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107 Monday Motivation Quotes That Will Inspire You

The best cure for your Monday blues.

Got a case of the Monday blues? You're not alone. The start of a new week can bring about lots of emotions, especially following a relaxing weekend. But instead of pulling the covers over your eyes and hoping for the week to end before it's even begun, check out these Monday motivation quotes. From your friendly Monday morning reminder to get out of bed to quotes about crushing your goals, these sayings are sure to help jump-start the day—no matter what it throws at you. Repeat after me: It's a good day to have a good day. Now let's do this. Happy Monday!

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Positive Monday Morning Quotes

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  1. "Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters the most." — Buddha
  2. "Good Morning. If you want to be happy, be!" — Leo Tolstoy
  3. "I like my coffee black and my mornings bright." — Terri Guillemets
  4. "Don't let the Monday morning quarterbacks stop you from being bold. You've got to set a high bar." — Antonio Villaraigosa
  5. "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." — Anne Frank
  6. "Nothing is permanent, including the obstacle you're facing. It's Monday. Get a new perspective and overcome that." — Invajy
  7. "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." — Maria Robinson
  8. "I get up every morning and it's going to be a great day. You never know when it's going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day." — Paul Henderson
  9. "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." — Marcus Aurelius
  10. "Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life." — Yoko Ono
  11. "Creativity is intelligence having fun." — Albert Einstein
  12. "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." — Herman Melville
  13. "Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are." — Theodore Roosevelt
  14. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." — C.S. Lewis
  15. "I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams." — Oprah Winfrey
  16. "I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." — Diane Ackerman
  17. "It's a Monday morning; a new week, a new day, and a new morning to start fresh and achieve your goals." — Invajy
  18. "In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it." — Jane Smiley
  19. "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." — John R. Wooden
  20. "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" — Spencer Johnson
  21. "Once the choice is made, do not look back, do not second-guess your decisions." — Muhammad Ali
  22. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear." — Mark Twain
  23. "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." — Vivian Greene
  24. "We only have one life, and it is very precious, and there's a lot we can do, and there's a lot we should do." — Selena Gomez
  25. "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between, he does what he wants to do." — Bob Dylan
  26. "Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives." — Louise Hay
  27. "The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong, and true." — Ralph Marston
  28. "Focus on the positives and be grateful." — Katrina Bowden
  29. "I worried that people wouldn't like me. Now I try not to worry and focus on being happy." — Lea Michele
  30. "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." — Greg Anderson

Monday Motivation Quotes to Beat the Sunday Scaries

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  1. "When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day." — Ella Woodward
  2. "Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don't rent them out to tomorrow." — Jerry Spinelli
  3. "This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen." — Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
  4. "In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact." — Les Brown
  5. "This is your Monday morning reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you." —Anonymous
  6. "The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on." — Charles Dickens
  7. "Monday is such a wonderful day. You can start new leaving behind the past week disappointments." — Invajy
  8. "What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." — Oscar Wilde
  9. "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."Ralph Marston
  10. "Each day, you can awake and focus on small, easy goals you can accomplish in the short term—goals that, over time, will lead you to your long-term goal." — Karen Salmansohn
  11. "Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." — Unknown
  12. "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." — Maya Angelou
  13. "You master Monday! You start winning the day! You start winning the week! Then the month! Then the year!" — Eric Thomas
  14. "For me, Monday represents a fresh start to the week. It is the day where the slate from the previous week is wiped clean. It is a day of new beginnings." — Allen Smith
  15. "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." — Buddha
  16. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." — Theodore Roosevelt
  17. "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them." — Michael Jordan
  18. "We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action." — Henry Charles Link
  19. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." — Helen Keller

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Monday Inspiration Quotes About Work

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  1. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. if you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." — Steve Jobs
  2. "Just remember: The people that say, 'your dreams are impossible' have already quit on theirs." — Grant Cardone
  3. "Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!" — David Dweck
  4. "Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." — Vaibhav Shah
  5. "Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." — Mae Jemison
  6. "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." — Conrad Hilton
  7. "So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard." — Caterina Fake
  8. "You do not find the happy life. You make it." — Camilla Eyring Kimball
  9. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." — Michael Jordan
  10. "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." — Abraham Lincoln
  11. "What I have discovered is that in order to flourish in business or in life, you not only need prosperity, you also need peace." — Marlene Chism
  12. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." — Walt Disney
  13. "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." — Thomas Jefferson
  14. "I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time." — Michael Phelps
  15. "Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That's the classic entrepreneur." — Mohnish Pabrai
  16. "The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don't have, the happier you will be." — Amy Poehler
  17. "You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals." — Booker T. Washington
  18. "If you are working on something that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you." — Steve Jobs
  19. "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." — Jimmy Dean
  20. "The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others." — Hasidic Proverb
  21. "The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus." — Bruce Lee
  22. "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." — Michael Jordan

Motivational Monday Quotes for Fitness

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  1. "Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier, and healthier life."— Germany Kent
  2. "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." — Henry David Thoreau
  3. "Success is to wake up each morning and consciously decide that today will be the best day of your life." — Ken Poirot
  4. "The future depends on what you do today." — Mahatma Gandhi
  5. "Don't count the days, make the days count." — Muhammad Ali
  6. "People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy." — Tony Robbins
  7. "You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." — Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. "The worst Monday is the one that gets wasted for nothing." — Anonymous
  9. "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." — Lao Tzu
  10. "The starting point of all achievement is desire." — Napoleon Hill
  11. "If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you." — T. Harv Eker
  12. "The only thing worse than starting something and failing is not starting something." — Seth Godin
  13. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." — Henry David Thoreau
  14. "If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you." — Fred DeVito
  15. "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. "You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow, you choose." — Lauren Gleisberg
  17. "Either you run the day or the day runs you." — Jim Rohn
  18. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." — Neale Donald Walsch
  19. "Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday." — Brian Tracy

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Funny Monday Morning Thoughts

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  1. "If Mondays were like Sundays nothing would ever get done." — Catherine Pulsifer
  2. "The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one." — Oscar Wilde
  3. "So, Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends—but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more-positive partnership." — Julio Alexi Genao
  4. "Even the best weeks start with Monday." — Nice Peter
  5. "By and large I think art is made by people who have discipline married to talent in sufficiently large amounts to work even if they don't feel like it. Anybody can get maudlin and decide to write poetry at 11 at night; the question is, can you do it at 8:30 on a Monday morning?" — Clive Barker
  6. "What about Monday? That could be our one day we look at things the same way, and wear funny shoes." — Kevin Dalton
  7. "The biggest thrill wasn't in winning on Sunday but in meeting the payroll on Monday." — Art Rooney
  8. "Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not." — Ursula K. Le Guin
  9. "It's just another manic Monday. I wish it was Sunday. 'Cause, that's my fun day." — Prince Rogers Nelson
  10. "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
  11. "The awfulness of Monday mornings is the world's greatest common denominator." ― Kenneth Fearing
  12. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible!'" ― Audrey Hepburn
  13. "Monday is great if I can spend it in bed. I'm a man of simple pleasures." — Arthur Darvill
  14. "What do sharks do on Monday mornings? They get up and start biting. That's me." — Gemma Collins
  15. "Your Monday is not going to be like Saturday; the emotions are going to be different." — Jean Grae
  16. "Every day is Monday… till Friday." ― Viktor Volksprater
  17. "Believe on Monday the way you believe on Sunday." — Rita Schiano

Wrapping Up

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