90 Short Inspirational Quotes to Fuel Your Day (2021)
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90 Short Inspirational Quotes to Fuel Your Day

Published on January 5, 2021 6:00 AM EST
60 Short Inspirational Quotes to Fuel Your Day
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Small things can make a big difference. The same can be said about the short inspirational quotes below. 

At Everyday Power, we have compiled quotes from a wide variety of great minds including authors, athletes, TV personalities, and CEOs. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with innovation, creativity, and knowledge.

60 Short Inspirational Quotes to Fuel Your Day

Who inspires you? 

Most people have to watch hours upon hours of interviews and read countless books to learn about these concepts. In this article, we have gathered brief moments of genius that will fit perfectly into your hectic lifestyle. 

All you need is a couple of minutes out of your day, and you can gain enough inspiration to last all week long. Enjoy the quotes down below and soak in the inspiration.

Short inspirational quotes about happiness

1. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  – Edith Wharton

2. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball

3. “The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings

4. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

5. “Make each day your masterpiece.” John Wooden

6. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore

7. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” Jim Rohn

8. “Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn

9. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” Helen Keller

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Short inspirational quotes about believing in yourself

10. “Impossible is for the unwilling.” – John Keats

11. “No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

12. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

13. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

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

15. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

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

17. “Stay foolish to stay sane.” – Maxime Lagacé

18. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

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

20. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

22. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

23. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

24. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou

25. “You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

Short inspirational quotes about perseverance

26. “To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.” – Wilson Kanadi

27. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” – Demi Lovato

28. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

29. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot 

30. “No guts, no story.” – Chris Brady

31. “Keep going. Be all in.” – Bryan Hutchinson

32. “Leave no stone unturned.” – Euripides

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

34. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

35. “If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.” – Charlie Gilkey

36. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

37. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey 

38. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

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

40. “Don’t wait, the time will never be just right.” Napoleon Hill

41. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

42. “Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.” – Tim Cook

43. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

Short inspirational quotes about helping people

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

45. “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

46. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov

47. “I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

48. “We have a responsibility to help those around us and help others in need.” – Virginia Williams

49. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others.” – Charles Dickens (see more Charles Dickens quotes)

50. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

Short inspirational quotes to encourage you

51. “Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

52. “The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anaïs Nin

54. “No greater gift there is, than a generous heart.” – Yoda

55. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill

56. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

57. “You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves

58. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark Twain

59. “The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santanaya

60. “Get to the point where you get allergic to average! You don’t think average!” – Eric Thomas

Short inspirational quotes that will open your mind

61. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

62. “Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move.” – Anthony Bourdain

63. “When you finally learn your self–worth… you stop giving others discounts.” – Unknown

64. “You never fail until you stop trying.” – Albert Einstein

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

66. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

67. “Whatever you do, do with all your might.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

68. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

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

70. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

Short inspirational quotes to keep you moving forward

71. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

72. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw

73. “Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.” – Unknown

74. “Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

75. “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” – Augustine of Hippo

76. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

77. “Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

78. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Emerson

79. “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” – Edwin Markham

80. “Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen

Other short inspirational quotes

81. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.“
Eleanor Roosevelt

82. Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”

83. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.“
Lance Armstrong

84. The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake

85. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.“
Helen Keller

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

87. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

88. “Begin anywhere.” – John Cage

89. “Have faith in yourself and in the future.” – Ted Kennedy

90. “Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden

Which of these short inspirational quotes will you turn to?

Sometimes, all we need is a small dose of inspiration to keep going. Remember to bookmark this page so you can get back to it quickly whenever you need extra motivation. 

One of the best things about these short quotes is that they are easily shareable. If you see someone in need of inspiration, send them one of the above quotes.  These quotes are universally relatable and can help many people decipher problems within their own lives. It only takes a couple of seconds to make someone’s day. Don’t be afraid to reach out to the people you care about. 

Did we miss one of your favorite short inspirational quotes and sayings? Let us know your favorites in the comments section below. 

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