234 Short Inspirational Quotes – Inspirational Words of Wisdom

234 Short Inspirational Quotes

Be inspired and be encouraged by these short inspirational quotes. Find uplifting quotes about life, love, change and ones to make you smile. While they are all short, they all contain words of wisdom in them.

Index of Short Inspirational Quotes:
Short Inspirational Quotes full of Positive Thoughts
Famous Short Quotes
Short Life Quotes to Inspire
Short Inspirational Quotes To Encourage You
Keys To Success in These Short Sayings
Short Inspirational Quotes for Change
Short Uplifting Quotes about God and Faith
Short Quotes to Promote and Encourage Love and Peace
Short Quotes To Make You Smile and Give You Inspiration
Quotes about being Happy Short and to the Point
Short Birthday and Age Quotes To Encourage Others
Short Proverbs full of Wisdom
Short Quotes To Influence Your Week

    Short Inspirational Quotes full of Positive Thoughts

  1. You can always look up to others for inspiration but never for comparison. Angel Graff, Self Esteem
  2. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford
  3. Energy and initiative count as much as talent and luck.Will Peters
  4. Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison
  5. Determination, motivation, and dedication are what you need for inspiration.Danielle Duckery, Words For The Occasion
  6. All wounds heal with time. Tahiri Veila , Star War Quotes
  7. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. Charles Dickens
  8. We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Author Unknown
  9. The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. Be positive! Negativity doesn’t get you anywhere. Peter W. Murphy
  11. What have you done to inspire or help others? Stephanie Carroll, My Conversations with God Book 4
  12. No greater gift there is, than a generous heart.Yoda
  13. I enjoy every day, because I choose to.Tony Clark
  14. The doors of wisdom are never shut.Benjamin Franklin
  15. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

  16. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.Napoleon Hill
  17. Goals help you channel your energy into action. Les Brown
  18. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are.Elllen DeGeneres
  19. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Joseph Campbell
  20. Positive anything is better than negative nothing.Elbert Hubbard
  21. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou
  22. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon
  23. A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world. Kahlil Gibran
  24. The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are.Bruce Barton
  25. See also:Inspirational Quotes  |  Positive Quotes  |  Positive Quotes for Work  |  Short Positive Quotes  |  Quotes to Live By  |  Thought For The Day  |  Inspirational Poems  |  

    Famous Short Quotes

  26. Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. Mark Twain
  27. Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. Mark Twain
  28. Always pass on what you have learned. Yoda
  29. Share! Give! and given to you more will be.Yoda
  30. Laughter is America’s most important export.Walt Disney
  31. Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends. Walt Disney
  32. I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln
  33. There can be glory in failure and despair in success. Abraham Lincoln
  34. The noblest question in the world is, “What good may I do in it?” Benjamin Franklin
  35. None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. Benjamin Franklin

  36. None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.Benjamin Franklin
  37. Get to the point where you get allergic to average! You don’t think average! Eric Thomas
  38. Just because it don’t look like a blessing, don’t mean it ain’t a blessing. Eric Thomas
  39. The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift. Joel Osteen
  40. You can choose to not let little things upset you. Joel Osteen
  41. The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.Les Brown
  42. Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” Les Brown
  43. See also: Mark Twain Quotes  |   Yoda Quotes  |   Walt Disney Quotes  |   Abraham Lincoln Quotes  |  Benjamin Franklin Quotes   |   Eric Thomas Quotes  |   Joel Osteen Quotes  |  Les Brown Quotes   |  

    Short Life Quotes to Inspire

  44. If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain. Paulo Coelho
  45. A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  46. The key to life is not accumulation. It’s contribution. Stephen Covey
  47. Ideas are just words on the page until people bring them to life.Shelly Francis, The Courage Way
  48. Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.Sanaya Roman
  49. You can’t live an exceptional life by being “normal.”Nick Maley, The Do or Do Not Outlook
  50. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. Buddha
  51. Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it. Albert Camus
  52. Dream of worthy accomplishments and stay awake to achieve them.Author Unknown
  53. Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate. Amit Ray
  54. Giving up complacency is part of the price of success. W. Clement Stone
  55. No matter what happens in life, never lose sight of who you are.Yanni
  56. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. Bill Gates
  57. Do something worth remembering. Elvis Presley

  58. Do something worth remembering. Elvis Presley
  59. Live a day at a time and remember that tomorrow is another today. Wilferd Peterson
  60. Do or do not there is no try. Yoda
  61. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.Jim Rohn
  62. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
  63. Adventure is not outside man; it is within. George Eliot
  64. The future depends on what you do today. Gandhi
  65. See also:Life Quotes  |  Famous Life Quotes  |  Life Changing Quotes  |  Positive Life Quotes  |  Life Is Beautiful Quotes  |  Quotes on Life Lessons  |  Great Quotes about Life  |  Poems about Life  |  

