400+ Funny Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Life, Love & Struggles

Read this entire collection of funny inspirational quotes and sayings that will help you find humor in everyday moments.

What are some of your favorite funny quotes about life?

Humor is a huge part of life.

With so many things outside of our control, sometimes the best move is just to laugh.

We can’t change everything. We can’t improve everything.

We can’t change some things, so we must change how we see them.

Sometimes, that perspective is found in the form of humor.

We curated this collection of quotes from comedians, writers, actors, and other thought leaders to help you laugh at the pain, the struggle, and the elephants in the room.

In the comment section, let us know which quote(s) were your favorite.

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

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

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

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

Funny Inspirational quotes for school

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. “There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?​” -​ Kin Hubbard

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. “Life is like a box of chocolates.” – Forrest Gump

48. “Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” – Tom Stoppard

49. “Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.” – Andy Rooney

50. “In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” – Charles Schulz

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51. “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.”—Will Ferrell

52. “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”—Rita Rudner

53. “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”—Erma Bombeck

54. “Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.”—Ellen DeGeneres

55. “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”—Michael Scott, The Office

56. “You know you’ve reached middle age when you’re cautioned to slow down by your doctor, instead of by the police.”—Joan Rivers

57. “Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts.”—Lt. Frank Drebin

58. “I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.”—Les Dawson

59. “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.”—Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias

60. “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.”—Phyllis Diller

Funny inspirational quotes to motivate you

61. “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to a thing till you get there.” — Josh Billings

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

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 every day

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

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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

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. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” — Walt Disney

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. “The problem with doing nothing is that you never know when you’re finished.” – Groucho Marx

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. “Life only delivers to people that create their own postal code.” – Jelani Daniel

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

147. “Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.” – Charlie McCarthy

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 reward for good work is more work.” – Francesca Elisia

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

153. “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” — Paulo Coehlo

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

160. “I think you can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.” – Janis Joplin

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. “A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.” — Zig Ziglar

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. “Too often we visit the well of divine abundance with a teacup instead of a bucket.” – Elinor MacDonald

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. “Complain a lot and people will hear you but not listen.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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

Funny inspirational quotes about life and happiness

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. “I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.” ―Mae West

Funny inspirational quotes to keep you going forward

191. “Sometimes you lie in bed at night and you don’t have a single thing to worry about. That always worries me!” —Charlie Brown

192. “The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking.”– Robert H Schuller

193. “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”- Winston Churchill

194. “The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.” — Sarah Brown

195. “Change is not a four-letter word… but often your reaction to it is!” – Jeffrey Gitomer

196. “The trouble with the rat-race is that, even if you win, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin

197. “What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficult, and every difficulty has an opportunity.”– J. Sidlow Baxter

198. “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” – Amy Poehler

199. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

200. The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” – Madeleine L’Engle

Hilarious and funny inspirational quotes

201. “Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost.” – Ellen DeGeneres

202. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton

203. To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.” – Baron de Montesquieu

204. “I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.” – Marilyn Monroe

205. “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” – Winston Churchill

206. “The dumbest people I know are those who know it all.” – Malcolm Forbes

207. “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain

208. “When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.” – Gracie Allen

209. “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.” – Mark Twain

210. “Good things come to those who initiate.” – Susan RoAne

Funny inspirational quotes to lift your mood

211. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” -Benjamin Franklin

212. “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

213. “An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.” – Will Rogers

214. “To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

215. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” – Dalai Lama

216. “A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.” –
Elbert Hubbard

217. If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.” – Hippocrates

218. “Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.” – Bob Hope

219. “The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

220. “If you don’t have wrinkles, you haven’t laughed enough.” –
Phyllis Diller

Funny inspirational quotes to brighten your day

221. “Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.” – Robert Martin

222. “You’re at your best when you don’t know what you’re doing.” – Paul Stanley

223. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin

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224. “A good time for laughing is when you can.” – Jessamyn West

225. “Focus, focus, focus! What am I, a telescope?” – Naruto Uzumaki

226. “Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.” – Phyllis Diller

227. I’ll probably never fully become what I wanted to be when I grew up, but that’s probably because I wanted to be a ninja princess.” – Cassandra Duffy

