Motivational Short Sayings

Sometimes, all it takes is a motivational short saying or inspirational quote to lift your spirits and encourage you to keep on going.

Our thoughts create our reality in the present, influencing the choices we make. Our future is sculpted by the way we think right now.

Feed your mind with positive words and watch your life change for the better!

  • “We become what we think about.”
    Earl Nightingale
  • “The grass is greener where you’re standing.”
    Lisa Suling-Maslin (Yes, that’s me!)
  • “You were beautiful before you were born.”
    Kenneth Petty
  • “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
    Dalai Lama
  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Nothing will work unless you do.”
    Maya Angelou
  • Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
    John Lennon
  • “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
    Mark Twain
  • “What’s done is done.”
    William Shakespeare
  • “Every moment is a fresh beginning.”
    T.S. Eliot
  • “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    J.K. Rowling
  • “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
    Aristotle
  • “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
    Jim Rohn
  • “Fortune favors the brave.”
    Virgil
  • “When one door closes, another opens.
    Alexander Graham Bell
  • Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
    Napoleon Hill
  • “What we think we become.”
    Buddha
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
    George Bernard Shaw
  • All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
    Walt Disney
  • “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde
  • “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
    Anais Nin
  • “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
    Lao-Tzu
  • “All limitations are self imposed.”
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.”
    Earl Nightingale
  • “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
    Steve Jobs
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
    Bill Cosby
  • “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”
    Maya Angelou
  • “The best revenge is massive success.”
    Frank Sinatra
  • “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
    Marcus Aurelius
  • “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
    Soren Kierkegaard
  • “The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.”
    Barbara Kingsolver
  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”
    W.P. Kinsella
  • “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”
    Henry Ford
  • “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”
    Lord Tennyson
  • “Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.”
    Jim Rohn
  • “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.”
    Henry Ford
  • “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
    Abraham Lincoln
  • “True nobility is not about being better than anyone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.”
    Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
    Charles Darwin

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