    Short Inspirational Quotes To Encourage You

  66. If what you’re reading isn’t helpful, inspiring or informative – unsubscribe.Jacqueline Fisch, Unfussy Mom
  67. But your greatest legacy isn’t your dream; it’s the dreams you inspire in others!Mark Batterson, Chase the Lion
  68. No matter who you are, you have strengths.David DeNotaris
  69. There are three essential elements of confidence: believing, feeling, and being.Spear Rhett, How to Be Confident
  70. You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down. Muhammad Ali
  71. If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit. Michael Jordan
  72. Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!Les Brown
  73. There is no growth in comfort.Geoff Thompson
  74. If at first you don't succeed, TRY, TRY AGAIN.

  75. If at first you don’t succeed, TRY, TRY AGAIN. Author Unknown
  76. The value of achievement lies in the achieving. Albert Einstein
  77. If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. Robert Quillen
  78. Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.Sanaya Roman
  79. A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self. Charles Dickens
  80. Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.Richard Bach
  81. What’s more encouraging than achieving the success you desire? Ray Divine
  82. Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Joel Osteen
  83. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)
  84. All human beings react positively to praise. Jacquie McTaggart
  85. You are and always have been worthy of love, care, trust and respect. Natalie Lue

See also:Words of Encouragement  |  Encouraging Quotes  |  Encouraging Bible Verses  |  Encouraging Poems  |  Quote of The Day  |  Encouraging Poems  |  

    Keys To Success in These Short Sayings

  1. People fail forward to success.Mary Kay Ash
  2. Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Ray Kroc
  3. Ninety-nine percent of success is built on failure. Charles Kettering
  4. Constantly visualizing your goals will also help yourself stay motivated in the long run.Mark Snyder, Productive Makeover Success
  5. Success is a well-managed failure.Darren Jacklin
  6. A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. Nelson Mandela
  7. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller
  8. A lot of my coaches over the years had talked about mental preparation.Coach Don James, The Thursday Speeches
  9. Forget the failures. Keep the lessons. Dalai Lama
  10. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

  11. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino
  12. Real men treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO. Michelle Obama
  13. Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them. Winston Churchill
  14. Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination. Dwight Eisenhower
  15. If you surround yourself with quality people and great friends, the sky’s the limit. Wayne Gretzky
  16. Now I look beyond what I can’t do and focus on what I CAN. Robert M. Hensel
  17. You’ll never achieve real success unless you like what you’re doing.Dale Carnegie
  18. Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.Wayne Dyer
  19. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail. Vince Lombardi
  20. I spend some time everyday reading about someone successful or something inspirational. Maxwell Stone, Are you still a Rat?
  21. True winners don’t just go; they train first, they focus and then they take off.Kine Corder, The Art of Starting Over
  22. No man can become rich without himself enriching others. Andrew Carnegie
  23. With confidence comes the ability to trust your own judgment every time! Cheryl Maloney, Simple Steps for Real Life
  24. See also:Success Quotes  |  Never Quit Quotes  |  Persistence Quotes  |  Giving Up Quotes  |  Failure Quotes  |  Winning Quotes  |  Quotes about Taking Risks  |  Success Poems  |  

    Short Inspirational Quotes for Change

  25. Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world. Roald Dahl, Matilda
  26. Minuscule changes can lead to an array of new accomplishments.Denzel J. Wellington, Goal Setting
  27. Inspirational words can totally change the direction of our lives.Sara Wellington, Inspire
  28. Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.Seneca
  29. Be flexible so you can change with change. Bruce Lee
  30. Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world. Roald Dahl, Matilda
  31. One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.Malala Yousafzai
  32. Desperation fuels inspiration. Borsk Fey’lya, Star War Quotes
  33. You can’t change where you have been, but you can change where you are going.T. D. Jakes, Hope for Every Moment
  34. Growth equals change. That means stepping out into new areas. John Maxwell
  35. People can and do change. Earl Nightingale

  36. People can and do change. Earl Nightingale
  37. We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. Oprah Winfrey
  38. Changing your mindset may change the situation. Lisa Rusczyk
  39. Forever is a long long time and time has a way of changing things. Walt Disney
  40. A word fitly spoken can change a person’s life. Louis Howard
  41. Rather than hoping for change, you first must be prepared to change.Catherine Pulsifer
  42. All it takes to make a change in this world is belief and action. Adedamola Akanbi
  43. Don’t fall into a self-made trap that says you can’t change. Michal Stawicki
  44. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Lucille Ball
  45. See also:Quotes about Change  |  Hope Quotes  |  New Beginning Quotes  |  Amazing Quotes  |  Healing Quotes  |  

