short inspirational quotes

I have learned that to be with those I like.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. -JOHN MUIR, NATURALIST

Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not. -ELON MUSK, INVENTOR

Independence is my happiness, the world is my country, and my religion is to do good. -THOMAS PAYNE, POLITICAL ACTIVIST

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. -ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, INVENTOR

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. -ANDY WARHOL, ARTIST

short inspirational quotes

A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world. -MAT JOHNSON, AUTHOR

It does not take many words to tell the truth.

Please don’t be offended if I preach to you a while, Tears are out of place in eyes that were meant to smile.

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. -CHARLES DICKENS, AUTHOR

Love is a good thing on a bad day, when the last thing you want is to be cheered up. -CHAD SUGG, MUSICIAN

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. -JACK KEROUAC, AUTHOR

Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined. -TONI MORRISON, AUTHOR

A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones. -NELSON MANDELA, PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. KAHLIL GIBRAN, AUTHOR

If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow? -JOSÉ SARAMAGO, AUTHOR

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring . . . -ALICE WALKER, AUTHOR

When you stare at someone long enough, you discover their humanity.

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. -VINCE LOMBARDI, ATHLETE

I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either. Nobody goes faster than the legs they have. If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant. -FERNANDO PESSOA AS ALBERTO CAEIRO, POET

The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are. -AMY POEHLER, COMEDIAN

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. -CATHERINE THE GREAT, RULER OF RUSSIA

I would like to be remembered, well . . . the Mexicans have a phrase, Feo fuerte y formal. Which means he was ugly, strong, and had dignity. -JOHN WAYNE, ACTOR

Parenthood . . . It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last. -PETER KRAUSE, ACTOR

Life isn’t a merry-go-round, it’s a roller coaster.

Life won’t always be smooth, it may not always be pretty, but it will be an adventure — one not to be missed. -ROBERT A. GLOVER, AUTHOR

Hope makes a good breakfast. Eat plenty of it. -IAN FLEMING, AUTHOR

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision. -Stevie Wonder, MUSICIAN

When an enemy praises an enemy, the smart man listens.BUFFALO SOLDIERS

A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men. -ROALD DAHL, AUTHOR

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. -EDGAR ALLAN POE, AUTHOR

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone  wants.  But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. -ELIZABETH GILBERT, AUTHOR

short inspirational quotes