340 Short Quotes

It is ideal for thoughts to be kept short and simple in these complicated times. Surely, short words say a lot and can even have deep meaning. So if you prefer to express more using few words, then here are 340 short quotes for you to remember and share.

Short Quotes

1. Attitude is everything. – Charles Swindoll

2. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

3. Hope is a waking dream. – Aristotle

4. Action is the foundation key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

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

6. The obstacle is the path. – Zen Proverb

7. I can, therefore I am. – Simone Weil

8. Don’t regret the past, just learn from it. – Ben Ipo

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

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

11. Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T.S. Eliot

12. Make each day your masterpiece. – John Wooden

13. Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop. – Lewis Carroll

14. Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. – Charles Kettering

15. Dream big and dare to fail. – Norman Vaughan

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

17. Dance lightly with life. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

18. Live life to the fullest. – Robert Louis Stevenson

19. This above all, to thine own self be true. – William Shakespeare

20. Know thyself. – Socrates

21. Change the world by being yourself. – Amy Poehler

22. All limitations are self-imposed. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

23. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. – Robert H. Schuller

24. Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish. – Jessica N. S. Yourko

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

26. To live will be an awfully big adventure. – Peter Pan

27. Strive for greatness. – Lebron James

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

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

30. Love the life you live, and live the life you love. – Bob Marley

31. Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi

32. No wind favors he who has no destined port. – Montaigne

33. Be here now. – Ram Dass

34. Live your dreams. – Les Brown

35. You can if you think you can. – George Reeves

36. Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin

37. Begin anywhere. – John Cage

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

39. Have faith in yourself and in the future. – Ted Kennedy

40. Find out who you are and do it on purpose. – Dolly Parton

41. Make yourself proud. – Peter W. Smith

42. The only journey is the one within. – Rainer Maria Rilke

43. The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. – Orison Sweet Marden

44. If not us, who? If not now, when? – John F. Kennedy

45. Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln

46. Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

47. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

48. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

49. Hope is the heartbeat of the soul. – Michelle Horst

50. Impossible is for the unwilling. – John Keats

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51. We become what we think about. – Earl Nightingale

52. Live what you love. – Jo Deurbrouck

53. All you need is love. – John Lennon

54. Love conquers all. – Virgil

55. Be gentle first with yourself. – Lama Yeshe

56. Live with passion. – Anthony Robbins

57. Don’t dream it, be it. – Rocky Horror Picture Show

58. No one knows what he can do until he tries. – Publilius Syrus

59. Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. – W. Clement Stone

60. The man who is successful is the man who is useful. – Bourke Cockran

61. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. – Old English Proverb

62. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

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

64. The most wasted of days is one without laughter. – E. E. Cummings

65. Never regret anything that made you smile. – Mark Twain

66. Every man dies. Not every man lives. – William Wallace

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

68. May you live every day of your life. – Jonathan Swift

69. Life is wasted on the living. – Douglas Adams

70. Just do it. – Nike

71. Flatter yourself critically. – Willis Goth Regier

72. If things go wrong, don’t go with them. – Roger Babson

73. Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind. – Dodinsky

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

75. Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. – Marge Piercy

76. We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. – Virginia Satir

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

78. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Ludwig Jacobowski

79. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. – Bil Keane

80. Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for. – Oliver James

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

82. Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire

83. It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness. – Richard Branson

84. Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. – Thomas Edison

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

86. Determination, motivation, and dedication are what you need for inspiration. – Danielle Duckery

87. Be positive! Negativity doesn’t get you anywhere. – Peter W. Murphy

88. All wounds heal with time. – Tahiri Veila

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

90. Positive anything is better than negative nothing. – Elbert Hubbard

91. The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are. – Bruce Barton

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

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

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

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

96. Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life. – Sanaya Roman

97. Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate. – Amit Ray

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

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

100. Believing requires action. – James E. Faust

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101. Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. – Joel Osteen

