Many of us believe that we only live once. I will not get into religious or philosophical debate about reincarnation, past lives, or the like. What I am focusing on is this life that we are currently given, and what we do with it. What does it mean to live a life fully, and what does it mean to squander it? If we live a life that is truly full, with purpose, and with happiness, if once life enough. I think it can be, but we cannot take it for granted, we much respect each day that we get, and make the most of it.
Quotes About Why We Only Live Once
Making the most of a day means different things to each of us. The important thing is that we are doing what is important and meaningful to us, and that we feel like we have made a positive use of our time. Here are some quotes to ponder, and to decide what type of life you are deciding to live. Are you living a life that is fulfilling and served once, or are you living a life that needs some adjustments?
1.) Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
2.) 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
3.) Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion.
4.) Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
~Ruth Ann Schabacker
5.) Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
~Sydney J. Harris
6.) Lost time is never found again.
7.) Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.
8.) If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
9.) If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance.
10.) Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.
11.) Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely.
~Thomas P. Murphy
12.) Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
13.) I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
14.) You may delay, but time will not.
15.) You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
16.) I’m less interested in why we’re here. I’m wholly devoted to while we’re here.
17.) “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
18.) “You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purvey
19.) “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost
20.) “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde
21.) “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
― André Gide, Autumn Leaves
22.) “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein
23.) “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
― K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
24.) “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
25.) “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re going to fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe