ᐅTop159+ Short Inspirational Quotes About Life for Motivation

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs

“Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” — Oprah Winfrey

“I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody, including myself.” — Zendaya

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” — Simone Biles

"Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you." — Jon Bon Jovi

“Believe in yourself. Stay in your own lane. There’s only one you.” — Queen Latifah

“The only way to have a life is to commit it to like crazy.” — Angelina Jolie

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window — or break down a door.” — Brooke Shields

“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” — Lady Gaga

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." — Robert Frost

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” — George Lorimer

“Fall 7 times, stand up 8.” — Japanese Proverb

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” — Duke Ellington

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." — Albert Einstein

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." — Confucius

"It is better to travel well than to arrive." — Buddha

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.”

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” — Trivia Cunningham

"Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are." — Stephanie Lahart

“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” — Maggie Kuhn

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." — Albert Einstein

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Everything you can imagine is real.” — Pablo Picasso

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” — Marilyn Monroe

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” — William W. Purkey

“You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” — Viola Davis

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde

“Give light and people will find the way.” — Ella Baker

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." — Franklin P. Jones

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

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." — Maya Angelou

"Never regret anything that made you smile." — Mark Twain

"Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend." — Bill Watterson

“When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected.” — Laverne Cox

"Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind." — Dodinsky

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." — Nora Ephron

“It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest.” — Walter Anderson

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston S. Churchill

“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” — Neil Gaiman

"You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens." — Mandy Hale

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." — J.M. Barrie

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." — Suzy Kassem

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." — Rabindranath Tagore

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the errors that counts.” — Nikki Giovanni

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." — Mahatma Ghandi

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine." — Mario Fernández

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." — C.S. Lewis

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." — George Bernard Shaw

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." —Winston Churchill

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." — J.M. Barrie

"Do something wonderful, people may imitate it." — Albert Schweitzer

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist." — Oscar Wilde

"If you can dream it, you can do it." — Walt Disney

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm possible!'" — Audrey Hepburn

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." — Thich Nhat Hanh

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment." — Carlos Santana

"Be happy for this moment. This moment in your life." — Omar Khayyam

"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day." — Henri J.M. Nouwen

"Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." — Judy Garland

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." — Leo Buscaglia

“If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.” — Bell Hooks

“I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.” — Kerry Washington

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde

"By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before." — Edwin Elliot

“You are your best thing.” — Toni Morrison

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings

“If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” — Gabrielle Union

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into place." — Lucille Ball

“You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” — Nina Simone

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." — Milton Berle

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

“Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.” — Mallika Tripathi

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." — Napoleon Hill

"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." — W. Clement Stone

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” — Maya Angelou

"It always seems impossible until it's done." — Nelson Mandela

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." — Zig Ziglar

"Success is a journey not a destination." — Ben Sweetland

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." — Charles R. Swindoll

“We become what we think about.” ― Earl Nightingale

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” ― Vince Lombardi

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ― Albert Einstein

“You can always look up to others for inspiration but never for comparison.” ― Angel Graff

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ― Vincent van Gogh

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ― Albert Einstein

“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” ― Thomas Edison

“The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” ― Frank Sinatra

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” ― Babe Ruth

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” ― Roger Staubach

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” — Mother Teresa

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” — Winston Churchill

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Tim Ferriss

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” — Maya Angelou

“Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine.” — Bruce Lee

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” — Horace

“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” — Napoleon Hill

“In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” — Sid Caesar

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” — Stephen Covey

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.” — Mark Zuckerberg

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein

“A queen is not afraid to fail” — Oprah Winfrey

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” ― Vernon Sanders Law

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” ― W. P. Kinsella

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence.” – Calvin Coolidge

“Develop success from failures.” – Dale Carnegie

“If you start with nothing and end up with nothing, there’s nothing lost.” – Michael Dunlop

“Keep true to the dreams of your youth.” – Friedrich Schiller

“The smallest thing, well done, becomes artistic.” – William Matthews

“If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.” – Neil Gaiman

“Stay focused and work hard – nothing in life is for free.” – Krystle Ng-A-Mann

“Life will never conform to all of our desires. Ever.” – Mark Manson

“Anything can be done, as long as you truly believe it.”– Ashley Qualls

“When people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.” – Maria Popova

“Success is defined in units of fun. It’s all about being happy.” – Jake Nickell

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings

“Once you make it to your point of making it, you’ll appreciate the struggle.” – Nas

