ᐅTop159+ Short Inspirational Quotes About Life for Motivation

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

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”― Moliere

“Words are your paintbrush, and your life is the canvas. You can paint whatever you want to paint.”― Miguel Ruiz

“Determine your priorities and focus on them.” – Eileen McDargh

“When you make a choice, you change the future.”– Deepak Chopra

“All limitations are self-imposed.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.”– George Horace Lorimer

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” – Kendrick Lamar

“Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

“A clever man commits no minor blunders.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“People living deeply have no fear of death.” – Anais Nin

“Men do less than they ought unless they do all they can.” – Thomas Carlyle

“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” – Albert Camus

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

“No wind favors he who has no destined port.” —Montaigne

“A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art, and is full of true joy.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The true vocation of man is to find his way for himself.” – Hermann Hesse

“Live your dreams.” – Les Brown

“Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.”– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” – Dorothy Bernard

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

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.” – Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

“No great thing is created suddenly.” —Epictetus

“The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Do it Now!” – Napoleon Hill

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lily Pulitzer

“Have faith in yourself and in the future.” – Ted Kennedy

“Begin anywhere.” – John Cage

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”― Henry David Thoreau

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

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” – William Blake

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.“ – Lance Armstrong

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu

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

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernández

“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” – Edwin Markham

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” – Augustine of Hippo

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

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

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

“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”― Anne Frank

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not.”― Kurt Cobain

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”― Lewis Carroll

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

“Get to the point where you get allergic to average! You don’t think average!” – Eric Thomas

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santanaya

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

“You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill

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

“Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anaïs Nin

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

“Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others.” – Charles Dickens

“We have a responsibility to help those around us and help others in need.” – Virginia Williams

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov

“Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

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

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

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

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

“Don’t wait, the time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

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

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

“If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.” – Charlie Gilkey

“It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

“Leave no stone unturned.” – Euripides

“Keep going. Be all in.” – Bryan Hutchinson

“No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” – CT Fletcher

“One year of love is better than a lifetime alone.” – Freddie Mercury

“Face reality as it is, not as it was, or as you wish it to be.” – Jack Welch

“Freedom means choices.” – Janet Jackson

“No one else has ever opened doors for me. I opened them myself.” — Jenni Rivera

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

“You go out and do the best you can and hope it works. You just try to improve.” – Mike Leach

“You were not born to be a second-hander.” – Ayn Rand

“I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.” — Montesquieu

“The quest for meaning is the key to mental health and human flourishing.” – Viktor Frankl

“Every team has its weakness, and every team has its strength.” — Booger McFarland

“The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive.” – Carlos Castaneda

“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” – Fannie Lou Hamer

“There must always be a remedy for wrong and injustice if we only know how to find it.” – Ida B. Wells

“The more you live, the less you die.” ― Janis Joplin

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Nothing in life is promised except death.” – Kanye West

“Education is the best weapon for peace.” – Maria Montessori

“I never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man.” – Alexander Hamilton

“To me, there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.” – Alice Paul

“Don’t give up at halftime. Concentrate on winning the second half.” – Paul Bryant

“Everything is practice.” – Pele

“If nobody makes you do it, it counts as fun.” – Thomas Hobbes

“Nothing really scares me, to be honest.” — Billie Eilish

“If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen.” ― Cher

“A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.” – Diogenes of Sinope

“I want to build to that mogul, legendary level.” – Lil Nas X

“I see things that nobody else sees.” – Melanie Martinez

“The more ways you can tell a story and paint a picture, the better it is.” ― Ninja

“Everything that happens before Death is what counts.” – Ray Bradbury

“Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.” — Steve Prefontaine

“The death of contentment is comparison.” ― Steven Furtick

“Anyone who does anything creative is always gonna want to change.” – Will Ferrell

“I will not be triumphed over.” — Cleopatra

“Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.” – Colin Powell

“If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.” – Dr. Phil

“Everybody marches to a different drummer.” ― Hugh Hefner

“A dream deferred is a dream denied.” – Langston Hughes

“You must let suffering speak if you want to hear the truth.” — Cornel West

“Give me liberty or give me death!” — Patrick Henry

“Good things take time.” — Gabriella Wilson (H.E.R.)

