Short Inspirational Sayings and Quotes

Long-winded affirmations? Ain't nobody got time for that. Time is of the essence, so we’re keeping it short and sweet with the list of wise, but short inspirational quotes below.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.     

Vince Lombardi

Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.     

George Addair

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Marcus Aurelius

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.     

Zig Ziglar

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.     

Edith Wharton

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

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

George Eliot

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.


To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.

Wilson Kanadi

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering     

Bruce Lee

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


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


I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.     

Jimmy Dean

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you     

Walt Whitman

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

Oprah Winfrey

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.     

Mark Twain

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Every moment is a fresh beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

Without His love I can do nothing, with His love there is nothing I cannot do.     


Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.     

Lewis Carroll

Make each day your masterpiece.     

John Wooden

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.


The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?

Steve Schulte

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Dr. Robert Schuller

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

What we've got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we'll sink.

John Lennon

Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.

George Bernard Shaw

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