50 Awesome Monday Quotes to Kick-Start Your Week!

 

Sometimes we just need to read something in black and white to get out of our weekend slump and get mentally pumped up for the week ahead…

So sit back and relax over your cup of coffee (or tea, or glass of veggie juice, etc.), and find one or two quotes that grab you. Ones that are going to give you that extra boost of inspiration, motivation, creativity, determination or confidence you need to go swinging into the day ahead. Enjoy!

Monday quotes to power up your week

  1. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Apple Computers
  2. You must be the change you want to see in the world. – M.K. Gandhi
  3. In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed. – Sid Caesar
  4. Death is not the greatest loss in life; the greatest loss is what dies inside while you’re still alive. – Unknown
  5. You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your life’s story for you. – Unknown
  6. The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do. – Unknown
  7. Good things don’t come to those who wait. Good things come to those who pursue the goals and dreams they believe in. – Unknown
  8. I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. – Oprah Winfrey
  9. 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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
  10. Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living. – Unknown
  11. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Unknown
  12. A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open. – Frank Zappa
  13. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. – Dennis P. Kimbro
  14. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
  15. If not us, who? If not now, when? – John F. Kennedy
  16. Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – Dale Carnegie
  17. The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time. – Joe Girard
  18. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroequotes
  19. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. – Unknown
  20. If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay. – Unknown
  21. Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but their world. – Unknown
  22. As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.- Unknown
  23. Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you. – Unknown
  24. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Unknown
  25. Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is. – Unknown
  26. In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything. – Unknown
  27. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come. – Unknown
  28. You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now. – Unknown
  29. People are more what they hide than what they show. – Unknownmonday quotes
  30. Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you. It takes someone really special to stay in your life and show how much they love you. – Unknown
  31. When someone tells you, “ You’ve changed,” it might simply be because you’ve stopped living your life their way. – Unknown
  32. Be happy. Be yourself. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody. – Unknown
  33. When you’re up, your friends know who you are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are. – Unknown
  34. No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. – Unknown
  35. Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money. – Unknown
  36. What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while. – Unknown
  37. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one. – Unknown
  38. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. – Mark Caine
  39. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter F. Drucker
  40. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss
  41. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  42. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso
  43. Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault
  44. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius
  45. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill
  46. The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  47. You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give. – Winston Churchill
  48. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu
  49. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain
  50. Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Have an awesome day! Be awesome; make someone else feel awesome, spread those positive vibes!

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  • midget38

    Quote number 4 resonates with me, Mel. I think, too, that the greatest loss in life is the loss of passion. Sharing for ya!

  • RealHousewifeSL

    I have to say that I’m a sucker for Dr. Seuss so #40 makes me laugh:))

    Great quotes to begin my week with!

    • Hi Kelly! That’s one of my favourites too, love Dr. Seuss. Hope you had a good week! 🙂

  • I love them all, but think #45 is my absolute favorite. I once was more a pessimist as a teen and always remember my mom telling me to be more optimistic. Now in my 30s, I think she was so right and try daily to see the good more then ever now and look for all the positives in in life in general. Happy Monday and great way to start the week off 🙂

    • I completely relate, Janine! In my teens and 20s I was also very pessimistic. Feels like a huge weight off my shoulders every day not having that attitude anymore. Have a good one! 🙂

  • Great jobs are not necessarily done by great men but sometimes by simple men with great mind . Thanks a lot for these wonderful inspirational quotes !

  • Bill

    How many blogs do you have and why wasn’t I aware of them? Sigh…sorry again, Mel. I do enjoy following you and this annoys me a bit.

    Thanks for sharing the quotes…..have a healthy week!

    • Melanie Chisnall

      Bill, it annoys me too, I promise! If only I had the discipline to stick to one single blog, lol. Some are active, some aren’t – will send you a direct mail with the links.

      Hope your week is going great so far!