    Short Uplifting Quotes about God and Faith

  46. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C. S. Lewis
  47. Love others the way that God has loved you, with tenderness. Mother Teresa
  48. God has wonderful plans for you – if you let Him lead and comfort.Colin McCartney, The Beautiful Disappointment
  49. Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.Elisabeth Elliot
  50. Don’t believe in miracles – depend on them.Laurence J. Peter
  51. If you’re like me, my Bible is chock-full of inspirational notes.Nan Jones, The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife
  52. Many people believe in God, but not many believe God. Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I
  53. Show appreciation for all God has given you. Max Lucado
  54. Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible. Jesus, Matthew 19:26
  55. God . . . wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. Bishop Gore
  56. Faith is weakness clinging to strength and becoming strong through so doing. Charles Spurgeon
  57. We say, “God move.” God says, “I will move through you when you move.” Nick Vujicic
  58. Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook. William Arthur Ward
  59. God’s Word has the power to change your life. . . . The Bible will give you the “real stuff” – true encouragement.Rick Warren
  60. Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
  61. We are never closer to God than when trials come upon us. Charles R. Swindoll

  62. We are never closer to God than when trials come upon us. Charles R. Swindoll
  63. God isn’t finished with us yet. When we forget this fact, we get stuck. Kenneth Copeland
  64. These battles you face? God will use them to grow greatness in you! Susie Larson
  65. God longs for your happiness and He has plans for your life. Janet Fuller
  66. God uses different mediums to advance His work on earth. Daniel Affi
  67. Miracles happen to those who believe in them.Bernard Berenson
  68. God lives. God loves. His love endures forever. C. P. Fagan
  69. To love another person is to see the face of God. Les Miserables
  70. Faith is simply your response to the message of God’s love and grace. Sahne Callahan
  71. God how big our problems are, instead we tell our problems how big our God is. Rick Warren
  72. God, in his infinite wisdom understands, loves, and cares for all of us. Oliver Powell
  73. By faith, we believe God provides and we hold to the truth that He will not lie. Lynn R. Davis
  74. You can trust God and have faith in Him to always be faithful to you.Adam Copenhaver
  75. See also:Quotes about God  |  Fatih Quotes  |  Inspirational Sayings  |  Prayer Quotes  |  Poems about God  |  Christian Poems  |  

    Short Quotes to Promote and Encourage Love and Peace

  1. We are put on earth for a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love.William Blake
  2. Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude. Confucius
  3. We don’t forgive someone for their sake; we forgive them for the sake of our own peace of mind.Marianne Williamson, A Year of Miracles
  4. Make love your weapon to overcome any evil. Michael Jackson
  5. We will never have peace without friendship around the world. Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. Jimmy Carter
  7. The important thing was to love rather than to be loved. W. Somerset Maugham
  8. Reach out to warm another with your love.John McLeod
  9. A little less fight and a little more spark, close your mouth and open your heart. Elvis Presley
  10. Imagine all of us living in peace, it’s too beautiful to just be a dream. John Lennon
  11. Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. Mother Teresa
  12. Being thankful can reap many benefits for you like peace and joy. Jeff & Michelle Niederstadt,
  13. Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.John Ruskin
  14. Do not battle with those you love, put your guard down and listen. Michelle C. Ustaszeski
  15. Love grows as we choose to act in love towards others. Gregory Brown

  16. Love grows as we choose to act in love towards others. Gregory Brown
  17. Life is all about love. Love is the only true meaning of life. Iyanla Vanzant
  18. Real love is patient with the irritable people in your life. Rick Warren
  19. You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving. Amy Carmichael
  20. Live well. Learn plenty. Laugh often. Love Much. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. Words can win the hearts of millions. Words can restore peace in the community. V. Gee
  22. We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. Jimmy Carter
  23. Love turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Author Unknown
  24. There never was a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
  25. A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. Fr. Jerome Cummings
  26. See also:Love Quotes  |  Peace Quotes  |  Thanksgiving Quotes  |  Quotes about Love and Life  |  Friend Quotes  |  Friendship Poems  |  

    Short Quotes To Make You Smile and Give You Inspiration

  27. The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds. Edgar A. Guest
  28. Channeling stress properly turns coal into diamonds. Sharon Melnick Ph.D., Success Under Stress
  29. Laughter is the fireworks of the soul. Josh Billings
  30. It’s fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney
  31. The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. Richard Nixon
  32. Just mention the word “sibling” and everyone has a story to share.Karen Gail Lewis, Siblings
  33. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin Roosevelt
  34. I learned the value of hard work by working hard. Margaret Mead
  35. Never use a long word where a short one will do. George Orwell
  36. Most of all, learn to laugh at yourself, meet each day with a sense of humor. Wilferd Peterson
  37. Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

