Lift Your Spirits With These Short But Profound Quotes to Live By

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Isn't it amazing how some quotes and sayings give us inspiration? Some of them are quite funny too! Short quotes to live by which are compiled here are a must-read.
"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows."
― Pope Paul VI

All of us have some or the other really interesting collection of quotes, sayings, and proverbs through a variety of mediums. Some are funny, some are sad, some are motivational, and some make you feel very happy. As different as they are from one another, they have two things in common: they are all true and make complete sense.

Just keeping some inspirational quotes in your bag or writing them down in your book is sure to motivate you in the otherwise daily mundane activities of life. Have a look at our collection of amazing short quotes compiled especially for you in this article.

Great Quotes To Live By

Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong.
― Peter T. Mcintyre

People may forget what you said but they'll never forget how you made them feel.
― Maya Angelou

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
― Plato

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
― Theodore Roosevelt

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
― Theodore Roosevelt

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it
― Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
― Albert Einstein

To know when to be generous and when firm-that is wisdom.
― Elbert Hubbard

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
― Abraham Lincoln

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
― Epictetus

In youth we learn, in age we understand.
― Marie von Ebner- Eschenbach

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
― Jamie Paolinetti

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
― Indira Gandhi

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
― Chinese proverb

They can because they think they can.
― Virgil

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
― Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.
― Bill Copeland

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that's all.
― Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde quote

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
― Martin Fischer

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
― Sandra Carey

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.
― Lao Tzu

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
― Lao Tzu

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
― Lao Tzu

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.
― Mahatma Gandhi

The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
― Oscar Wilde

All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.
― Walt Disney

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
― Milton Berle

Courage doesn't always roar.
― Mary Anne Radmacher

Mary Anne Radmacher quote

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
― Maya Angelou

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
― Maya Angelou

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
― Charlie Chaplin

What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.
― Napoleon Hill

Live life to the fullest.
― Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
― John Lennon

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
― Anais Nin

When you know better you do better.
― Maya Angelou

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
― Maya Angelou

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
― Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci quote

Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.
― Maya Angelou

A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.
― Roald Dahl

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
― Aristotle

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.
― Pope John XXIII

Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.
― Brecht

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
― Jonathan Kozel

The best wish a person can make is to NOT have to make any wishes.
― Jeremy Sanchez

We hope you liked this amazing collection of quotes. Apart from these, you can, of course, add the ones imparted to you by your parents, friends, and teachers to your own personal collection. Which ones are your favorites? Do let us know through the comments section below.
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