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

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’     

Audrey Hepburn

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

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.     

Lao Tzu

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.     

Aristotle Onassis

Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.     

Francois Voltaire

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.     

Les Brown

We will either find a way, or make one.     


Man doesn’t know what he is capable of until he is asked.     

Kofi Annan

Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself.     

Adriana Lima

With our thoughts, we make the world.     

Buddhist proverb

Change your life today.     

Nelson Mandela

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.     

Chris Grosser

Don’t just follow your dreams—chase them down, grab hold, and don’t let go.     

Kellie Elmore