32 Short Inspirational Quotes

The length of a quote doesn’t determine its value. In fact, sometimes the shortest phrases can have the most impact. For instance, “I love you” can can motivate and inspire, while a simple “thank you” can dramatically change your outlook.

Knowing this, we set out to collect some amazing quotes that may lack in total words, but more than make up for it in effectiveness. We hope you enjoy.

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32 Short Quotes to Inspire You

1. Knowledge is power. – Francis Bacon

2. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein

3. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.—Confucius

4. This above all, to thine own self be true.- William Shakespeare

5. No wind favors he who has no destined port. —Montaigne

6. Know thyself. —Socrates

7. I’d rather be optimistic and a fool, than pessimistic and right. –Author unknown

8. No great thing is created suddenly. —Epictetus

9. Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can. – Thomas Carlyle

10. Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

11. Do it Now! – Napoleon Hill

12. The true vocation of man is to find his way for himself. Hermann Hesse

13. A clever man commits no minor blunders. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

14. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. – Robert Frost

15. Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.- Karen Kaiser Clark


16. Work is love made visible. –Khalil Gibran

17. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. – Seneca

18. Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. – Leo Buscaglia

19. Be here now. Ram Dass

20. Live your dreams. – Les Brown

21. The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. -Elbert Hubbard

22. A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art, and is full of true joy. -Mahatma Gandhi

23. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

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

25. Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward. – Soren Kierkegaard

26. To know oneself, one should assert oneself. –Albert Camus

27. Courage is fear that has said its prayers. – Dorothy Bernard

28. You can if you think you can. – George Reeves

29. Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin

30. Laughter is the best medicine. –Author unknown

31. People living deeply have no fear of death. – Anais Nin

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


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