Best 275 Short Quotes: Inspirational & Funny, On Love & Life

We’ve compiled the ultimate list of the best and most popular short quotes. There are 275 quotes and sayings in total covering love, life, success, failure and more. Some of them are really inspiring and motivational, others are just cute and funny. To make it more comfortable we’ve divided it into the following sections: Love quotes, Inspirational/Motivational,  Life quotes, Cute and funny sayings. You can use the “contents” box to navigate to the section that interests you the most.

Short Love Quotes

“Love is the only gold.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“If you want to be loved, be lovable.” – Ovid

“Love is my religion – I could die for it.” – John Keats

Short Quotes Love

“Love is energy of life.” – Robert Browning

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

“This love is silent.” – T. S. Eliot

“Friendship is love without his wings!” – Lord Byron

“Love is our true destiny.” – Thomas Merton

“Love is the answer, and you know that for sure.” – John Lennon

“In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – Paul McCartney

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

“Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.” – Philip James Bailey

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Love is stronger than justice.” – Sting

“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” – Andre Breton

“The crime of loving is forgetting.” – Maurice Chevalier

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Love is blind.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

Short Quotes Love

“What force is more potent than love?” – Igor Stravinsky

“Love is the greatest gift that God has given us. It’s free.” – Taraji P. Henson

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” – Jesus Christ

“Love is space and time measured by the heart.” – Marcel Proust

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

“With our love, we could save the world.” – George Harrison

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – Pablo Picasso

“Though lovers be lost love shall not.” – Dylan Thomas

“Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.” – Samuel Johnson

“Love is metaphysical gravity.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

“He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides

“Who so loves believes the impossible.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.” – Eva Gabor

“Love is a friendship set to music.” – Joseph Campbell

“Love is the beauty of the soul.” – Saint Augustine

“Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.” – Samuel Richardson

“Who loves, raves.” – Lord Byron

“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – H. L. Mencken

Short Quotes Love

“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Love is the poetry of the senses.” – Honore de Balzac

“Love is love’s reward.” – John Dryden

“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” – Robert Browning

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls.” – John Donne

“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Fortune and love favor the brave.” – Ovid

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” – Thomas Mann

“Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.” – William Law

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.”

“There is no limit to the power of loving.” – John Morton

“People protect what they love.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

“Love prefers twilight to daylight.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

“Any time not spent on love is wasted.” – Torquato Tasso

“Love dies only when growth stops.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” – John Lennon

“There are never enough I Love You’s.” – Lenny Bruce

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.” – Billie Holiday

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Hermann Hesse

“Love has a tide!” – Helen Hunt Jackson

Short Quotes Love

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

“Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.” – Truman Capote

“Love is an energy which exists of itself.” – Thornton Wilder

“When love is not madness, it is not love.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“Love is friendship set on fire.” – Jeremy Taylor

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

“If you wished to be loved, love.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“I love you. I am at rest with you. I have come home.” – Dorothy L. Sayers

“Passion is momentary; love is enduring.” – John Wooden

“Love is never wrong.” – Melissa Etheridge

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

“Being in love with you makes every day an interesting one.”

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” – Victor Hugo

“Don’t forget to love yourself.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.” – Theodor Adorno

“One must not trifle with love.” – Alfred de Musset

“We all need each other.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Great thoughts come from the heart.” – Luc de Clapiers

“Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde

“A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.” – George Herbert

“Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” – Pierre Corneille

Best Short Quotes Love

“Speak low, if you speak love.” – William Shakespeare

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

“The giving of love is an education in itself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Love conquers all.” – Virgil

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Time doesn’t matter love is forever.”

“Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow.”

“Give me love and work – these two only.” – William Morris

“Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.” – Duke Ellington

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

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” – Loretta Young

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

“Love is a better teacher than duty.” – Albert Einstein

“Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest.” – Henry Van Dyke

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.” – Rumi

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

“Love is a great beautifier.” – Louisa May Alcott

“Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.” – Aphra Behn

“The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.” – Anais Nin

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” – John Galsworthy

“Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” – Leo Buscaglia

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.” – H. L. Mencken

Short Quotes Love

“Choose your love, love your choice.” – Thomas S. Monson

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

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” – Thomas Fuller

“Absence – that common cure of love.” – Lord Byron

“Love is always being given where it is not required.” – E. M. Forster

“But love’s a malady without a cure.” – John Dryden

“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.” – Samuel Lover

“Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery

“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” – James Thurber

Short Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

“Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” – Benjamin Jowett

“Go big or go home.” – Eliza Dushku

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

“Do whatever you do intensely.” – Robert Henri

“You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland

“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Ted Turner

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

“If you think you can do it, you can.” – John Burroughs

“Get action. Seize the moment.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Short Quotes Inspirational Motivational

