Short Inspirational Quotes: 10 Free Phone Wallpapers for 2021

Embrace the changes and make 2021 a successful year with these short inspirational quotes. You can download these free phone wallpapers to keep your motivation levels high.

Be happy with whatever you’ve accomplished this year (even though slower than usual) and reflect on these short inspirational quotes.

Are you thirsty for holiday celebrations, new faces and places? You’re well aware that you have to control your desires as you have to settle in for an evening in your cosy home with same faces this holiday season.  It isn’t easy but it will surely be an amazing celebration as we have learnt the art of virtual celebrations and finding joy everywhere. You’re more likely to think about the new possibilities, goals and resolutions for the New Year.

It’s time to celebrate endings and embrace the New Year, 2021, with some words of wisdom, positivity and motivational quotes. You can print these quotes and put it on your workplace, write them in your journal or simply share it with your friends. These short quotes and sayings will remind you about your goals and help you reflect on your achievements.

Plus there are 10 short inspirational quotes phone wallpapers  to inspire you – every time you look at your phone. (Raise your hand, if you mindlessly look at your phone when you’re lost in your thoughts. I do that almost all the time!)

26 Short Inspirational Quotes and 10 free phone wallpapers that will help you achieve 2021 goals and intentions.

 1. “The only joy in the world is to begin.” — Cesare Pavese

2. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely   determine where you start.”- Nido Qubein

3. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”— Aristotle

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4. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”— Dennis Waitley

5. “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” – Tony Robbins

6. “The more one judges, the less one loves.”— Honore de Balzac

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7. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”– Florence Nightingale

8. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”– Oprah Winfrey

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

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10. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”– John R. Wooden

11.“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”– Samuel Beckett

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12. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”– Bruce Lee

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

14. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”– Arthur Ashe

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15. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”-Maya Angelou 

16. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.- Camilla Eyring Kimball

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17. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”– Robert Collier

18. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”– Charles Bukowski

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19. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”– Robert Morley

20. “The road to success is always under construction.”– Lily Tomlin

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21. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.”– Jean Vanier

22. “Ignorance is the parent of fear.”— Herman Melville

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23. “I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”— William Allen White

24. “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”— Japanese Proverb

25. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”— Jack Canfield

26. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”–Abraham Lincoln

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If you want to read a motivational Zen story that gives you a different perspective on ending and new beginnings, then read here.

I wish 2021 heal everyone physically, mentally and emotionally. I might sound a bit materialistic but I wish that 2021 heals us financially too. 

I hope you liked these short inspirational quotes and wallpapers. To Download these wallpapers for your background take a screenshot or save the image. 

Lots of Love,


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  1. 2021 can’t come soon enough. I know nothing will magically change when the calendar rolls over, but 202 has been such a stinker, I just want it to be over.

  2. I love this post. I want to make sure that 2021 is a better year, and part of doing that is making sure I make the most of it. Love these.

  3. I love these quotes so much! I’m on fire to make 2021 the best it can be no matter what comes, and these quotes are perfect to help me keep that passion.

  4. I love all of these inspirational quotes! In a year like 2020, we can never have enough words to boost our mood, right? 🙂

  5. Hi Mayuri, I mean Nyx.
    Love the quotes here, especially the one about road to success and failing better. I’m building an online business and building a business is a synonym for failing your way forward.

  6. These are some really great quotes. Thank you for sharing these! I had to write a few of these down!

  7. I love these quotes. I saved the one by Arthur Ashe to use as my wallpaper.

  8. Some lovely reminders here…happiness is what we make of it. Such a true sentiment. Thanks for sharing these lovely quotes.

  9. Love this and lots of good reminders for sure. I am super excited about the New Year and am ready for some newness!

  10. Beautiful and very inspiring quotes. I love reading motivation text and I feel like is really having positive effects when I feel low.

