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.

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.     

Audrey Hepburn

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.     

Jim Rohn

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.     

Kurt Cobain

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.     

Joseph Campbell

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.     

Andre Gide

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too.     

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.     

Abraham Lincoln

Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

You are what your deep, driving desire is.     

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

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

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


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

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

Ben Ipock

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.     

Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow     

Helen Keller