Short Quotes For Inspiration

Inspiration is difficult to find when you’re procrastinating. Sometimes life subjects us to misery and turmoil. This article is to inspire you and get you motivated and finish any project you might have been putting off.

quotes for motivation

Sometimes life gets incredibly difficult and it becomes even hard to get out of bed. Here are some inspirational quotes of highly influential figures to get you up and running:

“Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” —Socrates

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

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


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

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.


“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”-Michael Jordan


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

You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.

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


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

If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.


“If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” -Elon Musk


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


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

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.


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

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

The best revenge is massive success.


The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra


“Love truth, but pardon error.” ― Voltaire

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius

Whatever you are, be a good one.


“Whatever you are, be a good one.” ―Abraham Lincoln


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


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


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

If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.


“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ―Vincent Van Gogh


“You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison


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

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ―Dalai Lama XIV

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
— Ella Fitzgerald

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.

‘That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.’ – Emily Dickinson

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” ― Orson Welles

Inspiration Quotes for life

Life can sometimes become incredibly difficult to navigate and here are some inspirational quotes for you to get through the day:

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

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

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ―Aristotle


“Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise.” ―Frank Ocean

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.


“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” ―Oscar Wilde


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


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

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters―one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” ―John F. Kennedy


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

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ―Kurt Cobain

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” ―Theodore Roosevelt

Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.

‘Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.’ – Sylvia Plath

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”

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

quotes for hard-work and inspiration

There are times when perseverance evades us but hard work is very important in order to live a fulfilling life. Here are some inspiring quotes on hard work and perseverance:

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


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

“Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn

“No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

Imagining something is better than remembering something.


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

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

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

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

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


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


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


“Everything is practice.” – Pele

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.


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


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


“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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


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

“Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on.” -Lady Gaga


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


“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 define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.

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


“You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.


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

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

Do one thing every day that scares you.


“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

inspiring quotes for the beginning of the day

The day should always be started with a positive mindset and here are some inspiring quotes to help you do exactly that:


“Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn.” -Kurt Vonnegut


‘Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.’ – Stephen King


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


‘Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.‘ – John Steinbeck

Good things happen to those who hustle.


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

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


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

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

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


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

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.


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


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

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

Don't criticize what you can't understand.

“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”-Bob Dylan

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”-Mandy Hale

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.


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

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