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190 Funny Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Life, Love, & Struggles

Published on May 27, 2020 6:30 AM EST
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Laughter is the best medicine in life, and these funny inspirational quotes and sayings are guaranteed to brighten your day by putting a big beautiful smile on your face.

No one can ever laugh too much, and these funny quotes will inspire you to smile bigger and laugh harder.

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As they say, “laughter is the best form of medicine”.

While the doctor might not prescribe it, the ability to find humor in our situation is key for maintaining of sanity, patience, and peace of mind.

Believing in our future doesn’t have to be scary, and change doesn’t have to be painful.

You are allowed to have fun along the way!

Don’t hesitate to take it easy at times.

Smile at strangers, laugh at yourself, and know that you’re free to start over.

I received a request to post some funny inspirational quotes, so I went for it because I want you to be happier and focused on your goals and dreams.

These funny inspirational quotes are pretty tame (around 5 – 10 schools have made me aware that they use my blog as a quote resource), but they will surely make you smile!

On our journey towards personal greatness, it’s important that we laugh at our setbacks, slip-ups, and blunders.

Why? That’s because plenty more are on the way.

To help you stay focused and stay loose, below is our collection of funny inspirational quotes, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

And if you need some motivation to stay on your grind, be sure to check out our collection of hustle quotes. We also have a selection of quotes by Michael Scott as well as these funny The Office quotes from the hilarious T.V. show that will make you laugh out loud. Be sure to also read that.

Have fun reading!

Funny inspirational quotes for work and life

1. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

Funny inspirational quotes about life

2. “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” – Steven Wright

Funny inspirational quotes about skydiving

3. “I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

Funny inspirational quotes about reading

4. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

Funny inspirational quotes about confidence

5. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra 

Funny inspirational quotes about progress

6. “There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Funny inspirational quotes about mothers

7. “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” – Robert Benchley

Funny inspirational quotes about talent

8. “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” – Langston Coleman

Funny inspirational quotes about luck

9. “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

Funny inspirational quotes about opportunity

10. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles Schulz

Funny inspirational quotes about the world

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Funny inspirational quotes about life that will motivate you

11. “It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” – Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes

Funny inspirational quotes to enlighten you

12. “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget tossing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire

Funny inspirational quotes about shipwrecks

13. “When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'” – Sydney Harris

Funny inspirational quotes about hardships

14. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

Funny inspirational quotes about the elevator to success

15. “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost

Funny inspirational quotes about the brain

16. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Funny inspirational quotes about playing

17. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” Mark Twain

Funny inspirational quotes to cheer you up

18. “Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.” – Billie Burke

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Funny inspirational quotes about what matters

19. “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” – Maureen Dowd

Funny inspirational quotes about self value

20. “It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Funny inspirational quotes about doing things right

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Funny inspirational quotes about life and career

21. “The key to success is not through achievement but through enthusiasm.” – Malcolm Forbes

Funny inspirational quotes about the key to success

22. “I cannot afford to waste my time making money.” – Louis Agassiz

Funny inspirational quotes about making money

23. “Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.” – Robert Bloch

Funny inspirational quotes about friendship

24. “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese

Funny inspirational quotes about self belief

25. “The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

Funny inspirational quotes about stupidity

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

Funny inspirational quotes about pessimism

27. “When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best – that is inspiration.” – Robert Bresson

Funny inspirational quotes to uplift

28. “My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”  – Dave Barry

Funny inspirational quotes about inner peace

29. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – A.A. Milne

Funny inspirational quotes about possibilities

30. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Funny Inspirational quotes for life

31. “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” – Mae West

32. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

33. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London

34. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

35. “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.” – Unknown

36. “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” – Mark Twain

37. “Life is like a sewer – what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” – Tom Lehrer

38. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov

39. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

40. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.”Zig Ziglar

Short funny quotes and sayings about work

41. “If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.” – Marie Osmond

42. “I have a simple philosophy: Fill what is empty. Empty what is full. Scratch where it itches.” – Alice Roosevelt Longworth

43. “Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

44. “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Sam Levenson

45. “Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” – Franklin P. Jones

46. “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” –  Woody Allen

47. “The more you weigh, the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe. Eat cake.”

48. “Dear life, when I said: ‘Can my day get any worse?’ It was rhetorical, not a challenge.”

49. “Cleaning up is just putting stuff in less obvious places.”

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50. “It amazes me how much exercise and extra fires sound alike.”

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More funny inspirational quotes and sayings

51. “I want to be like a caterpillar. Eat a lot. Sleep for a while. Wake up beautiful.”

