Powerful One Word Quotes & Mottos

Words are powerful things. We can often sum up an entire feeling or thought in just a few words.

And sometimes, a single word can have more power than an entire sentence.

Powerful One Word Mottos 

A motto is a short phrase that is intended to capture the beliefs or values of a group or individual.

They are often used as a way to sum up the overall goal of a company, team, or individual and can be motivating and even life-changing. If you keep them at the forefront and attempt to live your life by them.

Here are 100+ of our favorite one-word quotes and mottos to live by, have a read if anything ‘pops’ out at you:


Able – having the skill, means, power or opportunity to do something.


Achieve – successfully bring about something.


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Action – activity or movement towards achieving an aim.


Adventure – a daring and/or exciting experience.


Affirmation – the action of affirming something as correct.



Appreciate – to recognize the worth or value of something or someone.


Attitude – a way of thinking, feeling and acting about something.


Beautiful – pleasing to the senses.


Belief – acceptance, confidence and faith that something is true.


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Believe – a way of thinking or an opinion that something is true, often without physical proof.


Bliss – absolute, perfect happiness in a moment.


Bloom – to become better in some way – more energetic, more successful.


Brilliant – exceptionally talented or accomplished.


Calm – a feeling of tranquillity and peace, free of anger or strong negative emotions.


Can – the ability to be able to do something.


Community – a sense of belonging to a group of people similar in some way.


Confidence – a feeling of trust and conviction in oneself.


Consistency – the ability to remain on track and keep trying towards something.


Conversation – the ability to talk and communicate with others as a way of bonding.


Create – to bring something into existence.


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Dedication – the ability to remain committed to a task or purpose.


Delight – a feeling of great pleasure.


Desire – a strong feeling of wanting something, someone or for something to happen.


Determination – the quality of remaining on task to complete something until the end.


Divine – very pleasing to the senses, and/or of God like powers.


Education – the process of learning more.


Encourage – supporting, persuading and inspiring ourselves and others.


Enjoy – making the most of something you like or love.


Enough – completely sufficient and adequate in quality and/or quantity.


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Equality – the state of being equal to others in status and opportunities.


Excitement – the feeling of enthusiasm towards something or someone.


Faith – a strong belief and trust in something.


Family – a unit of people who love and support each other.


Focus – the ability to keep attention on something for the time required.


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Forgive – the ability to stop feeling resentment or anger in order to move forward to better emotions.


Freedom – the power to act, speak and think as one wants.


Friendship – a state of being friends, caring for others and a mutual bond.  


Fulfilled – a feeling of being satisfied and happy.


Fun – a state of feeling enjoyment, delight and pleasure in life.


Grace – a charm, politeness, and good will.


Gratitude – the quality of being thankful for all the good in life.


Happiness – a state of feeling happy.


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Health – a state of being free from injury and illnesses of the body, mind and spirit.


Hope – a feeling of trust and expectation that something will happen for the best.


Incredible – so good that it’s almost impossible to believe or beyond expectations.


Inspiration – the process of being mentally and emotionally stimulated to do something.


Inspire – the ability to encourage others to do or feel something.


Integrity – always doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.


Intuition – a hunch or feeling that can guide our decisions for the best.


Invigorate – give new energy or strength to.


Journey – the act of traveling from one place to another.


Joy – an immense feeling of happiness.


Justice – fairness.


Kindness – the quality of being considerate, friendly and helpful.


Laughter – the physical sound of having a great time or enjoying something.


Live – making the very best of living one’s authentic life.


Love – the intense feeling of affection.


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Loyalty – a strong feeling of support and allegiance to someone or something.


Magic – unexplained events that are wonderful and exciting.


Manifest – to ability to create or bring something into reality and which is then obvious to the eye.


Motivate – to provide a reason for doing something – to others or oneself.


Needs – things that we require in life.


New – a fresh start or something that hasn’t been done by someone before.


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Now – in this present movement of time.


Opportunity – a set of circumstances that makes it possible for something.


Partnership – working towards something together with another person.


Passion – a strong emotion of interest or want.

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Peace – freedom from disturbance.


Perseverance – the ability to keep doing something despite challenges and obstacles.


Prayer – a request for help or assistance.


Rebirth – starting anew.


Reinvention – a process of changing what was and creating something new.


Rejuvenate – to provide new energy.


Reset – to start again differently.


Resilience – the ability to recover from difficulties, adapt, adjust and keep on going forward.


Respect – the feeling of deep admiration for something or someone.


Rest – to take the necessary time to recharge.


Safety – a feeling of being protected and safe.


Seek – an attempt to pursue or go after something or achieve something new.


Serendipity – the development of events by chance in a happy and beneficial way.


Serene – a calm, peaceful feeling, without strong negative emotions of any kind.


Strength – the state of being powerful in a physical, mental or emotional way.


Strive – to attempt to achieve or obtain something that is wanted.


Success – the accomplishment of an intended purpose.


Support – to give or receive help and assistance towards doing something.


Team – a group working together to achieve a mutual aim.


Today – the present day, the now and in this moment.


Trust – a firm belief in the truth of something or someone.


Try – an attempt or effort to do something.


Unity – the state of being united or joined together as a whole.


Wealth – an abundance of something.


Yes – an affirmative answer


Yet – up until this present time…



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Powerful One Word Quotes


The following collection of quotes all help to articulate just how one word can impact us – our thoughts, our feelings and our actions:



“One word can end a fight; One hug can start a friendship; One smile can bring Unity; One person can change your entire life!” Israelmore Ayivor



“In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.” Swami Vivekananda


powerful one word quotes


“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” Buddha



“The best advice you can give anyone consists of one word only, given at precisely the right moment.” Glen McDiarmid



“I’ve had a remarkable life. I seem to be in such good places at the right time. You know, if you were to ask me to sum my life up in one word, gratitude.” Carole King



“The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: ‘grace.’” Max Lucado



“Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?” Ralph Waldo Emerson


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“Everything starts with one step, or one brick, or one word or one day.” Jeremy Gilley



“When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’” Stephen King


one word quotes and mottos


“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.” Sophocles



“You gotta ask ‘why’ questions. ‘Why did you do this?’ A ‘why’ question you can’t answer with one word.” Larry King



“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” Pearl S. Buck



“I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone.” Charles Van Doren



“When you look at the books about well-being, you see one word – it’s happiness. People do not distinguish.” Daniel Kahneman



“The one word that no politician will ever speak, is ‘enough.’” Enough. Carl Hiaasen



“I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: ‘strength.’” Lorde



“I want to create. I think that’s the one word I can grow on.” Israel Broussard



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