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The 80 best short sentences in English (with translation)

The 80 best short sentences in English (with translation)

August 9, 2022

There are many people who enjoy putting phrases in English in their Facebook or WhatsApp states. Phrases that, despite mean the same as in Castilian, it seems that charge another dimension. Some individuals put them on to demonstrate that they master this language, others simply because they think they sound better, but the fact is that they are practically used as if they were memes.

The concept of meme was coined by the biologist Richard Dawkins for the first time to refer to cultural elements that, as they spread through society, passing from one person to another and becoming more numerous, remind us of the way in which genes are transmitted from generation to generation. generation. Short sentences in English are comparable to one of these elements , since they are practically used as conventional ways of expressing feelings or slogans of life. Next we will see some examples.


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Short sentences in English

If you also like to use some phrase in English on your social networks from time to time, in this article you can find a list of short phrases in this language. If you do not know English do not worry, all the quotes are translated.

1. Well done is better than well said

  • Translation: Well done is better than well said

Benjamin Franklin reminds us that words are carried by the wind.

2. Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing

  • Translation: Success in management requires learning as quickly as the world changes

A phrase that deals with business success.


3. Where there is love there is life

  • Translation: Where there is love, there is life

A beautiful quote from Mahatma Gandhi about the greatness of love.

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4. Once you choose hope, anything's possible

  • Translation: When you choose hope, everything is possible

They say that hope is the last thing that is lost. And it is true.

5. Try it again. Fail again. Fail better

  • Translation: Try again. Fails again. Fails better

Failing is part of life and it is a great opportunity to grow.

6. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud

  • Translation: try to be the rainbow in another person's cloud

A reflection of Maya Angelou on how nice it can be to love someone.

7. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom

  • Translation: Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom

The wise people has learned to be honest .


8. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

  • Translation: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

A phrase that talks about how we can change the perception of things.

9. Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.

  • Translation: Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it

It is always better to share happiness with others.

10. You change your life by changing your heart

  • Translation: You change your life by changing your heart

We can change the world, but first we have to change the heart.

11. Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today

  • Translation: Dream as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were to die today

A phrase that invites you to live the moment with maximum intensity.

12. Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life

  • Translation: Love is life. If you lose love, you lose your life

It is always better to distribute love than to spread the war.

13. It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped

  • Translation: It is at your moments of decision that your destiny adopts its form

Our choices determine our future to a greater or lesser extent.

14. The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it

  • Translation: The best way to pay for a great time is to enjoy it

The present can only be lived once. So it's better to enjoy it.

15. You only live once

  • Translation: You only live once

Similar to the previous sentence. It invites you to live the present as if there were no tomorrow,

16. Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity

  • Translation: Always seek the seed of triumph in every adversity

A motivating phrase in English, so that you remember it in difficult times.

17. Love as long as you live

  • Translation: Love while you live

Why waste life hating? Better to give the best of yourself.

18. I will go anywhere as long as it is forward

  • Translation: I will go anywhere, as long as it is forward

You have to be proactive, always be in movement.

19. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds

  • Translation: Without hard work, nothing grows except weeds

A phrase that invites to make an effort and to give the best of yourself.

20. The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda

  • Translation: The secret of success is determined by our day-to-day agenda.

A phrase by John C. Maxwell that reveals the secret of success.

21. If opportunity does not knock, build a door

  • Translation: If the opportunity does not call, build a door

Do not wait for the opportunities to arrive, but go out and look for them.

22. The dreamers are the saviors of the world

  • Translation: Dreamers are the saviors of the world

Having dreams and trying to achieve them is what keeps us motivated.

23. You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear

  • Translation: You always have two options: your commitment against your fear

Uncertainty can always exist, but you have to be brave.

24. Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail

  • Translation: Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail

The limitations many times we put them ourselves.

25. Turn your wounds into wisdom

  • Translation: Transform your wounds into wisdom

An appointment that talk about resilience and how important it is.

26. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going

  • Translation: There are no shortcuts to any place worth going

In other words, the cheap ends up being expensive.

27. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dream

  • Translation: The greatest adventure you can embark on is living the life of your dreams

If you want to be a happy person, you must pursue your dreams .

28. Enthusiasm moves the world

  • Translation: Enthusiasm moves the world

Enthusiasm can be considered a synonym of motivation.

29. Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you

  • Translation: Keep your face always towards the light of the Sun, and the shadows will fall to your back

Going forward whatever happens is what helps us achieve our purposes.

30. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often

  • Translation: Improving is changing; to be perfect is to change often

A great phrase by Winston Churchill that invites reflection.

31. It was not raining when Noah built the ark

  • Translation: It was not raining when Noah built the ark

A reflection on the need to prepare for difficult times. Another of those short phrases that despite their brevity invite you to think deeply.

32. I would rather die of passion than of boredom

  • Translation: I prefer to die of passion than of boredom

The great Vincent van Gogh gives us this beautiful phrase.

33. Light tomorrow with today!

  • Translation: Light up tomorrow with today!

The here and the now is what counts. What we do today will have repercussions tomorrow.

34. You can not have a positive life and a negative mind

  • Translation: You can not have a positive life and a negative mind

One of those positive phrases that make you see life in another way.

35. If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough

  • Translation: If you have everything under control, you do not move fast enough

A touch of irony it follows from this phrase.

36. Laugh as much as you breathe

  • Translation: Laugh as much as you breathe

Breathing is vital and important, but so is laughing.

37. Do not judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant

  • Translation: Do not judge every day by what you harvest, but by the seeds that you sow

In other words, you pick up what you sow. The phrase is by Robert Louis Stevenson

38. You can not have negative mind and pretend that you'll be successful

  • Translation: You can not have a negative mind and think that you will succeed.

