50 Motivational Monday Quotes to Inspire Your Week

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 (mostly wishing it was still the weekend). But instead of pulling the covers over your eyes and hoping for the week to be over before it's even begun, check out these motivational Monday quotes to help you focus on the good and get you inspired for the rest of the week. From quotes about work that will get you extra pumped to crush your goals to positive good morning quotes that will simply get you out of bed, these sayings will jump-start your day and make Monday a little less miserable—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. Good morning, Monday! 

Good Morning Monday Quotes

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"Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters the most."


"Good Morning- If you want to be happy, be!"

–Leo Tolstoy

"I like my coffee black and my mornings bright."

–Terri Guillemets

"Don't let the Monday morning quarterbacks stop you from being bold. You've got to set a high bar.

–Antonio Villaraigosa

"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

"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

"Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life."

–Yoko Ono

"If Mondays were like Sundays nothing would ever get done."

–Catherine Pulsifer

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

–Walt Disney

"When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day."

–Ella Woodward

"In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact."

–Les Brown

"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

"Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day"


"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."

–Maya Angelou

"You master Monday! You start winning the day! You start winning the week! Then the month! Then the year!"

–Eric Thomas

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

–Theodore Roosevelt

"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

"You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them."

–Michael Jordan

"We generate fears while we sit. we overcome them by action."

–Dr. Henry Link

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

–Helen Keller

Monday Motivation Quotes About Work

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"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

"The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one."

–Oscar Wilde

  "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

–Thomas Jefferson

"I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time."

–Michael Phelps

"Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That's the classic entrepreneur."

–Mohnish Pabrai

"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

"You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals."

–Booker T. Washington

"If you are working on something that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. the vision pulls you."

–Steve Jobs

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

–Jimmy Dean

"The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others."

–Hasidic Proverb

"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."

–Bruce Lee

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."

–Michael Jordan

Positive Monday Quotes

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"Creativity is intelligence having fun."

–Albert Einstein

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

–Herman Melville

"Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are."

–Theodore Roosevelt

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

–C.S. Lewis

"I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams."

–Oprah Winfrey

"In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it."

–Jane Smiley

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

–John R. Wooden

"What would you do if you weren't afraid."

–Spencer Johnson

"Once the choice is made, do not look back, do not second-guess your decisions."

–Muhammad Ali

"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

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear."

–Mark Twain

"Just remember: The people that say, 'your dreams are impossible' have already quit on theirs."

–Grant Cardone

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

–Vivian Greene

"Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives."

–L. Hay

"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

"Focus on the positives and be grateful."

–Katrina Bowden

"I worried that people wouldn't like me. Now I try not to worry and focus on being happy."

–Lea Michele

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."

–Greg Anderson

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