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55 Powerful Short Quotes & Sayings About Life

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By: Alison R – 1 week 10 hours​ ago
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Quotes are very powerful. On the surface, they are just a bunch of words but when you ponder over them they reveal powerful ideas that resonate with your very core. I mean someone did "quote" these words for a reason :). Personally, one of the biggest reasons why I love quotes is because of how relatable they can be. Quotes tend to be simplistic and easy to remember and they echo what is in our hearts. Plus I think quotes are very effective to better yourself because they help your mind focus on particular topics at a time. Unlike other literary tools quotes, and short quotes, in particular, give you the ability to concentrate on one idea with no outside distractions. 

So whether it’s for self-motivation, your next t-shirt design or simply for your Instagram bio, this collection of short quotes is full of powerful ideas packed into tiny little packages of words. They have made a profound positive impact in my life and I'm sure they will make one in yours as well.

Here are 50 of my favorite short quotes for you to read, remember and retell:

  1. Love for all, hatred for none. – Khalifatul Masih III
  2. Change the world by being yourself. – Amy Poehler
  3. Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T.S Eliot
  4. Never regret anything that made you smile. – Mark Twain
  5. Die with memories, not dreams. – Unknown
  6. Aspire to inspire before we expire. – Unknown
  7. Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso
  8. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci
  9. Whatever you do, do it well. – Walt Disney
  10. What we think, we become. – Buddha
  11. All limitations are self-imposed. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  12. Tough times never last but tough people do. – Robert H. Schiuller
  13. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. – Robert H. Schiuller
  14. One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. – Johnny Depp
  15. If im gonna tell a real story, im gonna start with my name. – Kendrick Lamar
  16. If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain
  17. Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish. – Jessica N. S. Yourko
  18. Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation. – Tyga
  19. I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong. – Harvey Specter
  20. Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind. – Dr. Seuss
  21. Determine your priorities and focus on them. – Eileen McDargh
  22. Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin
  23. Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean
  24. Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it. – Nike
  25. I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it. – Lil Wayne
  26. Never let your emotions over power your intelligence. – Drake
  27. Nothing lasts forever but at least we got these memories. – J. Cole
  28. Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing? – Kendrick Lamar
  29. Reality is wrong, dreams are for real. – Tupac
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  31. To live will be an awfully big adventure. – Peter Pan
  32. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou
  33. There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison
  34. What consumes your mind controls your life- Unknown
  35. Strive for greatness. – Lebron James
  36. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. – Kurt Cobain
  37. And still I rise. – Maya Angelou
  38. The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.
  39. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi
  40. May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. – Nelson Mandela
  41. A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world. – Atticus
  42. White is not always light and black is not always dark. – Habeeb Akande
  43. Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. – R. Brault
  44. Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
  45. Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey
  46. Change the game, don’t let the game change you. – Macklemore
  47. It hurt because it mattered. – John Green
  48. If the world was blind how many people would you impress? – Boonaa Mohammed
  49. I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget. – Unknown
  50. The meaning of life is to give life meaning. – Ken Hudgins
  51. The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson
  52. When words fail, music speaks. – Shakespeare
  53. Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  54. Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow. – Vincent van Gogh
  55. I have nothing to lose but something to gain. – Eminem