200 Monday Motivation Quotes for the Week (Happy Monday Motivation)

Looking for some happy Monday motivation? Then this article is for you. Motivation is difficult to come by, especially at the beginning of the week. We can’t be the only ones who feel trapped on Monday. We’ve compiled a list of quotes that will help you get started. 

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Positive Monday Morning Quotes

Every driven person eventually realizes that there is a lot of feel-good time wasters out there that suck us because they feel like work, and scrolling through endless lists of motivational phrases is no exception.

However, there is hidden value in discovering a succinct expression that perfectly distills our own beliefs. Below are some quotes to get you going.

1. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.–Steve Jobs 

2. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow her own dreams.–Oprah Winfrey 

3. I’ve missed over 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and repeatedly in my life. And that is why I succeed.–Michael Jordan 

4. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. –Unknown 

5. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.–Napoleon Hill 

6. Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.–Kevin Kruse 

7. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.–Zig Ziglar 

8. How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?–Anthony Robbins 

9. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.–Les Brown 

10. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.–Farrah Gray 

11. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.–Maya Angelou 

12. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.–Charles Swindoll 

13. Go confidently toward your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.–Henry David Thoreau 

14. Life happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.–John Lennon 

15. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.–Chinese Proverb 

16. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.–Napoleon Hill.

17. Dream big and dare to fail.–Norman Vaughan 

18. If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else.–Booker T. Washington 

19. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.–George Patton 

20. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.–Robert Frost 

21. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.–Lao Tzu 

22. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?–Spencer Johnson 

23. Try not to become a man of success. Rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein

24. All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz

25. Make today worth remembering. – Zig Ziglar

26. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

27. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

28. One man with courage makes a majority. – Andrew Jackson

30. Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. – Brian Tracy

31. There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. – Anthony Robbins

32. It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J. K. Rowling

33. It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are afraid to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. -Henry Ford

35. Eighty percent of success is showing up -Woody Allen

36. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. – Steve Jobs

37. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. – Kurt Cobain

38. If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. – Virginia Woolf

40. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in a harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

39. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before improving the world. – Anne Frank

41. I do not think there is any other quality so essential to the success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. – John D. Rockefeller

42. Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying, anyway. – Mary Kay Ash

43. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first hour sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

44. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

45. Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise. – Ram Dass

46. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

47. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

48. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu

49. To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle and never stop fighting. – E.E. Cummings

50. It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. – Brian Tracy

51. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl

52. You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want. – Zig Ziglar

53. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.–Brian Tracy 

54. A goal without a plan is just a wish.–Larry Elder 

55. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.–Mark Twain 

56. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.–Lao Tzu 

57. A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.–Charles Darwin 

58. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.–Albert Einstein 

59. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.–Unknown 

60. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.–Douglas MacArthur.

61. All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.–Victor Hugo 

62. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.–Publilius Syrus 

63. A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.–Bruce Lee 

64. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

65. Fall seven times and stand up eight.–Japanese Proverb 

66. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.–Henry Thoreau 

67. Goals are dreams with deadlines.–Diana Scharf Hunt 

68. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey 

69. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.–Herbert Swope 

70. I recommend to you to take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves.–Lord Chesterfield 

71. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.–Sheryl Sandberg 

72. Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.–Napoleon Bonaparte.

72. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.–Steve Jobs 

73. It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep.–Tibetan saying 

74. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.–Abraham Lincoln

75. My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.–Richard Branson 

76. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.–General George Patton 

77. Money is a wonderful thing, but it is possible to pay too high a price for it.–Alexander Bloch 

78. If you’re going through hell, keep going!–Winston Churchill 

79. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.–Les Brown 

80. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.–Maya Angelou 

81. Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.–Chinese Proverb 

82. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.–Albert Einstein 

83. Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.–Lord Chesterfield 

84. The key question to keep asking is, are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have. – Randy Pausch

85. If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. – Mary Pickford

86. Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck. – Joss WhedonWe don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anaïs Nin

87. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy

88. Dance for yourself, if someone understands, good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love. – Lois Hurst

89. The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate. – Seth Godin

90. The biggest mistake of man is that he thinks he doesn’t deserve the good and the bad things from his life. – Paulo Coelho

91. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

92. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching. – C.S. Lewis

93. Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. – Jim Rohn

94. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

95. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Henry S. Haskins

96. I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. – Bruce Lee

97. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston S. Churchill

98. Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. – Lao Tzu

99. If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances. – Julia Soul

100. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter F. Drucker

101. Success is about creating benefits for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this and adopt this definition, success is yours. – Kelly Kim

