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230 Short Quotes about Life to Uplift your Soul

Short Quotes and saying seem just a bunch of words but they carry deep meaning and force you to ponder. These short quotes help to get greater sense of the meaning of life. Inspirational quotes have made an insightful positive impact in my life and I’m sure they will make a difference in yours as well. The beauty of such inspiring short quotes is that these have simple words and easy to remember. These wise and beautiful wisdom words from your favorite positive thinkers will uplift your soul and help you to stay positive and optimistic about life.

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  1. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” ~ Will Rogers

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

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

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  1. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

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

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

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  1. “If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” ~ Roger Babson

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

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  1. “There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

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  1. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

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


  1. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~ William James
  2. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” ~  Henry Ford
  3. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  4. “Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers’.” ~ Amy Poehler​​
  5. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~ Albert Einstein
  6. “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain
  7. “There is no substitute for hard work.” ~ Thomas Edison

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Positive Short Quotes

  1. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” ~ Maya Angelou
  2. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” ~ Camilla Eyring Kimball
  3. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  4. Happiness depends upon ourselves.” ~ Aristotle
  5. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  6. “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” ~ Bil Keane
  7. “Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” ~ William Gibson
  8. “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” ~ Richard Whately
  9. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ~ Winston Churchill
  10. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” ~ Brian Littrell

Short Quotes to inspire

  1. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ~ T.S Eliot
  2. “Never regret anything that made you smile.” ~ Mark Twain
  3. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. “ ~ James Dean
  4. “All limitations are self-imposed.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
  5. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~ Albert Einstein

Inspirational short quotes about life

  1. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~ Robert H. Schiuller
  2. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill
  3. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  4. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” ~ Demi Lovato
  5. “What we think, we become.” ~ Buddha

Inspirational Short Quotes and Sayings

  1. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot
  2. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” ~ John Barrymore
  3. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” ~ Jim Rohn
  4. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” ~ Lindsey Vonn
  5. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  7. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~ Michael Altshuler
  9. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hillf
  10. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Robin Williams

Short Quotes about life

  1. “You cannot explore the universe if you think that you are the center of it.” ~ Joshua Suya Pelicano
  2. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  3. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  4. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
  5. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~ Maya Angelou

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  1. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  2. Be happy for this moment. This moment in your life.” ~ Omar Khayyam
  3. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” ~ Walt Disney
  4. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” ~ Mario Fernández
  5. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~ Milton Berle

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  1. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.” ~ R. Brault
  2. “It hurt because it mattered.” ~ John Green
  3. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama
  4. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~  Confucius
  5. “The road to success is always under construction.” ~ Lily Tomlin

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  1. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  2. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
  3. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ~ Suzy Kassem
  4. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” ~ Lily Pulitzer
  5. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Short Inspirational Quotes

  1. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~ Maya Angelou
  2. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ~ George Addair
  3. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  4. “Never, never, never give up.” ~ Winston Churchill
  5. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn
  6. “The shortest answer is doing.” ~ Lord Herbert
  7. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  8. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  9. “In life you need either inspiration or desperation.” ~ Tony Robbins
  10. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Inspiring Short Quotes

  1. “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  2. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  3. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu
  4. “Die with good memories, not with unfulfilled dreams.” ~ Invajy
  5. “I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it.” ~ Lil Wayne
  6. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” ~ Anais Nin
  7. “Forget about style; worry about results.” ~ Bobby Orr
  8. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” ~ Aristotle
  9. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” ~ Mark Twain

Short Positive Quotes

  1. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” ~ Walt Disney
  2. “A place for everything, everything in its place.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  3. “Aspire to inspire before you expire.” ~ Anonymous
  4. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~ Lao Tzu
  5. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein
  6. “Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future.” ~ Tony Robbins
  7. “Energy and initiative count as much as talent and luck.” ~ Will Peters
  8. Goals help you channel your energy into action.” ~ Les Brown
  9. “The key to life is not accumulation. It’s contribution.” ~ Stephen Covey
  10.  “The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” ~E.E. Cummings

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  1. “Impossible is for the unwilling.” ~ John Keats
  2.  “No pressure, no diamonds.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  3. “Dream big and dare to fail.” ~ Norman Vaughan
  4. “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” ~ Jim Rohn
  5. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  6. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford
  7. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” ~ Jim Rohn
  8. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost
  9. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” ~ Wayne Gretzky
  10. “We will either find a way, or make one.” ~ Hannibal

Motivational Short Quotes

  1. Addiction quitting is to stop feeding your addiction.” ~ Invajy
  2. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” ~ Herman Melville
  3. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  4. “You can’t live an exceptional life by being “normal.”” ~ Nick Maley
  5. “I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  6. “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” ~ Francis Bacon
  7. “There can be glory in failure and despair in success.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  8. “Belief creates the actual fact.” ~ William James
  9. “Spread love everywhere you go.” ~ Mother Teresa
  10. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” ~ Muhammad Ali


  1. “It’s not all over, till you have the courage to comeback.” ~ Invajy
  2. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  3. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ~ Vincent van Gogh
  4. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
  5. “An unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates
  6. “Failures are foundation stones of the Success Forts” ~ Invajy
  7. “You become what you believe.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  8. “Today, you have 100% of your life left.” ~ Tom Landry
  9. “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” ~ Jennifer Aniston
  10. “Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” ~ Seneca

Short Motivational Quotes

  1. “Worry causes stress, but care causes concern.” ~ Chris Vail
  2. “Achievements of today are the stepping stones for the future ones.” ~ Invajy
  3. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton
  4. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  5. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
  6. “Failing to attempt is biggest failure of life.” ~ Invajy
  7. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” ~ W. Clement Stone
  8. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” ~ Roger Staubach
  9. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ~ Horace
  10. “A queen is not afraid to fail” ~ Oprah Winfrey

