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 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.

Short Love Quotes

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

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

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

4. “Love is energy of life.” – Robert Browning

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

6. “This love is silent.” – T. S. Eliot

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

8. “Love is our true destiny.” – Thomas Merton

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

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

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

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

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

14. “Love is stronger than justice.” – Sting

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

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

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

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

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

20. “Love is blind.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. “Who loves, raves.” – Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46. “Fortune and love favor the brave.” – Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

62. “Love has a tide!” – Helen Hunt Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

72. “Love is never wrong.” – Melissa Etheridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

79. “We all need each other.” – Leo Buscaglia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

87. “Love conquers all.” – Virgil

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

89. “Time doesn’t matter love is forever.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

117. “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery

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

Short Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

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

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

121. “Go big or go home.” – Eliza Dushku

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

123. “Do whatever you do intensely.” – Robert Henri

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

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

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

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

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

129. “Who seeks shall find.” – Sophocles

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

131. “Deserve your dream.” – Octavio Paz

132. “Reach for the stars.” – Christa McAuliffe

133. “Always do your best.” – Og Mandino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

148. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

149. “He conquers who endures.” – Persius

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

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151. “Never complain and never explain.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

156. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

164. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha

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

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

167. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

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

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

170. “Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle

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

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

173. “The obstacle is the path.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

182. “Belief creates the actual fact.” – William James

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

184. “Enthusiasm moves the world.” – Arthur Balfour

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

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

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

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

189. “Light tomorrow with today!” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

191. “Success is 99 percent failure.” – Soichiro Honda

192. “There is no education like adversity.” – Disraeli

Short Life Quotes

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

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

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

196. “Life is growth.” – Morihei Ueshiba

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

206. “”Everything in life is luck.” – Donald Trump

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

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

209. “Life must be lived as play.” – Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

217. “Think big. Work hard”

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

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

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

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

222. “Life is short. Live passionately.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

230. “Everything happens for a reason.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

253. “”My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

265. “I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.”

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

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

268. “With great power comes great electricity bill.”

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

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

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

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

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

274. “The road to success is always under construction.”

275. “I am too lazy to be lazy.”

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