30 Motivation Monday Quotes That Will Inspire You To #UnsuckWork

Mondays can always be a little painful at times. No matter how much you love your job, the transition from weekend mode into work mode can sometimes be a little rocky.

Need a little kick in the pants? We’ve compiled 30 of our favorite Motivation Monday quotes that will inspire you to start your week off right!

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1. When people go to work, they shouldn’t leave their hearts at home. – Betty Bender 

2. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. – Henry David Thoreau 

3. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. – Thoreau

4. Find a job you like and you will add five days to every week. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.



5. Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. – David Frost

6. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? – Unknown

7. You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own. – D.M. Dellinger

8. It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

9. Insist on yourself. Never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

11. I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it. – Edgar Winter

12. To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. – Pearl S. Buck


13. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. – Richard Bach

14. Hide not your talents, they for use were made; what’s a sundial in the shade? – Benjamin Franklin

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



16. Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it – Siddhartha Gautama

17. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle

18. This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan Wilson Watts



19. In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all. – Gandhi

20. If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours. – Ray Kroc

21. Love your work. If you can’t love it, then leave it. If you can’t leave it, then love it. – Unknown

22. If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. – Kahlil Gibran




23. As long as you’ve got passion, faith and are willing to work hard, you can do anything and have anything you want in this world. – Unknown

24. You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you. – Maya Angelou



25. You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy. – Bob Ross



26. If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it! – Jonathan Winters

27. If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to. – Jim Henson

28. Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases. – Jeremy Collier

29. If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison

30.  Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. – Proverb

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