher, shaman

~ Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Seneca the Younger (c.4 BCE-65 AD) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, humorist

~ You are not a beggar at the table of life. You are the honoured guest.
Emmanuel, Jewish & Christian archetype

~ When life knocks you down you have two choices—stay down or get up.
Tom Krause, contemporary U.S. motivational speaker, author

~ The most completely wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.
Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer

~ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) African-American peaceful Baptist revolutionary, civil rights leader

Short Quotes about Life: Learning

~ In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) U.S. cartoonist best known for Peanuts

~ Accept what comes; use it to master the art of living.
Bernie Siegel MD, contemporary U.S. former general/pediatric surgeon; inspirational health author, lecturer

~ You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
Wayne Dyer (born 1940) U.S. self-help/personal development author, lecturer

~ Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish author, essayist, historian, teacher

~ Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) English philosopher, biologist, writer

~ In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
Robert Frost (1874-1963) U.S. poet

This looks like a good bridge to cross!

~ The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
David Russell (details unknown)

~ We need to become clear about what we will and will not accept in our lives.
Patrick Wanis, contemporary Australian US-based life coach, human behaviour/relationship expert, clinical hypnotherapist

Short Quotes about Life

~ Nothing is as far away as yesterday.
Mike Lipkin, contemporary South African-Canadian motivational speaker, coach

~ Live all you can—it's a mistake not to.
Henry James (1843-1916) U.S.-born English writer

~ Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer

~ To save one life, it is as if you had saved the world.
Talmud, ancient text of Jewish law, ethics, customs, history

~ The good people in this world far outnumber the bad.
Bernard Meltzer (1916-1998) U.S. radio host

~ Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.
Bruce Lee (1940-1973) Chinese-American actor, martial artist, filmmaker

~ Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as life.
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Polish-born British novelist

~ A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) first African-American Major League baseball player

Short Quotes about Life: Love

~ Life isn't long enough for love and art.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English playwright, novelist, short-story writer

~ Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
Amelia Josephine Burr (1878-1968) U.S. poet, novelist

~ If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Bruce Lee (1940-1973) Chinese-American actor, martial artist, filmmaker

~ The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English playwright, novelist, short-story writer

~ Life is a dream—realize it. Life is a sacrifice—offer it. Life is love—enjoy it.
Sai Baba (born 1926) South Indian spiritual teacher, leader

Short Quotes about Life: Virtues

~ Live a life of kindness.
Michael J. Chase, U.S. contemporary keynote speaker, head of The Kindness Center

~ Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie (1860-1937) Scottish author, dramatist

~ Life without commitment is not worth living.
Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) Polish-born U.S. rabbi, leading Jewish theologian, philosopher

~ Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements.
Werner Erhard (born 1935) U.S. founder of est training

~ Hail, ye small, sweet courtesies of life! for smooth do ye make the road of it.
Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) Anglo-Irish novelist, clergyman

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