Giving an inspiring message to someone or to a group of people doesn’t have to be too serious. Sometimes, a good laugh leaves a more meaningful impact on anyone who hears your inspirational message. You can still motivate someone by being funny especially if they’re the kind of person who, just like you, enjoys funny conversations too. There’s nothing wrong with preparing for your future with a little humor because after all, life is too short to be too uptight. When you develop a sense of humor, you will know how to deal with life the easier way and will be able to inspire other people as well. We’re not saying that you should take your plans for granted; what we’re saying is you can still succeed in life even if you loosen up a little.
Whenever we experience setbacks and slip-ups, punishing ourselves and being miserable about it will not get us anywhere. But if we take on those obstacles with a little humor, it won’t feel as bad anymore and we’ll find a way to be better instead.
If you are here looking for funny inspirational quotes then that’s exactly what we’re giving you! We hope this long list of quotes leaves a beautiful smile on your face as well as inspire you and the people around you.
Funny Inspirational Quotes
1. ‘Why the fuck not me?’ should be your motto. – Mindy Kaling
2. If you cannot repair the brakes on your car, make your horn louder. – Steven Wright
3. If at first, you don’t succeed, think how many people you’ve made happy. – H. Duane Black
4. Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself. – Sara Henderson
5. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde
6. Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. – Woody Allen
7. I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book. – Groucho Marx
8. A smile confuses an approaching frown.
9. Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead. – Bill Mcglashen
10. A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. – Charles Gordy
11. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. – Franklin P. Jones
12. Where there’s a will, there’s a way; and where there’s a way, there’s usually a stop sign somewhere along the road.
13. Take your risks now, as you grow older you become more fearful and less flexible. And I mean that literally. I hurt my knee this week on the treadmill, and it wasn’t even on. – Amy Poehler
14. Laugh loudly, laugh often, and most importantly, laugh at yourself. – Chelsea Handler
15. Look up for inspiration, look down for concentration, but don’t look side to side for information.
16. I’m here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance. – Wanda Sykes
17. Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. – Charles M. Schulz
18. Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their head turned up way too loud to hear it. – Brian Vaszily
19. You can only really learn from failure, to win you need to fail, and fail hard. – Aisha Tyler
20. Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor. – Jackson Brown, Jr.
21. I think the difference between being miserable and finding happiness is just a matter of perspective. If you live your life defining yourself by what other people think of you, it’s a form of self-torture. – Sarah Silverman
22. Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things. – George Carlin
23. Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you. – Kristen Wiig
24. Procrastinate now, don’t put it off. – Ellen DeGeneres
25. Life is like one big Mardi Gras. But instead of showing your boobs, show people your brain, and if they like what they see, you’ll have more beads than you know what to do with. – Ellen DeGeneres
26. Never think about the mistakes you’ve made. Think about the mistakes you will make.
27. Be easy on yourself. Have fun. Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good. Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the earlier you start in your life, the better. – Amy Poehler
28. The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up. – Steven Wright
29. Do it under the Influence of yourself. That’s what we’re shooting for. Get drunk and make your dreams come true. – Aziz Ansari
30. Whenever you leave behind failure, you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb. – Louis C.K.
31. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane. – Steven Wright
32. Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity. – Albert Einstein
33. Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain
34. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw
35. I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen
36. Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them, well, I have others. – Groucho Marx
37. A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road. – Henry Ward Beecher
38. When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. – Winston Churchill
39. Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.
40. What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
41. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
42. People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down they wish they had the courage to do the same. – Kevin Hart
43. Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
44. You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. – Robin Williams
45. Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing. – Alexander Woollcott
46. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. – Margaret Mead
47. Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. – Dale Carnegie
48. You just be honest about who you are, and if you don’t end up with any friends, then good for you. – Chelsea Handler
49. You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. Tina Fey
50. Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. – David Rosam
51. The reason so few people are successful is no one has yet found a way for someone to sit down and slide uphill. – W. Clement Stone
52. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway. – Ahmad
53. The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. – Oscar Wilde
54. I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. – George Bernard Shaw
55. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. – Jules Renard
56. Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong? – Jane Austen
57. A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
– George Bernard Shaw
58. To be stupid, selfish and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. – Gustave Flaubert
59. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except exercise, get up early, or be respectable. – Oscar Wilde
60. Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. – Thomas Statz
61. If nobody spoke unless they had something to say, the human race would very soon lose the use of speech. – W. Somerset Maugham
62. The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about. – Oscar Wilde
63. Do you know what a pessimist is? A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself and hates them for it. – George Bernard Shaw
64. A jury consists of twelve people chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. – Robert Frost
65. Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. – George Burns
66. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. – Oscar Wilde
67. Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. – George Bernard Shaw
68. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
69. Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss, or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. – Tina Fey
70. Here is how you know if your mission on Earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t. – Richard Bach
71. Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin
72. Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. – John Ray
73. If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn’t have to advertise them. – Will Rogers
74. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
75. Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. – George Bernard Shaw
76. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
77. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde
78. The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. – George Bernard Shaw
79. I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. – Jane Austen
80. Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. – Euripides
81. My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. – Errol Flynn
82. Marriage is a great institution; but I am not ready for an institution yet. – Mae West
83. If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you. – Oscar Wilde
84. It is a truth universally acknowledged that, a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. – Jane Austen
85. Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. – George Bernard Shaw
86. In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost
87. There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. – Oscar Wilde
88. There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened. – Mark Twain
89. Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet. – Roger Miller
90. The greatest thief this world ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large. – Henry Wheeler Shaw
91. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain
92. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
93. Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions. – Woody Allen
94. I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. – Douglas Adams
95. Always get married in the morning. That way, if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted a whole day. – Mickey Rooney
