List of 80 phrases of life, with quotes, thoughts and short reflections that will make you think about existence and inspire you to live life fully. We have selected 80 phrases of life, short and beautiful, that will invite you to reflect on life and inspire you to take advantage of every minute.
80 phrases of life: short and beautiful reflections to think about

Life is one of the topics on which most thinkers have reflected, because even the purpose of existence itself is a mystery. What can we say then about her?
Below you have a list with phrases and reflections on life, of all kinds of authors, thinkers and celebrities, which will make you think.

1. Everyone tries to do something big, without realizing that life is made up of small things.
We start with an appointment by Frank Clark, which reminds us that the best things in life are the little things of everyday life that make us enjoy.

2. Isn't life a hundred times too short to get bored?
Friedrich Nietzsche leaves us this short and beautiful life phrase, in which he tells us that life is too short to get bored.

3. Life is fascinating: you just have to look at it through the correct glasses.
Life sometimes depends on how we face it , according to this reflection of the life of the French writer Alejandro Dumas.

4. There are two ways of seeing life: one to believe that there are no miracles, the other is to believe that everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein leaves us this deep reflection on life and the way in which we understand and interpret the phenomena that occur in it.

5. Do you love life? Well, don't waste time, because it is the substance from which it is made. Benjamin Franklin
Life is after all the time that passes, so Benjamin Franklin invites us with this phrase to take advantage of the time to live it.

6. Life is not measured by the times you breathe, but by the moments that leave you breathless.
And these are the moments that are worth living for. This beautiful phrase of life appears in the movie "Hitch."

7. Don't take life too seriously; you will never leave her alive.
Elbert Hubbard leaves us with this fun but successful reflection of life, which invites us to take things differently.

8. We spend a lot of time making a living, but not enough time living it.
Do we work to live or do we live to work? Teresa of Calcutta reflects with this phrase about life and what we spend it on.

9. Don't count the days, make the days count.
One of the most inspiring short phrases in life is this quote from the mythical boxer Muhammad Ali.

10. Remember that you are as good as the best thing you have ever done in your life.
This phrase belongs to the great director and screenwriter Billy Wilder, who was certainly very good at his.

11. If you want to move on, stop reading the last chapter of your life and start writing the next one.
An anonymous phrase that invites us to move forward with our lives and not stagnate in the past.

12. Life is very simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
A short and simple, but powerful reflection of the Confucius thinker.

13. Five minutes is enough to dream a lifetime, this is how relative time is.
This other beautiful phrase of life belongs to the Uruguayan writer and poet, Mario Benedetti.

14. Life is not a matter of laughter, but can you imagine having to live without laughing?
A curious and accurate reflection on life, which corresponds to the Ukrainian writer Leonid S. Sukhorukov.

15. Let us fulfill the task of living in such a way that when we die, even the funeral home feels it.
Mark Twain phrase that invites you to live as fully as generously.

16. We must live and work, at all times, as if we had eternity before us.
Unlike the phrases that invite us to live each day as the last , it encourages us to take our lives as if we had all the time in the world ahead. It belongs to playwright and philosopher Gabriel Marcel.

17. Life is a play that does not matter how long it has lasted, but how well it has been represented.
The Greeks used to compare life with a play, and proof of this is Seneca's phrase about life.

18. Not being dead is not being alive.
Being alive is much more than existing, because it also implies taking advantage of life and what it gives us, as EE Cummings reflects in this sentence.

19. In the end, it is not the years in our life that count, but the life in our years.
No matter how many years you live, the important thing is to have lived them well, as Abraham Lincoln reminds us in this sentence.

20. Life is a tragedy when viewed in the foreground, but overall it becomes a comedy.
This phrase belongs to Charles Chaplin, with a reflection that also knew how to capture very well in his films.

21. Every man can improve his life by improving his attitude.
Héctor Tassinari reminds us in this sentence that it is not so much what happens to you in life, but the way you face it.

22. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Phrase of the computer guru Steve Jobs, who invites you to be yourself and live your own life.

23. To live is not only to exist and to create, it is to know how to enjoy and suffer and not sleep without dreaming. To rest is to begin to die.
Gregorio Marañón phrase, which encourages you to enjoy life to really live it.

