50 Uninspiring Quotes That Failed to Motivate

These uninspiring quotes will make you laugh at the fails or shake your head in bewilderment.

Uninspiring quotes are things people said that were meant to motivate or inspire people but failed horribly.

Here are some examples of times when quotes might be uninspiring:

  • Quotes that make no sense – Some quotes just make no sense regardless of intent.
  • Motivational quotes coming from people doing the opposite of what they say – It’s not motivating or inspiring when someone acts like something is a good idea but does the opposite.
  • Ridiculous quotes – Sometimes quotes are so ridiculous that regardless of the intent, they just don’t motivate you.
  • After a big disappointment – Sometimes, a quote that would be inspirational at one point just doesn’t hit home after you just experienced a big disappointment.

Read these uninspiring quotes to see how you feel about them.

Top Uninspiring Quotes

If you’re tired of reading inspirational quotes, these quotes are for you.

1. “Life sucks. Get a helmet.” — Denis Leary

2. “Trying is the first step toward failure.” — Homer Simpson

3. “The reward for good work is more work.” — Francesca Elisia

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

5. “I figured something out. The future is unpredictable.” — John Green

6. “Life isn’t a book. There’s no guarantee of a happy ending.” — PC Cast

7. “Not everything is a lesson. Sometimes you just fail.” Dwight Schrute

8. “Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.” — Cassern S. Goto

9. “Whenever life sucks, remember you’re going to die someday.” Oscar Wilde

10. “Not everything happens for a reason. Sometimes life just sucks.” — Alexa Chung

Funny Uninspiring Quotes

These quotes will make you laugh without inspiring you at all.

11. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” — Andy Rooney

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

13. “I believe pain is nature’s way of saying, you’re still alive, and life sucks.” — Bill Engvall

14. “We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.” — George Bernard Shaw

15. “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” — Earl Wilson

16. “Life is a shit sandwich. But if you’ve got enough bread, you don’t taste the shit.” — Jonathan Winters

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

18. “Sometimes life just sucks, and all we can do is go to our happy place where we plot our revenge.” — Antsy McClain

19. “If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.” Katharine Hepburn

20. “Consulting: If you’re not a part of the solution, there’s good money to be made in prolonging the problem.” ― Justin Sewell

Uninspiring Quotes for Business

These quotes surely won’t inspire you within the business world or in life.

21. “Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.” — William Goldman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. “Nothing says “you’re a loser” more than owning a motivational poster about being a winner.” ― Justin Sewell

30. “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” W.C. Fields

Uninspiring Quotes About Life and Love

Tired of happy, romance quotes? These uninspiring love quotes are for you!

31. “Love is a grave mental disease.” Plato

32. “Love is a promise delivered already broken.” — Steve Martin

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

34. “Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.” — Oscar Wilde

35. “If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead already?” — Cynthia Heimel

36. “My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” — Rodney Dangerfield

37. “Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.” Paulo Coelho

38. “Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it’s just another way to bleed.” — Laurell K Hamilton

39. “Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.” — W. Somerset Maugham

40. “My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Most of it’s missing, and what’s there, stinks.” — Joan Rivers

More Uninspiring Quotes

Here are a few more quotes for you to enjoy without having to feel inspired to conquer the world after reading them.

41. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” Albert Camus

42. “Things happen in life, and you can’t control them. It sucks, and you have to move on.” — Abbi Glines

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43. “Getting control of life is never easy, and sometimes it can be definitely painful.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

44. “You have to make the good out of the bad because that is all you have got to make it out of.” ― Robert Penn Warren

45. “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” — Socrates

46. “Life is little more than a loan shark: It exacts a very high rate of interest for the few pleasures it concedes.” — Luigi Pirandello

47. “Life sucks when love hurts. Life hurts when love sucks. So just remember this much. Love will suck the life right out of you!” — B.B.K.

48. “The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

49. “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.” — Bill Watterson

50. “If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.” — Jarod Kintz

What If I Am Looking to be Inspired and Am Met With Disappointing Quotes?

If you have ever looked for quotes to motivate you and found nothing but unhelpful and uninspiring quotes, then you know the stress of the situation.

Instead of stressing, the best thing you can do in those situations is just to laugh at the situation and enjoy the quotes for what they are before moving on to find more helpful quotes, like the many articles we have with inspiring quotes here.

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