18 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Laugh

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Need a quote to make you laugh? 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 sayings 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 inspirational 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

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“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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Kayla Matthews writes Productivity Theory and is constantly seeking to provide new tips and hacks to keep you motivated and inspired! You can also find her on Huffington Post and Tiny Buddha, and follow her on Google+ and Twitter to stay up to date on her latest productivity posts!


  1. Inspirational Sayings and Quotes of 2014

    “If someone says you’re weird, say ‘Thank you.’” — Ellen DeGeneres

    This is the quote that like. Everyone is weird and there’s nothing wrong about it. If you like to be that way then live that way. If that makes you feel better then do it. Don’t mind what other people say, but always be nice to them no matter what. You are born different and you are born to stand out.

    6 years ago
    • Kayla Matthews

      I think Ellen would agree. =)

      6 years ago
  2. Celeste Newberry

    Sometimes we get so caught up in our day…we forget to take time to laugh or just be silly. This is a great collection of quotes….Thanks Kayla!

    5 years ago
    • Kayla Matthews

      Well said, Celeste! A good dose of silliness really boosts my mood, and actually helps me to be more productive throughout the day. I’ll have to blog about this sometime soon! =)

      Thanks for reading!

      5 years ago
  3. Musinguzi Silas


    3 years ago
  4. Deloris Gutinpomzerly

    If you face the sun , the shadows will fall behind you . – unknown

    This is one of my favorite quotes . You should post it next.

    _Deloris Gutinpomzerly

    6 months ago
  5. Elanor Roosevelllt

    Life is amazing it is what it should be

    this is awesome post it

    6 months ago

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