37 Funny Inspirational Life Quotes That Motivate With Humor

The Perfect Combination of Wit and Wisdom

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Life can be challenging and motivation is often hard to come by. When it comes to maintaining a positive outlook, there's nothing better than reading the words of wisdom and humor from great minds who have already been there, done that.

Herm Albright

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Jeffrey Gitomer

“Change is not a four letter word… but often your reaction to it is!”

Dave Berry

"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."

Kurt Vonnegut

"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

Harry S. Truman

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

Joe Girard

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.”

Ayn Rand

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

Jason Love

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

Albert Einstein

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Kyle Chandler

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."

Thomas Edison

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

Robert Brault

"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.”

William Shakespeare

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."

Terry Pratchett

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

Ethel Barrymore

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

Mark Twain

“A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory.”

Ron White

“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.”

Truman Capote

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."

Will Rogers

"Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there."

Martina Navratilova

"Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost."

Billie Burke

“Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.”

Dale Carnegie

"Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."

Lily Tomlin

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

Woody Allen

"I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying."

Oscar Wilde

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

Tom Hirshfield

"If you hit the target every time it’s too near or too big"

Charles Schulz

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

Flip Wilson

"If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments."

Elvis Presley

“If you let your head get too big, it’ll break your neck.”

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.”

Salvador Dali

"Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it."

George Carlin

"Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy."

Richard Bach

"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive it isn’t."

Yogi Berra

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