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  1. “Life teaches you a new lesson every day, if you are attentive enough in the class of life.” ~ Invajy
  2. “Hard times always lead to something great.” ~ Betsey Johnson
  3. “The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” ~ Wilma Rudolph
  4. “Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. “Spend time with yourself to discover your inner beauty.” ~ Invajy
  6. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” ~ Dalai Lama
  7. “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” ~ B.B. King
  8. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~ Vidal Sassoon
  9. “Nothing happens unless we first dream.” ~ Carl Sandburg
  10. “Whenever life hammers you, bounce back with a smile.” ~ Invajy


  1. “Heaven never helps the man who will not help himself.” ~ Sophocles
  2. “The present moment is all you ever have.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  3. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” ~ Confucius
  4. “I am the captain of my soul.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  5. “What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  6. “The impossible exists only until we find a way to make it possible.” ~ Mike Horn
  7. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  8. “Fear of failure leads to failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  9. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  10. “You have not failed until you quit trying.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

Short Quotes for Daily Motivation

  1. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.” ~ Lucille Ball
  2. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” ~ Estee Lauder
  3. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” ~ Brene Brown
  4. “If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.”  ~ Carlos Santana
  5. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  6. A dead end street is a good place to turn around.” ~ Naomi Judd
  7. “More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  8. “It is your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  9. “We need fantasy to survive because reality is too difficult.” ~ Lady Gaga
  10. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

Short Deep Quotes

  1. “A dead end is just a good place to turn around.” ~ Naomi Judd
  2. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain
  3. “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” ~ Les Brown
  4. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. “Nothing will work unless you do.” ~ Maya Angelou
  6. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” ~ Malcolm Forbes
  7. “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  8. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” ~ Steve Jobs
  9. “The worth of a life is not determined by a single failure or a solitary success.” ~ Kevin Kline
  10. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass

Very Short Quotes

  1. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere
  2. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~ Frederick Douglass
  3. “Best things in life aren’t things.” ~ Mike Ness
  4. “Good is the enemy of great.” ~ Jim Collins
  5. “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” ~ Byron Katie
  6. “Don’t be afraid to do something big.” ~ Daphne Koller
  7. “Someday is not a day of the week.” ~ Janet Dailey
  8. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  9. “If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.” ~ James Goldsmith
  10. “Every noble work is at first impossible.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

Deep Short Quotes

  1. “One today is worth two tomorrows.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  2. “To scale, do things that do not scale” ~ Reid Hoffman
  3. “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” ~ Margaret Fuller
  4. “If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously.” ~ Cate Blanchett
  5. “Man is free at the instant he wants to be.” ~ Voltaire
  6. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” ~ Kurt Cobain
  7. “I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me.” ~ Eddie Vedder
  8. “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” ~ Sun Tzu
  9. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” ~ Alan Kay
  10. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Best Short Sayings

  1. “The best is yet to come.”
  2. “One day at a time.”
  3. “Search for soul in everything.”
  4. “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.”
  5. “Make it Happen.”
  6. “Be afraid and do it anyway.”
  7. “Be wild for a while.”
  8. “Mindset is everything.”
  9. “No rain, no flowers.”
  10. “Get lost in what you love.”

Short Inspirational Quotes

  1. “Good things take time.”
  2. “You are stronger than you think.”
  3. “What’s stopping you?”
  4. “Turn your pain into power.”
  5. “Kindness always returns back.”
  6. “Know your worth.”
  7. “Be your own hero.”
  8. “Escape the ordinary.”
  9. “Eventually, everything connects.”
  10. “Follow your heart.”


  1. “This will make perfect sense one day.”
  2. “When things change inside you, things change around you.”
  3. “Things will always work out.”
  4. “I am doing this for me.”
  5. “What is coming is better than what is gone.”
  6. “Do good and good will come to you.”
  7. “You only limit in your mind.”
  8. “Collecting smiles.”
  9. “Imperfection is a form of freedom.”
  10. “Trust the timing of your life.”

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  1. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. -Steve Jobs

  2. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Take that first step towards your goals today.”

  3. This one is my own creation. How and why it came to mind was probably due to caring for a sick spouse after losing my first wife to cancer, I’ve shared it with the medical and religious communities who loved it. The saying is “worry causes stress, but care causes concern.” As there is no copywrite, feel free to spread it around if you like it.

    1. That’s good one from you Chris.

      We have included this quote in our List of “Short Quotes” with giving credit to you.


  4. my favorite is yesterday is past tommorow is futer and today is a gift that is why it is called present. that one thank you i just loved it. oh and i am indian who else is indian i am nine years old

    1. Hello Avni,

      Thanks for sharing your favorite short quote. I too believe is whatever we have is today… the present moment. Every moment you are alive is a gift to you from Supreme Energy. One must be grateful for surviving COVID Pandemic and seeing the present moment while you reading this comment. Living is present moment or current moment (mindfulness) is an art.

      I feel you are the youngest (nine years old) Invajy Reader. Nice to see you in a positivity vibes at such a young age. I wish you all the success in life. God Bless You.


  5. Many of these short quotes meant a great deal to me but on in particular was “The key to life is not accumulation. It’s contribution.”

    Sometimes I believe we pile up our problems and figure out how we are going to solve them all daily instead of focusing on solving other problems that could use our immediate help that we know we can accomplish

  6. My favorite quote is “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~ Confucius
    We are all beautiful in our own way!

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