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.

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.     

Jack London

Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.     

Tom Hopkins

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.     

Isaac Asimov

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.     

Francis of Assisi

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.     

Vince Lombardi

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.     

Maya Angelou

We are what we think     


If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.     

Roald Dahl

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.     

Jim Elliot

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.     

Lao Tzu

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.     

Napoleon Hill

Dream big and dare to fail.     

Norman Vaughan

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.     

John Wooden

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.     

Marcus Aurelius

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.     

Oprah Winfrey

Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.     

Kathleen McDonald

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.     

Louise Hay

Those things that hurt, instruct.     

Benjamin Franklin

Change your thoughts and you change your world.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing will work unless you do.      

Maya Angelou

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.      

Milton Berle

Change the world by being yourself.      

Yoko Ono

Never regret anything that made you smile.     

Audrey Hepburn

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.      

H. Jackson Brown

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.     


Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.     

Jim Rohn

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.      

Nido Qubein

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.     

Zig Ziglar

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.      

Winston Churchill