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Inspirational 5 Word Quotes and Sayings

Updated on December 10, 2015

5 Word Quotes to Motivate and Inspire

These are short famous quotes and sayings that are inspiring words of wisdom. They act as guidelines for us to refer to when we are faced with indecision and doubt.

I have compiled a collection of amazing short quotes that have helped me at times of need for motivation to carry on against the sudden jolts that life gives us.

These show us that we do not need many words to express a motivational thought.The short phrases packed with valuable advice give us confidence to act when we have a setback.

They convey the inspirational message in just five words. Being short they are easy to remember and apply.

As Buddha reminds us "What we think we become," our thoughts play an important role in our daily life.

Be inspired by the famous short sayings and enjoy the benefits of these words of wisdom.

5 Word Inspirational Quotes

We are what we think.

~ Buddha ~

Powerful dreams inspire powerful action.

~Jonathan Lockwood Huie ~

I think therefore I am.

~ Rene Descartes ~

All limitations are self imposed.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Imagination is greater than detail.

~ Albert Einstein ~

What these quotes teach me...

These quotes reveal to us the importance of controlling our thoughts and that our limitations is only self-imposed. We can achieve what we imagine as powerful dreams make us take the right action to make it true. Reflect on them often as they are simple but powerful words that give us the right push to work towards our success in life.

New Day Sayings

Don't sweat the small stuff.

~ Richard Carlson ~

Be gentle first with yourself.

~ Lama Yeshe ~

Live life to the fullest.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

Make each day your masterpiece.

~ John Wooden ~

Another sunrise, another new beginning.

~Jonathan Lockwood Huie ~

My takeaway from these...

Every day is a new beginning and we can start from the point we are at that moment. Our past will not hinder us from moving forward and our future will not scare us to take the next step when we start living in the now. When we let go of sweating the small stuff and take steps to convert each day to a masterpiece we will have a day well spent to reflect with happiness.

Five Words to Motivate


Phrases of Wisdom

Failure cannot cope with persistence.

~ Napoleon Hill ~

Risk, care, dream and expect.

~ Derek Davis ~

Big egos have little ears.

~ Robert Schuller ~

Make yourself necessary to somebody.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

May you be happy always.

~ Honore De Balzac ~

Lessons from the phrases of wisdom...

Persistence can help you face any kind of difficulty and emerge successful. Dream and dare to taste success.

The worst failure in life is having people be indifferent towards you and we can overcome this by doing things for others without expectations.

Quotes About Life

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

~ Oprah Winfrey ~

Actions speak louder than words.

~ Unknown ~

Work is love made visible.

~ Kahlil Gibran ~

The greatest wealth is health.

~ Virgil ~

Well begun is half done.

~ Aristotle ~

Here are messages about life that I want to remember ...

Taking care of your health is very important.

Action gives you results.

Beginning is the first step to success.

Learn from your mistakes.

Your work is the reflection of your sincerity.

Quotes and Sayings by Famous People


Famous 5 Word Quotes

Never, never, never give up.

~ Winston Churchill ~

While there's life, there's hope.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero ~

Failure is success in progress.

~ Anonymous ~

Success demands singleness of purpose.

~ Vincent Lombardi ~

The shortest answer is doing.

~ Lord Herbert ~

The words of famous personalities always impress us more than others and we often quote Churchill's words to "never ever give up" at times of difficulties to give us the push to work harder. Lombardi shows us that focus is the most important quality to develop and your action is the only thing that will help you progress. No failure can stop you and it is only progress in action for you to learn and grow.

Short Quotes on Work

Success is dependent on effort .

~ Sophocles ~

Goals are dreams with deadlines.

~ Diana Schart Hunt ~

Recognition is the greatest motivator.

~ Gerard C. Eakedale ~

Choose the world you see.

~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie ~

Don't fight forces; use them.

~- R. Buckminster Fuller ~

I really love the short and sweet motivators that can transform our mood. The inspiring words to choose the world we see lets us see the positives that is there instead of lamenting what went wrong. We learn to work on our dreams as they are in reality goals with deadlines. When our efforts get recognized we are always motivated to put more of the same.

Luck and Prayer

The greatest prayer is patience.

~ Buddha ~

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

~ Jimi Hendrix ~

Luck is believing you're lucky.

~ Tennessee Williams~

Self-command is the main elegance.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Talkers are no good doers.

~ William Shakespeare ~

These confirm to you the habits of wise people.They have self command and their wisdom shines through their behavior. Patience is an armor to wear when you are tested and when you start believing in your luck you find yourself becoming lucky more often.

Life Lessons

Dreaming men are haunted men.

~ Stephen Vincent Binet ~

Chance favors the prepared mind.

~ Louis Pasteur ~

Reflect upon your present blessings.

~ Charles Dickens ~

Fear regret more than failure.

~ Taryn Rose ~

In chaos, there is fertility.

~ Anais Nin ~

If you ask me what are the life lessons in these short quotes and sayings, I would say they do the great job of letting us feel confident in pursuing our dreams. We learn that regret is more dangerous than failure in pulling us down. As we start counting our blessings we see more of it manifesting in our life.

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      John Snow 2 weeks ago from USA

      It's Short but really Motivational. I have also written few inspirational quotes at by taking this motivation and tell me do u like it?

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      stunner 421 7 months ago

      nice quotes

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      Quote Academy 17 months ago

      Short but really Inspiring Quotes ...Keep Inspiring All...:) And Take a Look at My post Because I have also Collected some Life Inspiring Quotes that You will Like..U can Found it Here...

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      Tim 23 months ago

      Not good at all

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      Year 6 student 2 years ago

      Good, very usefull for my homework.

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      sumbul 2 years ago

      Amazing quotes ,love it

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      I love how you have grouped your favorite inspiring messages by the number of words. Certainly short ones are easier to memorize.

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      AnimalHouse 4 years ago

      Short but inspiring quotes. :) I like your lens. Thanks for sharing

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      ozpetslover 4 years ago

      amazing quotes, thanks for sharing

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      great quotes to remember, and live by

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      OmarAndWill 4 years ago

      Amazing quotes! short and powerful. My favorite right away out of the bunch even though it is hard to choose definitely is:

      "Turn your wounds into wisdom" - Oprah Winfrey

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      darren0clue0 5 years ago

      Amazing quotes, love it!

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      rainydaz 5 years ago

      This is wonderful lens. I love quotes too. The short ones are more meaningful to me than the long quotes.

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      I love quotes! I have a lens dedicated to happiness quotes. This is very inspiring. Great job! Hey - if you've got the time, try this great exercise from Margaret Lynch that could open the door to more Abundance - in minutes. Change is a choice: Tap along with a free demo and video and see if this works for you. Thanks! Sundae ;-)