100 Short Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

At times when we feel a bit low, we see a short inspirational quote on a billboard or somewhere on the street, and it brightens our mood. Words have superpowers when used right. Short, powerful quotes can give you a quick morale boost and keeps you going.

These short quotes and saying from authors, famous personalities and thinkers can often act as motivational tools in our life. Good short quotes can uplift any conversation whether verbal or written. Quotes are often an echo of what we want to communicate with people around us.

You can use them the way you like, for self-motivation, maybe a design for your coffee mug or t-shirt, or just for your Instagram bio, or if you are old school use them in letters. List of things you can do with quotes is endless.

Here we have put together 100 such short quotes for you with different flavors. Hope this will spark a positive attitude in your life and helps you find a new perspective.

Short Inspirational Quotes

Whatever you are

1. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Abraham Lincoln

2. “Impossible is for the unwilling.”

John Keats

3. “Do it with passion or not at all.”

4. “Don’t dream your life, live your dream.”

5. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable”

Paramahansa Yogananda

6. “Grow through what you go through.”

7. “Every day is a second chance.”

8. “Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Samuel Beckett

9. “You are stronger than you think you are.”

10. “Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.”

Ashley Purdy

11.”Don’t go through life; grow through life.”

Eric Butterworth

12. “Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it’s not the okay, it’s not the end.”

13. “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

Short Gratitude Quotes

be thankful for what

14. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.”


15. “One is loved because one is loved.”

Paulo Coelho

16. “Stop now. Enjoy the moment. It’s now or never.”

Maxime Lagacé

17. “This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”

Maya Angelou

sense of blessedness

18. “A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.”

Mason Cooley

19. “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”

Jean Baptiste Massieu

20.”Gratitude isn’t a burdening emotion.”

Loretta Young

21. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”

James Allen

Wise Old Short Quotes

it is better to live

22. “It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb.”

Roman proverb

23. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”


24. “No one saves us but ourselves.”


you only lose

25. “You only lose what you cling to.”


26. “The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”

27. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”


28. “No Legacy is so Rich as honesty.”


29. “Arise, Awake and Stop not until the goal is achieved.”

Swami Vivekananda

30. “We are twice armed if we fight with faith.”


Funny Quotes

life is too short

31. “Life is too short to learn German.”

Oscar Wilde

32. “Do crabs think we walk sideways?”

Bill Murray

33. “My life feels like a test I didn’t study for.”

34. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

Steve Martin

35. “The last woman I was in was the Statue of Liberty.”

Woody Allen

women want love

36. “Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story.”

Daphne du Maurier

37. “Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

Mark Twain

38. “Every novel is a mystery novel if you never finish it.”

39. “It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times.”

Mark Twain

40. “Do not read the next sentence. You little rebel, I like you.”

Love Quotes (Short Quotes on Love)

fall in love

41. “I fall in love with you everyday.”

42. “When I count my blessings, I count you twice.”

43. “By the way I am wearing the smile you gave me.”

44. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”

Ray Croft

45. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

Victor Hugo

46. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

Hermann Hesse

One is Loved Because

47. “One is loved because one is loved.”

Paulo Coelho

48. “To have a lover in a friend is a dream that has come to life.”

49. “The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun.”

Charles de Leusse

50. “Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

51. “Where there is love, there is life.

Extremely Short Quotes

silence is an answer

52. “Silence is an answer too.”

53. “Silence is an answer too.”

54. “Be a voice not an echo.”

55. “Stay foolish to stay sane.”

–Maxime Lagacé

56. “Time is the soul of this world.”


57. “Innocence is courage and clarity both.”


no rain no flowers

58. “No rain. No flowers.”

59. “Throw kindness around like confetti.”

60. “Keep moving forward.”

61. “Keep your chin up.”

62. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

–Steve Jobs

63. “She believed she could, so she did”

64. “Do it with passion or not at all.”

Short Quotes by Women

we realize the importance

65. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”

– Malala Yousafzai

66. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”

–Al Anon

67. “The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”

–Elizabeth Cady Stanton

68. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

–Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not your job

69. “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.”

–Byron Katie

70. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”

–Meryl Streep

71. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

–Eleanor Roosevelt

72. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”

–Diane Mariechild

Short Friendship Quotes

anything is possible

73. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

–Misty Copeland

74. “Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.”

–Christey Brinkley

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

–Maya Angelou

75. “In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.”

76. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

–Helen Keller

Short Quotes about Success

opportunities do not happen

77. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

–Chris Grosser

78. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

–Colin R. Davis

79. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”

–Tony Hsieh

80. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”

81. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”

–Steve Jobs

82. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

–Japanese Proverb

Short Quotes about Happiness

start each day

83. “Start each day with a grateful heart.”

84. “If you want to be happy, be.”

–Leo Tolstoy

85. “We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.”

–William James

86. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

87. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”

– Mark Twain

88. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

– Dalai Lama

89. “Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.”

–Naval Ravikant

Short Quotes about Life

beware the barrenness

90. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

– Socrates

91. “Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.”

– Emily Dickinson

92. “If you do what you need, you’re surviving. If you do what you want, you’re living.”

93. “Live today, for tomorrow it will all be history.”

94. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

– Vivian Greene

95. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

– Soren Kierkegaard

96. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”

– Jack London

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

– Steve Martin

98. “Variety’s the very spice of life that gives it all its flavour.”

– William Cowper

live what you love

99. “Live what you love.”

– Jo Deurbrouck

100. “If you try, you risk failure. If you don’t, you ensure it.”