Cute Short Quotes, Captions & Sayings

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  1. Cute quotes about life
  2. Short sayings about living
  3. Great tattoo quotes
  4. Cute love phrases
  5. Happiness sayings
  6. Cute quotations for Instagram, Tumblr & Pinterest
  7. Great selfie captions
  8. Cute motivational & achievement sayings
  9. Funny & cute phrases for her
  10. Short, cute phrases for him

1. Cute short quotes about life

Surround Yourself saying

Surround yourself with those who make you happy.

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

If you dream it, you can do it.

A good family is priceless.

Life is better when you’re smiling.

My life feels like a test I didn’t study for.

Don’t dream your life, live your dream.

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

Life is not a strategy.

This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.

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Let life surprise you. (One of those cute short quotes that is really short and to the point)

May you live every day of your life.

The first five days after the weekend are always the hardest.

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

Friends are born, not made.

Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.

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

Good friends saying

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. (Who can disagree with cute short quotes 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.

Being happy never goes out of style.

Love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.

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

More life quotations

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

If youth knew; if age could.
Sigmund Freud

Old age adage

Old age is no place for sissies.
Bette Davis

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I am with you kid. Let’s go.
Maya Angelou

Life is too short to learn German.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Barbarella

Cute short quotes about life

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 they day you find out why.
Mark Twain

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.
Bill Wilson

Grow thru life quote

Don’t go through life, grow through life.
Eric Butterworth

Life is trying things to see if they work.
Ray Bradbury

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
Frank A. Clark

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb.
Roman proverb

Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.
Tim Cook

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
George Carlin

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

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

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

2. Short sayings about living

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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.

Be who you needed when you were young.

Live don’t just exist.

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

Collect moments—not things.

Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.

No rain. No flowers.

Smile, it confuses people.

Be a voice. Not an echo.

Every novel is a mystery novel if you never finish it.

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Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.

Silence is an answer too.

Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.

God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers.

Despite the high cost of living it remains a popular item.

Hard times come easy.

One bad chapter doesn’t mean your story is over.

There’s no place like home.

Be someone who makes everyone feel like someone.

In teaching others we teach ourselves.

Forgiveness is giving up hope for a better past.

Character like a photograph, it develops in darkness.

Why is the slowest traffic of the day called ‘rush hour’?

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

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

Escape the ordinary.

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

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Bob Dylan quote

He not busy being born is busy dying.
Bob Dylan

Time is the soul of this world.
Pythagoras

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

We are all either fools or undiscovered geniuses.
Bonnie Lin

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.
Tom Peters

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.
Robert C. Gallagher

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
Steven Wright

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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

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Steve Martin

The key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial.
Mike Birbiglia

Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
George Carlin

I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.
Steve Martin

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.
Oscar Wilde

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Booker T. Washington

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

The past does not equal the future.
Tony Robbins

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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

Innocence is courage and clarity both.
Osho

I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
Steven Wright

I bet giraffes don’t even know what farts smell like.
Bill Murray

I never feel more alone than when I’m trying to put sunscreen on my back.
Jimmy Kimmel

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.
Groucho Marx

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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

3. Great tattoo quotes

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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.

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.
Galileo

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Oprah Winfrey

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Plato

The only truth is music.
Jack Kerouac

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Confucius

4. Sweet love phrases

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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.

You are not my love…You are my life.

Dream without fear, love without limits.

Love should be mad and unforgettable to be real.

My paradise is you…

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.

Anyone can catch your eye but it takes someone special to catch your heart.

The life is only in the place, where real love is.

Hearts are wild creatures, that’s why our ribs are cages.

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.

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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 reminds you that nothing else matters.
Amy Bushell

Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.
Malagasy proverb

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle

Ah me! love cannot be cured by herbs.
Ovid

We accept the love we think we deserve.
Stephen Chbosky

Nothing compares to you.
Sinead O’Connor

Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones.
Mignon McLaughlin

Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Samuel Lover

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

A baby is born with a need to be loved—and never outgrows it.
Frank A. Clark

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
Pearl Bailey

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Pablo Picasso

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


5. Happiness sayings

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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

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.
Tom Wilson

The most simple things can bring the most happiness.
Izabella Scorupco

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
George Sand

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

6. Cute quotations for Instagram, Tumblr & Pinterest

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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.

Sometimes I wish I was a little kid again… skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.

Celebrate every tiny victory.

Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

You are somebody’s reason to smile.

I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye.

If I had a star for every time you brightened my day…I’d be holding the galaxy in my hands.

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

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

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
Steve Jobs

The most important thing in the world is family and love.
John Wooden

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

7. Great selfie captions

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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 selfie 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 motivation & achievement sayings

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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.

The smallest change can make the biggest difference.

If you want it, work for it.

Success is your only choice.

Keep moving forward.

Think like a proton, always positive.

Broken crayons still color.

You are capable of amazing things.

When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.

Worrying is literally betting against yourself.

Be the best version of you.

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.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

We were born to be real, not to be perfect.

Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.

Start somewhere.

You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.

It’s okay to not be okay as long as you are not giving up.

Be yourself, there’s no one better.

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.

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.

More motivational quotations

Diamonds saying

No pressure, no diamonds.
Thomas Carlyle

Seek the seeker.
Ramana Maharshi

Every wall is a door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Duke Ellington

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

Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

The best revenge is massive success.
Frank Sinatra

Whatever you do, do with all your might.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

A jug fills drop by drop.
Buddha

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Helen Keller

Best way out saying

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

Good things happen to those who hustle.
Anaïs Nin

Dream big and dare to fail.
Norman Vaughan

If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.
Charlie Gilkey

Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.
Suzanne Collins

Whatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln

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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More achievement sayings

Impossible quote

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

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Socrates

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

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

Every noble work is at first impossible.
Thomas Carlyle

I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Jonathan Winters

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.
Buddha

Good humor isn’t a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.
David Seabur

Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking.
Augustine of Hippo

Forget about style; worry about results.
Bobby Orr

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Napoleon Hill

To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.
Wilson Kanadi

You are amazing. As you are. Stronger than you know. More beautiful than you think.
Tia Sparkles

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.
Aristotle

9. Funny and cute short phrases for her

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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.

Click your heels and say, “I need a life, I need a life.”

Whatever boys can do, girls can do better.

The strongest actions 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.

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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

I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.
Marilyn Monroe

Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people.
Dita Von Teese

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
Laurence J. Peter

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

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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.

More cute short quotes for him

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

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

I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.
Groucho Marx

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 an adventure, like going to war.
G.K. Chesterton

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. Makes your photo messaging more impactful.

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

3.) Hey, 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.

And, there’s probably dozens and dozens more ways of using these keen insights. So, experiment, and put them to use.

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