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170 Best Short Inspirational Quotes & Sayings



In this post, you will find 170 Best Short Inspirational Quotes & Sayings.


Short Inspirational Quotes & Sayings


“Go big or go home.” – Eliza Dushku


“Begin anywhere.” – John Cage


“Who seeks shall find.” – Sophocles


“I can, therefore I am.” – Simone Weil


“Make yourself proud.” – Peter W. Smith


“What we think, we become.” – Buddha


“I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson


“You have to make it happen.” – Denis Diderot


“Do whatever you do intensely.” – Robert Henri


“Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.” – Ben Ipock


“If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy


“The obstacle is the path.”


“A will finds a way.” – Orison Swett Marden


“Hope is the heartbeat of the soul.” – Michelle Horst


“Don’t fight the problem, decide it.” – George C. Marshall


“Men are born to succeed, not fail.” – Henry David Thoreau


“When one must, one can.” – Charlotte Whitton


“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyere


“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso


“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost


“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” – Philip Sidney


“My mind’s my kingdom.” – Francis Quarles


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey


“Our ideals are our better selves.” – Amos Bronson Alcott


“If you think you can do it, you can.” – John Burroughs


“Belief creates the actual fact.” – William James


“He conquers who endures.” – Persius


“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir


“Never give in and never give up.” – Hubert H. Humphrey


“Enthusiasm moves the world.” – Arthur Balfour


“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill


“Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius


“Deserve your dream.” – Octavio Paz


“We are what we think.” – Buddha


“Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.” – John Wooden


“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan


“Never complain and never explain.” – Benjamin Disraeli


“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton


“We are here to make another world.” – W. Edwards Deming


“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


“Good, better, best. Never let it rest.” – St. Jerome


“Light tomorrow with today!” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


“There’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas A. Edison


“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde


“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart


“Success is 99 percent failure.” – Soichiro Honda


“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells


“There is no education like adversity.” – Disraeli


“Reach for the stars.” – Christa McAuliffe


“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot


“It always seems impossible until it done.” – Nelson Mandela


“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair


“Get action. Seize the moment.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden


“The more we do, the more we can do.” – William Hazlitt


“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius


“Always do your best.” – Og Mandino


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot


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


“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle


“You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland


“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller


“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso


“To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.” – Wilson Kanadi


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


“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” – Bruce Lee


“It’s always too early to quit.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles Kettering


“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi


“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.” – Ben Ipock


“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman


“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller


“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote


“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett


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


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou


“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin


“God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.” – Jim Elliot


“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” – Helen Keller


“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine


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


“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander the Great


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu


“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson


“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill


“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank


“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein


“Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.” – Christopher Reeve


“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary


“Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle


“He who has a way to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


“Act like you expect to get into the end zone.’ – Christopher Morley


“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” – Edwin Markham


“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Ted Turner


“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton


“When deeds speak, words are nothing.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon


“Have faith in yourself and in the future.” – Ted Kennedy


“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone


“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney


“Begin at the beginning… and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” – Lewis Carroll


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“Without His love I can do nothing, with His love there is nothing I cannot do.” – Unknown


“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning” – Meister Eckhart


“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi


“Compassion is language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain


“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Ben Spock


“The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?” – Steve Schulte


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry Thoreau


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett


“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott


“What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we’ll sink.” – John Lennon


“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller


“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe


“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters


“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis


“Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” – Benjamin Jowett


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


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton


“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman


“Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” – Tom Hopkins


“The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great.” – G. K. Chesterton


“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius


“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.” – Orison Sweet Marden


“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov


“The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” – Amy Gatliff


“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves!” – Chanakya


“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden


“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Emerson


“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Goethe


“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller


“There is really magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary” – Uta Hagen


“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.” – Bernard Baruch


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


“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” – Oprah Winfrey


“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.” – Mabel Newcomber


“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda


“If we all did the things, we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison


“Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.” –George Bernard Shaw


“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – Saint Augustine


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”  – Jimmy Dean


“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” – Hugh Downs


“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi


“The degree of responsibility you take for your life determines how much change you can create in it.” – Celestine Chua


“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.”  – Zig Ziglar


“Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.” – Mary Manin Morrissey


“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl


“Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman


“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey


“Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” – Joseph Campbell


“Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all you might. Self-made or never made. – Orison Swett Marden


“If the mind thinks with a believing attitude one can do amazing things.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden


“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.” – Betty Bender


“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson


“As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!” – Robert Collier


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