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323 Best Short Motivational Quotes To Uplift Your Life

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Short motivational quotes can be extremely powerful.

They have the ability to transform your day.

By reading a series of motivational quotes every day you are setting yourself up for success.

They will help to embed the right mindset and inspire you to achieve great things.

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Let’s jump in and take a look at this collection of short motivational quotes.

323 Short Motivational Quotes

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

Changing your mindset may change the situation. Lisa Rusczyk

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.


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

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

Love For All, Hatred For None. Khalifatul Masih III

When words fail, music speaks. Shakespeare

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

My life is my argument. Albert Schweitzer

With out thoughts we make the world. Buddhist Proverb

What’s more encouraging than achieving the success you desire? Ray Divine

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. W. C. Fields

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

Isaac Asimov

Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth

If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well. English Proverb

The only joy in the world is to begin. Cesare Pavese

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence. Drake

If you can’t outplay them, outwork them. Ben Hogan

It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream. Edgar Allan Poe

A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss

A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world. Atticus

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Khalil Gibran

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.

Anne Frank

Without selfdiscipline, success is impossible, period. Lou Holtz

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou

Ninetynine percent of success is built on failure. Charles Kettering

Live a day at a time and remember that tomorrow is another today. Wilferd Peterson

Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all. Ernest Hemingway

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

I have nothing to lose but something to gain. Eminem

Low selfesteem is like driving through life with your handbreak on. Maxwell Maltz

Love is a friendship set to music. Joseph Campbell

Chase your passion, not your pension. Denis Waitley

A word fitly spoken can change a person’s life. Louis Howard

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

The value of achievement lies in the achieving. Albert Einstein

You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving. Amy Carmichael

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

Booker T. Washington

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert H. Schiuller

Happiness is a state of activity. Aristotle

He who starts well is half way done. Italian Proverb

We are always the same age inside. Gertrude Stein

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

We accept the love we think we deserve. Stephen Chbosky

Live your life and forget your age. Norman Vincent Peale

Make love your weapon to overcome any evil. Michael Jackson

‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire

He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor. Hindu Proverb

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation. Tyga

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

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. Heraclitus

God uses different mediums to advance His work on earth. Daniel Affi

You can choose to not let little things upset you. Joel Osteen

God . . . wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. Bishop Gore

Every road has two directions. Russian Proverb

Minuscule changes can lead to an array of new accomplishments. Denzel J. Wellington

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

My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Be flexible so you can change with change. Bruce Lee

Never use a long word where a short one will do. George Orwell

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Haruki Murakami

People fail forward to success. Mary Kay Ash

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? Rumi

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

The more one judges, the less one loves. Honore de Balzac

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

Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln

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

Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. Malcolm S. Forbes

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

Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it. Nike

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

Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Bernard Berenson

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Harry F. Banks

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

Every moment is a fresh beginning. T. S Eliot

No man can become rich without himself enriching others. Andrew Carnegie

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

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.

William G. T. Shedd

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

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

The best proof of love is trust. Joyce Brothers

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. Dr. Robert Anthony

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

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

Change the world by being yourself. Amy Poehler

Age…Is a matter of feeling, not of years. George W. Curtis

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

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Tim Notke

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. Fr. Jerome Cummings

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. R. Brault

We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. Oprah Winfrey

Laughter is America’s most important export. Walt Disney

Life is all about love. Love is the only true meaning of life. Iyanla Vanzant

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

It’s fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney

There is no growth in comfort. Geoff Thompson

Live well. Learn plenty. Laugh often. Love Much. Ralph Waldo Emerson

When one door of happiness closes, another opens. Helen Keller

Adventure is not outside man; it is within. George Eliot

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. Tony Robbins

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet. Chinese Proverb

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. Robert Quillen

Success is a wellmanaged failure. Darren Jacklin

To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst. Wilson Kanadi

God lives. God loves. His love endures forever. C. P. Fagan

What we think, we become.


The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. Buddha

Laughter is the fireworks of the soul. Josh Billings

Real love is patient with the irritable people in your life. Rick Warren

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

Do something worth remembering. Elvis Presley

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. Jim Morrison

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

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. Nelson Mandela

The key to life is not accumulation. It’s contribution. Stephen Covey

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

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

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

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius

I enjoy every day, because I choose to. Tony Clark

Die with memories, not dreams. Unknown

Screw it, let’s do it.

