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Short Quotes – 21 Inspirational Short Quotes!

Short quotes: if you visit my site regularly, you know I’m a fan of awesome quotes. And inspirational short quotes are the Ferrari’s among those amazing quotes.

Inspirational short quotes are able to express a feeling in even less words than normal.

My short quotes rules: maximum 12 words!

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Inspirational Short quotes: my 21 favorites

1.  “Action is the foundational key to all success.” ―Pablo Picasso

Short Quotes - “Action is the foundational key to all success.” ―Pablo Picasso

2. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt

Short Quotes - “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live.” ―Oscar Wilde

Short Quotes - “I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live.” ―Oscar Wilde4. “Life is a one time offer, use it well.” ―Unknown

Short Quotes - “Life is a one time offer, use it well.” ―Unknown

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

Short Quotes - “Whatever you are, be a good one.” ―Abraham Lincoln

6. “Try and fail, but never fail to try.” ―Jared Leto

Short Quotes - “Try and fail, but never fail to try.” ―Jared Leto

7. “If you dream it, you can do it.”  ―Walt Disney

Short Quotes - “If you dream it, you can do it.” ―Walt Disney

8. “Life is trying things to see if they work.” ―Ray Bradbury

Short Quotes - “Life is trying things to see if they work.” ―Ray Bradbury

9. “Eighty percent of success is showing up” ―Woody Allen

Short Quotes - “Eighty percent of success is showing up” ―Woody Allen

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

Short Quotes - “To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.” ―Wilson Kanadi

11. “The best revenge is massive success.” ―Frank Sinatra

Short Quotes - “The best revenge is massive success.” ―Frank Sinatra

12. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone. ―Prescott Bush

Short Quotes - “An obstacle is often a stepping stone." ―Prescott Bush

13. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ―Zig Ziglar

Short Quotes - “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ―Zig Ziglar

14. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” ―Este Lauder

Short Quotes - “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” ―Este Lauder

15. “Quitting is not the same as failing.” ―Seth Godin

Short Quotes - “Quitting is not the same as failing.” ―Seth Godin

16. “Success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” ―Thomas A. Edison

Short Quotes - "Success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration." ―Thomas A. Edison

17. “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” — General George Patton

Short Quotes - “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” — General George Patton

18. “Leadership is action, not position.” ―Donald H. McGannon

Short Quotes - "Leadership is action, not position." ―Donald H. McGannon

19. “Nobody rises to low expectations.” ―Calvin Lloyd

Short Quotes - "Nobody rises to low expectations." ―Calvin Lloyd

20. “Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit.” ―Robert F. Tucker

Short Quotes - "Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit." ―Robert F. Tucker

21. “Change before you have to.” ―Jack Welch

Short Quotes - “Change before you have to.” ―Jack Welch

Want more? With the help of visual artist Axelle, I recently developed video’s on success quotes and leadership quotes.

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