We’ve all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Everyone enjoys a good laugh to boost his or her spirits. A bit of laughter can make your day go from miserable to great in an instant. If you’ve lost your motivation or need a little jumpstart for your day, starting it off with a bit of humor can set you on the right track.
So many lists of inspirational quotes have powerful quotes that make you feel more productive, but more often than not these quotes err on the serious side. Not only does laughter make you feel better, but it can also help you feel more productive and motivated.
If you need that extra push to get through a long day at the office or want to have a quick laugh before starting your day, the following quotes can help with those tasks:
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers
“Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.” — Mel Brooks
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar
“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
“I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.” — Benjamin Franklin
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” — Charles Schulz
“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain
“Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.” — Martina Navratilova
“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” — Yogi Berra
“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” — Steven Wright
“You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.” — James Thurber
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill
“If someone says you’re weird, say ‘Thank you.’” — Ellen DeGeneres
“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” — Tina Fey
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try rooming with a mosquito.” — Dalai Lama XIV
“Whenever you leave behind failure, that means you’re doing better. If you think everything you’ve done has been great, you’re probably dumb.” — Louis CK
“When I’m sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead.” — Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, “How I Met Your Mother”
“A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.”- Shirley MacLaine
There’s no harm in enjoying life – in fact, it’s highly encouraged. There is no such thing as too much laughter, and oftentimes it’s just what you need to keep up your productivity. Inspirational quotes don’t have to be pretentious or serious; if you feel a boost of motivation from them, then the speaker’s message has been received. However, if you find yourself laughing while embracing the message, all the better for you.
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