102. First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. – Epictetus

103. Why fit in when you were born to stand out? – Dr. Seuss

104. The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. – Jane Austen

105. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

106. Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

107. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill

108. We must overcome the notion that we must be regular, it robs us of the chance to be extraordinary and leads us to be mediocre. – Uta Hagen

109. Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. – Will Smith

110. The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.–Will Smith 

111. The mind is everything. What you think you become.–Buddha 

112. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.–Ayn Rand 

113. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.–Mark Twain 

114. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.–Roger Staubach 

115. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.–Peter Drucker 

116. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.–Aristotle 

117. Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.–Carl Sandburg 

118. We become what we think about.–Earl Nightingale 

119. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.–Bob Dylan 

120. Whatever you are, be a good one.–Abraham Lincoln 

121. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

122. Where there is no vision, the people perish.–Bible 

123. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.–John Lennon 

124. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.–Henry Ford 

125. You become what you believe.–Oprah Winfrey 

126. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.–Wayne Gretzky 

127. You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. –Charles Buxton 

128. Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale 

129. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. –Margaret Mead 

130. Neither success nor failure is ever final. –Roger Babson 

131. Your past does not define you. You are prepared by your past. –Joel Osteen

132. Always do what you are afraid to do. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 

133. We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have. –Friedrich Koenig 

134. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. –Maria Robinson 

135. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in a harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. –H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

136. An emotion of either desire triggers everything you do or fear. – Brian Tracy

137. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi

138. Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. – John C. Maxwell

139. I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure, but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try. – Nikki Giovanni

140. Find out who you are and do it on purpose. – Dolly Parton

141. If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you! – T. Harv Eker

142. We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like. – Dave Ramsey

143. The number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away do not measure life. – Maya Angelou

144. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein

145. Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. – James Cook

146. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ – Muhammad Ali

147. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

148. The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job. – Zig Ziglar

149. Life is different when we discover what is deeply important to us. – Stephen Covey

150. We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. – Randy Pausch

151. I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail. – Muriel Strode

152. The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. – Helen Keller

153. The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities. – David Copperfield

154. Each moment of the year has its own beauty, a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

155. You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

156. Love the life you live. Live the life you love. – Bob Marley

157. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

158. Today I do what others won’t so that tomorrow I can accomplish what others don’t. – Jerry Rice

159. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay

160. Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. – Richard L. Evans

161. Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.–Drew Houston 

162. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?–Benjamin Disraeli 

163. If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.–Andrew Carnegie 

163. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.–John Maxwell 

164. Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.–Howard Thurman

165. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.–Tony Blair 

166. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.–Andre Malraux 

167. We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet.–Unknown  

168. What you do has far greater impact than what you say.–Stephen Covey 

169. You manage things; you lead people.–Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper 

170. A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.–Charles Dickens 

171. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.–John C. Maxwell 

172. A leader is a dealer in hope.–Napoleon Bonaparte 

173. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.–John C. Maxwell 

174. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.–Rosalynn Carter 

175. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.–Max Lucado 

176. All great achievements require time.–Maya Angelou 

177. All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.–Norman Vincent Peale 

178. All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.–Baltasar Gracián

179. All the flowers of all the tomorrow are in the seeds of today.–Chinese Proverb.

180. An unexamined life is not worth living.–Socrates.

181. Arise, awake, stop not until your goal is achieved. –Swami Vivekananda 

182. An average person with average talents and ambition and average education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society if that person has clear, focused goals.–Mary Kay Ash 

183. Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.–John Dewey 

184. Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. –Jesus 

185. Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sunrise. –Sophia Bedford–Pierce 

186. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. –Jack Welch 

186. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt 

187. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. –Ancient Indian Proverb 

189. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.–Joshua J. Marine 

190. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”

191. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.–Jim Rohn 

192. Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress. –Alfred A. Montapert 

193. You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give. – Winston Churchill

194. Feel the fear and do it anyway! – Susan Jeffers

195. You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love, who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

196. Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. – Brian Tracy

197. Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs. – Jim Rohn.

198. Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain

199. What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. – Gretchen Rubin

200. When the need to succeed is as bad as the need to breathe, then you’ll be successful. – Eric Thomas

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We often wish the weekend could last a little longer. We put in a lot of effort during the week to hustle and find ways to improve our work.

What we should do is spend a few minutes each morning using these positive Monday quotes to motivate ourselves or others.

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