52. “In m defense, I was left unsupervised.”

53. “Taking naps sounds so childish. I prefer to call them horizontal life pauses.”

54. I walk around like everything is fine. But deep down, inside my show, my sock is sliding off.”

55. “It’s called Karma, and it’s pronounced, ‘Haha, f*** you ‘.”

56. “If we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?”

57. “I think my guardian angel drinks.”

58. “So it turns out that being an adult is really just Googling how to do stuff.”

59. “I don’t think there will be enough coffee or middle fingers for this Monday.”

60. “Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping!”

Funny inspirational quotes to motivate you

61. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Eddison

62. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? – George Carli

63. If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big. – Donald Trump

64. My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. – Mitch Hedberg

65. “You must pay for your sins. If you have already paid, please ignore this notice.” — Sam Levenson

66. “It’s okay to look at the past and the future. Just don’t stare.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

67. Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. – Mark Twain

68. “I have to be successful because I like expensive things.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

69. “Hating people is like burning down your own home to get rid of a rat.” — Harry Emerson Fosdick

70. I am blessed with a funny gene that makes me enjoy life. – Karan Patel

Funny inspirational quotes for everyone

71. “Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.“ – Robert Downey Jr.

72. “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.” – Terry Pratchett

73. “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” – George Carlin

74. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

75. “I figured something out. The future is unpredictable.” – John Green

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

77. “You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself.” – Ethel Barrymore

78. “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” – Frank Zappa

79. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnegie

80. “Aspire to inspire before we expire.” – Eugene Bell Jr

Funny inspirational quotes to enrich your day

81. “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” – Edgar Allan Poe

82. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss

83. “Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.”
Charles J. Sykes

84. “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

85. “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.” – Woody Allen

86. “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished – If you’re alive it isn’t.” – Richard Bach

87. “We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” – W. H. Auden

88. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers

89. “Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.” – Robert Brault

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

Funny inspirational quotes to uplift you everyday

91. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”– Abraham Lincoln

92. “Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”– Alan Dundes

93. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”– Andy Rooney

94. “If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else.”
Ann Landers

95. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”– Bertrand Russell

96. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”– Bernard Baruch

97. “The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.”– Bill Watterson

98. “Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.”– Bill Vaughan

99. “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.”– Bob Hope

100. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”– Charlie Chaplin

Funny inspirational quotes about life and love

101. “They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.”– Clint Eastwood

102. “By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”– Charles Wadsworth

103. “Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.”– Cullen Hightower

104. “If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.”– Billy Wilder

105. “I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.”– Drake

106. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”– Elbert Hubbard

107. “If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.”– George Burns

108. “I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.” – George Carlin

109. “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.”– Henny Youngman

110. “Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.”– James Thurber

Funny inspirational quotes to laugh about

111. “He who laughs last didn’t get the joke.”– Charles de Gaulle

112. “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.”– Daniel J. Boorstin

113. “We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.”– Bryan White

114. “A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.”– Denis Waitley

115. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”– Dorothy Parker

116. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

117. “Leave something for someone but dont leave someone for something.”– Enid Blyton

118. “Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.”– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

119. “I’m in shape. Round is a shape.”– George Carlin

120. “Haters are just confused admirers because they can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you.”– Jeffree Star

Funny inspirational quotes that will make you laugh and think

121. “I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.”– Ron White

122. “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.”– Thomas Sowell

123. “Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.”– Salvador Dali

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124. “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” – Voltaire

125. “I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.”– Samuel Goldwyn

126. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe

127. “You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.” – Solomon Schechter

128. “The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

129. “To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.”– Steven Wright

130. “Live each day like it’s your second to the last. That way you can fall asleep at night.” – Jason Love

Funny inspirational quotes to make your day better

131. “It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?”– Ronald Reagan

132. “I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!”– Tom Lehrer

133. “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.”– Samuel Goldwyn

134. “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

135. “If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?”– Scott Adams

136. “Trying is the first step toward failure.” – Homer Simpson

137. “It does not matter whether you win or lose, what matters is whether I win or lose!”– Steven Weinberg

138. “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese

139. “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”– Steven Wright

140. “When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.” – Cathy Guisewite

Funny inspirational quotes to put a smile on your face

141. “Always remember that you are unique – just like everybody else.” –Unknown

142. “Today’s opportunities erase yesterday’s failures.” – Gene Brown

143. “It could be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

144. “If you dig a grave for others you may fall into it yourself.” – Irish Proverbs

145. “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” – Terry Pratchett

146. “See the world like a big wardrobe. Everybody has his own costume. There is only one that fits you perfectly.” – George Harris

