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Funny Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Life, Love, & Struggles

Looking for funny inspirational quotes and sayings for when you just need a laugh?

We all need to laugh more.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.”

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

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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!”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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.

9 Comments

9 Comments

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    Syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:53 am

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

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    Syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:44 am

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

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    Kagiiga syliah

    April 15, 2019 at 6:25 am

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

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    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

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    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.

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    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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    petraeichler.info

    August 8, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    I visit every day some sites and websites to read content, but this blog presents feature based writing.

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    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.”

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    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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