  11. Oh my gosh I LOVE these, I wouldn’t even know how to choose my favorite!

  12. I LOVE a good quote! I’ve got so many notebooks full of them. I always stop when I’m in the middle of a book, song, TV show or movie to write down any good ones in case I want to come back to them later because there are just SO many inspiring ones to come back to. I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t heard of the majority of these! I like Bruce Lee’s and Napoleon Hill’s in particular 🙌

  13. catherine santiago jose

    These are beautiful quotes that can inspire and can lift our spirits.
    One of my favorite quotes from these lists is “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”— Aristotle”.
    Our happiness cannot depend on others but on ourselves.

  14. Lovely quotes to end 2020 and welcome 2021. I love when quotes help you to reflect on what happened during the past year and start planning the new year.

  15. A nice thought-provoking post. Number six is my favourite, “The more one judges, the less one loves.”— Honore de Balzac. I completely agree with that quote.

  16. Can’t wait for 2021! It’s always good to look forward to another year with hope no matter how challenging 2020 has been to all of us. Thanks for these inspirational messages!

  17. A well needed post at a time like this, 2020 has been so awful I’m actually scared for 2021, but its important to be grateful and manifest good things

  18. Kuntala Bhattacharya

    I love the quotes and the wallpapers and want to send some to my near and dear ones. Good collection and indeed we want the new year 2021 to be far far better than this year.

  19. Wow these are awesome quotes! I love that they are wallpapers for the phone too as we spend a lot of time looking at those. Defintely ready for 2021!!!

  20. I’m still a bit scared of starting up the new year, but I’d like to take some of these quotes with me. It’s a new year ahead and it is going to get better for all of us.

  21. oh wow!!! They all look amazing, stunning work!!! I love the one that looks like a painting, gorgeous!!!

  22. i love this quote. I also keep some good in my diary as my motivation and self-reminder. Can’t wait to see 2021 . It’s always good to look forward to another year and feel how blessing we are in this year.

  23. Such a beautiful choice in phone wallpaper! Amazing.

    1. Love all the quotes. They’re truly inspirational.

  24. Thank you for the extra boost of motivation and inspiration! I love these reminders as it resonated with me especially the ones from Tony Robbins, Arthur Ashe and Abraham Lincoln. So excited for 2021!

  25. Who’s waiting for 2021. I am using these wallpapers from now. Btw, your quotes are really inspirational!!

  26. Great to have some of these as a wallpaper to get you inspired in your day to day life.

  27. I love this post and agree that we have to love first our own self so we can love others.

  28. It’s definitely a good idea to download an inspiring quote to your phone wallpaper. Great idea, thanks.

  29. Lovely post. Awesome wallpaper designs and uplifting quotes – in fact your positive post really makes me look ahead and welcome 2021 with more enthusiasm.

  30. ALL great quotes! “Stay committed to our decisions but flexible in your approach” and “happiness depends on ourselves” are faves of mine.

  31. Thanks a lot for these very beautiful and inspirational posters. I’m going to use the first one.

  32. This is a beautiful collection of quotes. The quote from Tony Robbins (#5) is one of my favorites.

    Super love this — “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” Will definitely keep this in mind.

    Thank you for sharing this.

  33. All these quotes are wonderful – however, I would opt for Balzac; not for the quote, but for the design 😀

  34. Oh, these are beautiful quotes. I am not even going to wait for 2021 to start using them. I am starting now. “The road to success is always under construction.”– Lily Tomlin is my favorite one! The design of each of these pins is beautiful too.

  35. they are great, but it’s not so easy, each phone has a different screen layout…

  36. oh!! I love these lovely inspirational quotes. I just hope New Year bring our normal life back. I love the lovely wallpapers as well.

  37. This was the one that I liked the most “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can”
    Thank you for sharing.

  38. Indeed, happiness is within us. No matter where we are or whatever our circumstance is, it’s up to us to find our joy.

  39. These are great – I love the one about creating a happy life. That’s pretty much my motto for 2021 summed up in a quote. I’m definitely going to have to put that on my phone!

  40. I am adding these beautiful quotes to my book. I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

  41. These are so cute and inspirational! Definitely using one of these when I get my new phone later this week

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