29 Funny Yet Motivational Quotes for Employees

by Sabrina Son on Dec 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

29_Funny_Yet_Motivational_Quotes_For_Employees_1Work gets stressful. We can all attest to that. But it's the attitude you approach your work with that determines whether or not your employee engagement level is on the fritz.

So if you're looking for something to tickle your funny bone during rough times at work, check these out.



1. “Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.” - Charles J. Sykes

2. "Change is not a four letter word… but often your reaction to it is!" - Jeffrey Gitomer

3. "Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door." - Kyle Chandler

4. "Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

5. "Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that." - Ellen Degeneres

6. "Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it." - Tom Lehrer

7. "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." - Truman Capote

8. "When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’" - Sydney Harris

9. "There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." - Roger Staubach


10. "If you hit the target every time it’s too near or too big." - Tom Hirshfield

11. "Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their bum and do anything to make it happen." - Unknown

12. "Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times." - Napoleon Hill

13. "Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent." - Langston Coleman

14. "The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time." - Joe Girard

15. "The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for." - Maureen Dowd

16. "It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

17. "If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito." - Betty Reese

18. "You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself." - Sam Levenson

19. "Change is not a four letter word ... but often your reaction to it is!" - Jeffrey Gitomer


20. "Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their heads turned up way too loud to hear it." - Brian Vaszily

21. "Some people develop a wishbone where their back bone should be." - Anonymous

22. "Quitters never win, winners never quit. But those who never win and never quit are idiots." - David Brent

23. "After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says 'W.T.F.'" - Phil Proctor

24. "The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces." - Will Rogers

25. "I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." - Bill Cosby

26. "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

27. "Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting." - Jim Carrey

28. “The road to success is always under construction.”Lily Tomlin

29. “There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” - Steven Wright


Did we miss any? If you have a favorite quote, share it in the comments section below!



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This post was written by Sabrina Son

Sabrina is the managing editor for the TINYpulse blog. A Seattle native, she loves her morning (or anytime) coffee, spending her weekends on the mountains, and of course, the famous rain.

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