75 Short Quotes: Wisdom in Few Words

Expressing a thought in just a few words is a gift, especially if those words are inspiring and motivating. Take a quick moment to dip into this collection of short quotes about friendship, love, life, and happiness.

You’ll come away refreshed, sparkling, cheerful, and determined to live your best life.

Short Quotes

10 Short Quotes About Friendship

“If you have no friends, you are really poor.” – Traditional Somali proverb

“Love is friendship on fire.” – Susan Sontag

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.” – Sylvia Plath

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle

“Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.” – Dorothy Parker

“To have a friend takes time.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

“And like a favorite old movie, sometimes the sameness in a friend is what you like the most about her.” – Emily Giffin

15 Short Quotes About Love

Paul Mccartney Quote

“All you need is love.” – Paul McCartney

“The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

“You call it madness, but I call it love.” – Don Byas

“We can only learn to love by loving.” – Iris Murdoch

“True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

“Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” – Saint Ignatius of Loyola

“Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.” – Arsène Houssaye

“That’s all nonviolence is – organized love.” – Joan Baez

“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation.” – Elif Shafak

“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni

“A life lived in love will never be dull.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Let’s practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.” – Zendaya

15 Short Inspirational Quotes 

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

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

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

“Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.” – Tupac Shakur

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” – Erma Bombeck

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

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

Glennon Doyle Quote

“Your river is strong. Let it flow.” – Glennon Doyle

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

“Don’t think or judge, just listen.” – Sarah Dessen

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” André Gide, French writer and Nobel Prize laureate

“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.” – Groucho Marx

10 Short Quotes About Happiness

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

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

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

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

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

“There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.” – Thich Hat Hanh

Jerry Garcia Quote

“Nothing left to do but smile.” – Jerry Garcia

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” – Charlotte Brontë

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – the 14th Dalai Lama

10 Short Quotes About Life’s Meaning

“Damn right, I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive.” – Biggie Smalls, aka the Notorious B.I.G., aka Christopher Wallace

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell

“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.” – Tom Wolfe

“Your life is already a miracle of chance waiting for you to shape its destiny.” – Toni Morrison

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

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain

“I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.” – L.M. Montgomery

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

Victor Hugo Quote

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

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

15 Short Motivational Quotes

“Impossible is for the unwilling.” – John Keats

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

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

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot, aka Mary Ann Evans

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

“No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

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

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

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

“No guts, no story.” – Chris Brady

“Your mind must be stronger than your feelings.” – Andrew Tate

“I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay-Z

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Muhammad Ali Quote

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

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