32 ‘Life Is Short, Be Happy’ Quotes – Just A Little Reminder…


It gets said a lot, but life really is short.

Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it though. Maybe you’re stuck in a dull routine, a job you don’t enjoy or a particularly difficult personal situation?

Or maybe you’re just dragging your heels on something that you want to do, but keep putting off?

Which is exactly when you need a gentle reminder that life really is short. Time is promised to no one.

Here are 32 great happy quotes that have been collated with the specific purpose of:

  • reminding you that life is too short to waste,
  • to be grateful and enjoy what you currently have, and
  • to get busy on making any changes that you need to be happy



Life Is Short, Be Happy!


“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

Omar Khayyam


“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”

Jim Rohn


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

Paulo Coelho


“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


“Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks.”

Anmol Andore


“Enjoy life while you can. It can be taken in a heartbeat.”

Jasmin Morin


“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

George Sand


“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Albert Shweitzer


“Life is too short to live on low-fat everything.”

Kristin Scott Thomas


“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”

Richard Bach


“Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else’s life.”

Kobi Yamada


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss


“Our time in this life is limited. And how we respect that time will create a greater possibility for fulfilment.”

Ruben Papian


“You have to do your thing no matter what anyone says. It’s your life.”

Ethan Embry


“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


“Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.”

Carrie Underwood


“I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.”

Richard Bach


“Tomorrow is promised to no one. Prioritize today accordingly.”

Gina Greenlee


“Life is wasted on the living.”

Douglas Adams


“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


“If you want something, don’t wish for it. Life is too short to wait.”

Stephen Hines


“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“If you want to be happy, be.”

Leo Tolstoy


“Life is a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting.”

J.R. Rim


“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.”

John Harrigan


“Life is short and you’ve got to get the most out of it.”

Gwen Stefani


“I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

G.B. Shaw


“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”

Dion Boucicault


“If you think sunshine brings you happiness, then you haven’t danced in the rain.”



“Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.”

Sarah Louise Delany


“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?”

Pat Conroy


“Life is too precious and short to dare to waste it on mediocre dreams.”

Edmond Mbiaka


I hope you’ve found the above quotes inspiring. I will continue to add to these as I discover more quotes that remind us that life is short. Feel free to let me know of any of your favourites in the comments below!


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