102. All human beings react positively to praise. – Jacquie McTaggart

103. You are and always have been worthy of love, care, trust and respect. – Natalie Lue

104. We are put on earth for a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love. – William Blake

105. Make love your weapon to overcome any evil. – Michael Jackson

106. Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. – Jimmy Carter

107. Reach out to warm another with your love. – John McLeod

108. A little less fight and a little more spark, close your mouth and open your heart. – Elvis Presley

109. Laughter is the fireworks of the soul. – Josh Billings

110. Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms – you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older. – Seneca

111. Chase your passion, not your pension. – Denis Waitley

112. Focus on your potential instead of your limitations. – Alan Loy McGinnis

113. Every single day has to be excellent. You gotta give it all you got! – Eric Thomas

114. Courage is grace under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway

115. Don’t push your weaknesses, play with your strengths. – Jennifer Lopez

116. In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

117. Courage is found in unlikely places. – J. R. R. Tolkien

118. The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. – Richard L. Evans

119. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore

120. Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. – Faith Baldwin

121. Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. – Grace Hansen

122. Do first things first, and second things not at all. – Peter Drucker

123. It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. – Mabel Newcomber

124. If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. – Jonathan Winters

125. I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott

126. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Ben Spock

127. Be willing to be a beginner every single morning – Meister Eckhart

128. The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great. – G. K. Chesterton

129. Try and fail, but never fail to try. – Jared Leto

130. Life is trying things to see if they work. – Ray Bradbury

131. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

132. An obstacle is often a stepping stone. – Prescott Bush

133. Quitting is not the same as failing. – Seth Godin

134. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. – General George Patton

135. Nobody rises to low expectations. – Calvin Lloyd

136. Change before you have to. – Jack Welch

137. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. – Thomas Paine

138. In the end, everything is a gag. – Charlie Chaplin

139. Open your heart to the sky. Live. – Adam Gnade

140. If you’re going to have a story, have a big story. – Joseph Campbell

141. Your body was designed to contain a cosmic storm. – Nikita Gill

142. The sky is not the limit. Your mind is. – Lynette Simeone

143. Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will. – Anonymous

144. Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams. – Joe Tichio

145. Happiness is a direction, not a place. – Sydney J. Harris

146. You are awesome, be you. – Jeremy Goldberg

147. Stop thinking you need a miracle. Realize that you are a miracle. – Mel Robbins

148. In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. – Janos Arany

149. I moved onward, the only direction – Jay Z

150. Stay hungry. Stay foolish. – Steve Jobs

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151. There is nobility in the struggle, you don’t have to win. – Sharon Pollock

152. And here you are living despite it all. – Rupi Kaur

153. One day or day one. You decide – Paulo Coelho

154. Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan. – Unknown

155. Creativity takes courage. – Henri Matisse

156. Turn your fear around. The other side of it is strength. – C.M. Rayne

157. It is all I have lost, that has set me free. – Bianca Sparacino

158. Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them. – Vidhu Bhatnagar

159. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent Van Gogh

160. I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all. – Simone Biles

161. I paint what I see and not what others like to see. – Edouard Manet

162. Sometimes you have to choose between planting roots or growing wings. – Unknown

163. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

164. It is not dishonest to strive to be better than you are. – Ben DeLaCreme

165. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. – D. H. Lawrence

166. Who is in control of your mind? You are. – Aubrey Marcus

167. You are almost there. A little courage and faith and that life will come. – Akif Kichloo

168. While you’re in your setback, life is preparing your comeback. – Tim Storey

169. I am stronger than I am broken. – Roxane Gay

170. Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms. – Janice Thompson

171. You say you have no courage, but I see it in you. – Khaled Hosseini

172. Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great. – Fernando Flores

173. Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. – Marianne Williamson

174. Now please, go be who you dream of. – Sammus

175. Learn to look for the good in every moment of your life. – Cheryl Ann McDowel

176. I’m still learning to love the parts of me that no one claps for. – Rudy Francisco

177. When one must, one can. – Yiddish Proverbs

178. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve

179. Throw your heart over the fence. The rest will follow. – Mac Anderson

180. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. – Ella Fitzgerald

181. Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. – Frank Scully

182. You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up. – Quotemadness

183. Remember when you wanted what you currently have? – Omen

184. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live – Natalie Babbitt

185. One step at a time, one day at a time, just today, just this day to get through. – Linda Sue Park

186. Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for. – David Starr Jordan

187. My motto is: more good times. – Jack Nicholson

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

189. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. – Victor Hugo

190. You can always become better. – Tiger Woods

191. Do more of what makes you happy and less of what doesn’t. – Cassey Ho

192. Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling. – Jim Henson

193. Live, and be happy, and make others so. – Mary Shelley

194. Tough love fills our souls with the truth. – Mila Vidanovic

195. You never need to apologize for how you chose to survive. – Clementine Von Radics

196. The reward of a thing done well is to have done it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

197. It’s risky not to take risks. – Brandon Steiner

198. Dreams don’t work unless you do. – John C. Maxwell

199. We tend to get what we expect. – Norman Vincent Peale

200. Yes, you can. End of story. – Miss Moore

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201. You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. – Henry Ford

202. Action will destroy your procrastination. – Og Mandino

203. I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward. – David Livingstone

204. To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often. – Winston Churchill

205. The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. – Charles F. Kettering

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

207. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. – Plato

208. Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late – Benjamin Franklin

