130 Short Quotes That Will Inspire You (Fast)

Please enjoy this list of 130 short inspirational quotes. Discover one liners, simple thoughts 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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We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller 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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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve 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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Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking. Augustine of Hippo 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 fastest road to meaning and success: choose one thing and go all-in. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

Related quote topics: success, funny, positive

 

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Keep reading to discover even more great ones by Steve Jobs, Gandhi, Socrates, Picasso, etc.

I’ve been indulging myself in short inspirational quotes every day since 2004.

In fact, short sentences, mantras and positive self-talk have changed my life completely.

Before my girlfriend died in a car accident, I was upbeat, confident and felt I could truly change the world.

Then, suddenly, I was depressed and confused. It lasted years.

I remember my sister asking, “Is everything alright Max?”.

The answer was simple: “no”.

I wasn’t unable to enjoy life as before.

So what happened?

I discovered books, blogs and quotes.

In a way, they became my guide and inspiration.

The more I was reading them, the better I felt.

Eventually, I started my own website to share that joy and passion for beautiful short words.

A few years later, it became WisdomQuotes, the website you’re reading right now.

Hope quotes will do the same to you.

The Best Short Inspirational 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

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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.

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

She believed she could, so she did.

The past does not equal the future. Tony Robbins

Forget about style; worry about results. Bobby Orr

Success is the child of audacity. Benjamin Disraeli

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

Dream without fear. love without limits.


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You matter. Click to tweet

Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle (Related quote topic: hard work)

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

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Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius

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

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 Inspirational Quotes That ARE…

Very Short Quotes (For Tattoo, Mantras, etc.)

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Go! Click to tweet

Love.

Begin.

Let go.

Breathe.

Slow down.

Let it be.

Go for it.

I love you.

Choose joy.

Choose happy.

Take it easy.

Be in the now.

Live the moment.

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Keep going.

Do it. With love.

Keep your chin up.

Follow your heart.

Never stop dreaming.

Now is all you have.

Keep moving forward.

Love more. Worry less.

Nothing lasts forever.

Work hard. Stay humble.

Enjoy the little things.

The best is yet to come.

Collect moments – not things.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Deep Short Quotes

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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

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.

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

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

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It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you do it for competition you’re screwed. If you do it for love you have a chance. Maxime Lagacé

Wise Short Quotations

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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.

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Failure is success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes

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 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

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

More words of wisdom

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, INFJ 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, SEO, 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

June 3, 2021

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47 comments

  1. I would like to add some of these quotes to boards, I make signs and sell them. Is this ok or can I not use them? I want to make sure before I do it, so if you could please let me know for sure I would greatly appreciate it.

    1. Hi Valerie,
      sure you can go ahead and use the quotes you see here.
      Please just make sure authors receive credit.
      Thanks,
      Maxime

  2. These are really beautiful quotes.
    I have used them in my bio’s.
    Thanks a lot for sharing these with us, you have made my year~

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