Short Inspirational Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old short inspirational quotes, short inspirational sayings, and short inspirational proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.     


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

George Addair

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

Lewis Carroll

Make each day your masterpiece.     

John Wooden

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

Marcus Aurelius

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

Vince Lombardi

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.


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

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

George Eliot

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

Steve Schulte

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


Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Dr. Robert Schuller

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

Wilson Kanadi

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

John Lennon

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves!     


The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering     

Bruce Lee

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.     

Charles Kettering

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso

Turn your wounds into wisdom

Oprah Winfrey

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

Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.

Ben Ipock

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