Maybe we don’t like thinking about the fact that our time in this life is limited. But until we find the secret to living eternally, we need to learn to accept the fact that life is short and we need to make the most out of it.

The purpose of reminding yourself that you’re not going to be here forever is just a way of making yourself care more about how you spend your time. And with whom, as well.

We sometimes get so caught up in our busy lives that we forget to do more of what makes us happy. And whenever something good happens, we don’t take enough time to appreciate it. We want to please, to be accepted and for that, we do all kinds of compromises — wasting precious time that we’ll never get back.

Too many of us think that we have enough time and we postpone our dreams. But we only have enough time if we use it wisely. So whatever makes you happy, do it now!

Here are 25 Life Is Short quotes to appreciate every moment:

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 (more Dale Carnegie quotes)

After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.     

KARL MARX

Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile…

JUVY ANN

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand–and melting like a snowflake…     

FRANCIS BACON

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

RUBEN PAPIAN

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

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

WAYNE DYER (more Wayne Dyer quotes)

Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.     

SARAH LOUISE DELAN

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

STEPHEN HINES

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma […] And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

STEVE JOBS (more Steve Jobs quotes)

Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.     

BEN HARPER

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

LARRY MCMURTRY

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

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. 

CHARLES RICHARDS

As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.

ZACHARY SCOTT

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (more Friedrich Nietzsche quotes)

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

PAULO COELHO (more Paulo Coelho quotes)

You may delay, but time will not.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (more Benjamin Franklin quotes)

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

VICTOR HUGO (more Victor Hugo quotes)

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.

GEORGE M. ADAMS

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

ERIC DAVIS

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

Life is too short as we all know it to be. So why dare to spend it trying to live up to other people’s worldly expectations of you?

EDMOND MBIAKA

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

LOU REED

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

J.R. RIM