152+ Short Inspirational Quotes

When you need a little boost, you can gain enough inspiration from wise words. Short inspirational quotes can motivate you to take action, stop procrastinating, escape your comfort zone, invest in yourself, and work hard.

Table of Contents

Best Short Inspirational Quotes

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Dalai Lama

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Whartona

Don’t save your best for when you think the material calls for it. Always bring your full potential to every take, and be on top of your job, or they will replace you. Gabrielle Union

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. Eleanor Roosevelt

Change the world by being yourself. Amy Poehler

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. Chris Grosser

I don’t walk away from things I think are unfinished. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Love your family, work super hard, live your passion. Gary Vaynerchuk

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

Dream big. Pray bigger.

Take time to do what makes your soul happy.

You do not find the happy life. You make it. Camilla Eyring Kimball

There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it. Amanda Gorman

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

best short inspirational quotes

If you want it, work for it.

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford

The most wasted of days is one without laughter. E.E. Cummings

Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality. Les Brown

Grow through what you go through.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive. Hafez

I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. Benjamin Franklin

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. John Barrymore

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

Happiness is not by chance, but by choice. Jim Rohn

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

Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it. Lindsey Vonn

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller

short inspirational quotes

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

Impossible is for the unwilling. John Keats

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

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

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin

Cute Short Inspirational Quotes

You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. Carol Burnett

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. Marie Curie

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine

cute short inspirational quotes

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. Maya Angelou

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. Jamie Paolinetti

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

You become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey

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

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. Unknown

Every moment is a fresh beginning. T.S. Eliot

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible! Audrey Hepburn

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky

very short inspirational quotes

If it matters to you, you’ll find a way. Charlie Gilkey

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar

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

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Aristotle

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

Don’t wait, the time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

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

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. Martin Luther King Jr

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. W. Clement Stone

Short Inspirational Quotes About Life

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler

If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh

Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. Hazrat Inayat Khan

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. Jesus

I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit. Richelle E. Goodrich

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Latin Proverb

We have a responsibility to help those around us and help others in need. Virginia Williams

Dream big and dare to fail. Norman Vaughan

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. Beverly Sills

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. Charles Dickens

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to. Ralph Waldo Emerson

short inspirational quotes about life

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

No greater gift there is, than a generous heart. Yoda

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. Charles Swindoll

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Joseph Campbell

An unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

famous short inspirational quotes

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. Booker T. Washington

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. Mark Twain

Short Inspirational Quotes For Work

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. Ancient Indian Proverb

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends. Walt Disney

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

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. Erma Bombeck

There can be glory in failure and despair in success. Abraham Lincoln

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

Get to the point where you get allergic to average! You don’t think average! Eric Thomas

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

You can choose to not let little things upset you. Joel Osteen

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Maya Angelou

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. Les Brown

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain. Paulo Coelho

In order to write about life first you must live it. Ernest Hemingway

short inspirational quotes for work

The key to life is not accumulation. It’s a contribution. Stephen Covey

The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything. Frank Sinatra

Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life. Sanaya Roman

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. Erica Jong

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. Buddha

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart

Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate. Amit Ray

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter what happens in life, never lose sight of who you are. Yanni

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

Live a day at a time and remember that tomorrow is another today. Wilferd Peterson

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller

Adventure is not outside man; it is within. George Eliot

Short Inspirational Quotes for Success

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. Confucius

No matter who you are, you have strengths. David De Notaris

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down. Muhammad Ali

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison

Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste! Les Brown

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

The value of achievement lies in the achievement. Albert Einstein

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. Will Smith

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self. Charles Dickens

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Steve Jobs

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. Richard Bach

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. Seneca

short inspirational quotes for success

What’s more encouraging than achieving the success you desire? Ray Divine

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavour. Eleanor Roosevelt

Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Ray Kroc

The best revenge is massive success. Frank Sinatra

Success is a well managed failure. Darren Jacklin

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. Chinese Proverb

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller

Fall seven times and stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

Real men treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO. Michelle Obama

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Babe Ruth

Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination. Dwight Eisenhower

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

Now I look beyond what I can’t do and focus on what I CAN. Robert M. Hensel