228. “Free your mind and your ass will follow.” – George Clinton

229. “I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.” – Robert Frost

230. “If you don’t know where you are, a map won’t help.” – Watts Humphrey

Funny inspirational quotes to uplift your spirit

231. “Change is not a four letter word… but often your reaction to it is!” – Jeffrey Gitomer

232. “Girls have got balls. They’re just a little higher up, that’s all.” – Joan Jett

233. “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” – Steven Wright

234. “I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock.” – Henny Youngman

235. “If you fall, I’ll always be there.” – The Floor

236. “There’s a little truth in all jive, and a little jive in all truth.” – Leonard Barnes

237. “The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.​” — Stanley J. Randall

238. “To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.” – Hippocrates

239. “When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.” – Bill Shoemaker

240. “People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.” – Will Rogers

241. “When life puts you in a tough situation, don’t say ‘Why me?’, say ‘Try me’.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

242. “Where people aren’t having fun, they seldom produce good work.” – David Ogilvy

243. “Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.” —Bill Murray

245. “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” —Erma Bombeck

246. “My advice is not to wait to be struck by an idea. If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea. That’s the way to get an idea.” —Andy Rooney

Funny inspirational quotes about life and people

247. “All men are equal before fish.” – Herbert Hoover

248. “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving faster than you is a maniac, and anyone going slower than you is a moron?” – George Carlin

249. “My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.” – Jean Rostand

250. “Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.” – Will Rogers

251. “Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” – Katharine Hepburn

252. “Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.” – David Letterman

253. “I am only human, although I regret it.” – Mark Twain

254. “Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.” – Bill Maher

255. “I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Funny inspirational quotes to make you laugh

257. “The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.” —James Branch Cabell

258. “I’m killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.”―Bill Watterson

259. “I love mankind… it’s people I can’t stand!!” ― Charles M. Schulz

260. “You never become a howling success by just howling.” – Bob Harrington

261. “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”―Oscar Wilde

262. I will always choose a lazy person to do a hard job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” – Bill Gates

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

264. “That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin

265. “I’m not crazy — I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.”—Ouiser Boudreaux, Steel Magnolias

266. “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” – Will Rogers

Funny motivational quotes about life and overcoming tough times

267. “Be happy, it drives people crazy.” — Paulo Coelho

268. Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, ‘I’m not going to make it’, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” — Charles Bukowski

269. “I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ’em later.” —Mitch Hedberg

270. “Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” —Jack Handey

271. “When life brings big winds of change that almost blow you over, close your eyes, hang on tight, and believe.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

272. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” – Mark Twain

273. “I like my money where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

274. If you let your head get too big, it’ll break your neck.” — Elvis Presley

275. “Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.” — Og Mandino

276. “I am an early bird and a night owl… so I am wise and I have worms.” — Michael Scott, “The Office”

Funny inspirational quotes to lift your spirits

277. “A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” – Don Marquis

278. “If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.” – Johnny Carson

279. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” – Abraham Lincoln

280. “Every time something pops in my head, I think twice about it and I do it anyway.” – Gilbert Gottfried

281. “I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” – Charles Lamb

282. “Confidence is 10% work and 90% delusion.” – Tina Fey

283. “When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.” – George Burns

284. “Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.” – Mae West

285. “Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.” – Jackie Mason

286. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

Funny inspirational quotes that will brighten your day

287. “Bending beats breaking.” ― Betty Greene

288. “My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.” —Garry Shandling

289. “You can’t crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them. By refusing to think, refusing to change.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

290. “Family — the ties that bind … and gag!” – Erma Bombeck

291. “I don’t care what they say about me. I just want to eat.” —Pam Beesly, The Office

292. “Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart.” – Ross Perot

293. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” —Lucille Ball

294. “The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.” – George Carlin

295. “All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” – Sean O’Casey

Other funny inspirational quotes

296. “There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.” – Lawrence Welk

297. “If you want an interesting party, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.” —Robert Fulghum

298. “Hope is the dream of a waking man.”– Aristotle

299. “Age is something that doesn’t matter unless you are a cheese.” —Luis Buñuel

300. “Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties.” —Barbara Walters

301. “Always drink upstream from the herd.” – Will Rogers

302. “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” —Joey Adams

303. “Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.” – Robert Half

304. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln

305. “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.” – Malcolm Muggeridge

Funny inspiration quotes that will motivate you while you giggle

306. “Bad decisions make good stories.” — Ellis Vidler

307. “Anybody who tells you money can’t buy happiness never had any.”—Samuel L. Jackson

308. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!” — Audrey Hepburn

309. “A peacock that rests on his tail feathers is just another turkey.” — Dolly Parton

310. “Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise.” — Stephen Colbert

311. “The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.” — Franklin P. Jones

312. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” — Oscar Wilde

313. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

314. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” — Captain Jack Sparrow

315. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Funny motivational quotes about life to keep you moving forward

316. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

317. “Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their heads turned up way too loud to hear it.” – Brian Vaszily

318. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.“ – Oscar Wilde

319. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

320. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.“ – Winston Churchill

321. “If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.” – Steve Maraboli

322. “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” – Phyllis Diller

323. “Life is like the stock market. Some days you’re up. Some days you’re down. And some days you feel like something the bull left behind.” – Paula Wall

324. “The only time I don’t have any problems in this world is when I am already six feet below the ground.” – James Jason

325. “Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” – Bill Copeland

Funny motivational quotes to lighten your mood

326. “Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda

327. “So long as your desire to explore is greater than your desire to not screw up, you’re on the right track.” — Ed Helms

328. “Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

329. “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”― Charles Dickens

330. “Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” — Ann Bradford

331. “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” — Oscar Wilde

332. “Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.” — William Thackeray

333. “My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine.” — Caroline Rhea

334. “All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.” — Alexander Woollcott

335. “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” — Erma Bombeck

Funny inspirational quotes to start the day

336. You can’t shine like a diamond, if you not willing to get cut like a diamond!” – Eric Thomas

337. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde

338. “The only time I feel light-hearted is when I’m in a plane at 33,000 feet.” – Robert Rivers

339. “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.” – Confucius

340.  “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” — Phyllis Diller

341. “It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.” – Brigitte Bardot

342. “It is a common delusion that you can make things better by talking about them.” – Rose MacAulay

343. “A laugh is a smile that bursts.” – Mary H. Waldrip

344. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.” – Maya Angelou

345. “Some people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.” – Benjamin Franklin

Funny inspirational work quotes

346. “No man goes before his time—unless the boss leaves early.” — Groucho Marx

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347. “I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.” — Winston Churchill

348. “My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.” — Judy Blume

349. “Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor.” – John Ciardi

351. “His insomnia was so bad that he could not sleep during office hours.” – Arthur Baer

352. “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” — Oscar Wilde

353. “Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.” – Don Herold

354. “If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock.” — Claude McDonald

355. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Funny inspirational life quotes

356. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

357. “Laugh a lot. It burns a lot of calories.” – Jessica Simpson

358. “A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.” – Laurence J. Peter

359. “If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the up button.” – Sam Levenson

360. “A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” – William James

361. “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – Winston Churchill

362. “High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.” – Christopher Morley

363. “If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.” – Groucho Marx

364. “A fool and his money never should have got together in the first place.” – Michael Douglas

365. “I drink to make other people more interesting.” – Ernest Hemingway

Funny Motivational Quotes About Life To Help You Embrace Every Moment In Life

366. “Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” — Ray Knight

367. “I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” — Anne Lamott

368. “Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.” — Rita Rudner

369. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” — Tina Fey

370. “The nicest thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.” — Kenneth Williams

371. “Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off forever.” — P. J. Plauger

372. “Build on what makes you different from your competition. . . You need to be the red tree in the forest.” — Nick Maley

373. “The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come.” — Nicky Gumbel

374. “The great thing about taking big chances when you’re younger is you have less to lose, and you don’t know as much. So you take big swings.” — Amy Poehler

375. “Without the will or desire to achieve one is like flotsam on the oceans of time.” — Steven Redhead

Funny Motivational Quotes About Life That Will Make You Smile

376. “We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can.” — Will Rogers

377. “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” — Napoleon Hill

378. “Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.” — Marilyn vos Savant

379. If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do.” — Lewis Carroll

380. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” — Oscar Wilde

381. “I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.” — Edward Victor Appleton

382. “Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.” — Ross Perot

383. “I’m going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose.” — S. I. Hayakawa

384. “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.” — Peter Drucker

385. “It’s hard to get lost if you don’t know where you’re going.” — Jim Jarmusch

Short funny inspirational quotes

386. “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

387. “Positive energy knows no boundaries.” – Lu Wei

388. “I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.” – H. Kyle Seale

389. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” — Hans Christian Andersen

