101 Short Inspirational Quotes to Stay Motivated

101 Short Inspirational Quotes Stay Motivated

Motivation is often a huge problem after leaving the corporate world to work for yourself. You do not have to be at the office at a certain time and are not be able to leave at 5 pm anymore. Without having a strong schedule, procrastination will start creeping in. If this happens, it gets more and more difficult to even start working. From time to time everybody needs a short motivational saying from some successful people that reminds you that you have to keep going.

Moreover, nowadays people are more and more pushed to be a person that does not really reflect their personality. Strangely, people behave in some odd ways that do not reflect who they are and start being unhappy. If this happens, you sometimes need an inspirational reminder to be yourself from some the brightest heads, like Gandhi. They know how to express wisdom in a brief inspirational quote that can really influence your well being.

In the following, I will list 101 short inspirational quotes from some of the wisest people and biggest entrepreneurs of our time. Read through it regularly. Additionally, save this page to your bookmarks and share it on social media to see it every day: This will keep you motivated and helps you to live a happy life.

The Quotes

1. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

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2. “No one is you and that is your power.” – Nikita Gill

3. “You are the hero of your own story.” – Joseph Campbell

4. “Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring” – Anon

5. “Speak your mind even if your voice shakes”Maggie Kuhn

6. “I’d rather be tired than broke” – Mark Cuban

7. “Action is the foundational key to all success” – Pablo Picasso

8. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

9. “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle



11. “Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” – Albert Schweitzer

12. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

13. “Whoever is happy, will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank

14. “There’s nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander the Great

15. “Be the dream.” – John Chaney

16. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

17. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

18. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

19. “From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow.” – Aeschylus

20. “It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.” – Anatole France

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21. “Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.” – Christa McAuliffe

22. “Genius is eternal patience.” – Michelangelo

23. “Enthusiasm moves the world.” – Arthur Balfour

24. “There’s nothing stronger in the world than gentleness” – Han Suyin

25. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”George S. Patton

26. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Barnard Shaw

27. “Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.” – Erich Fromm

28. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right” – Napoleon Hill

29. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra


31. “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” – Baltasar

32. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” – Prescott

33. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission” – Mahatma Gandhi

34. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

35. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

36. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”Milton Berle

37. “Man is what he believes.” – Anton Chekov

38. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare

39. “A strong positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success” – Joyce Brothers

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

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41. “Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars” – Les Brown

42. “Every day brings new choices” – Martha Beck

43. “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” – Henry David Thoreau

44. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power” – William James

45. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”Og Mandino

46. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

47. “The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” – Neale Donald Walsh

48. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus

49. “Who dares wins.” – Winston Churchill


51. “Happiness depends upon ourselves” – Aristotle

52. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

53. “For success, focus on possibilities, not problems.” – Debasish Mridha

54. “Every failure will teach you something else about how to succeed.” – Brit Morin

55. “Believing in yourself is the secret to success.” – Steve Goodier

56. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”Thomas Jefferson

57. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paul Coelho

58. “I may walk slowly, but never backwards.” – Abraham Lincoln

59. “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha

60. “If you change nothing, nothing will change.” – Tony Robbins

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61. “Those who dare to fails miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

62. “If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!” – Michael Jordan

63. “If at first, you don’t succeed, laugh until you do.” – Emilia Clarke

64. “Doubt kills more dress than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

65. “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there”Vince Lombardi

66. “Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.” – Anon

67. “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcolm X

68. “If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

69. “Life is never free of contradictions” – Dr. Manmohan Singh


71. “Excuses are not gonna pay you.” – Anon

72. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville

73. “Being number two sucks.” – Andre Agassi

74. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse

75. “Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalei Lama

76. “Try not to become a man of success, rather try to become a man of value.”Albert Einstein

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

78. “The path to success is to take massive determined action.” – Anthony Robbins

79. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” – Robert Schuller

80. “A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G.T. Shedd

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81. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

82. “The most effective way to do it is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

83. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy

84. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

85. “Collect moments, not things.”Anon

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

87. “Wherever you are – be all there.” – Jim Elliot

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

89. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan


91. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

92. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” Nikos Kazantzakis

93. “Work hard in silence and let success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean

94. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Sean Patrick Flanery

95. “If your goals don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

96. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 way that won’t work.”Thomas A. Edison

97. “My mother worked too hard for me not to be great.” – Anon

98. “When deeds speak, words are nothing.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

99. “Victory is the sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

100. “All great achievements take time.” – Maya Angelou

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101. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Anon

I hope you enjoyed the 101 short inspirational quotes above. Which quote do you like the most and are there any quotes that I should add? I would love to get in touch with you in the comments 🙂

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