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Short Inspirational Quotes

Short Inspirational Quotes
Although short and brief, inspirational quotes are one of the best means to motivate a person towards success. Scroll down to find a collection of some of the most famous motivational quotes and sayings.
Madhura Pandit
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018
In order to reach your goal and achieve success, all you need is hard work and a lot of motivation. Specially, in difficult times, when you are feeling low and lost, some comforting and encouraging words can lift your spirits. With this, you are again ready to face the difficult situations and conquer them. It is said that inspiration is one of the driving forces that helps people attain their goals. Following quotes can be helpful in providing encouragement that you need in order to look forward with hope for a bright future.
Quotes about Life
Sometimes, a simple quote of a few words has a stronger effect on us than any philosophy book. Such a quote may directly reach our heart and set us thinking. Don't believe it? Take a look.

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

The aforementioned quote is by one of the most popular Chinese philosophers, Lao Tzu (or Laozi). It is found in the classic text Tao Te Ching, which dates back to the 6th century B.C. This simple quote has many meanings; and equivalents of the same are found in many other languages and scriptures in the world. When translated literally from Chinese, it translates as "A thousand-mile journey starts from your feet down there". It can also be interpreted in many different ways. Here are few more simple yet deeply inspirational quotes.

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw

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

"Hope is the dream of a man awake."
- French Proverb

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

"Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune."
- Jim Rohn

"Talk doesn't cook rice. "
- Chinese Proverb

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
- Karen Kaiser Clark

"Many of life's failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up."
- Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Quotes about Love
It will be easier for those who have experienced love or are in love now to know the true meaning of the quotes mentioned below. They will also make you realize that love is the only thing that makes life worth living. Love also provides the necessary encouragement.

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
- Mother Teresa

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."
-  G.K. Chesterton

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved."
- Victor Hugo

"We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end."
- Benjamin Disraeli

"Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
- Robert Heinlein

"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much."
- Bessie Stanley

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give; which is everything."
- Katharine Hepburn

"Love is always bestowed as a gift: freely, willingly, and without expectation.... We don't love to be loved; we love to love."
- Leo Buscaglia

"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven."
- Karen Sunde

"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice."
- Nora Roberts

"Romance is the glamor which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."
- Amanda Cross

"For those who love; time is eternity."
- Henry Van Dyke

"Love is great when you find someone to give it to."
- Chris Myrick

"Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back."
- Arthur Rubinstein

"Love is neither true or false, love is love."
- Camilla Saunders

"Didn't you know that people hide love like a flower too precious to be picked?"
- Wu Ti

Now, speaking about it, do you know where does the word 'inspiration' come from? Its origin is found in Latin word īnspīrāre which literally means 'to breathe in' or 'to infuse in'. And from here, originate the different meanings of the word, inspiration, like to influence, to infuse ideas, to inhale, etc. If these quotes have actually influenced your mind, you can share them through scrapbooks, T-shirt quotes, text messages, etc. Ciao!
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