Cute Short Quotes, Captions & Sayings

These short sayings and quotations are perfect for Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest posts!

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Best cute short quotes to spice up your social media

Don’t be caught at a loss for words—let these sayings do the work for you! Often times, the most profound thought can be expressed in the fewest words. Here are some great examples you can use in your social media postings.

1. Cute short quotes about life

Cute short quotes: Surround Yourself saying

Surround yourself with those who make you happy.

Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.

Don’t dream your life, live your dream.

Smile! It makes people wonder what you are up to.

Life is not a strategy.

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don’t have a leg to stand on.

Cute short quotes: Good friends saying

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. (Who can disagree with a quotation like this?)

If it weren’t for the mistakes I’ve made, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.

Life is a vending machine. The more you smile, the more candies you get from it.

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile.

More life quotations

Cute short quotes: Stay Foolish meme

Stay foolish to stay sane.
Maxime Lagacé

It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso

Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.
Vanessa Paradis

Life is too short to learn German.
Oscar Wilde

Cute short quotes: Friendship saying

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
Elbert Hubbard

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.
Robert Frost

A life without cause is a life without effect.

Cute short quotes about life

Cute short quotes: She Began to Fly visual

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly.
Barbara Haines Howett

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Mark Twain

Life is a question and how we live is our answer.
Gary Keller

You’ve gotta know what death is to know life.
Jack Kevorkian

Best friend and friendship quotes

Man’s best support is a very dear friend.

Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.
Greg Tamblyn

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake

Real friends stab you in the front.
Jonathan Davis

2. About living

Go Left saying

When nothing goes right, go left.

The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when he fills out a job application form.

Home sweet home.

Whatever sprinkles your donuts.

When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.

There are three types of people in this world: those who can count, and those who can’t.

Live for the moments you can’t put into words.

Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

Escape the ordinary.

The risk I took was calculated, but man, I am bad at math.

More living quotes

Bob Dylan quote

He not busy being born is busy dying.
Bob Dylan

Time is the soul of this world.

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde

Do crabs think we walk sideways?
Bill Murray

I love humanity but I hate people.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
Steven Wright

Sayings about living

Picasso Quote

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Victor Hugo

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean de La Fontaine

The past does not equal the future.
Tony Robbins

If Not Us, Who? Meme

JFK Quotation

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

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
André Gide

It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times.
Mark Twain

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
Oscar Wilde

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.
Will Rogers

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
Benjamin Franklin

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3. Great tattoo quotes

Tattoo Quotes

Do what you love.

Be here now.

You only live once.

Take a breath and be strong.

Never stop dreaming.

Have faith.

Follow your heart.

Dream without fear. Love without limits.

Shine like the stars.

Sometimes when you fall, you fly.

Now is all you have.

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Nothing is impossible with God.

Live by faith, not by sight.

Stars can’t shine without darkness.

Don’t be afraid to be great.

Even angels fall.

All you need is love.

Through every dark night, there is a brighter day.

Flowers only last so long.

Fate doesn’t care about plans.

By the strength within I shall succeed.

I can, therefore I am.

It’s only life after all.

Love me for who I am.

Every day is a second chance.

Nothing lasts forever.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

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Love All quote

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

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Oprah Winfrey

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Plato – Check out Famous Plato Quotes.

The only truth is music.
Jack Kerouac

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

4. Cute short quotes and love phrases

Favorite Place saying

My favorite place is inside your hug.

I still fall in love with you every day.

When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

You are amazing. Remember that.

Darling, you are a work of art.

Real love never asks a reason for loving.

Your voice is my favorite sound.

Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.

Love conquers all.

All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.

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True love sayings and thoughts

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.

When your love is true, nothing can spoil it.

I know you, and I can openly say how love looks like.

You will forever be my always.

Life takes you to places, love brings you home.

I didn`t believe in love at all before I met you!

Love… One small word, but with one hell of a magic.

I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow.

Together is the nicest place to be.

Love is an adventure: don`t be afraid of falling in love.

Real love is able to awaken your soul.

I promise I will love you till the end.

Cinderella never asked for a prince.

Love is the thread that ties us all together.

Cute Love Quotes

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

I would find you in any lifetime.
Kanye West

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.
Albert Einstein

I find the most beautiful moments of life aren’t just with you but because of you.
Leo Christopher

True love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach

I fell for your personality. Your looks are just a bonus.
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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

More cute short quotes about love

Thoreau quote

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

I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you.
Ray Croft

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
Oscar Wilde

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.
Nicholas Sparks

Find what you love and let it kill you.
Charles Bukowski

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
Lily Tomlin

Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy.
Groucho Marx

5. Cute short quotes – happiness sayings

Smile saying

By the way, I’m wearing the smile you gave me.

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.

You smile, I smile. That’s how it works.

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.

At the end of hardship comes happiness.

We rise by lifting others.

I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.

Do more of what makes you happy.

Smile at the world, and she’ll smile back.

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Be happy; it drives people crazy.

Throw kindness around like confetti.

Happiness looks gorgeous on you.

Take time to do what makes your soul happy

Happiness quotations

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
W. C. Fields

Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles Schulz

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
Mark Twain

Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Peace begins with a smile.
Mother Teresa

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
Abraham Lincoln

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Anais Nin

6. Cute short quotes for Instagram, Tumblr & Pinterest

The Best saying

The best is yet to come.

