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Short Inspirational Quotes

Updated on November 8, 2014

Here are some of my favorite short inspirational quotes. I believe you will enjoy reading these.

We tend to judge others by their behaviour and ourselves by our intentions
Albert F. Schlieder

Life teaches, Love reveals

A house divided against itself cannot stand
Abraham Lincoln

Nothing recedes like success.
Walter Winchell

The most beautiful gift we can give each other is the truth.

Success can't be forced.
Loretta Young

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Albert Camus

Wisdom begins in wonder.

We will either find a way or make one.

Creativity Is Like Electricity.
Maya Angelou

Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

Courage doesn't always roar.
Mary Anne Radmacher

The true vocation of man is to find his way for himself
Hermann Hesse

Nothing endures but change.

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.
Tom Peters

Happiness depends upon ourselves

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When in doubt, tell the truth.
Mark Twain

Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Michel de Montaigne

A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
Marvin Kitman

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

All power corrupts, but we need electricity.
Haythum R. Khalid

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

Common sense ain't common.
Will Rogers

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope is the dream of a man awake.
French Proverb

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Guaguin

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague

The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Havelock Ellis

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Benjamin Spock

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

Love me and the world is mine.
David Reed

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Dr. Napoleon Hill

If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Herman Hesse

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new!
Albert Einstein

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Sarah Bernhardt

Men are governed only by serving them; the rule is without exception.
V. Cousin

Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food.
Arabic Proverb

Storms make oaks take roots.

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Woodrow Wilson

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost


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      Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago

      Thanks Kathleen!

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Oh, I'd love to do a hub like this but I'm not sure I could limit my choices even to a list of this length. Great choices though.