“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”.

This interesting quotation by Ernestine Ulmer is one of my many favorite short life quotes, which I love to use time and again.

As you know life is short. Don’t look back in anger or regret. Live in the moment and enjoy while you still can.

As someone said: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” How true, indeed.

short life quotes by wayne dyer, art buchward and others

Take a deep breath and check out these short quotes of life which I have specially gathered here for your reading pleasure:


“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein


“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean”


“Live for yourself. Your life, your choice.” – by Quotationize


“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson


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


Life is short. So give it a shot“Life is short. So give it a shot.” – by Quotationize


“Life is the sum of all your choices.” – Albert Camus


“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard


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


“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” – Carl Sandburg


“We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.” – Lynn Hall


“Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.” – Chinese Proverb


“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer


“Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?” – David Brin


“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin


“We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.” – George M. Adams


“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” – Art Buchwald


“We are always getting ready to live but never living.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard


“I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live.” – Oscar Wilde


“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese proverb


“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates


“Talk big. But dream bigger.” – by Quotationize


“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Xunzi


“If you dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African Proverb


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


“In teaching others we teach ourselves.” – Proverb


“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain


“Life is a one time offer, use it wisely.” – by Quotationize


“The trouble is you think you have time.” – Buddha


“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire


“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha


“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz


“Youth is counted sweetest by those who are no longer young.” – John Green


“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Colette


“Love the life you live, and live the life you love.” – Bob Marley


“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” – Isaac Asimov


“A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.” – John Barrymore


“Try and fail, but never fail to try.” – Jared Leto


“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes


“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi


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


“There is only one happiness in life — to love and to be loved.” – George Sand


“Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius


I hope you enjoy my selection of short life changing quotes.

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