Quotes

108 Funny Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Laughing All Day

Photo: YourTango
funny inspirational quotes

The easiest way to feel good is to find something that puts a smile on your face or is funny and makes you laugh. Imagine how great you will feel when you make it a daily practice to find what is funny in any situation.

Here you will find some of the most inspirational, humorous, thought-provoking, and funny motivational quotes that will brighten your day.

RELATED: 150 Best Funny Quotes & Sayings About Life To Help You Stay Positive

For all of you with a sense of humor enjoy these quotes about life and share to make someone else's day, too!

108 Best Funny Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You

Funny Motivational Quotes

1. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

2. "Be happy, it drives people crazy." — Paulo Coelho

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

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

5. "Aspire to inspire before we expire." — Eugene Bell Jr.

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

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

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

9. “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” — Terry Pratchett

10. "Awesome things will happen today if you choose not to be a miserable cow."

11. “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

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

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

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

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

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

17. "Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine." — Lord Byron

18. "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

19. "Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not." — Vaclav Havel

20. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” — A.A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"

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

RELATED: 150 Best Funny Quotes To Brighten Up Your Day

Funny Inspirational Quotes for Work

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

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

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

25. "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito." — African proverb quoted by the Dalai Lama

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

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

28.“I cannot afford to waste my time making money.” — Louis Agassiz

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

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

31. "Kill them with success and bury them with a smile."

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

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

34. “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

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

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

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

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

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

40. “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” — Mark Twain

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

42."Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious." — Og Mandino

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

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

Inspirational Quotes from Funny Movies

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

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

47. “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters more, believing yourself.” — Harry Potter

48. “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” — Patches O’Houlihan

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

50. “Do or do not. There is no try. “ — Yoda, “Star Wars”

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

52. “oh, yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.” — Rafiki, “the Lion King”

53. “After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are.” — Shrek

54. “There comes a day when you’re gonna look around and realize happiness is where you are.’ — Chief Tui, “Moana”

55. “Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.” — Merida, “Brave”

56.“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.” — Will Rogers

RELATED: 99 Sarcastic & Funny Memes About Life

Funny Inspirational Life Quotes

57. "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." — Elbert Hubbard

58. “When life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade and then try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” — Ron White

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

60.“Life is too short to be serious all the time. So, if you can’t laugh at yourself, call me… I’ll laugh at you.”

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

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

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

64. "It’s okay to look at the past and the future. Just don’t stare." — Benjamin Dover

65. “A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory.” — Mark Twain

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

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

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

69. "Some people are like clouds: when they disappear, it’s a beautiful day."

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

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

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

73. “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

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

75. “I’m in shape. Round is a shape.” — George Carlin

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

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

78. "When life puts you in a tough situation, don’t say 'Why me?', say 'Try me'."

79. “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

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

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

82. "We make mistakes because life doesn’t come with instructions."

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

84. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anaïs Nin

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

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

87. "You can’t always control who walks into your life, but you can control which window you throw them out."

RELATED: 100 Funny Love Quotes From Comedians That Describe Your Crazy Relationship

Funny Inspirational Quotes for Women

88. "Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up." — Ann Bradford

89. “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

90. "I have to be successful because I like expensive things."

91. “I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.”

92. “Always remember that you are unique — just like everybody else.”

93. “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

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

95. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” — Charles Schulz

96. "Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway." — Eleanor Roosevelt

97. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

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

99. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

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

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

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

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

105. "You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself." — Ethel Barrymore

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

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

108. "Be that kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor every morning, the devil says, 'Oh crap she’s up'."

RELATED: 31 Funny Quotes To Lighten The Mood When You're Feeling Down And Depressed

Lisa Lieberman-Wang is a relationship expert and creator of the neuroscience Neuro Associative Programming (NAP).

Sign up for YourTango's free newsletter!