“Who seeks shall find.” – Sophocles

“When one must, one can.” – Charlotte Whitton

“Deserve your dream.” – Octavio Paz

“Reach for the stars.” – Christa McAuliffe

“Always do your best.” – Og Mandino

“It’s always too early to quit.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“You have to make it happen.” – Denis Diderot

“A will finds a way.” – Orison Swett Marden

“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” – Philip Sidney

“Never give in and never give up.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“I can, therefore I am.” – Simone Weil

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest.” – St. Jerome

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

“If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy

“Don’t fight the problem, decide it.” – George C. Marshall

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

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

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“He conquers who endures.” – Persius

Short Quotes Inspirational Motivational

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

“Never complain and never explain.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.” – Christopher Reeve

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

“It always seems impossible until its done.” – Nelson Mandela

“The more we do, the more we can do.” – William Hazlitt

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

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

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

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

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

“What we think, we become.” – Buddha

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

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander the Great

“I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

Short Quotes Inspirational Motivational

“Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle

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

“Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.” – Ben Ipock

“The obstacle is the path.”

“Hope is the heartbeat of the soul.” – Michelle Horst

“Men are born to succeed, not fail.” – Henry David Thoreau

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyere

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“My mind’s my kingdom.” – Francis Quarles

“Our ideals are our better selves.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

“Act like you expect to get into the end zone.’ – Christopher Morley

“Belief creates the actual fact.” – William James

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

“Enthusiasm moves the world.” – Arthur Balfour

“Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

“When deeds speak, words are nothing.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

“Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.” – John Wooden

“We are here to make another world.” – W. Edwards Deming

Short Quotes Inspirational Motivational

“Light tomorrow with today!” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

“Success is 99 percent failure.” – Soichiro Honda

“There is no education like adversity.” – Disraeli

Short Life Quotes

“Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life.” – Avril Lavigne

“Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“I want to live my life, not record it.” – Jackie Kennedy

“Life is growth.” – Morihei Ueshiba

“I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

“The greatest pleasure of life is love.” – Euripides

“Memories are the best things in life, I think.” – Romy Schneider

Short Quotes Life

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Wallace

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” – Joyce Meyer

“I love life because what more is there?” – Anthony Hopkins

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Everything in life is luck.” – Donald Trump

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron

“The greatest gift of life is friendship.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“Life must be lived as play.” – Plato

“Each day is the scholar of yesterday.” – Publilius Syrus

“Life is all about having a good time.” – Miley Cyrus

“Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious.” – Will Rogers

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.” – Isaac Asimov

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy.” – Hugh Mackay

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

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Think big. Work hard”

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life.” – William Feather

“Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.” – Socrates

“Nothing is more precious than life…” – Peter Diamandis

“Life is short. Live passionately.”

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

“To live is to change.” – John Henry Newman

“Life is too short for long-term grudges.” – Elon Musk

“People living deeply have no fear of death.” – Anais Nin

Short Quotes Life

“Life is a one time offer, use it well.”

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

“Everything happens for a reason.”

“The good life is a process, not a state of being.” – Carl Rogers

“Life is about choices. Some we regret, some were proud of.” – Graham Brown

“Life is a lively process of becoming.” – Douglas MacArthur

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

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”

“Education is the key to success in life.” – Solomon Ortiz

“Life is too short to worry about anything.” – Eric Davis

“Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Being stylish is about enjoying your life.” – Tori Amos

“If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“Life is made up of marble and mud.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“No one really has a bad life. Just bad moments.” – Regina Brett

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton

“The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough.” – Yoko Ono

Short Quotes Life

“Life is a dream for the wise.” – Sholom Aleichem

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it.” – Sai Baba

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell

“My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” – Rose Kennedy

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

“If you love life, don’t waste time.” – Bruce Lee

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Take a chance! All life is a chance.” – Dale Carnegie

Cute and Funny Quotes & Sayings

“Some people are like clouds. When they go away, it’s a brighter day.”

“My wallet is like an onion, opening it makes me cry.”

“Don’t worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.”

Short Quotes Funny

“I am on a seafood diet. I see food, and I eat it.”

“I’m not lazy, I’m just very relaxed.”

“Everybody wishes they could go to heaven but no one wants to die.”

“I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.”

“I’m not short! My height is just cute.”

“Lazy rule: can’t reach it. Don’t need it.”

“With great power comes great electricity bill.”

“Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk.”

“Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?”

Short Quotes Funny

“Who says nothing is impossible? I’ve been doing nothing for years.”

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

“People say you can’t live without love, but I think oxygen is more important.”

“The road to success is always under construction.”

“I am too lazy to be lazy.”