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant

“Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don’t limit myself.” – Jim Carrey

“In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.” – Jimi Hendrix

“Imagining something is better than remembering something.” – Robin Williams

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” – Virginia Woolf

“For any sin, we all suffer. That is why our suffering is endless.” – Wendell Berry

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” — John Lennon

“A dream is only a dream.. until you decide to make it real.” – Harry Styles

“See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good.” ― Hayao Miyazaki

“I can’t feel my tongue. But I know it’s there because I’m talking.” – Moira Rose

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates

“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”― Bob Dylan

“You can jail a revolutionary, but you can’t jail the revolution.” – Fred Hampton

“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

“Attitude is a choice. Think positive thoughts daily. Believe in yourself.” – Pat Summitt

“Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

“To use your head, you have to go out of your mind.” ―Timothy Leary

“You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison

“Knowledge is really confined to experience.” – Aleister Crowley

“Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.” – Aaliyah

“A change of feeling is a change of destiny.” – Neville Goddard

“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Pain is never permanent.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“I’m in control of my destiny, never in doubt.” – Drake

“You have to realize that you are everything and more just on your own.” – Jhene Aiko

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon

“Nobody promised you tomorrow.” – Marsha P Johnson

“We humans are more concerned with having than with being.” – Morgan Freeman

“Laughter is the language of the soul.” ― Pablo Neruda

“I would not think to touch the sky with two arms.” ― Sappho

“Our whole life is a meditation of our last decision – the only decision that matters.” – Thomas Merton

“The only way you can know where the line is is if you cross it.” – Dave Chappelle

“I just want to teach people how to be comfortable. Stop being so scared.” – Jaden Smith

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West

“Luck is a word used to describe the success of people you don’t like.” – Paul Harvey

“I think it’s important to hold a mirror up to society and yourself.” – Ricky Gervais

“Love truth, but pardon error.” ― Voltaire

“Make each day your masterpiece“ – John Wooden

“When I perform my role well, I feel proud.” – Kim Namjoon

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” – St. Francis of Assisi

“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” – C. S. Lewis

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” ― J. R. R. Tolkien

“When you fail, you also learn how not to fail.” – Soichiro Honda

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

“People can cry much easier than they can change.” ― James Baldwin

“When you get hard work, you get success.” – Selena Quintanilla

“The only person that has power to put boundaries on your dreams is you.” — Trent Shelton

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

“The future ain’t what it used to be.” – Yogi Berra

“Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.” — Christopher Columbus

“Until death it is all life.” ― Don Quixote

“The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“Good things come in good time.” – Wiz Khalifa

“Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

“You don’t have to eat less. You just have to eat right.” – Dr. Sebi

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.” – Huey P. Newton

“Governments change… the lies stay the same.” — Pierce Brosnan, GoldenEye

“Being realistic is the quickest path to mediocrity.” – Will Smith

“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” – Booker T. Washington

“You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” – Jane Austen

“Sometimes the heart is deceiving.” — Halsey

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.” – Denzel Washington

“You are not the opinion of someone who doesn’t know you.” – Taylor Swift

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“Growth is in a series of mistakes. That’s the only way you learn.” – Steve Harvey