96. Don’t be humble; you’re not that great. – Golda Meir
97. When I meet a man I ask myself ‘Is this the man I want my children to spend the weekends with?’ – Rita Rudner
98. The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools. – Doug Larson
99. Change is not a four-letter word, but often your reaction to it is. – Jeffrey Gitomer
100. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas Edison
101. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? – George Carlin
102. You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London
103. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
104. A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.
105. Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell. – Bill Copeland
106. Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. – Tom Lehrer
107. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote
108. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. – Dalai Lama
109. When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ – Sydney Harris
110. Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be.
111. There are three types of men; those who learn by reading, those who learn by watching, and those who pee on the electric fence.
112. In life, there’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.
113. Before you criticize anyone, walk a mile in their shoes. Then you’ll be a mile away, and you’ll have their shoes.
114. Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times. – Helen Rowland
115. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. – Pablo Picasso
116. If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly. – Steve Maraboli
117. It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain. – Roy T. Bennett
118. Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe
119. Goal setting is similar to traveling from point A to point B within a city. If you clearly understand what the goal is, you will definitely reach the destination because you know its address. – Thomas Abreu
120. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
121. 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. – Ron White
122. The only time I don’t have any problems in this world is when I am already six feet below the ground. – James Jason
123. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. – John Lennon
124. I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin
125. Well-behaved women seldom make history. – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
126. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. – Roger Staubach
127. 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
128. If you hit the target every time it’s too near or too big. – Tom Hirshfield
129. There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. – Bill Watterson
130. If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. – Frank Zappa
131. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
132. I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. – Alice Roosevelt Longworth
133. Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. – Voltaire
134. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin
135. Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing ’till it gets there. – Josh Billings
136. When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye. – Cathy Guisewite
137. Good things come to those who wait. Greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.
138. The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher the inspiration his life will be.
139. Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia. – Charles Schulz
140. Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times. – Napoleon Hill
141. By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. – Robert Frost
142. 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
143. Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost. – Martina Navratilova
144. If you fall, I’ll always be there. – The Floor
145. Focus, focus, focus! What am I, a telescope? – Naruto Uzumaki
146. I intend to live forever. So far, so good. – Steven Wright
147. No great man ever complains of wanting opportunities. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
148. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
149. Without inspiration, the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. – Johann Gottfried Von Herder
150. Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. – Voltaire
151. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking. – William Butler Yeats
152. Hope for the best. Pray in case of the worst. – Benjamin Disraeli
153. You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. – Albert Einstein.
154. If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? – Rumi
155. The harder you fall, the higher you bounce. – Chinese proverb
156. Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. – Henry Ford
157. I tried. I failed. I tried again. I failed again, but I failed better. – Samuel Beckett
158. The trick to getting what you want is knowing what you can get.
159. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch
160. Instead of thinking what could go wrong, think of what could go right.
161. May the bridges you burned light your way. – Dylan McKay
162. The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be. – Loesje
163. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby
164. I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly a list of beautiful quotations from minds profound, if I can only remember any of the damn things. – Dorothy Parker
165. I’m against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise. – Robert Frost
166. There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything and people who know absolutely nothing. – Oscar Wilde
167. Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
– George Bernard Shaw
168. The trouble with the rat-race is that, even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lily Tomlin
169. What’s the use of a good quotation if you can’t change it? – Doctor Who
170. Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. – Albert Schweitzer
171. I can resist anything but temptation. – Oscar Wilde
172. To avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard
173. If at first, you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you. – Steven Wright
174. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. – Mark Twain
175. If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. – Yogi Berra
176. 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
177. Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. – Langston Coleman
178. The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time. – Joe Girard
179. Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese. – Billie Burke
180. The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. – Maureen Dowd
181. It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
182. I cannot afford to waste my time making money. – Louis Agassiz
183. The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein
184. Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back. – Oscar Wilde
185. When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best, that is inspiration. – Robert Bresson
186. Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. – Mae West
187. You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. – Sam Levenson