24. The law, democracy, love... Nothing has more weight on our lives than time.
Winston Churchill reflects with this phrase that time is the most important value in our lives.

25. The best of life is the past, the present and the future.
Reflection on the somewhat cryptic life of the filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.

26. What is life? A frenzy What is life? An illusion; a shadow, a fiction and the greatest good is small. That all life is a dream and dreams are dreams!
One of the most famous phrases about life, the work of the writer Calderón de la Barca.

27. Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
A phrase of life to think and reflect, of the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.

28. The good that we did the day before, is what brings us happiness in the morning.
And this Hindu proverb is closely related to the philosophy of karma that governs our life.

29. The same is our life as a comedy; it is not taken care of if it is long, but if they have represented it well. Conclude wherever you want, as long as you put a good ending.
Again Seneca reflects on life and how important is the way we live.

30. We must let go of the life we ​​had planned to have the life that awaits us.
We have to accept and take advantage of life as it comes, according to this phrase by Joseph Campbell.

31. Life is a game of terrible odds; if it were a bet you would not intervene in it.
The playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard jokes about life and chance.

32. Life is a badly mounted movie.
The filmmaker Fernando Trueba leaves us with another of the shortest humorous phrases in life.

33. We are all fans. Life is so short that it doesn't work anymore.
Charles Chaplin also left us many humorous phrases about life .

34. Clocks kill time. Time is dead as long as it is being marked by small wheels; Only when the clock stops does time come to life.
Somewhat deeper and more solemn is this phrase by William Faulkner about life and the passage of time.

35. Life is the constant surprise of knowing that I exist.
Another of the aphorisms of the thinker Rabindranath Tagore, who reflects on life and existence.

36. Only a life dedicated to others deserves to be lived.
Albert Einstein speaks in this phrase about living a generous life.

37. Do what you love, love everything you do.
An anonymous reflection that leaves a good life advice.

38. Sometimes we can spend years without living at all, and suddenly our whole life is concentrated in a single moment.
As they said in another sentence, life is measured by these small moments. This phrase is from the writer Oscar Wilde.

39. For most of us, true life is the life we ​​do not lead.
Something that characterized Oscar Wilde was his scathing criticism of his society. One of those examples is in this sentence, in which he talks about envy.

40. The least frequent in this world is to live. Most people exist, that's all.

Again Oscar Wilde reflects on the true difference between existing and living.

41. There is no way to the truth, the truth is the way.
Phrase of Mahatma Gandhi that reminds us that the important thing is not destiny, but the path itself, because the same goes for life.

42. Life is not about collecting the fruits you reap every day, but about the seeds you sow.
A beautiful phrase of life to reflect and think about our actions, and what we achieve with them.

43. In life there are no classes for beginners; they demand the most difficult from one.
The German poet Rainer María Rilke leaves us this phrase about life a bit more bleak.

44. Life is a movie that starts again every morning when we wake up. Forget your mistakes, every day you have a new opportunity to succeed and achieve happiness.
More positive is this phrase by Norkin Gilbert, about new opportunities to move forward in life.

45. The most wasted day of all days is one in which we have not laughed.
Again humor and laughter appear as a basic element in life, also according to this phrase by Nicolas-Sébastien Roch.

46. ​​Today is worth two mornings.
Benjamin Franklin that reminds us that we must seize and live the present moment.

47. We cannot tear a page from the book of our life, but we can throw the whole book into the fire.
We cannot change the past, since each of its facts is part of who we are. This phrase belongs to George Sand.

48. Life without parties is like a long road without inns.
For the ancient Greeks as Democritus of Abdera, partying and joy were an important part of life.

49. To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already half dead.
To live fully one has to overcome fear and venture, even in love, as this phrase by Bertrand Russell expresses.

50. The greatest adventure you can have is to live the life of your dreams.
Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential celebrities in the United States, knows this very well.

51. What can be a life that begins between the cries of the mother who gives it and the cries of the son who receives it?
A phrase of life to reflect on, is that Baltasar Gracian leaves us.