390. “I’m an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.” – Harold Wilson

391. “Life is short. Be silly. Have fun. Regret nothing.” – Karen Salmansohn

392. “Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” — Lord Byron

393. “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” — Willy Wonka

394. “You can’t live an exceptional life by being “normal.” – Nick Maley

395. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein

Funny Inspirational Quotes to Sharpen Your Wit

396. “Humor is most powerful thing that uses laughter as it base to chase your blues away.” — Kareena Kapoor

397. “I ain’t sleeping. I’m just taking a good look at the insides of my eyelids.” — Jonathan Raban

398. “The biggest thing I remember is that there was just no transition. You hit the ground diapering.” — Paul Reiser

399. “Humor is just another defense against the universe.” — Mel Brooks

400. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” — Jerry Seinfeld

401. “Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.” — Wendell Johnson

402. “The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.” — Bette Midler

403. “If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.” — Henry A. Kissinger

404. “I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.” — David Livingstone

405. “To change your life, change something you do daily.” ― Robert Celner

Funny Motivational Quotes About Life To Work Hard

406. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” — Bill Copeland

407. “Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.” — Doug Larsen

408. “Turning our abilities from stagnate puddles to rushing rivers can happen when we apply ourselves to the task.” — Warren Philip Gates

409. “Without a plan of action to put how a dream is envisioned to play out is like pouring out of picture of water on the ground and expecting it to stay in on the surface of the ground.” — Catherine Pulsifer

410. “Interest without activity is similar to having a vehicle that is out of gas – it won’t take you anyplace.” — Eimantas Gabalis

411. “Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be.” — Max Lucado

412. “It’s always too early to quit.” — Norman Vincent Peale

413. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln

414. “Life is a hurdle race, the winner has to cross all the hurdles and still maintain enthusiasm.” — M.K. Soni

415. “Happen to things, don’t let things happen to you.” — Stephen Covey

Funny Motivational Quotes About Life To Show You Sense

416. “A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” — Oscar Wilde

417. “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” — George Will

418. “By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” — Bill Vaughan

419. “Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.” — Karen Horney

420. “It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.” — John Wooden

421. “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” — Peter Drucker

422.  “If my life wasn’t funny, it would just be true, and that’s unacceptable.” — Carrie Fisher

423. “Don’t mind your make-up, you’d better make your mind up.” — Frank Zappa

424. “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” — Woody Allen

425. “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” — Hippocrates

Funny Inspirational Quotes To Make Your Daily Grind More Enjoyable

426. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” — Marie Curie

427. “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” — Harry S Truman

428. “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” — William Shakespeare

429. “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” — Karl Marx

430. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” — Dalai Lama

431. “The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it.” — Groucho Marx

432. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” — Sholom Aleichem

433. “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” — William Morris

434. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi

435. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

Funny Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through the Workday

436.  “You never fail until you stop trying.” — Albert Einstein

437. “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein

438. “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” — Albert Einstein

439. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” — Mark Twain

440. “If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” — John Gotti

441. People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.” — Elbert Hubbard

442. “I am a friend of the workingman, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.” — Clarence Darrow

443. “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” — George Carlin

444. “Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” — Andy Stanley

445. “People are still willing to do an honest day’s work. The problem is they want a week’s pay for it.” — Joey Adams

446. “Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.” — Rita Mae Brown

447. “Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.” — Sam Walton

448. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” — Franklin Roosevelt

449. “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” ― Jules Renard

450. “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” ― Jim Carrey

451. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” ― Douglas Adams

452. “A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.” ― Lana Turner

453. “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse.” ― Thomas Szasz

454. “By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” ―  Richard Dawkins

455. “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” ― Hedy Lamarr

456. “If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” ― Tallulah Bankhead

457. “There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” ― Henry Kissinger

458. “Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” ― Brooke Shields

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  1. Jhomar Smith

    March 15, 2021 at 5:55 AM

    Funny, yet inspirational and motivational quotes that will surely be caught our attention, whether young, adult, young at heart. We can apply it to our daily lives. Awesome!

  2. 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 .

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. Syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:53 AM

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

  6. Syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:44 AM

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

  7. Kagiiga syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:25 AM

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

  8. 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

  9. Thomas Malley

    September 7, 2018 at 11:51 PM

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

  10. 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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