Best 217 Short Quotes You Will Love Reading

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Best Short Quotes

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.—Benjamin Disraeli

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.—Elbert Hubbard

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.—Honore de Balzac

Action is the foundational key to all success.–Pablo Picasso

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.–Stephen King

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.–Mark Twain

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.–Winston Churchill

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.–Groucho Marx

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.–Oscar Wilde

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.–Sarah Dessen

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.–Arnold H. Glasgow

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.–Len Wein

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.–Leo Buscaglia

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.–Elbert Hubbard

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.–Walter Winchell

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.–Donna Roberts

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.–Charles Darwin

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.–Socrates

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

Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.–Coco Chanel

Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.—Ernest Hemingway

Concentration is the secret of strength.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.—Leo Buscaglia

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.–Oprah Winfrey

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.–Richard Branson

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.–John R. Wooden

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.–Robert Kiyosaki

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.–Napoleon Hill

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.–Charles M. Schulz

Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.–George Carlin

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.–Richard Branson

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?–Abraham Lincoln

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

Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.–Jim Rohn

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.–Napoleon Hill

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.–Dale Carnegie

Either you run the day or the day runs you.–Jim Rohn

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.–Albert Einstein

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.–Samuel Beckett

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.–Ed Cunningham

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.–Woodrow T. Wilson

Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.–Greg Tamblyn

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.–Og Mandino

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.–Henry Ford

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.–Josh Billings

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.–Harry F. Banks

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.—Euripides

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.—Seneca

Good things happen to those who hustle.–Chuck Noll

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.–Jean Vanier

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.–Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.–Joseph Barbara

Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?–Jay Leno

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.—Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is a state of activity.—Aristotle

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.—Mahatma Gandhi

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.—Dennis Waitley

Happiness depends upon ourselves.—Aristotle

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.—Dalai Lama

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.—Lucille Ball

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.—Seneca

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.—L.M. Montgomery

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.—Roy Croft

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.—Alfred Tennyson

If I know what love is, it is because of you.—Herman Hesse

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.–Florence Nightingale

If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.–Napoleon Hill

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.–W.C. Fields

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.–Charles Bukowski

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.–Calvin Coolidge

I may be a living legend, but that sure don’t help when I’ve got to change a flat tire.–Roy Orbison

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.–Abraham Lincoln

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

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.–Steven Wright

I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.–Rodney Dangerfield

If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments.–Steven Wright

If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else.–Ann Landers

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.–Dalai Lama

I have a lot of growing up to do. I realized that the other day inside my fort.–Zach Galifianakis

I like criticism. It makes you strong.–LeBron James

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I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.–Louisa May Alcott

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.–Maxwell Maltz

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.–Epicurus

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.–Marlene Dietrich

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.–Confucius

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

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.–Abraham Lincoln

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.—Erich Fromm

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.—Benjamin Franklin

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.–Dalai Lama

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.–Dalai Lama

Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.–Deborah Day

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.–Tennessee Williams

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.–Seneca

Love is a better teacher than duty.—Albert Einstein

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

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.–Neale Donald Walsch

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.–Maxwell Maltz

Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.–Katrina Mayer

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

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.—Andre Breton

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.—Lord Byron

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.—Khalil Gibran

Love is a friendship set to music.—Joseph Campbell

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.—James Baldwin

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

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.–George Carlin

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.—Dr. Robert Anthony

Never miss a good chance to shut up.–Will Rogers

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.–Erma Bombeck

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.–Alice Walker

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.–Helen Keller

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.–Erich Fromm

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.–Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.—Winnie the Pooh

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.–George Santayana

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.–Shannon L. Alder

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.—Heraclitus

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses–Ralph Waldo Emerson

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.–Dale Carnegie

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.–Robert Schuller

People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.–Wayne Dyer

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.—Thich Nhat Hanh

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.—Eleanor Roosevelt

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.–Arthur Ashe

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.–Robert Collier

Stay hungry, stay foolish.–Steve Jobs

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.–Winston Churchill

Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.–Unknown

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.–Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.–Susan Gale

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.–Eckhart Tolle

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.—Miles Franklin

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.–John Wooden

The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.–R. G. Ingersoll

The only way out is in.—Junot Díaz

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.–Mahatma Gandhi

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.–David Tyson

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.–Linda Grayson

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.–Charles Lamb

There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.–Jim Henson

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.–Henry David Thoreau

The best time to make friends is before you need them.–Ethel Barrymore

The future depends on what you do today.–Mahatma Gandhi

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.–B. B. King

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.–Eva Young

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.–Confucius

The best way out is always through.–Robert Frost

Think of many things; do one.–Portuguese proverb

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.–Maya Angelou

Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.–Ram Dass

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.–Malcolm S. Forbes

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.–Anaïs Nin

The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.–Scott Adams

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.–Oscar Wilde

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.–Abraham Lincoln

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.–Albert Einstein

The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30 percent of their ice cream.–Bill Murray

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.–Tom Clancy

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.–Benjamin Franklin

Tough times never last, but tough people do.–Robert H. Schuller

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.–Friedrich Nietzsche

The more one judges, the less one loves.–Honore de Balzac

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.–Abraham Lincoln

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.–Bruce Lee

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.–Benjamin Disraeli

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.–Mark Twain

The road to success is always under construction.–Lily Tomlin

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.–Albert Einstein

The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.–Robert Hand

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

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.–Robert Morley

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.—Epictetus

The only joy in the world is to begin.—Cesare Pavese

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.—Albert Camus

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.—Arthur Schopenhauer

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.—Marthe Troly-Curtin

The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.—Epictetus

There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.—Seneca

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.—Aesop

The best thing in life aren’t things.—John Ruskin

The more one judges, the less one loves.—Honore de Balzac

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.—Morrie Schwartz

The giving of love is an education in itself.—Eleanor Roosevelt

The best proof of love is trust.—Joyce Brothers

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.—Gilbert K. Chesterton

Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.–Malcolm S. Forbes

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.—Confucius

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.—Blaise Pascal

Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?–Brigham Young

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.–Osca

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?-Dr. Seuss

We acquire the strength we have overcome.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength–Oprah

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.–J.K. Rowling

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.–Paulo Coelho

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

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.–Confucius

You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.–Irish Proverb

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.–Margaret Thatcher

You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.–Ken Kesey

You can always tell when a man’s well informed. His views are pretty much like your own.–H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.–Ethel Barrymore

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.–Buddha

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