52. The man who has not loved passionately ignores the most beautiful half of life.
The philosopher Stendhal leaves us a beautiful reflection on life and love .

53. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.
As we said before, much of life depends on how you face it and live it. This is reaffirmed by Lou Holtz in this sentence.

54. A person who sees life at age 50 as well as at age 20 has wasted 30 years of life.
Another of the most inspiring life phrases of Muhammad Ali.

55. In such a hurry we have to do, write and let our voice be heard in the silence of eternity, that we forget the only really important thing: to live.
The writer Robert Louis Stevenson reflects on this phrase about life and living it.

56. Deep down, it is relationships with people that give meaning to life.
For Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt, the important thing is the relationships we form during life.

57. Life is but a continuous succession of opportunities to survive.
Life is giving us blows, each of them an opportunity to move forward. This is expressed by the Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.

58. Being prepared is important, knowing how to wait is even more, but taking advantage of the right moment is the key to life.
Sometimes everything depends on being at the right time and place, to take advantage of the opportunities that life offers us, according to this phrase by Arthur Schnitzler.

59. Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.
This phrase by Mahatma Gandhi sums up some of the thoughts about life we ​​have seen very well.

60. He who does not value life does not deserve it.
A reflection on the life of the Renaissance genius, Leonardo Da Vinci.

61. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Many wonder about the meaning of life , when the important thing really is to live it. This is expressed by one of the phrases of Soren Kierkegaard's life.

62. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
The important thing is how we live and take advantage of the only life we ​​have, according to this phrase by Mae West.

63. I have discovered that if you love life, life will love you back.
A quote about the life of Arthur Rubinstein, where he says that if you maintain a positive attitude towards life, good things will happen to you.

64. Life is not about finding oneself, but about creating oneself.
While some waste their time trying to find themselves, others make themselves, according to this reflection of George Bernard Shaw.

65. Carpe Diem (take advantage of the present day). Words that remind us that life is short and we must hurry to enjoy it.
Carpe diem is one of the most emblematic short phrases of life, which invite you to take advantage of every minute. This is explained by the thinker Horacio.

66. If life were predictable it would cease to be life and it would be tasteless.
Life is unpredictable and its magic lies in it, according to this ingenious and accurate phrase by Eleanor Roosevelt.

67. Only the one who knows lives.
Baltasar Gracian leaves us one of the short phrases of life that invite us to reflect and deepen what it is to live.

68. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.
And so it was for Helen Keller, a woman who became blind and deaf at 19 months of age, which did not prevent her from leading an active life as a writer and activist.

69. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
A mythical phrase by John Lennon about life and how we decided to take advantage of it.

70. Life is a game from which no one can retire taking the profits.
Well, we all go to another life with nothing, according to this phrase by André Maurois.

71. Life is a dream, love is your dream. And you will have lived if you have loved.
A phrase by Alfred de Musset about life and love, and how important the latter is.

72. Live only for you if you could, for only if you die, you die.
This rhyming phrase that reflects on life belongs to Francisco de Quevedo.

73. Every man must desire to live to know, and to know for the better to live.
A curious aphorism of Mateo Alemán about life, which will make you reflect.

74. Life has not been made to understand it, but to live it.
A phrase similar to that of Kierkegaard is what Jorge Santayana leaves us, with this reflection on experiencing life instead of wasting time trying to understand it.

75. In two words I can summarize how much I have learned about life: keep going.
A positive message from Robert Frost, which invites you not to give up and look forward.

76. Life is like riding a bicycle. To maintain balance you must move on.
The same message is what Albert Einstein expresses in another of his life phrases to think about.

77. Even a happy life is not feasible without a measure of darkness.
Everyone goes through bad times at some point in his life, as expressed in this other phrase by Carl Gustav Jung.

78. Life is to be enjoyed, not overcome.
Gordon B. Hinckley reminds us that it is not enough to live as you can, but to live to enjoy.

79. Life is not a problem to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived.
This anonymous phrase encourages us again not to think about the meaning of life, but to live.

80. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Because if there is any safe purpose in this life, it is to enjoy it and live it with happiness, as expressed in this phrase of the Dalai Lama.