Short Inspirational Quotes - Famous Short Quotes

It only takes a couple of seconds to re-inspire yourself. Get a quick shot of inspiration via these short inspirational quotes from some amazing people, such as: Henry David Thoreau, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and George Reeves.

A Short Inspirational Quote from George Reeves (TV's Superman):

"You can if you think you can."
~ George Reeves
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A Short Inspiring Quote from an Unknown Source:

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground."
~ Unknown
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Karen Kaiser Clark's Famous Quote on Life Choices:

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
~ Karen Kaiser Clark
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Inspiring Quotation on Optimism from an Unknown Writer:

"I'd rather be optimistic and a fool, than pessimistic and right."
~ Unknown
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Short Inspirational Saying About Making Your Own Luck:

"When odds are one in a million, be that one."
~ Unknown
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Inspiring Motto from David Guy Powers:

"Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it."
~ David Guy Powers
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Sage Advice on Trusting Yourself, from Dr. Benjamin Spock:

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
~ Benjamin Spock
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Funny Inspirational Quote from an Unknown Source::

"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure."
~ Unknown
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Famous Short Quote on the Importance of Setting Goals:

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Inspirational Saying from Michel de Montaigne:

"Ambition is not a vice of little people."
~ Michel de Montaigne
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Inspirational Wisdom from Malcolm Forbes:

"Failure is success if we learn from it."
~ Malcolm Forbes
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Short Inspirational Quote from Henry David Thoreau:

"It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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