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Short Inspirational Quotes

These 37 short inspirational quotes are meant to keep you going whenever you are feeling down or ready to give up.

Remember that some of the most successful people in the world started from rock bottom. The most important thing in order to become successful is to keep going.

Short Inspirational Quotes

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

Zig Ziglar

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”

Henry Ford

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

Pablo Picasso

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.”

Robert T. Kiyosaki

“With the new day comes strength and new thoughts.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Our greatest weakness is giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Thomas A. Edison

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Winston Churchill

“It does not matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop.”


“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”

Les Brown

“However difficult it may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

Stephen Hawking

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

Albert Einstein

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”


“Believe you can and you are halfway there.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.”

Thomas Carlyle

“The most powerful words in the universe are the ones you tell to yourself.”

Karen Salmansohn

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

Dalai Lama

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill

“The first step towards success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

Mark Caine

“Either move or be moved.”

Ezra Pound

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”

Walter Elliot

“Be grateful for what you have. You will end up having more.”


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fade behind you.”

Walt Whitman

“If you hear a voice within you say “You cannot paint”, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Vincent Van Gogh

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”

Winston Churchill

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

George Addair

“I didn’t come this far, to only come this far.”


“We are limited not by our abilities, but by our own vision.”

Khalil Gibran

“Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.”

Jimmy Dean

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

Rabindranath Tagore

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

Les Brown

“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”


“Doing nothing is very hard to do. You never know when you are finished.”

Leslie Nielson

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”

Estee Lauder

“There is no shortcut to anyplace worth going.”


“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”

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