Among all the famous quotes, I prefer those famous short quotes. These laconic quotes are easy to memorize and equally easy to understand by all and sundry. I can use them in my everyday conversation and my writings as well.

famous short quotes

Well, as they say, great people are often people of few words. Here is a list of some famous short quotes from William Shakespeare to Dr Napoleon Hill to General Patton:

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.” – Martin Luther

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Dr. Napoleon Hill

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” – Lord Tennyson

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” – William Shakespeare

The man who says his wife can’t take a joke forgets that she took him.” – Unknown Source

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard

“The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.” – Oscar Wilde

“All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Bertrand Russell

“You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.” – Olin Miller

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.” – Winston Churchill

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” – General Patton

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.” – Robert Anthony