6 Short Inspirational Quotes To Improve Your Mental Health

By Ruby M

Life is hard, challenging, and unpredictable, and can often take a huge toll on our mental health. So we’ve put together a list of short inspirational quotes from celebrities, philosophers, comedians, and authors to motivate you to feel happier, calmer, and more productive.

“We either make ourselves miserable, or make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” —Carlos Castaneda

We pick our battles, so it is best to choose wisely. This quote tells us that we can spend our lives being miserable or working on ourselves – both are hard work, but only one will benefit us!

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” —The Dalai Lama

Arguably the most well known spiritual leaders in the world could even acknowledge the power of even the smallest creature – even the smallest of creatures can make the biggest impacts.

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“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” —Will Rogers

A reminder to those of us who procrastinate too much – remember that you can’t stay still and expect to grow yourself, make sure to get it done before you metaphorically get run over!

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” —E. M. Forster

This quote by British novelist E.M Forster reminds us that life is unpredictable, and won’t always provide what we planned for. But perhaps, something far better is waiting for us.

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“To succeed in life, you need three things: A wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” —Reba McEntire

Country singer Reba McEntire is definitely onto something. You need to have a sense of humor to get through life sometimes. 

“You’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.” —Robin Williams

This beloved outstanding comic and actor was able to bring both joy and tears to millions, even years after his passing, by embracing his inner “spark.” Be yourself – it’s the best you you can be.

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