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Kick Start the Week | 155 Famous Monday Quotes to Inspire You

It’s been historically hated as the day of the working week, but no day can be more motivating when you do something you love.

Mixed feelings aside, Mondays are great opportunities to really make a new start and these famous people had a lot to say about it.


Monday Motivational Quotes

  • You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Zig Ziglar
  • It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
  • You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Lorimer
  • Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill
  • When all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Agatha Christie
  • The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it. Tricia Cunningham
  • Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself. Dr. Sukhraj Dhillon
  • Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission. Zig Ziglar
  • Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt
  • Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson
  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney
  • Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford
  • Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. William James
  • I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Rosa Parks
  • He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. Carrie Jones
  • Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi
  • Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. Henry Rollins
  • Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! Audrey Hepburn
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs
Beautiful quote to put you in the right mood for Monday morning.
Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul. Thomas Mann


Happy Monday quote to make your day!
I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. Simon and Garfunkel


Motivational quote to help you start Monday.
Make today worth remembering. Zig Ziglar


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Dream big. Love always. Laugh till you can’t breathe anymore. A good life is really that simple.
  • Dream big. Love always. Laugh till you can’t breathe anymore. A good life is really that simple. BW.E
  • Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you. Rumi
  • It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney
  • Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. Albert Schweitzer
  • Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible. Miguel de Unamuno
  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller
  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
  • If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient. Gurbaksh Chahal
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin
  • Believe that a further shore is reachable from here. Seamus Heaney


Short Monday Quotes

  • With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Make today worth remembering. Zig Ziglar
  • Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
  • May you live every day of your life. Jonathan Swift
  • Go as far as you can see and you will see further. Zig Ziglar
  • Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Zig Ziglar
  • Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare. Walt Disney
  • Don’t mistake activity with achievement. John Wooden
  • All happiness depends on courage and work. Honoré de Balzac
  • Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln
  • The starting point of all achievement is desire. Napoleon Hill
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle
  • It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. J.K. Rowling
  • Paths are made by walking. Franz Kafka
  • You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. Charlie Chaplin
  • Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
  • A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso
  • It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela.
  • Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsh
  • We’re all golden sunflowers inside. Allen Ginsberg
  • Peace begins with a smile.. Mother Teresa
  • Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. Albert Einstein
  • To learn is to be young, however old. Aeschylus
  • New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu
  • It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings
  • Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
  • In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. Sun-Tzu


Inspirational Monday Quotes

  • It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. Bruce Lee
  • The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
  • The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. Mulan, Walt Disney
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. Mark Twain
  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi
Inspirational Monday quote for a positive start of the week.
Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before. Joseph Campbell


Inspirational quote to help you start Monday the right way.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman


Aristotle quote to inspire you.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. Aristotle
  • It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. Aristotle
  • Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett
  • Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.  Ashley Smith
  • Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering. Steve Maraboli
  • Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act. Bob Dylan
  • When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love… Marcus Aurelius
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis
  • The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius
  • If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax. Abraham Lincoln
  • Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before. Joseph Campbell
  • Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi
  • Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain. Bob Dylan
  • Awake,arise,and assert yourself,you dreamers of the world. Your star is now in ascendancy. Napoleon Hill
  • To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. Anatole France
  • Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. St. Francis Of Assisi
  • Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman
  • It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. Isaac Asimov
  • Not knowing when the dawn will come
    I open every door.
    Emily Dickinson
Happy Monday quote for positive energy.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama XIV

Happy Monday Quotes

  • I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. Simon and Garfunkel
  • Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul. Thomas Mann
  • Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain
  • Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. Dr. Seuss
  • The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim
  • Always believe something wonderful is about to happen. Dr. Sukhraj Dhillon
  • Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire
  • The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. Nicolas Chamfort
  • Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. Steve Maraboli
  • For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama XIV
  • Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends. Epicurus
  • Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx
  • Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control. Epictetus
  • More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Charlie Chaplin
  • Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. Betrand Russell
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
  • There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
  • Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
  • Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas
  • Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace. Thich Nhat Hanh
  • With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. William Shakespeare
  • All who joy would win
    Must share it – Happiness was born a twin.
    George Gordon Byron


Monday Morning Quotes

  • Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life. Germany Kent
  • Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have. Lemony Snicket
  • Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living. F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… Susan Polis Schutz
  • One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’. John Burroughs
  • First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus
  • A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard


Positive Monday Quotes

  • Things are always better in the morning. Harper Lee
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius
  • You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou
  • Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
  • May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung. Bob Dylan
  • As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions. Edmond Mbiaka
  • The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Kahlil Gibran
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
  • Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. Albert Einstein
  • Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. Zig Ziglar
  • Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Dalai Lama
  • Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton
  • The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. Voltaire
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
  • What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison
Quote to motivate you for the new week.
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. Olin Miller

Monday Work Quotes

  • Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year! David Dweck
  • A goal is a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill
  • People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie
  • Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. Wayne Dyer
  • Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Steve Jobs
  • Work is always an antidote to depression. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin
  • Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln
  • Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert
  • Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. Brian Tracy
  • You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford
  • Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee
  • What keeps me going is goals. Muhammad Ali
Goal quote to motivate you.
What keeps me going is goals. Muhammad Ali


Bruce Lee quote to inspire you.
Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee
  • Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. Lao Tzu
  • The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
  • If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. Olin Miller
  • Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. Ovid
  • Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca
  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain
  • The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. Thomas A. Edison
  • Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh
  • Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Only in drama does it end with the tragedy; in life it grinds on. Moanday, tearsday, happy days, right through to Shatterdays. And Again. Gayla Reid


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