209. All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. – Adlai E. Stevenson

210. Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

211. You will never find time for anything. You must make it. – Charles Buxton

212. Knowledge is proud she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more. – William Cowper

213. It is not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. – Helen Walton

214. The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. – William James

215. What gets measured gets managed. – Peter Drucker

216. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. – Ralph Charell

217. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. – George Bernard Shaw

218. Whoever best describes a problem is the one most likely to solve it. – Dan Roam

219. We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are. – Anais Nin

220. How do I know what I think until I hear what I say? – E. M. Forster

221. To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered. – John Ruskin

222. That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. – P. C. Hodgell

223. No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. – Voltaire

224. Belief gets in the way of learning. – Robert Heinlein

225. Take care that no one hates you justly. – Publiius Syrus

226. Live to the point of tears – Albert Camus

227. Don’t count the days, make the days count. – Muhammad Ali

228. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. – Thomas A. Edison

229. When you love life, life will love you back. – Jeffrey Gitomer

230. Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller

231. Find joy in everything you choose to do. – Chuck Palahniuk

232. Positive energy knows no boundaries. – Lu Wei

233. A good laugh is sunshine in the house. – William Makepeace Thackeray

234. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. – Colin Powell

235. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

236. Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert

237. We are twice armed if we fight with faith. – Plato

238. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch

239. Great things never came from comfort zones. – Neil Strauss

240. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T.S. Eliot

241. Not all those who wander are lost. – J. R. R. Tolkien

242. In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. – Miguel de Cervantes

243. No guts, no story. – Chris Brady

244. Screw it, let’s do it. – Richard Branson

245. Keep going. Be all in. – Bryan Hutchinson

246. Leave no stone unturned. – Euripides

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

248. Whatever you do, do with all your might. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

249. Every noble work is at first impossible. – Thomas Carlyle

250. And still, I rise. – Maya Angelou

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

252. So it goes. – Kurt Vonnegut

253. Life is not fair; get used to it. – Bill Gates

254. What’s coming will come and we’ll meet it when it does. – Hagrid

255. Above all things, reverence yourself. – Pythagoras

256. Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

257. The less I needed, the better I felt. – Charles Bukowski

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

259. Choose people who lift you up. – Michelle Obama

260. Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius

261. Count your blessings. – Og Mandino

262. ‘Enough’ is a feast. – Buddhist proverb

263. Kindness is wisdom. – Philip James Bailey

264. Do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa

265. For it is in giving that we receive. – Francis of Assisi

266. Beauty awakens the soul to act. – Dante Alighieri

267. Beauty is the promise of happiness. – Stendhal

268. Time eases all things. – Sophocles

269. Time brings all things to pass. – Aeschylus

270. Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. – Will Rogers

271. Simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau

272. Buy less, choose well. – Vivienne Westwood

273. Do more of what matters. – Anthony Ongaro

274. Simplicity is the soul of efficiency. – Austin Freeman

275. The need for less often result in a life of more. – Brian Gardner

276. No ego, no pain. – Chien-ju

277. I don’t mind what happens. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

278. He who is contented is rich. – Lao Tzu

279. Peace is every step. – Thich Nhat Hahn

280. There is no way to peace, peace is the way. – A.J. Muste

281. Remorse is the poison of life. – Charlotte Bronte

282. Courage doesn’t always roar. – Mary Anne Radmacher

283. One man with courage makes a majority. – Andrew Jackson

284. Persevere and get it done. – George Allen Sr

285. How long should you try? Until. – Jim Rohn

286. Our whole life is solving puzzles. – Erno Rubik

287. Life is short and progress is slow. – Gabriel Lippmann

288. Persevere in virtue and diligence. – Plautus

289. Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. – Victor Hugo

290. A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self. – Charles Dickens

291. Faith is the quiet cousin of courage. – Judith Hanson Lasater

292. Trust is the greatest intelligence. – Osho

293. As is our confidence, so is our capacity. – William Hazlitt

294. Be curious. Not judgmental. – Walt Whitman

295. Be groovy or leave, man. – Bob Dylan

296. Don’t worry, be happy. – Bobby McFerrin

297. What worries you, masters you. – John Locke

298. Stumbling is not falling. – Malcolm X

299. Life’s too short for regrets. – Nicholas Hoult

300. Courage, dear heart. – C.S. Lewis

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301. There are no regrets in life, just lessons. – Jennifer Aniston

302. Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. – Mason Cooley

303. The fool wonders, the wise man asks. – Benjamin Disraeli

304. Seek the seeker. – Ramana Maharshi

305. No pressure, no diamonds. – Thomas Carlyle

306. If youth knew; if age could. – Sigmund Freud

307. Sadness flies away on the wings of time. – Jean de La Fontaine

308. Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down. – Vanessa Paradis

309. Life is too short not to experiment. – Jamelia

310. The best dreams happen when you’re awake. – Cherie Gilderbloom

311. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan

312. Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. – John F. Kennedy

313. Either I will find a way, or I will make one – Philip Sidney

314. The harder I work, the luckier I get. – Gary Player

315. Out of difficulties grow miracles. – Jean de la Bruyere

316. It’s always too early to quit. – Norman Vincent Peale

317. Life is a constant process of dying. – Arthur Schopenhauer

318. My life is my argument. – Albert Schweitz

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

320. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

321. Life is largely a matter of expectation. – Homer

322. Life is accepting what is and working from that. – Gloria Naylor

323. What you seek is seeking you. – Rumi

324. Fortune and love favor the brave. – Ovid

325. Prayer is man’s greatest power. – W. Clement Stone

326. Unless you believe, you will not understand. – Augustine of Hippo

327. I believe life takes us where we need to be. – Sasha Alexander

328. I am a part of all that I have met. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

329. By daily dying I have come to be. – Theodore Roethke

330. The map is not the territory. – Alfred Korzybski

331. Tomorrow always comes, and today is never yesterday. – S. A. Sachs

332. You are in the perfect position to get there from here. – Abraham–Hicks

333. We become aware of the void as we fill it. – Antonio Porchia

334. I am changed forever by the realization of never. – Terri Guillemets

335. We have the ability to survive anything except ourselves. – Mike Dolan

336. We are spirits clad in veils. – Christopher P. Cranch

337. We are what we think – Buddha

338. Think and wonder, wonder and think. – Dr Seuss

339. There is only one way. Go into yourself. – Rainer Maria Rilke

340. My life is my message. – Mahatma Gandhi

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