No one likes Mondays, so to help you start your work week out on the right foot, we’ve collected some Monday quotes to bring a smile to your face.
20 Monday Quotes To Start The Week With Smile
“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
It’s hard not to look at Monday morning like the enemy. Try to start your week on a more positive note.
“Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines.” – Gary Sinise
It takes a lot of work to get any career off the ground. It isn’t always easy, and it will always take perseverance and tenacity. What better day to start working toward it than a Monday?
“Monday is great if I can spend it in bed. I’m a man of simple pleasures, really.” – Arthur Darvill
Doctor Who’s Rory Williams has the right idea bout Monday mornings.
“Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” – Robert Orben
This is a great sentiment and a fantastic way to start off your Monday morning. If you’re not on that Richest People list, then you’ve work to do!
“The dog doesn’t know the difference between Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so I have to walk the dog early on those days too.” – Donna Shalala
Dogs, and kids, don’t tend to recognize weekends, so there’s no sleeping in when little ones, furry or otherwise, depend on you.
“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.” – Thomas Edison
It’s very rare for people to be born talented. Most talent is born of hard work, and the desire to succeed.
“Mondays are mundane, like Tuesdays minus 24 hours.” – Jarod Kintz
Mondays are a great chance to start something new, but it is often the day that most people want to avoid.
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King
If anyone knows something about hard work, its prolific horror writer Stephen King. His success came from hard work, rather than just from his talent for terrifying his unsuspecting readers.
“If only one of the presidential candidates would make it part of his platform to do something about making Monday part of the weekend. I think he would get a lot of votes.” – Thomas Wayne
If we had an extra day to the weekend, we might become more productive. Or, more likely, we would begin to complain about Tuesday as we do now about Monday.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
If you fail, keep going and don’t let it discourage you. Instead, use the failure to fuel your desire for success.
“There should be a holiday dedicated to all the brave people who show up to work on Mondays.” – Unknown
Don’t let Monday get you down. Show up and make a great show of it, and you’ll be surprised how good the rest of your week turns out.
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
Good isn’t always good enough. If great, amazing, fantastic, or perfect is what you’re aiming for, don’t settle for good. Dump good and go for the great.
“Employers are at their happiest on Mondays. Employees are at their happiest on Fridays.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Employers always like to see happy people come in on Monday morning, whether they’re actually happy or not. On Friday, though, it is always the employee that is the happiest.
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
Don’t let your fear of anything control you. Have courage, and conquer your fears. You will be happier for it.
“Just once, I would like to wake up, turn on the news, and hear… ‘Monday has been canceled, go back to sleep.’” – Unknown
I think this is a sentiment that we can all, at times, agree with. No one likes waking up after the weekend of relaxation to a loud alarm and a dreaded work day.
“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
You have to step outside your box in order to advance. If you stay where you feel safe, you will never move forward and you may find yourself unhappy with what you have achieved.
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Don’t chase after your happiness. Instead, do things you enjoy and you may find that your happiness will find you when you least expect it.
“There are two tests in life, more important than any other test. On Monday morning, when you wake up, do you feel in the pit of your stomach that you can’t wait to go to work? And when you’re ready to go home Friday afternoon, do you say ‘I can’t wait to go home?’” – Chuck Schumer
If you’re dreading work on Monday, or are glad to run out of the office on Friday, it might be time to find a new career. If you find something that you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.
“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde
There is no reason to be afraid of anything, and once you realize your own inner strength and the amazing power that you have within yourself, you’ll find that there’s nothing you can’t do.
“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” – Audrey Hepburn
Sometimes, it pays to take some time to yourself to recharge. The world can be draining, and if you don’t take some time to yourself to recharge and energize, you will burn out. There’s nothing worse than feeling burnt out on a Monday morning.
If these Monday quotes can’t bring a smile to your face, just remember: You’ve only got four more days until Friday!