52 Inspiring Monday Motivation Quotes (#17 is too real)

52 Inspiring Monday Motivation Quotes (#17 is too real)

Ugh… It’s MONDAY again. And you’re currently telling yourself, “Damn, I have no motivation to do anything right now…”

I get it.

Honestly, we all get it.

Monday motivation can sometimes feel non-existent.

But sometimes all we need is a quick jumpstart.

And once we get that, we get going.

And once we get going…

BOOM! We’re gone…

And we have the long-coveted “monday motivation” for the rest of the day (and hopefully the rest of the week!).

So to help you get that quick jumpstart on your Monday motivation, here’s our 52 favorite quotes that always remind us why it’s so important to take action and get after it.

Also, the fact that there’s exactly 52 quotes is not accident.

There’s one for every week of the year 😉

So you can come back whenever you feel the Monday blues again.


1. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you may as well have not lived at all”

– J.K. Rowling

2. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

– Walt Whitman

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3. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”

– Albert Einstein

4. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.”

– Vivian Greene

5. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”

– Gerard Way

6. “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

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7. “When you want to succeed as bad as your want to breathe, then you’ll be successful”

– Eric Thomas

8. “Leaders concentrate on one thing – the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.”

– Brian Tracy

9. “Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

– Harvey Fiertsein

10. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

11. “The difference in winning and losing is most often not quitting”

– Walt Disney

12. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

– Oscar Wilde

13. “A man who conquers himself is greater than one who conquers a thousand men in battle.”

– Buddha

14. “If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo

15. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

– Bruce Lee

16. “There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there. You must go beyond them.”

– Bruce Lee

17. “We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.”

– Kobe Bryant

18. “I hated every minute of training. But I said don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

– Muhammad Ali

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19. “Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

– Bruce Lee

20. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

– Jim Rohn

21. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

– Zig Ziglar

22. “Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart.”

– Gordon B. Hinckley

23. “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.”

– Nelson Mandela

24. “I’m continuously trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.”

– Ashton Kutcher

25. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

– C.S. Lewis

26. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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27. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

– Walt Disney

28. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”

– Bertrand Russell

29. “If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

30. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

– George Addair

31. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

– Walt Disney

32. “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It is what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”

– Virginia Satir

33. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

– Wayne Dyer

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34. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

– William Penn

35. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

36. “If you don’t design your own life plan, you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

– Jim Rohn

37. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

38. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

– Mother Teresa

39. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

– Maya Angelou

40. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!”

– Dr. Seuss

41. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”

– Victor Kiam

42. “I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.”

– Matthew NcConaughey

43. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”

– Dalailama

44. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs

45. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

– George Bernard Shaw

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46. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

– Maya Angelou

47. “Don’t let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.”

– Jackie Chan

48. “Excellence is not an act. It is a habit.”

– Aristotle

49. “Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

– Nelson Mandela

50. “Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.”

Lao Tzu

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