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If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational SHORT QUOTES then you have come to the right place!


I’ve written A LOT of articles compiling the best of the best quotes across different categories but this following post is different. 

The quotes you will find here are all short and sweet.

Their wisdom is powerful and packs a punch. 

They contain only a few words but speak volumes. 

They are perfect for both kids (yep, you are never too young to hear great nuggets of wisdom!) and adults, from the young to the old.


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Without further ado here they are; the TOP 100 most inspirational SHORT QUOTES:


1 – Every moment is a fresh beginning. T. S Eliot

2 – Be there for others but never leave yourself behind. Dodinsky

3 – Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

4 – The grass is greener where you water it. Neil Barringham

5 – Dream as if you’ll live forever. Life as if you’ll die today. James Dean

6 – If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got.

7 – Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve. Napoleon Hill

8 – Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

9 – Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

10 – She believed she could so she did.



11 – Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything it is. Mandy Hale

12 – Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. Janis Joplin

13 – He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

14 – No guts, no story. Chris Brady

15 – The more you judge, the less you love. Honore de Balzac

16 – Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

17 – Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

18 – Time eases all things. Sophocles

19 – Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. Will Rogers

20 – Every moment is a fresh beginning. T.S. Eliot



21 – I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. Euripides

22 – Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

23 – Do more of what matters. Anthony Ongaro

24 – Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. Pablo Picasso

25 – My life is my message. Gandhi

26 – Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got. Tim Cook

27 – Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair

28 – A place for everything and everything in its place. Benjamin Franklin

29 – Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as be understood. George Orwell

30 – It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius



31 – You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi

32 – Know thyself. Socrates

33 – Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

34 – It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. Eleanor Roosevelt

35 – Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln

36 – No pressure, no diamonds. Thomas Carlyle

37 – Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

38 – Let him that move the world first move himself. Socrates

39 – A beautiful thing is never perfect. Egyptian Proverb

40 – Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt


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41 – If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

42 – Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

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

44 – Life is really simple but men insist on making it complicated. Confucius

45 – You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky

46 – Do all things will love. Og Mandino

47 – Fight till the last gasp. William Shakespeare

48 – Count your blessings. Og Mandino

49 – Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden

50 – It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. Andre Gide


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51 – If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

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

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

54 – A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent. Martin Luther King

55 – I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen Covey

56 – There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi

57 – The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee

58 – I may be no better but at least I am different. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

59 – Don’t be afraid your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin. Grace Hansen

60 – You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi



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

62 – Do small things with great love. Mother Teresa

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

64 – You are who you are when nobody’s watching. Stephen Fry

65 – Tough times never last but tough people do. Dr. Robert Schuller

66 – Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce. Vivian Komori

67 – Enough is abundance to the wise. Euripides

68 – Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

69 – We become what we think about. Earl Nightingale

70 – Focus on the journey, not the destination. Greg Anderson



71 – This above all: to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare

72 – Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe

73 – We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller

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

75 – Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

76 – It’s easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t. Martin Van Buren

77 – A ship in harbor is safe but that is not what ships are for. John A. Shedd

78 – Be like a tree. Let the dead leaves drop. Rumi

79 – An unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

80 – If you judge, investigate. Seneca



81 – He who would travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

82 – Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, “it can’t be done.” Eleanor Roosevelt

83 – I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

84 – Don’t regret the past, just learn from it. Ben Ipock

85 – You are your choices. Seneca

86 – Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

87 – There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path. Buddha

88 – Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle

89 – There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity. Douglas MacArthur

90 – Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. Albert Einstein



91 – Fall seven times and stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

92 – I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. Florence Nightingale

93 – Do less. Be more. Neil Strauss

94 – If it matters to you, you’ll find a way. Charles Gilkey

95 – He who is brave is free. Seneca

96 – Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

97 – Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

98 – Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

99 – Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be. Eckhart Tolle

100 – The past does not equal the future. Tony Robbins


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