Funny Quotations About Work

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Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a look at the brighter side of things, like when you’ve had a long day at work, or you’re involved in a project that felt like it took forever to finish.

Having a good sense of humor about life and work may be good for you. Maybe you have a sharp wit, or perhaps you’re looking for some work-related quotations that will brighten your day and even make you laugh.

Funny Quotations About Work

Take a look at these humorous quotes about work and the workplace.

Interviewer: What do you make at your current job? Me: Mostly mistakes and inappropriate comments.
-Anonymous

As I have gotten older and wiser, I discovered that there are six things that I really loved about my job. Pay day, lunch time, quitting time, vacation time, holidays, and of course, retirement.
-Tom Goins

I always give 100% at Work: 10% Monday, 23% Tuesday, 40% Wednesday, 22% Thursday, and 5% Friday.​
-Anonymous

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

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
-Oscar Wilde

Getting paid to sleep... that's my dream job.​
-Unknown

Right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I’d have to throw myself in front of a train.
-Jim Halpert (The Office)

You don't have to be crazy to work here. We'll train you.
-Unknown

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
-Edgar Bergen

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
-Charles Lamb

I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
-Jerome K. Jerome

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, Certainly, I can! Then get busy and find out how to do it.
-Theodore Roosevelt

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.​
-Stanley J. Randall

If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock.​
-Claude McDonald

If A equals success, then the formula is A = X + Y + Z. Where X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.​
-Albert Einstein

Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.​
-Homer Simpson

If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter.​
-John Gotti

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?​
-​Kin Hubbard

Beat the 5 o’clock rush, leave work at noon.
-Anonymous

There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.​
-David Letterman

More Quotations About Work

Funny quotations are great, but there are many more quotations about work that may fit your current situation. Whether you love your job or hate it, here are more lists of quotations for you to explore:

Quotes About Hating Your Job
About half of all workers are unhappy with their jobs, for a variety of reasons, including bad bosses, annoying co-workers, or just the unnerving feeling that there’s something better out there. These quotations about hating your job will fit the bill. For example:

If you find what you do each day seems to have no link to any higher purpose, you probably want to rethink what you're doing.
-Ronald Heifetz

Quotations About Dream Jobs
Perhaps you’re searching for the job you love, or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who has the job of your dreams. A little inspiration never hurts. Take a look at these quotations about dream jobs and find quotes like these:

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

The only goal you can't accomplish is the one that you don't go after!
-Vilis Ozols

Motivational Quotations for Job Seekers
Looking for a new job can be hard, and maybe sometimes you feel yourself getting a little blue. Perhaps a few motivational quotations will help you get back into the swing of things. Review these quotations, including these inspirational gems:

Every new day is another chance to change your life.
-Anonymous

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want something.
-Randy Pausch

Inspirational Quotations About Work-Life Balance
Clearly, work is important. After all, you need to make money in order to live. But there’s more to life than working, jobs, and careers. Life is all about balance, and these quotations will help you remember that. Like this:

Women, in particular, need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we're scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don't have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.
-Michelle Obama