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Modern Day Mentors Share Short Meaningful Quotes

  1. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

    Dr. Michael McGriffy



  2. You weren't born to fit in. You were born to be brilliant.

    Simon T. Bailey



  3. Always be happy, never be satisfied.

    Mark McKeon



  4. If you are clear about what you want, the world responds with clarity.

    Loretta Staples



  5. Evaluation of the past is the first step toward vision for the future.

    Chris Widener



  6. The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.

    Jim Rohn



  7. If you don't like where you are, change it! You're not a tree.

    Jim Rohn

5 Short Inspirational Quotes from Rick Beneteau

  1. Life is a Gift, not a Prize.
  2. Target the Heart of Your Customer, not his Wallet.
  3. What you Think is what you GET.
  4. There is true courage in the acts of every day living.
  5. Loss creates a vacuum into which something greater always flows.

4 Inspirational Quotes from Brian Tracy

  1. One good idea is all you need to start a fortune.
  2. You have the ability, right now, to exceed all your previous levels of accomplishment.
  3. Always look to yourself as the primary creative force in your own life.
  4. Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.

3 Inspirational Short Quotes from Mark Victor Hansen

  1. An idea can take nothing and turn it into something.
  2. Focused mind power is one of the strongest forces on earth.
  3. Amaze yourself; manifest your full potential.

Short Inspirational Quotes from Social / Political Leaders

Even political leaders can, on occasion, provide short inspirational quotes:)

  1. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

    Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of USA



  2. No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

    Eleanor Roosevelt



  3. None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.

    Andrew Jackson, 7th President of USA



  4. One man with courage makes a majority.

    Andrew Jackson



  5. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

    Mohandas K. Gandhi, Leader



  6. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

    Martin Luther King Jr, Clergyman and Activist



  7. One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.

    John Stuart Mill, Philosopher and Political Theorist



  8. The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

    Jawaharlal Nehru, Political Leader



  9. When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.

    John Lubbock, Statesman



Short Inspirational Quotes from Writers: Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets

Writers are a rich source of short inspirational quotes.

  1. Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

    Henry David Thoreau



  2. Seek, above all, for a game worth playing.

    Robert S DeRopp



  3. It is never too late to be what you might have been.

    George Eliot



  4. Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.

    Denis Diderot



  5. Each day comes bearing it's own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

    Ruth Ann Schabacker



  6. Ah, but a man's reach should exceed in grasp, or what's a heaven for?

    Robert Browning



  7. Dwell in possibility.

    Emily Dickinson



  8. Adversity is to me... a tonic.

    Sir Walter Scott



  9. All glory comes from daring to begin.

    Eugene F. Ware



  10. The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

    Joseph Campbell, Mythologist and Writer



  11. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

    Napoleon Hill



  12. A child is fed with milk and praise.

    Mary Lamb



  13. The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.

    William F. Scolavino



  14. No pressure, no diamonds.

    Thomas Carlyle



  15. A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.

    Robertson Davies



  16. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.

    James Allen



  17. Love truth, and pardon error.

    Voltaire, Writer and Activist



  18. New roads; new ruts.

    Gilbert K. Chesterton



  19. As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.

    Donald Trump



  20. When things come to the worse, they generally mend.

    Susanna Moodie



  21. Ignorance is not bliss, it is oblivion. Determined ignorance is the hastiest kind of oblivion.

    Philip Wylie



  22. Dreams have as much influences as actions.

    Stephane Mallarme, Poet and Critic



  23. Know thyself.

    Plato



  24. Calmness is the cradle of power.

    Josiah Gilbert Holland, Novelist and Poet



  25. For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.

    Larry Eisenberg



  26. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

    Plutarch



  27. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

    Mark Twain



  28. In pain is a new time born.

    Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet and Botanist



  29. Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

    Francis Bacon



  30. Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

    Francis Bacon



3 short inspirational quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.

  2. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

  3. To different minds, the same world is a hell and a heaven.

2 Short Meaningful Quotes from Homer

  1. Light is the task where many share the toil.

  2. The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

Short Inspirational Quotes from Spiritual Figures

Spiritual thinkers offer short inspirational quotes perfect for personal development.

  1. If you light a lamp for somebody else it will also brighten your path.

    Buddha



  2. I have learned whatever state I am in, to be content.

    Philippians, The Bible



  3. Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.

    Adam Clayton Powell, Pastor



  4. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

    Rumi, Sufi Mystic



  5. Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

    Martin Luther, Priest and Scholar



  6. Turn your melodrama into a mellow drama.

    Ram Dass



  7. If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.

    Tryon Edwards, Theologian



  8. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker.

    John Maxwell, Pastor and Author



  9. The things that we love tell us what we are.

    Saint Thomas Aquinas



  10. He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.

    Lao-tzu, Taoist Philosopher



  11. Ideas are the root of creation.

    Ernest Dimnet, Priest and Writer



  12. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your heart.

    Ecclesiastes 9:10, Bible



Short Quotes from Personalities in the Entertainment Industry

Entertainers might not be the first people you'd think of for providing short inspirational quotes, but they can show great insight.

  1. The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.

    Gene Hackman



  2. It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

    Walt Disney



  3. A dream is a wish your heart makes.

    Annette Funicello



  4. I risked much, but I made much.

    P. T. Barnum



  5. Try not. Do, or do not.

    Yoda



  6. Attitudes are more important than facts.

    Carl Menninger



  7. Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.

    Charlie Chaplin



  8. Haste trips its own heels, and fetters and stops itself.

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman Playwright



  9. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

    Carol Burnett, 1936-present



  10. There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.

    Anthony Rapp



Miscellaneous Short Meaningful Quotes

Short inspirational quotes don't give you many words to gather the meaning. Knowing something of the author can hint at greater depth.

For example, when Albert Einstein says 'Logic will get you from a to b, imagination will take you everywhere', we might be more inclined to take it seriously than if Marilyn Monroe said it.

  1. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

    John Wooden, Coach



  2. Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.

    Roger Crawford, Athlete



  3. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

    Alan Kay, Computer Scientist



  4. Having a healthy disregard for the impossible… that’s a really good phrase.

    Larry Page, Co-founder of Google



  5. Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

    Sun Tzu



  6. Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

    Sallust



  7. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

    Chinese proverb



  8. Genius is there in all of us, just waiting for us to tap into it.

    Robert R. Toth, Artist



  9. A single day is enough to make us a little larger.

    Paul Klee, Painter



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  11. The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.

    Morris Mandel, Educator and Journalist



  12. Instinct is untaught ability.

    Alexander Bain, Inventor and Educationalist



  13. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

    Marie Curie, Physicist and Chemist



  14. Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.

    Sir James Dewar, Chemist and Physicist



  15. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.

    Thomas Henry Huxley, British Biologist



  16. Logic will get you from a to b, imagination will take you everywhere.

    Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist



  17. I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000l-step process

    Thomas A. Edison, Inventor and Businessman



  18. There ain't no rules around here!

    Thomas Edison



  19. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

    Henry Ford, Industrialist



  20. Life is a gift. Live every day as a thank you note.

    Anonymous







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