“All humor is rooted in pain.” – Richard Pryor

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” – Carl Sagan

“If you are not having fun you are doing something wrong.” – Groucho Marx

“If you learned a lesson it wasn’t a loss.” – Lil Baby

“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.” – Malcolm X

“What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe.” — bell hooks

“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne

“I don’t need a lot, I just want to find my peace.” – Nathan Feuerstein

“You must work in the dark for your light to shine.” — Russ

“You don’t get respect if you don’t deserve it.” – Snoop Dogg

“We can be heroes just for one day.” — David Bowie

“It doesn’t hurt to get more education.” – Donald Trump

“Fight with a happy heart and a strong spirit.” — General James Mattis

“We’ve added years to life, not life to years.” – George Carlin

“The goal is timeless. Chase the moment, and you lose.” — Kid Cudi

“The choices we make dictate the lives we lead.” — Danny DeVito

“I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” – Mary Oliver

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

“An intelligent woman doesn’t get sad, she gets pretty.” ― Maria Felix

“I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.” — Al Capone

“Yesterday don’t matter if it’s gone.” — The Rolling Stones

“Time is a wonderful storyteller.” – Deion Sanders

“Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters” ― Eminem

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

“Luck is not a business model.” – Anthony Bourdain

“Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.” – Prince

“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” – Ram Dass

“The harder I work, the luckier I become.” – Terry Pratchett

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Nothing left to do but smile.” – Jerry Garcia

“I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.” – Johnny Cash

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

“Damn right I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive.” – Biggie Smalls

“Knock me down 9 times, but I get up 10.” – Cardi B

“Your river is strong. Let it flow.” — Glennon Doyle

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Nothing is stopping me from doing what I love to do.” – The Weeknd

“Decide how badly you want it and proceed accordingly.” — Robin Arzon

“Well, it’s hard to be yourself, it’s the hardest job there is.” — Bill Murray

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” – Erma Bombeck

“If I have a platform and a voice, I should use it for my people.” – Bad Bunny

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” – Mitch Hedberg

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo

“There can only be one king.” – Pablo Escobar

“Don’t wait for them to tell you. Tell them.” – 50 Cent

”Education and work are the levers to uplift a people.” –W. E. B. Du Bois

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.” – Alan Watts

“In life you always see the darkest days before the sunshine.” ― Polo G

“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé Knowles

“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

“I’m just doing me, and to me, that’s what got me this far.” – Lil Uzi Vert

“Keep your friends close, your enemies even closer.” – Sun Tzu

“Haters keep on hating cause somebody’s gotta do it.” – Chris Brown

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” — Bertrand Russell

“There is no normal life, there’s just life. Get on with it.” — Doc Holliday

“It’s okay to start over, let someone else love you the right way.” — Rod Wave

“I don’t like people around me sad. I like making people happy.” – Tyler, The Creator

“Even a blind man knows when the sun is shining.” – Grateful Dead

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” – Socrates

“Life is what you make it, just don’t fake it.”– G Herbo

“Wear your crown and go chase your dreams.” — Summer Walker

“It’s never too late to get good at something.” — Guy Fieri

“I work hard. But I play hard, too.” –Pitbull

“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” ― John Proctor

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

“Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon.” – Pink Floyd

“Peace is the absence of confusion.” – Wu-Tang

“I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential.” – Nicki Minaj

“To lose your path is the way to find that path.” — BTS

“I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay-Z

“There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.” – Thich Hat Hanh

“Only thing free in life is options.” – Moneybagg Yo

“What a dog I got. His favorite bone is in my arm.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“Look at the sky tonight. All the stars have a reason.” — Lil Peep

“I am my inspiration.” – Lizzo

“Be kind to one another, even when it’s not requested.”

“Don’t be scared to live your life without judgment.” — Lil Durk

“Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.” – Tupac Shakur

“Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Once you really know yourself, can’t nobody tell you nothing about you.” – Megan Thee Stallion

“I am the smartest man alive!” – Billy Madison

“No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.” – Mac Miller

“Life is all about the evolution” – J. Cole

“I know that now, and now is all that matters.” — Beth Dutton

“Never break or fold, that’s what it takes to be major.” – Kevin Gates

“Gotta keep my head above water, gotta make it through.” – NBA YoungBoy

“Your mind must be stronger than your feelings.” – Andrew Tate

“Everybody stay positive no matter how negative life gets.” – Juice WRLD

“No guts, no story.” – Chris Brady

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” – Demi Lovato

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

“You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou

“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius