220 Short Quotes That Will Inspire You (Fast)

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Please enjoy this list of 220 short inspirational quotes. Discover simple thoughts, one liners and wise sayings to start your day. Enjoy!

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You can totally do this. Click to tweet

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Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results. Click to tweet

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No pressure, no diamonds. Thomas Carlyle Click to tweet

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Stay foolish to stay sane. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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When nothing goes right, go left. Click to tweet


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Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett Click to tweet

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Impossible is for the unwilling. John Keats Click to tweet

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I can and I will. Click to tweet

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Take the risk or lose the chance. Click to tweet

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There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet


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Good things happen to those who hustle. Anaïs Nin Click to tweet

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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. Winston Churchill Click to tweet

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The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake Click to tweet

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He who is brave is free. Seneca Click to tweet

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Prove them wrong. Click to tweet

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The Best Short Quotes

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No guts, no story. Chris Brady

My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

Screw it, let’s do it. Richard Branson

Boldness be my friend. William Shakespeare

Keep going. Be all in. Bryan Hutchinson

My life is my argument. Albert Schweitzer

Dream big. Pray bigger.

Leave no stone unturned. Euripides

Fight till the last gasp. William Shakespeare

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Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Steve Jobs Click to tweet

Broken crayons still color. Click to tweet

And so the adventure begins.

If you want it, work for it.

You can if you think you can. George Reeves

Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln

Grow through what you go through.

Do it with passion or not at all.

She believed she could, so she did.

The past does not equal the future. Tony Robbins

At the end of hardship comes happiness.

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

Forget about style; worry about results. Bobby Orr

Whatever you do, do with all your might. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Dream without fear. Love without limits.

Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle (See also: hard work quotes)

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

We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santanaya

Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move. Anthony Bourdain

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide

Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. Paramahansa Yogananda

I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. Euripides

The true success is the person who invented himself. Al Goldstein

Let him that would move the world first move himself. Socrates

Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking. Augustine of Hippo

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. Roman proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

See also: thought of the day

Part 2. Short Quotes That ARE…

Short Positive And Inspirational Quotes

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You matter. Click to tweet

You are loved.

Actually, you can.

Yes! Yes! You can do it!

Focus on the good.

You are doing great.

We rise by lifting others.

Be happy. Be bright. Be you.

Every day is a second chance.

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Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius

Happiness looks gorgeous on you.

You are capable of amazing things.

You are somebody’s reason to smile.

Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Click to tweet

Think like a proton, always positive.

You are stronger than you think you are.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Greg Anderson

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve

You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. W. C. Fields

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

It’s okay to not be okay as long as you are not giving up.

If you feel like giving up, look back at how far you’ve come.

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

You are amazing. As you are. Stronger than you know. More beautiful than you think. Tia Sparkles

Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it’s not the okay, it’s not the end.

See also: famous quotes, uplifting quotes

Very Short Quotes, Tattoo Quotes, Words, Mantras

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Go! Click to tweet

Love.

Begin.

Let go.

Breathe.

Slow down.

Let it be.

Go for it.

I love you.

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Keep going.

Choose joy.

Enjoy today.

C’est la vie.

Choose happy.

Keep it cool.

Take it easy.

Be in the now.

Live the moment.

Choose to shine.

No pain, no gain.

Do it. With love.

Love conquers all.

Keep your chin up.

Follow your heart.

Don’t rush things.

You only live once.

Never stop dreaming.

Now is all you have.

Keep moving forward.

This too shall pass.

Every moment matters.

Love more. Worry less.

Dust settles. I don’t.

Nothing lasts forever.

Work hard. Stay humble.

Enjoy the little things.

The best is yet to come.

Better things are coming.

Collect moments – not things.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

 

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Funny Short Quotes

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Don’t be humble, you’re not that great. Indira Gandhi (See also: confidence quotes)

Life is too short to learn German. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Why do they put pizza in a square box?

