154 Best Short Quotes That Will Highly Inspire Your Life

You might be one of many other people who enjoy reading inspirational quotes. If you are, then you will really enjoy these amazing Short Quotes that I have carefully chosen for you.

Quotes have the ability to make us more inspired and motivated. Some short quotes can really be our refuge to boost our mood and feel happier.

It is true that only reading quotes will not make a great change in our life, but they can at least change our view on life in a positive way and motivate us to do something about our life.

I have carefully gathered the following short quotes that I like the most and post them for you in this article. I hope these quotes will bring you much inspiration as they did for me.

Short Quotes About Life to Inspire You

1. “Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.” – Johnny Depp

2. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

3. “Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.” – Amelia Burr

4. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

5. “Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

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

7. “The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell

8. “Only a life lived for others is a life lived worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

9. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

10. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

11. “I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it.” – Lil Wayne

12. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.” – R. Brault

13. “Broken crayons still color.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14th of 154 Short Quotes

“Leave no stone unturned.” – Euripides

15. “It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” – Seneca

16. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller

17. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

18. “My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.” – Cary Grant

19. “Maybe that’s what life is, a wink of the eye and winking stars.” – Jack Kerouac

20. “Living is the art of getting used to what we didn’t expect.” – Eleanor C. Wood

21. “Growth is the only evidence of life.” – John Henry Newman

22. “The middle is messy, but it is also where the magic happens.” – Brené Brown

23. “We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it.” – Lauryn Hill

24. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

25. “Life is a lot like jazz … it’s best when you improvise.” – George Gershwin

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

27. “I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.” – Alice Roosevelt-Longworth

Short Quotes About Love

28. “If you judge people you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

29. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles

30. “Love is great when you find someone to give it to.” – Unknown

31. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

32. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

33. “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

34. “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

35. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” – Victor Hugo

36. “Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation.” – Tyga

37. “Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” – Lord Byron

38. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

39. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

40. “Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.” – Barbara de Angelis

41st of 154 Inspiring Quotes

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

42. “True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.” — Honore de Balzac

43. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

44. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

45. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.” — Socrates

46. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” — Victor Hugo

47. “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss

48. “A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.” ― Shannon Alder

49. “Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love; I rose in it.” — Toni Morrison

50. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

51. “Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.” – Ernest Hemingway

52. “Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.” — Torquato Tasso

53. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” — Lao Tzu

Short Quotes to Help You Achieve Success

54. “Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

55. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

56. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” – Zig Ziglar

57. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

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

59. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs

60. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

61. “Die with memories, not dreams.” – Unknown

62. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis

63. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

64. “Whatever you do, do it well.” – Walt Disney

65. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

66. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

67th pf 154 Quotes

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

68. “Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

69. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler

70. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell

71. “Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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

73. “Impossible is for the unwilling.” – John Keats

74. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

75. “Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.” – Deepak Chopra

76. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

77. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

78. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

79. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier

Short Quotes About Happiness to Brighten Your Day

80. “Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” – Buddha

81. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn

82. “There is only one happiness in life—to love and to be loved.” – George Sand

83. “Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.” – Friedrich Schiller

84. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

85. “Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” – Colette

86. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” – Dennis Waitley

87. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Ludwig Jacobowski

88. “A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.” – Atticus

89. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

90. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

91st of 154 Short Quotes

“Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

92. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley

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

94. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Erying Kimball

95. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

96. “Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” – Chinese Proverb

97. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball

98. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

99. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

100. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” – Douglas Adams

101. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” – Albert Schweitzer

102. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” – Andre Maurois

Short Quotes About Finding the Meaning of Life

103. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

104. “Be a lover of the world, it is the only way to survive in it.” – Janosch

105. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

106. “Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

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

108. “Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.” – Mandy Hale

109. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou

110. “The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.” – W. Somerset Maugham

111. “You discarded most of the lies along the way but held on to the one that said life mattered.” – Stephen King

112. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

114. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” – Buddha

115. “It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” – Winston S. Churchill

116. “He who has a why to live for can bear almost anyhow.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

117th of 154 Motivational Quotes

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

118. “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

119. “Finding meaning in your life is not a difficult thing, but it is harder than living a numb, fast-paced superficial life.” – Juanita Gomez

120. “You are not one type, nor belong to one category. You are a unique blend of personality needs. Live your needs for total fulfillment.” – Diana Detinger

121. “Life is without meaning. You bring meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.” – Joseph Campbell

122. “Whatever we are, whatever we make of ourselves, is all we will ever have – and that, in its profound simplicity, is the meaning of life.” – Philip Appleman

123. “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” – Les Brown

124. “Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands.” – Leo O’Donovan

125. “The meaning of life is not only to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

126. “If you don’t follow your heart, you might spend the rest of your life wishing you had.” – Brigitte Nicole

127. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Anonymous

 128. “Keep your eyes in the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Short Quotes About Relationship

129. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” – Joseph F. Newton Men

130. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

131. “If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

132. “Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.” – Leo Buscaglia

133. “The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are.” – Stephen R. Covey

134. “Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

135. “Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

136. “I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” – Elon Musk

137. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

138. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” – Tennessee Williams

139. “What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.” – Leo Buscaglia

140. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson Gentry

141. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

142nd of 154 Quotes

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” – Henry Winkler

143. “To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.” – Doménico Cieri Estrada

144. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” – Miles Franklin

145. “Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.” – Wayne Dyer

146. “We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” – Joyce Meyer

147. “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.” – Alexandra Penney

148. “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” – Robert Holden

149. “The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.” – Neale Donald Walsch

150. “Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” – Gloria Steinem

151. “In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.” – Robert Brault

152. “We’re often afraid of being vulnerable, but vulnerability creates genuine connection.” – Gabby Bernstein

153. “Be honest, brutally honest. That is what’s going to maintain relationships.” – Lauryn Hill

154. “It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.” – Anthony Storr

Final Thoughts About Short Quotes

We have to never underestimate our imagination. It can turn our life into something better. If we imagine to achieve our dreams, then it will be easy to realize that. Nothing is impossible even what we imagine can come true one day if we have the courage to believe in it.

In this life, wa can take advantage of every moment and make it a fresh start for us to start taking action over our dreams and goals. It’s never too late as long as we are still breathing.

Happiness does not come randomly, but rather by choosing to be happy. Everyone in this life can be happy regardless of his situation in all sides if he chooses to simply be happy and be grateful for the little things in his life.

No matter what happens to us, it will not last forever. It will not be something permanent as it will change as the time moves on. So, never get worried because of temporary situations.

Every morning, we have to wake up knowing that today will be a great day. Starting our day with positive thoughts and showing gratitude can have a great impact on our day. It can make us achieve the most of everyday.

I hope that you have liked these inspirational the above short quotes.

This list of short quotes is a great source of wisdom and inspiration. It is only a few words that give plenty of life lessons.

The quotes I have shared with you belong to many people such as historical figures, writers, great thinkers and famous motivational speakers.

If you like the above quotes, you can share them with your family members or friends. This will help spreading positivity and motivation around the world.

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