147. “The best things in life are actually really expensive.” – Unknown

148. “The mind is like a clock that is constantly running down. It has to be wound up daily with good thoughts.” – Fulton J. Sheen

149. “Cause your facial expression to change – smile.” – Catherine Pulsifer

150. “Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a gossip.” – Richard Steele

Funny inspirational quotes that will lift your mood

151. “The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.” – Unknown

152. “A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.” – Lucille Ball

153. “When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.”- Unknown

154. “If you reach for a star, you might not get one. But you won’t come up with a hand full of mud either.” – Leo Burnett

155. “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

156. “You can’t experience simple joys when you’re living life with your hair on fire.” – Emily Ley

157. “A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory.” – Mark Twain

158. “If your capacity to acquire has outstripped your capacity to enjoy, you are on the way to the scrap-heap.” – Glen Buck

159. “Actually being funny is mostly telling the truth about things.” – Bernard Sahlins

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160. “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” – William James

Funny motivational quotes to uplift you

161. “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” – Albert Einstein

162. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Watterson

163. “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” – Terry Pratchett

164. “If you hit the target every time it’s too near or too big.” – Tom Hirshfield

165. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” —John Wooden

166. “Life is a blank canvass, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.” – Danny Kaye

167. “Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.” – Martina Navratilova

168. “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”
Unknown

169. “Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing ’til it gets there.” – Josh Billings

170. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach

Funny inspirational quotes that will make your day

171. “If we threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.” – Regina Brett

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

173. “Life isn’t finding shelter in the storm. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

174. “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” – Harold Geneen

175. “When everyone thinks alike, no one thinks very much.” – Walter Lippmann

176. “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

177. “I know worrying works, because none of the stuff I worried about ever happened.” – Will Rogers

178. “The reason so few people are successful is no one has yet found a way for someone to sit down and slide uphill.” – W. Clement Stone

179. “Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.” – Dick Van Dyke

180. “I believe in the discipline of silence, and could talk for hours about it.”
George Bernard Shaw

Other funny inspirational quotes

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

182. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

183. “A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.” – Charles Gordy

184. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

185. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

186. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

187. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead

188. “I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.” – Yogi Berra

189. “A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” – Justin Sewell

190. “Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” – Unknown

Which humorous and funny inspirational quotes were your favorite?

Humor is the spice of life. When we have a sense of humor, we look for the good in life, in other people and in ourselves.

Hopefully, these funny inspirational quotes will help you stay focused and stay loose. Keep them close to help make your journey through life more pleasurable.

Did you enjoy these funny inspirational quotes? What other funny motivational quotes about life would you add to the list? Tell us in the comment section below.

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  1. love

    November 29, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Life is a journey that is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day. However, that doesn t mean you always wake up ready to seize the day, and sometimes need a reminder that life is a great gift. Whether a funny quote from your favorite celebrity, an encouraging message about giving it your best from a successful business person, we can all use a little motivation and inspiration once in a while via a life quote .

  2. Ankita Sharma

    June 5, 2019 at 5:13 AM

    Thanks for these Awesome inspirational quotes that have motivated to take up challenges more fearlessly in 2019. I have been a follower of your articles and read most of your article.

  3. Brij Bhushan

    June 4, 2019 at 5:17 AM

    Really Amazing quotes you have shared here i loved it……..thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful quotes that inspire us.
    Thank you again and keep posting!

  4. Syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:53 AM

    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep moving you must keep balance.

  5. Syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:44 AM

    Things may come to those who wait but only things left by those who hustle.

  6. Kagiiga syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:25 AM

    My best: hating people is like burning your own house to kill a rat.

  7. Priya

    April 15, 2019 at 1:42 AM

    “It’s ok to look at the past and the future. Just don’t stare at it” is my favorite quote

  8. John

    September 23, 2018 at 9:06 AM

    Good Morning and thank you for the beautiful quotes, my favourate one is the one which says : The key to success is not through achievement but through enthusiasm., keep going thank you.

  9. Thomas Malley

    September 7, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    “The possible is just the impossible that we’ve come to accept” – Stewart Stafford

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  11. Famous But Underrated Quotes

    August 1, 2018 at 7:35 PM

    Believe in to take life not so seriously. And I truly apply this quote by Robin Williams to make my life more funny and happy – “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

  12. Ananthi Mathur

    June 8, 2018 at 2:18 AM

    1. “You might not have been my first love but you were the love that made all the other love irrelevant”.
    2. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you”.
    3. “I din’t leave because I stopped loving you I left because the longer I stayed the less i loved myself”.

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