117+ Short Inspirational Quotes Will Make Your Day

Each of the following short inspirational quotes is overflowing with wisdom, life lessons, and knowledge. All you need is a couple of minutes out of your day, and you can make different or better choices depending on what you learn.

Reading short inspirational quotes can help you change your perspective. They encompass nearly every aspect that makes up our day-to-day lives.

Thanks to all the distractions around us today, it’s easy to lose focus of what really matters in our lives. Sometimes all we need a reminder. To help you make the most of your life, below is our collection of uplifting, wise, and thought-provoking short inspirational quotes:

Best Short Inspirational Quotes

Love For All, Hatred For None. Khalifatul Masih III

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

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

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

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

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

Goals help you channel your energy into action. Les Brown

People fail forward to success. Mary Kay Ash

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll

Every moment is a fresh beginning. T.S Eliot

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

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

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Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Ray Kroc

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

Never regret anything that made you smile. Mark Twain

Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Elllen DeGeneres

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

Die with memories, not dreams. Unknown

Take time to do what makes your soul happy.

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

Constantly visualizing your goals will also help yourself stay motivated in the long run. Mark Snyder

Dream big. Pray bigger.

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

Grow through what you go through.


Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard

Aspire to inspire before we expire. Unknown

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci

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

Whatever you do, do it well. Walt Disney

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The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are. Bruce Barton

What we think, we become. Buddha

All limitations are self-imposed. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. Mark Twain

Tough times never last but tough people do. Robert H. Schiuller

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Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert H. Schiuller

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

One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. Johnny Depp

Always pass on what you have learned. Yoda

If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name. Kendrick Lamar

Share! Give! and given to you more will be. Yoda


If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Laughter is America’s most important export. Walt Disney

Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish. Jessica N. S. Yourko

Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation. Tyga

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

I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong. Harvey Specter

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

Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind. Dr. Seuss

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

Determine your priorities and focus on them. Eileen McDargh

The noblest question in the world is, “What good may I do in it?” Benjamin Franklin

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Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. Benjamin Franklin

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. James Dean

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

Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it. Nike

Just because it don’t look like a blessing, don’t mean it ain’t a blessing. Eric Thomas

I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it. Lil Wayne

The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift. Joel Osteen

Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence. Drake

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

Nothing lasts forever but at least we got these memories. J. Cole

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


Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing? Kendrick Lamar

Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Les Brown

Reality is wrong, dreams are for real. Tupac

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

To live will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan

A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou

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

There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison

Ideas are just words on the page until people bring them to life. Shelly Francis, The Courage Way

What consumes your mind controls your life. Unknown

Strive for greatness. Lebron James

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

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. Kurt Cobain

And still, I rise. Maya Angelou

You can’t live an exceptional life by being “normal.” Nick Maley, The Do or Do Not Outlook

The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it. Albert Camus

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi

Do something worth remembering. Elvis Presley

Short Inspirational Quotes About Life

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. Nelson Mandela

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

A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world. Atticus

Do or do not there is no try. Yoda

White is not always light and black is not always dark. Habeeb Akande

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Rohn

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. R. Brault

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

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

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

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


Change the game, don’t let the game change you. Macklemore

It hurt because it mattered. John Green

The future depends on what you do today. Gandhi

If the world was blind how many people would you impress? Boonaa Mohammed

No matter who you are, you have strengths. David DeNotaris

I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget. UnknownThere are three essential elements of confidence: believing, feeling, and being. Spear Rhett, How to Be Confident

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. Ken Hudgins

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

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson

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If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit. Michael Jordan

When words fail, music speaks. Shakespeare

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

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

There is no growth in comfort. Geoff Thompson

Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow. Vincent van Gogh

The value of achievement lies in the achieving. Albert Einstein

I have nothing to lose but something to gain. Eminem

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. Robert Quillen