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55 Short Inspirational Quotes to Have Tattooed

Dan Western



55 Short Inspirational Quotes to Have Tattooed

Which are your favorite short inspirational quotes to have tattooed? 

People getting famous quotes tattooed on themselves has become an incredibly popular thing, and it makes sense. Having them tattooed on yourself makes them even more meaningful because that quote’s become a part of you.

Here’s a list of 55 awesome, short inspirational quotes to have tattooed on yourself.

Be sure to share this with your friends and family, especially if they’re thinking about having quote tattooed shortly and are currently stuck for inspiration.

If you’re looking for more ideas and designs to get tattooed, head on over to our tattoo site, Tattoo Gorilla. Our writer Emmy is addicted to tattoos, and has two full arm sleeves.


55 Short Inspirational Quotes to Have Tattooed

1. “”You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”Wayne Gretzky

2. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

4. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” – Babe Ruth

5. “We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”Tony Robbins

6. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

7. “Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown

8. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”Henry Ford

9. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin


10th of 55 Short Inspirational Quotes

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu


11. “Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

12. “No great thing is created suddenly.” — Epictetus

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13. “Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon

14. “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” – Karen Kaiser Clark

15. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” – Seneca

15. “Live your dreams.”Les Brown

16. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry Davis Thoreau

17. “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” – Dorothy Bernard

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

19. “Be patient and tough, someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid


20th of 55 Short Inspirational Quotes

“Work until your idols become your rivals.” – Unknown


21. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”Oscar Wilde

22. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”Friedrich Nietzsche

23. “When it looks impossible and you are ready to quit, victory is near!”Tony Robbins

24. “Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.” – Unknown

25. “The impossible is often the untried.” – Jim Goodwin

26. “A hero is a person who does what he or she can.” – Roman Rolland

27. “Where there is unity there is always victory.” – Publilius Syrus

28. “It’s not denial. I’m selective about the reality I accept.” – Calvin

29. “Nothing is worth more than this day.” – Goethe


30th of 55 Short Inspirational Quotes

30. “A dreamer lives for eternity.” – Anonymous 


31. “In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

32. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

33. “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” – Edwin Markham

34. “Have faith in yourself and in the future.” – Ted Kennedy

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

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36. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” Dolly Parton

37. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.”Thomas Edison

38. “The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

39. “The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great.” – G. K. Chesterton


40th of 55 Short Inspirational Quotes

40. “The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” – Amy Gatliff


41. “Compassion is language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

42. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Ben Spock

43. “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller

44. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

45. “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” – Elbert Hubbard

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

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

48. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

49. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

50. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Oprah Winfrey

51. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

53. “Life is trying things to see if they work.” – Ray Bradbury

54. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Ben Ipock

55. “Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.” – Theodore Roosevelt



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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."