Sometimes when we don’t know which path to walk upon, the easy thing to do is walk on the roads of successful and famous people. And to find that road, know them by their Inspirational Quotes. Shine Infinite brings you a collection of  Short Inspirational Quotes by elite leaders. Read and find your way to dreams and a fulfilled life.

Short Inspirational Quotes 

1. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

2. “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”- Maya Angelou

3. “Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” – Martha Stewart

4. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” – David Ogilvy

6. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

7. “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between, he does what he wants to do.”-Bob Dylan

8. “I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him” – Galileo Galilei

9. “To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

10. “A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” – Baltasar Gracian

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Inspirational Quotes and Sayings

11. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

12. “If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.” – Frank Wilczek

13. “Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” – Alfred A. Montapert

14. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

15. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

16. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

17. “I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

18. “Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching.” – Unknown

19. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves! ” – Chanakya

20. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. “ – Oprah Winfrey

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21. “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” – André Gide

22. “We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.” – Bill Vaughan

23. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

24.  “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Short Inspirational quotes

25. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

26. “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett

28. “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

29. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

30. “Nothing will happen unless you take the initiative to do it.” – Akhil Nigam

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Inspirational Quotes to Achieve Success

31. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker

32. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” –  Simon Sinek

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

34. “Begin at the beginning… and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” – Lewis Carroll

35. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

36. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

37. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov

38. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G. K. Chesterton

39.  “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” –  John Maxwell

40.  “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

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It’s me Himanshi. I am just like you. Sometimes lazy, sometimes doubtful and always quirky. But it’s the dream that keeps me going. Books and life have given me a world of knowledge and through "" I am returning what I received. Thinker by Heart, Writer by Soul.

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