Richard Branson

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! Charles Barkley

Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Joel Osteen

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. Richard Nixon

Love turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Author Unknown

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

Energy and initiative count as much as talent and luck. Will Peters

Determine your priorities and focus on them. Eileen McDargh

God longs for your happiness and He has plans for your life. Janet Fuller

Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude. Confucius

No greater gift there is, than a generous heart. Yoda

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball

The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift. Joel Osteen

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

The road to success is always under construction. Lily Tomlin

Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it. Albert Camus

Love grows as we choose to act in love towards others.

Gregory Brown

We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato

Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity. Katrina Mayer

The future depends on what you do today. Gandhi

Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of. Markus Zusak

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. Lord Byron

Show appreciation for all God has given you. Max Lucado

In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail. Vince Lombardi

Halfway Through – Keep Going

All limitations are selfimposed. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Forget the failures. Keep the lessons. Dalai Lama

You never fail until you stop trying. Albert Einstein

A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.

Jack Dempsey

Today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. Bil Keane

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. Chris Grosser

Keep going. Be all in. Bryan Hutchinson

Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow. Vincent van Gogh

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Greg Anderson

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard

To live will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan

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

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. Nelson Mandela

Whatever you do, do it well. Walt Disney

Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King

Strive for greatness. Lebron James

Tough times never last but tough people do.

Robert H. Schiuller

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot

May you live every day of your life. Jonathan Swift

I learned the value of hard work by working hard. Margaret Mead

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi

None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? Dalai Lama XIV

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. African Proverb

No wise man ever wished to be younger. Jonathan Swift

People can and do change. Earl Nightingale

It hurt because it mattered. John Green

All wounds heal with time. Tahiri Veila , Star War Quotes

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

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


Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Adriana Lima

To love another person is to see the face of God. Les Miserables

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas

And in the end, it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard

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

Bruce Lee

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci

Giving up complacency is part of the price of success. W. Clement Stone

Try a little harder to be a little better. Gordon B. Hinckley

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia

You have to make the most of the chances that come your way. Spanish Proverb

The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

Change the game, don’t let the game change you. Macklemore

Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back. John Ruskin

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

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

Herman Hesse

Do or do not there is no try. Yoda

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it. Lloyd Alexander

Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all. Rick Riordan

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. Dalai Lama XIV

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. Kurt Cobain

The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin

And still, I rise. Maya Angelou

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santanaya

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Rohn

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

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others. Aesop

There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair

Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.

Roald Dahl, Matilda

Share! Give! and given to you more will be. Yoda

Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. Paramahansa Yogananda

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

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. Buddha

If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit. Michael Jordan

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

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristole

Goals help you channel your energy into action. Les Brown

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.

Florence Nightingale

There never was a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin

Always pass on what you have learned. Yoda

The stronger the WHY, the easier the HOW becomes. Jim Rohn

I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. Kurt Cobain

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

Better to wear out than rust out. French Proverb

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius

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

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. Mark Twain

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.

Charles Bukowski

Change your life today. Nelson Mandella

You can if you think you can. George Reeves

Love is a better teacher than duty. Albert Einstein

The past has no power over the present moment. Eckhart Tolle

Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. Deborah Day

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius

Really happy are those who share their happiness with others. M. K. Soni

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

What’s the good of living if you don’t try a few things? Charles M. Schulz

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Reality is wrong, dreams are for real. Tupac

Be positive! Negativity doesn’t get you anywhere.

Peter W. Murphy

Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself. Coco Chanel

All human beings react positively to praise. Jacquie McTaggart

The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. Les Brown

Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind. Dr. Seuss

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

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight. Epictetus

I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget. Unknown

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. Robert Morley

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

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly Curtin

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. Albert Einstein

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off. Robert Hand

Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness. Ram Dass

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Henry Ford

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. Benjamin Franklin

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

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. Winnie the Pooh

The giving of love is an education in itself. Eleanor Roosevelt

Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Ray Kroc

Peace begins with a smile.

Mother Teresa

Always do what you are afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. Maya Angelou

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. Japanese Proverb

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. Dennis Waitley

Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move. Anthony Bourdain

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

No guts, no story. Chris Brady

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

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. Ken Hudgins

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated dayin and dayout. Robert Collier

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

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.

Jean Vanier

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. Seneca

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. Richard Bach

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

It’s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking. Irish Proverb

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas A. Edison

Wishes won’t wash dishes. American Proverb

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

Never regret anything that made you smile. Mark Twain

Reach out to warm another with your love. John McLeod

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.


Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

Better to be strong than pretty and useless. Lilith Saintcrow

Boldness be my friend. William Shakespeare

Nothing lasts forever but at least we got these memories. J. Cole

White is not always light and black is not always dark. Habeeb Akande

Life is not a football game to be watched. W. Clement Stone

Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Don’t believe in miracles depend on them. Laurence J. Peter

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