  38. Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
  39. I’ve seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true. Mark Twain
  40. Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms – you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older. Seneca
  41. The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw
  42. A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job. Zig Ziglar
  43. Life is not a football game to be watched. W. Clement Stone
  44. Chase your passion, not your pension. Denis Waitley
  45. See also:Funny Quotes  |  Cute Quotes  |  Workout Quotes  |  Funny Friendship Quotes  |  Funny Quotes about Life  |  Cute Life Quotes  |  Funny Poems  |  

    Quotes about being Happy Short and to the Point

  46. We can be bitter about our handicaps or we can be happy at our blessings. William Arthur Ward
  47. Whoever is happy will make others happy, too. Anne Frank
  48. Intuition is about letting your subconscious take the wheel.Rory Miller, Living in the Deep Brain
  49. Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be. Abraham Lincoln
  50. Politeness and good manners open the door to a successful and happy adult life. Jacquie McTaggart
  51. It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream. Edgar Allan Poe
  52. Really happy are those who share their happiness with others.M. K. Soni
  53. People who manage their time well feel positive, confident, and in charge of their lives. Brian Tracy
  54. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth

  55. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.Karl Barth
  56. There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. Henry vanDyke
  57. There is always something to be happy about in this world.Ken Black
  58. To feel happy, focus on things in your life that will make you feel happy.Stephen Hall
  59. Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.Walt Disney
  60. I’m grateful for charity that provides the opportunity to help others in need. Aliya Saige, 100 Daily Blessings
  61. Make each new day count by helping someone or just making someone smile. Catherine Pulsifer
  62. See also:Happy Quotes  |  Deep Quotes  |  Joy Quotes  |  Happiness Quotes  |  Optimistic Quotes  |  Poems about Happiness  |  

    Short Birthday and Age Quotes To Encourage Others

  63. Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.Jeanne Moreau
  64. We are always the same age inside. Gertrude Stein
  65. Age…Is a matter of feeling, not of years. George W. Curtis
  66. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.Abraham Lincoln
  67. Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Nicky Gumbel
  68. A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip! Author Unknown
  69. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown
  70. Live your life and forget your age. Norman Vincent Peale

  71. Live your life and forget your age. Norman Vincent Peale
  72. May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift
  73. Look at the positive side: at least you’re not as old as you will be next year. Author Unknown
  74. To me a birthday means celebrating the presence of an individual in our lives.Meena Bajaj
  75. No wise man ever wished to be younger. Jonathan Swift
  76. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.George Bernard Shaw
  77. Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come. Lucy Larcom
  78. See also:Birthday Quotes  |  Age Quotes  |  Birthday Poems  |  Future Quotes  |  Dream Quotes  |  Wise Quotes  |  

    Short Proverbs full of Wisdom

  79. For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. African Proverb
  80. Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet. Chinese Proverb
  81. It’s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking. Irish Proverb
  82. One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. Japanese Proverb
  83. If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well. English Proverb
  84. Every road has two directions. Russian Proverb

  85. Every road has two directions. Russian Proverb
  86. You have to make the most of the chances that come your way. Spanish Proverb
  87. Better to wear out than rust out. French Proverb
  88. He who starts well is half way done. Italian Proverb
  89. Wishes won’t wash dishes. American Proverb
  90. A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out. Korean Proverb
  91. He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor. Hindu Proverb
  92. See also:Proverbs  |  African Proverbs  |  Chinese Proverbs  |  Irish Proverbs  |  Japanese Proverbs  |  English Proverbs  |  

    Short Quotes To Influence Your Week

  93. New beginnings are available to all of us over fifty times a year; they are called Mondays. Byron Pulsifer
  94. Stay in the moment and cherish each one.Gary Sturgis, Finding Your Way From Grief To Healing
  95. You are your very best personal trainer.Ross Edgley, The World’s Fittest Book
  96. Most people fail in life because they major in minor things. Anthony Robbins
  97. A kind word never broke anyone’s mouth. Irish Saying
  98. Start you Thursday with an attitude of optimism. It’s going to be a good day! Kate Summers
  99. Every single day has to be excellent. You gotta give it all you got! Eric Thomas
  100. Focus on your potential instead of your limitations. Alan Loy McGinnis
  101. Why is Sunday a day of rest because it is different than all the rest. Byron Pulsifer

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