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44 Funny Inspirational Quotes That’ll Add Sparkle to Your Life

Life is too short to be spent worrying about petty issues. You must enjoy the unique experiences that life offers, appreciate the beautiful, and have the courage to work towards changing the unacceptable. Draw inspiration each day to move a little closer to your goals, and aim higher.

Everyone is capable of committing mistakes. But, maturity lies in being able to learn from them, and then laugh them off. In fact, it is proven that a good sense of humor is a sign of great psychological health.

44 Funny Inspirational Quotes

Listed below are a few humorous inspirational quotes to help you take dejections with a pinch of salt, see the silver lining in the dark cloud, be positive, and enjoy life in all its glory.

1. “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” ~ Langston Coleman

2. “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” ~ Steven Wright

3. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” ~ Mark Twain

4. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra

5. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

6. “It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

7. “Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” ~ Katharine Hepburn

8. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

9. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” ~ Reba McEntire

10. “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.” ~ Robert Frost

11. “If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.” ~ Marie Osmond

12. “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” ~ Betty Reese

13. “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

14. “The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” ~ Albert Einstein

15. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison

16. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar

17. “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” ~ Jules Renard

18. “When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.” ~ Steven Wright

19. “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” ~ Sam Levenson

20. “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” ~ Woody Allen

21. “By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” ~ Richard Dawkins

22. “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” ~ Mark Twain

23. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” ~ Will Rogers

24. “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.” ~ Gertrude Stein

25. “A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” ~ Don Marquis

26. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers

27. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ~ Irish Proverb

28. “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” ~ Henry Ford

29. “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished – If you’re alive it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach

30. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” ~ Lily Tomlin

31. “Life is a blank canvass, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.” ~ Danny Kaye

32. “My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything – even if you have no clue what you’re doing.” ~ Jessica Alba

33. “Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” ~ Miles Kington

34. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” ~ Bill Watterson

35. “Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead.” ~ Bill McGlashen

36. “Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn

37. “You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take.” ~ Wayne Gretzky

38. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill

39. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” ~ Roger Staubach

40. “If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.” ~ Tom Hirshfield

41. “Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.” ~ Josh Billings

42. “Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.” ~ Japanese Proverb

43. “If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. If you really make them think, they’ll hate you.” ~ Don Marquis

44. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~ Woody Allen


Nothing is permanent, especially tough times. Life will always throw great challenges at you, and in every challenge, you will discover lessons for life.

In the midst of hardships and setbacks, you may lose hope for a short while, but it is important to be positive and bounce back into action. Learning from the vivid perspectives of successful people can boost your self-confidence and guide you towards a happy life.