You make my heart smile.

Hope is a waking dream.

Enjoy the little things.

Roses are red, violets are blue. I’ll never love anyone like I love you.

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

You’re the jelly to my peanut butter.

You’re like a dictionary. You add meaning to my life.

Focus on the good.

Love you once, Love you still. Always have, and always will.

Keep your chin up.

Every moment matters.

Better things are coming.

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet but nothing compared to you.

Make peace with your broken pieces.

Hope is the heartbeat of the soul.

You look super cute when you smile.

More social media quotations

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.
Christopher Reeve

Focus on the journey, not the destination.
Greg Anderson

Each day provides its own gifts.
Marcus Aurelius

When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
Maya Angelou

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
Dory, Finding Nemo

Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.
William Blake

7. Great Instagram captions

Sunshine saying

Create your own sunshine.

Love more. Worry less.

Life is full of surprises!

Dust settles. I don’t.

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

Be a beautiful cupcake in a world full of muffins.

Ice cream is cheaper than therapy.

I’m not weird! I’m gifted!

This too shall pass.

I smile because I have no idea what is going on.

The best of me is yet to come.

Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.

More social media captions

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Coco Chanel

Don’t worry, be happy.
Bobby McFerrin

WARNING: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.
Ellie Katz

Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.
Paris Hilton

8. Cute short quotes – motivation & achievement

Strength saying

You are stronger than you think you are.

The grass is greener where you water it.

Eat diamonds for breakfast and shine all day.

Everything you can imagine is real.

Work hard. Stay humble.

Keep moving forward.

Think like a proton, always positive.

Broken crayons still color.

Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you WILL find its way.

If you never try, you’ll never know.

Dream big. Pray bigger.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

Motivational sayings

Dreams don’t work unless you do.

When it rains look for rainbows—when it’s dark look for stars.

Grow through what you go through.

If you’re not part of the solution, be part of the problem!

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

Keep going even when life is tough.

If you feel like giving up, look back at how far you’ve come.

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.

Inspiring, motivational quotations

Diamonds saying

No pressure, no diamonds.
Thomas Carlyle

Seek the seeker.
Ramana Maharshi

Useful tip: Select one of these cute short quotes to use as a sign-off to e-mail messages.

The first step is you have to say that you can.
Will Smith

Good things happen to those who hustle.
Anaïs Nin

We become what we think about.
Earl Nightingale

I love deadlines—I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
Douglas Adams

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Achievement sayings

Impossible quote

It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Nelson Mandela

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Winston Churchill

Don’t be humble, you’re not that great.
Indira Gandhi

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.
Augustine of Hippo

The soul never thinks without a picture.

9. Funny and cute short quotes for her

Good girls saying

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.

A beautiful girl is nothing if she has an ugly heart.

A girl should be like a butterfly. Pretty to see, hard to catch.

Emotions are just visitors, let them come and go.

Don’t cry for a guy because girls give and forgive, and guys get and forget.

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

Girls who don’t ask for much, deserve it all.

This day was a total waste of make-up.

She believed she could, so she did.

Speak English. Kiss french. Dress Italian. Spend Arab. Party Caribbean.

Keep your heels, head, and standards high.

Whatever boys can do, girls can do better.

The strongest action for a woman is to love herself, be herself.

Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be.

She was a rainbow, but he was color blind.

Cute quotations for her

Beauty quote

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library?
Lily Tomlin

A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.
Marilyn Monroe

Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story.
Daphne du Maurier

If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.
Coco Chanel

Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world.
Bette Midler

Better to be strong than pretty and useless.
Lilith Saintcrow

A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.
Marilyn Monroe

A real girl isn’t perfect and a perfect girl isn’t real.
Harry Styles

I’m just a person trapped inside a woman’s body.
Elayne Boosler

10. Short, cute phrases for him

cute short quotes on a car image

Never buy a car you can’t push.

Cooking lesson #1: Don’t fry bacon in the nude.

The poorest man is he whose only wealth is money.

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Cute short love quotes for him

A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.

Nice to be here? At my age, it’s nice to be anywhere.
George Burns

Men who don’t like girls with brains, don’t like girls.
Mignon McLaughlin

Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Morley

I hate women because they always know where things are.
James Thurber

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings and lawyers.
Richard Pryor

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
Robert Bloc

5 ideas for how to use cute short quotes

Cute short quotes like the ones listed above can be used in a variety of situations. Here are some of our favorite ways:

1.) Use these cute short quotes as captions for photos on Instagram and Facebook. They’re great for social media. It makes your photo messaging more impactful.

2.) Use them in letters, texts, and email communications to friends and family members.

3.) These lovable cute short quotes are great for scrapbooking and capturing memories in photo books.

4.) Consider printing them in a fancy font with a design element or two, and posting on the fridge or bulletin board.

5.) In this day and age, it’s easy to forget one of the oldest means of communication: talking. Don’t be afraid to bring up one of these cute short quotes in conversation to the one that you love.

There’s probably dozens of more ways to use these keen insights, so experiment and put them to use!

— Greg Johnson

Greg is a writer and co-founder of ListCaboodle.


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