Short Inspirational Quotes to Encourage You

We can all benefit from short words of support and encouragement on a daily basis. These words can help us through hard times, cheer us up and even inspire us to keep on going when we want to quit. If you know me well, you’ll know how much I enjoy sending an encouraging message to motivate and inspire those around me... Hence the inspiring poetry collection.



If you’re not into poetry, or simply prefer short and snappy quotes to meditate and ponder on throughout the day, I’ve put together a collection of inspiring quotes to motivate you in life.


Top Inspiring Quotes to Read Today


Read, enjoy, be strengthened and share these inspiring quotes to bless others around you!


“What is achieved by the hand was first achieved by the mind.” - Kossi Bruno


“Going up the hill is hard but leads to the mountain top. Going down the mountain is easy and leads to a pit.” - Carlito Omenukor


“Just like the sun rising out of the darkest night, Gleaming and bursting forth with all of her glory. So shall you be when you let this moment pass.” - Faith Olajuyigbe, from Words of Faith

"Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday." - Billy Graham


“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” - Francis Chan


“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” - Charles Bukowski


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou


“Save some love for yourself. You deserve it.” - Chidera Eggerue


“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” - Og Mandino


“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” - Aristotle

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot." - Eleanor Roosevelt


“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” - Chuck Swindoll


“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” - Corrie Ten Boom

“If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start […] All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that.” - Charles Bukowski


“The clouds that are temporarily rolling over your head will pass, and then you will have fair weather, an eternal sunshine of glory.” - Williams Gurnall


“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill


“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” - Shakespeare (As You Like It)


Short Inspiring Quotes from the Bible


As a Christian, I always find comfort and inspiration by reading the Bible. I believe it holds power to change our lives when we let these true Words dwell in our hearts. Enjoy some of the quotes below for faith fueled inspiration and encouragement!


“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13


“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” - I Corinthians 16:13


“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” - Psalms 34.8


“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” - Isaiah 40:29-31

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” - II Timothy 1:7


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” - James 1:2-4


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” - Romans 8:28

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” - Philippians 4:13


“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28


“The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.” - Exodus 15:2


“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” - II Thessalonians 3:3


“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6


“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” - Psalm 23:4


“May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. Selah. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” - Psalm 20:1-4


“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16

A Quote A Day...


I hope you’ve found some hope, motivation, joy, encouragement or inspiration in one of these short inspirational quotes! Remember, ‘death and life are in the power of the tongue’ (Proverbs 18:21) so always aim to use your words to nurture and build.


- Faithful xoxo

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