Do crabs think we walk sideways? Bill Murray

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. Steven Wright

Why is there an expiration date on sour cream? George Carlin

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. Steven Wright

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin

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In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsche

The last woman I was in was the Statue of Liberty. Woddy Allen

Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story. Daphne du Maurier

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. Benjamin Franklin

Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy. Groucho Marx

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. Robert C. Gallagher

I bet giraffes don’t even know what farts smell like. Bill Murray

Every novel is a mystery novel if you never finish it.

Why is the slowest traffic of the day called ‘rush hour’?

It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times. Mark Twain

The risk I took was calculated, but man, I am bad at math.

I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder. Steven Wright

Do not read the next sentence. You little rebel, I like you.

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library? Lily Tomlin

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. Douglas Adams

I never feel more alone than when I’m trying to put sunscreen on my back. Jimmy Kimmel

The key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial. Mike Birbiglia

I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t. Steve Martin

There are three types of people in this world: those who can count, and those who can’t.

The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when he fills out a job application form.

Cute Short Quotes

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No rain. No flowers. Click to tweet

Shine like the stars.

You make my heart smile.

You will forever be my always.

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The greatest pleasure of life is love. Euripides

Your voice is my favorite sound.

Throw kindness around like confetti.

My favorite place is inside your hug. Click to tweet

I still fall in love with you every day.

You smile, I smile. That’s how it works.

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She was a rainbow, but he was color blind.

We were born to be real, not to be perfect. Liggy Webb

When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world. Bill Wilson

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. Ray Croft

Short Deep Quotes And Metaphors

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Be a voice. Not an echo. Click to tweet

Seek the seeker. Ramana Maharshi

Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only truth is music. Jack Kerouac

Silence is an answer too.

If youth knew; if age could. Sigmund Freud

Time is the soul of this world. Pythagoras

Life is short, death is forever. Chuck Palahniuk Click to tweet

Stars can’t shine without darkness.

He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

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It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso

Be who you needed when you were young.

Innocence is courage and clarity both. Osho

Find what you love and let it kill you. Charles Bukowski

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean de La Fontaine

I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters

You’ve gotta know what death is to know life. Jack Kevorkian

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. Will Rogers

Forgiveness is giving up hope for a better past.

Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.

Character like a photograph, develops in darkness.

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller Click to tweet

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails. Augustine of Hippo

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. Pablo Picasso

Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer

Hearts are wild creatures, that’s why our ribs are cages.

Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.

The knowledge of happiness brings the knowledge of unhappiness. Swami Vivekananda

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. kahlil Gibran

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi

Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. Jiddu Krishnamurti

When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.

When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. George Harrison

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Wise Short Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent. Martin Luther King Jr

Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. Henry Ford

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Some people are so poor, all they have is money. Jack Kerouac

All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twain

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful; yet everything is dying.

It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. James Crook

What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count. Albert Einstein

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. Vivian Komori

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. Ray Knight

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

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Part 3. Conclusion

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Love the life you live. Live the life you love. Bob Marley Click to tweet

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

April 28, 2019

Last Update

December 1, 2020

39 comments

  1. This is great Maxime, excellent quotes and the best part is your website is very clean and simple. Keep up the good work and please add some more quotes.

    1. My favorite quote: “This too … shall pass”. I’ve had around 35 surgeries and each time I wake up afterwards in the recovery room in pain … I think “this too … shall pass” and sure enough, I begin healing and within days or weeks … I’m better!
      This is a wonderful site … keep it up!

    2. Happy to see you found some inspiration here Nina.
      Quotes and beautiful words have the power to change us.

      Thank you for your message and most of all, all the best for your health.
      Maxime

  2. Hi Maxime, I know it takes tremendous effort and energy to compile a large number of quotes, and you’ve done it so well in this post that everyone gets inspired by.
    Wish to get a lot more inspiration from your posts.
    Thanks!

  3. I love quotes! Thank you for sharing your time well spent searching for them, I had a lovely time reading (and re reading some ), a time of fun and reflection thanks to you ❤️

  4. An incredible compilation. Thank you so much for investing the time and energy to put this together – we’re all better for it.

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