“Hard times always lead to something great.” – Betsey Johnson

“Sometimes when hardships knock, it’s just life. Do not take it personal.” – Naide Obiang

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” – Wilma Rudolph

“We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” – William J. Brennan, Jr

“Life’s struggles are necessary for growth.” – Auliq Ice

“Some roses grow through concrete. Remember that.” – Brandi L. Bates

“Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

“Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” – Mason Cooley

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” – Marcus Garvey

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

“Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” – Zig Ziglar

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson

“Life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing – it can’t fly.” – Dan Peña

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“Nothing happens unless we first dream.” – Carl Sandburg

“It may be that those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Butler Leacock

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

“Follow your dreams, they know the way.” – Kobe Yamada

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” ― Lao Tzu

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”― Albert Einstein

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“I am a part of all that I have met.” ― Alfred Tennyson

“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” ― J.K. Rowling

“If you want to be happy, be.”― Tolstoy Leo

“The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”― Robert Louis Stevenson

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”― Roy T. Bennett

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”― Charlie Chaplin

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”― Wayne W. Dyer

“Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars.”― Cecelia Ahern

“I don’t walk away from things I think are unfinished.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson

“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” – Eva Young

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”― Walt Disney

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

“The best way out is always through.” —Robert Frost

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

“The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” —Ayn Rand

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.” —Albert Einstein

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” — Robert Browning

“We will either find a way, or make one.” – Hannibal

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” — William Shakespeare

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” — Ronald Reagan

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” — Octavia E. Butler

“A place for everything, everything in its place.” — Benjamin Franklin

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” —Estée Lauder

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” — Herman Melville

“Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future.” — Tony Robbins

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

“To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” —Dorothy West

“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”—Norman Vincent Peale

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” — Will Rogers

“Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“You can’t live an exceptional life by being “normal.”” – Nick Maley

“I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln

“If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.” – Paulo Coelho

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”― Maya Angelou

“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world.” – Kahlil Gibran

“None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon

“There can be glory in failure and despair in success.” – Abraham Lincoln

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”— Aristotle

“Belief creates the actual fact.”— William James

“You can be everything. You can be the infinite amount of things that people are.”— Kesha

“Spread love everywhere you go.”— Mother Teresa

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”— Malala Yousafzai

“You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.”— Oprah Winfrey

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”– Winston Churchill

“There is nothing impossible to they who will try.”— Alexander the Great

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”— Walt Whitman

“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.“ – Marianne Williamson

“Energy and initiative count as much as talent and luck.” – Will Peters

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

“Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.”― Roy T. Bennett

“He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it.” – Lil Wayne

“None but ourselves can free our minds.”― Bob Marley

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“All progress takes place outside of your comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

“You receive from the world what you give to the world.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

“My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”― Haruki Murakami

“Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” – John Heywood

“Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey.” – Urijah Faber

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Breault

“Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.” – Henry Ford

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”― L.M. Montgomery

“Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible to do.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton

“If beautiful lilies bloom in ugly waters, you too can blossom in ugly situations.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“There are a thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them is sufficient.” – Marilynne Robinson

“Keep going like there’s a big rock rolling behind you. Never stop until you find ways to dodge it!” – I’m salmiah

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”― Rick Riordan

“I may stumble. I may fall. I may cry. But I’ll NEVER give up! Tomorrow, I rise again.” – Steve Maraboli

“Keep going. Is not as difficult as you feel it is. Don’t give up.” – Brandon Sanderson

“Don’t worry about the challenges. Get excited about the rewards of crushing them.” – Hiral Nagda

“When in doubt, throw doubt out and have a little faith….” – E.A. Bucchianeri

“Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse.”― Thomas Szasz

“Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” – Roy T. Bennett

“May you live every day of your life.”― Jonathan Swift

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” – Ken Hudgins

“Mostly, the world sees you the way you see yourself.”– Lisa Nichols

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

“Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”– Marcus Washling

“Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it.” – Nike

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”– Tony Robbins

“I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.” – Harvey Specter

“Magic always happens when you direct your inner powers to the object you want to change.”– Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schiuller

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” – Steven Wright

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo

“Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing?” – Kendrick Lamar

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”– Milton Berle

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

“With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddhist proverb

“Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N. S. Yourko

“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.” – Walt Whitman

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain