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August 2021 Short Inspirational Quotes that will Boost Your Confidence

Filed in Articles, Quote by on July 1, 2021

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Small things can make a big difference. The same can be said about the short inspirational quotes below. All you need is a couple of minutes out of your day, and you can gain enough inspiration to last all week long. Enjoy the quotes down below and soak in the inspiration.

Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

1. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  – Edith Wharton

2. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball

3. “The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings

4. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

5. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

6. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore

7. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn

8. “Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn

9. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

10. “Impossible is for the unwilling.” – John Keats

11. “No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

12. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

13. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

14. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

15. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

16. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

17. “Stay foolish to stay sane.” – Maxime Lagacé

18. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

19. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln 

20. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

21. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

22. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

23. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

24. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou

25. “You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

Short Inspirational Quotes About Perseverance

26. “To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.” – Wilson Kanadi

27. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” – Demi Lovato

28. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

29. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot 

30. “No guts, no story.” – Chris Brady

31. “Keep going. Be all in.” – Bryan Hutchinson

32. “Leave no stone unturned.” – Euripides

33. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

34. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

35. “If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.” – Charlie Gilkey

36. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

37. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey 

38. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

39. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

40. “Don’t wait, the time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

41. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

42. “Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.” – Tim Cook

43. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

Short Inspirational Quotes about Helping People

44. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

45. “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

46. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov

Inspirational Quotes

47. “I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

48. “We have a responsibility to help those around us and help others in need.” – Virginia Williams

49. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others.” – Charles Dickens

50. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

Quotes to Encourage You

51. “Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

52. “The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anaïs Nin

54. “No greater gift there is, than a generous heart.” – Yoda

55. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill

56. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

57. “You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves

58. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark Twain

59. “The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santanaya

60. “Get to the point where you get allergic to average! You don’t think average!” – Eric Thomas

61. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

62. “Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move.” – Anthony Bourdain

63. “When you finally learn your self–worth… you stop giving others discounts.” – Unknown

64. “You never fail until you stop trying.” – Albert Einstein

65. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

66. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

67. “Whatever you do, do with all your might.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

68. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

69. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

70. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

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Quotes to Keep You Moving Forward

71. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

72. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw

73. “Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.” – Unknown

74. “Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

75. “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” – Augustine of Hippo

76. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

77. “Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

78. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Emerson

79. “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” – Edwin Markham

80. “Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen

81. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.“ – Eleanor Roosevelt

82. Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”

83. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.“ – Lance Armstrong

84. The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. – William Blake

85. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.“ – Helen Keller

86. Sadness flies away on the wings of time. – Jean de La Fontaine

87. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

88. “Begin anywhere.” – John Cage

89. “Have faith in yourself and in the future.” – Ted Kennedy

90. “Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden

91. “Do it Now!” – Napoleon Hill

92. “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.”- Elbert Hubbard

93. “No great thing is created suddenly.” —Epictetus

94. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

95. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”—Confucius

96. “Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.” – Soren Kierkegaard

97. “I’d rather be optimistic and a fool, than pessimistic and right.” –Author unknown

98. “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” – Dorothy Bernard

99. “Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.”– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

100. “Live your dreams.” – Les Brown

Short Inspirational Sayings

101. “The true vocation of man is to find his way for himself.” – Hermann Hesse

102. “A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art, and is full of true joy.” –Mahatma Gandhi

103. “No wind favors he who has no destined port.” —Montaigne

104. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry Davis Thoreau

105. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

106. “To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” –Albert Camus

107. “Men do less than they ought unless they do all they can.” – Thomas Carlyle

108. “People living deeply have no fear of death.” – Anais Nin

109. “A clever man commits no minor blunders.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

110. “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” –Chinese Proverb

111. “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” – Kendrick Lamar

112. “Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.”
– George Horace Lorimer

113. “All limitations are self-imposed.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

114. “When you make a choice, you change the future.”– Deepak Chopra

115. “Determine your priorities and focus on them.” – Eileen McDargh

116. “Words are your paintbrush, and your life is the canvas. You can paint whatever you want to paint.”― Miguel Ruiz

117. “Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Drake

118. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”– Oprah Winfrey

119. “Let the beauty of what you love to be what you do.” – Rumi

120. “Always remember that you are unique  –  just like everybody else.” – Unknown

121. “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

Inspirational Quotes

122. “Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.”
– Walt Whitman

123. “Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N. S. Yourko

124. “Above all, a person is their will.”– Unknown

125. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

126. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”– Milton Berle

127. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing?” – Kendrick Lamar

128. “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”– Tim Fargo

129. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

130. “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” – Steven Wright

Quotes to Brighten Your Day

131. “Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schiuller

132. “Magic always happens when you direct your inner powers to the object you want to change.”– Bangambiki Habyarimana

133. “I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.” – Harvey Specter

134. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”– Tony Robbins

135. “Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it.” – Nike

136. “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”– Marcus Washling

137. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

138. “Mostly, the world sees you the way you see yourself.”– Lisa Nichols

139. “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” – Ken Hudgins

140. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

141. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

142. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

143. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe Inspirational Quotes

144. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

145. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

146. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

147. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

148. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho

149. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

150. “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” – Roy T. Bennett

151. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! — Audrey Hepburn

152. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou

153. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. — Henry Ford

154. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. — Vince Lombardi

155. Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it. — Charles Swindoll

156. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. — Oprah Winfrey

157. None of us is as smart as all of us. — Ken Blanchard Inspirational Quotes

158. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. — Jimmy Dean

159. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt

160. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. — Eleanor Roosevelt

161. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. — Les Brown

162. Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much. — Helen Keller

163. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. — Napoleon Hill

164. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. — Mark Twain

165.  I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. — Michael Jordan

166. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. — Albert Einstein

167. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. — Stephen Covey

168. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. —Henry Ford

169. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. — Alice Walker

170. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. — Amelia Earhart

171. Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. — Andrew Carnegie

172. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson Inspirational Quotes

173. The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job. — Zig Ziglar

174. Change your thoughts and you change your world. — Norman Vincent Peale

175. There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly endures. — Josiah Gilbert Holland

176. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. — William James

177. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. — Farrah Gray

178. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. — Dalai Lama

179. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. — Maya Angelou

180. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. — Rosa Parks

181. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. — Vincent van Gogh

182. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. — Unknown

183. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein

184. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. — Bob Dylan

185. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. — Leonardo da Vinci Inspirational Quotes

186. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. — Booker T. Washington

187. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. — Erma Bombeck

188. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket. — Will Rogers

189. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. — Ancient Indian Proverb

190. When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” — Sydney Harris

191. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. — Confucius

192. Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. — Benjamin Disraeli

193. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. — John Lennon

194. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

195. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. — Ronald Reagan

196. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. —George Addair

197. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. —Plato

198. Nothing will work unless you do. —Maya Angelou Inspirational Quotes

199. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. —Mother Teresa

200. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. —Plutarch

Sometimes, all we need is a small dose of inspiration to keep going. Remember to bookmark this page so you can get back to it quickly whenever you need extra motivation.

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