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Very Short Quotes about Life and Inspiration

Short Quotes about happiness, life, love and inspiration

Sometimes you have time to reflect and ponder on a wonderfully long, insightful and inspiring quote. And other times you just need a very short quote about life in general.

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Something to inspire, become a personal motto, inscribe in a journal or birthday card or maybe even get tattooed?

Whatever the reason, here is a long list of very short inspirational quotes about life, because well…life is busy:

“My life is my message.” Mahatma Gandhi


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


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


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


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


“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” Mark Twain


“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz


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


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


“Every man dies. Not every man lives.” William Wallace


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


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


“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” Maya Angelou


“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” Dr Seuss


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci


“Impossible is for the unwilling.” John Keats


“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche


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


“Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.” Mark Twain


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


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


“All emotion is involuntary when genuine.” Mark Twain


“Whatever you do, do it well.” Walt Disney


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


“Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss


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


“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” Bruce Lee


“Life is wasted on the living.” Douglas Adams


“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” Thich Nhat Hanh


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi


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


“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw


“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” Mark Twain
“What we think, we become.” Buddha


“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” George Bernard Shaw


“There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way.” Thich Nhat Hanh


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


“We need much less than we think we need.” Maya Angelou


“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anaïs Nin


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


“A jug fills drop by drop.” Buddha


“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr Seuss


“We grow fearless when we do the things we fear.” Robin Sharma


“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” Henry David Thoreau


“The trouble is you think you have time.” Buddha


“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” Confucius


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


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


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


“Just do it.” Nike


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


“I can, therefore I am.” Simone Weil


“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Henry David Thoreau


“Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument.” Desmond Tutu


“The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” Dalai Lama

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.” Dr Seuss


“The person who tries to do everything, ultimately accomplishes nothing.” Robin Sharma


“There are no facts, only interpretations.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama


“Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi


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


“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” Dr Seuss


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


“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“And still I rise.” Maya Angelou


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


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


“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Aristotle

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