Short Inspirational Quotes, Sayings, Inscriptions For Life and Personal Growth

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Short Inspiring Words That Make Each Day Special
Hilarious and Funny Short Sayings
Cute Short Sayings
Short Sayings That Magnify The Glories of Life
Short Energizing Quotes For Personal Development
Best Inspirational Life Quotes
Very Brief, Short Inspirational Quotations, Words, or Sayings

Short inspirational quotes and sayings give fruit to the human spirit. Each quote is the germ of growth; the seed upon which each person can grow in wisdom, in strength, and in passion to lead a life of fulfillment rather than void of happiness and peace.

Short Inspiring Words That Make Each Day Special

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

  2. Inspire others because you can. Kristi Hedges, The Inspiration Code

  3. Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become. Angelina Jolie

  4. Sometimes the hard part is to accept life as it happens and to stop and let go of our need to control life ... Christina Reeves, The Mind is the Map

  5. A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

  6. The true success is the person who invented himself. Al Goldstein

  7. Only you can master your mind, which is what it takes to live a bold life filled with accomplishments most people consider beyond their capability. David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me

  8. We cannot change what we don’t acknowledge. John Putzier, The Everything HR Kit

  9. The best demonstration of what a really good plan looks like is to be able to show people the results of that plan. Byron R. Pulsifer

  10. Let him that would move the world first move himself. Socrates

  11. Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking. Augustine of Hippo

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

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

  14. It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. Roman proverb

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

  16. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and they day you find out why. Mark Twain

  17. Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

  18. The first step is you have to say that you can. Will Smith

  19. Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. W. C. Fields

  20. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington

  21. Don’t go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth

  22. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

  23. You are amazing. As you are. Stronger than you know. More beautiful than you think. Tia Sparkles

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  25. This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde

  26. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. Steven Wright

  27. A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin

  28. In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsche

  29. The last woman I was in was the Statue of Liberty. Woddy Allen

  30. Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story. Daphne du Maurier

  31. Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. Benjamin Franklin

  32. Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain

  33. Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy. Groucho Marx

  34. Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. Robert C. Gallagher

  35. I bet giraffes don’t even know what farts smell like. Bill Murray

  36. Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. Groucho Marx

  37. The key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial. Mike Birbiglia

  38. I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t. Steve Martin
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  40. You are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

  41. When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars. Author Unknown

  42. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world. Bill Wilson

  43. I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. Ray Croft

  44. Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden

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

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

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

  48. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius

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

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

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

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  52. Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture. Amelia Earhart

  53. Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

  54. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

  55. But if you want to be truly inspiring, do it because it’s the right thing to do. Do it because it starts a virtuous cycle and helps others. Kristi Hedges

  56. It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau

  57. Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn

  58. My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right. Abraham Lincoln

  59. Be bold about your dreams. Take risks. There is genius in being bold, because it is the opposite of being shy and uneasy. Jason Harvey, Achieve Anything In Just One Year

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

  61. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Benjamin Spock

  62. Talk doesn't cook rice. Chinese Proverb

  63. Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. George Washington

  64. Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. Karen Kaiser Clark

  65. A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint Exupery

  66. Hope is the dream of a man awake. French Proverb

  67. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote

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  68. Courage is fear that has said its prayers. Dorothy Bernard

  69. Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

  70. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel

  71. It’s all in the mind. George Harrison

  72. Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered. José Saramago

  73. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Edmund Hillary

  74. If you dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

  75. Ambition is not a vice of little people. Michel de Montaigne

  76. Failure is success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes

  77. I can, therefore I am. Simone Weil

  78. If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters

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

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

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

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  82. Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Dorothy Thompson

  83. It is safe to say that we all need a bit of inspiration in life. Some of us more than others, but a quote a day can go a long way in shaping one’s destiny. Joseph Goodman, The Best Quotes Book

  84. Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese Proverb

  85. You teach best what you most need to learn. Richard Bach

  86. Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else. Alison Boulter

  87. It's hard to listen while you're planning something you think needs to be said. Author Unknown

  88. Motivation doesn’t originate as a group process. Motivation starts as a one-on-one situation. J. Thomas Miller III, Motivating Others

  89. Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

  90. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Elbert Hubbard

  91. A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Maya Angelou

  92. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

  95. The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Bruce Lee

  96. Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. Charles Kettering

  97. Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

  98. Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

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

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  103. Love, and love more than you thought possible. Robert Rivers

  104. Begin to let go to breathe. Kate Summers

  105. Slow down and let life be, or go for it and choose to keep going to make a difference in other people's lives. Byron R. Pulsifer

  106. Choose joy; choose to live today rather than squander life as given. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  107. Keep it cool; take life as it comes and live in the splendour of the moment. Rosy Lee Anderson

  108. You can choose to shine where no pain equals no gain. Freddy J. W. Parkes

  109. Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran

  110. Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh

  111. Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. Henry Ward Beecher

  112. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy. Leo F. Buscaglia

  113. A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

  114. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert H. Schuller

  115. Blame no one; do not expect something in return for kindness and generosity for this demonstrates the love of Christ. Byron R. Pulsifer

  116. Nothing lasts forever except the folly of those unwilling to help others. Rosy Lee Anderson

  117. Work hard with no regrets. Stay humble and enjoy life's bountiful gifts. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  118. Collect moments of giving, helping and compassion but not things that will wilt away with the coming storm. Kate Summers


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