This short phrase in English reminds us that we must make the mentality and the goals of life coherent.

39. With pain comes strength

  • Translation: With strength comes strength

Negative experiences are what really make us grow.

40. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts

  • Translation: Success is not the end, failure is not fatal: the courage to continue what counts

Without a doubt, one of the keys to success is perseverance.

41. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse

  • Translation: I attribute my success to this: I never make excuses

Excuses can limit us when it comes to growing . They are a way of not facing reality.

42. Start wide, expand further, and never look back

  • Translation: Start with amplitude, expand beyond and never look back

Arnold Schwarzenegger, in addition to actor, bodybuilder and governor, also utters personal development phrases like this one.

43. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

  • Translation: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough

A quote from Mae West that invites invites you to do things well.

44. With love and patience, nothing is impossible

  • Translation: With love and patience, nothing is impossible

Patience and love, two qualities that make us special beings.

Four. Five.Be the change you want to see in the world

  • Translation: Be the change you want to see in the world

Start yourself by changing the world.

46. ​​We live with the scars we choose

  • Translation: We live with the scars that we choose

When things go badly for us, we have two options: surrender or move forward stronger than before.

47. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye

  • Translation: Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes

Sensitive people perceive things that others may not perceive.

48. Only do what your heart tells you

  • Translation: Do only what the heart tells you

If you want to be happy, follow the advice of your heart.

49. Love conquers all

  • Translation: Love conquers everything

If something can conquer the world, this is Love . One of the short phrases in English that talk about the importance of feelings.

50. Love is the beauty of the soul

  • Translation: Love is the beauty of the soul

Saint Augustine, about how beautiful is the soul.

51. A goal is a dream with a deadline

  • Translation: A goal is a dream with a deadline

The best goals are those that come from the heart.

52. Who seeks shall find

  • Translation: The one who seeks finds

A phrase similar to the popular saying: "whoever follows it gets it".

53. If you have not criticized you'll likely have not success

  • Translation: If you do not have critics you probably will not succeed

Criticism can often be constructive.

54. With love and patience, nothing is impossible

  • Translation: With love and patience, nothing is impossible

Both qualities are indispensable to achieve success in this life.

55. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life

  • Translation: Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life

If you do not enjoy the present, you will not be able to do it in the future.

56. Do not raise your voice, improve your argument

  • Translation: Do not raise your voice, improve your argument

Communication skills are essential to relate to others .

57. Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity

  • Translation: Trust dreams, because in them lies the key to eternity

A nice date that can be used perfectly as Facebook status.

58. The best dreams happen when you're awake

Translation: The best dreams happen when you are awake

Few phrases on this list can surpass in beauty to this dicta of Cherie Gilderbloom.

59. The harder I work, the luckier I get

  • Translation: The more I work, the more luck I have

There is a great relationship between working hard and being lucky.

60. If you genuinely want something, do not wait for it. Teach yourself to be impatient

  • Translation: If you want something in a genuine way. Teach yourself to be impatient.

The true goals are those that one pursues with the heart.

61. It is by acts and not by ideas that people live

  • Translation: People live by acts, not by ideas

Words are useless if the actions do not agree with them.

62. The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have

  • Translation: What we are is what we do with what we have

The actions define us more than what we can say.

63. Well done is better than well said

  • Translation: Well done is better than well said

A phrase that has the same meaning as the previous one. Do the words are gone with the wind.

64. Success is where preparation and opportunity to meet

  • Translation: Success is where preparation and opportunity come together

Opportunities may emerge, but you have to be there to see them come.

65. Happiness is when you think, what do you say, and what do you do in harmony

  • Translation: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony

Mahatma Gandhi reminding us what happiness is. .

66. Change your thoughts and you change your world

  • Translation: Change your thoughts and change your world

If we want a better world, the first thing we have to do is change our ideas.

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

Translation: There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved

Love makes us happier than hatred. Too bad we do not always have it in mind.

68. We become what we think about

  • Translation: We are what we think

Our thoughts have a decisive influence on our behavior.

69. Eighty percent of success is showing up

  • Translation: 80% success is presented

An appointment that refers to the importance of the action to achieve success.

70. If there is no struggle, there is no progress

  • Translation: If there is no struggle there is progress

These words are similar to the phrase: "without pain there is no reward".

71. Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams

  • Translation: Never let your memories be greater than your dreams

Dreams they are like our engine in life .

72. Everything you can imagine is real

  • Translation: Everything you can imagine is real

Pablo Picasso not only dedicated himself to painting, but also to philosophizing.

73. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them

  • Translation: All our dreams can become reality if we have the courage to persecute them

In difficult times, bravery and courage can take us out of the pit.

74. It's not what you look at what matters, it's what you see

  • Translation: It is not what you look at that matters, but what you see

A great phrase that will surely make you think.

75. A smile is happiness that you will find under your nose

  • Translation: A smile is happiness that you will find under your nose

Happiness is reflected in your face thanks to the smile.

76. Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself

  • Translation: Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself

Personal development depends on each one, and on the path that you decide to take.

77. You must do the things you think you can not do

  • Translation: You must do the things you think you can not do

To grow, you have to leave the comfort zone . You have to try different things.

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78. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light

  • Translation: It is during our darkest moments when we must focus to see the light.

We begin to see when we have been in the dark.

79. Do not judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant

  • Translation: Do not judge every day by what you harvest, but by the seeds that you sow

The objectives must be achieved step by step.

80. The power of imagination makes us infinite

  • Translation: The power of imagination makes us infinite

Imagination has immense power. That's why dreams take us where they take us.


80 Daily Used Short Sentences. (August 2022).


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