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50 Funny Work Quotes To to Lighten Up Your Workday

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Discover 50 funny work quotes to bring some humor to your office life. Perfect for sharing with colleagues and brightening your day!

Work can be a rollercoaster of deadlines, meetings that could have been emailed, and the eternal quest for the elusive work-life balance. Amidst these daily challenges, finding moments of laughter can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of “50 Funny Work Quotes” to add a little humor to your day. These quotes are a playful reminder that every job has its quirks and, sometimes, you just have to laugh to keep from crying.

From tongue-in-cheek observations about coffee dependency in office culture to wry comments on the never-ending cycle of Monday blues and Friday euphoria, these quotes capture the universal truths and absurdities of workplace life. Whether you’re a seasoned executive or a fresh intern, there’s something in this list that will resonate with you.

That’ll Make Your Daily Grind More Enjoyable

Not only will these funny work quotes brighten your day, but they might also give you a fresh perspective on the lighter side of your professional world. After all, humor is a great tool for turning the mundane into something memorable!

Funny Work Quotes To Get You Through The Day

Funny Work Quotes To Get You Through The Day
  1. “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” — Bill Gates
  2. “I am a friend of the workingman, and I would rather be his friend than be one.” — Clarence Darrow
  3. “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” — Oscar Wilde
  4. “Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” — Edgar Bergen
  5. “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” — Jerome K. Jerome
  6. “People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.” — Albert Hubbard
  7. “The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.” — Sarah Brown
  8. “Doing nothing is very hard to do…you never know when you’re finished.” — Leslie Nielsen
  9. “I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” — Charles Lamb
  10. “No man goes before his time—unless the boss leaves early.” — Groucho Marx
  11. “The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.” — Franklin P. Jones
  12. “If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” — John Gotti
  13. “I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.” — Les Dawson
  14. “I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
  15. “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” — Robert Frost
  16. “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” — Douglas Adams
  17. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” — Muhammad Ali
  18. “There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?” — Kin Hubbard
  19. “It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?” — Ronald Reagan
  20. “Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.” — Charlie McCarthy
  21. “A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.” — Zig Ziglar
  22. “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and stare at it for hours.” — Oscar Wilde
  23. “I work for myself, which is fun. Except when I call in sick, I know I’m lying.” — Rita Rudner
  24. “If A equals success, then the formula is A = X + Y + Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.” — Albert Einstein
  25. “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” — Oscar Wilde
  26. “Why do people say they wish every day was Friday? If it were always Friday, we’d be here every freaking day.” — Ed Bernard
  27. “Sometimes I spend the whole meeting wondering how they got the big meeting table through the door.” — Unknown
  28. “My keyboard must be broken, I keep hitting the escape key, but I’m still at work.” — Unknown
  29. “There’s an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.” — Peter Drucker
  30. “Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing until you get there.” — Josh Billings
  31. “To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.” — Sister Mary Lauretta
  32. “Every day I arrive at work with good intentions and a great attitude… then idiots happen.” — Unknown
  33. “Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.” — Unknown
  34. “If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” — John Gotti
  35. “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” — Jerome K. Jerome
  36. “I tell my employees to think of me as a father who leaves them nothing in his will.” — Barry Goldwater
  37. “I’m not bossy, I just know what you should be doing.” — Unknown
  38. “The reward for good work is more work.” — Françoise Giroud
  39. “A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.” — James Kirkup
  40. “I always try to go the extra mile at work, but my boss always finds me and brings me back.” — Unknown
  41. “The problem with doing nothing is that you never know when you’re finished.” — Benjamin Franklin
  42. “I’m out of bed and dressed. What more do you want?” — Unknown
  43. “Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say.” — Michael Winner
  44. “To err is human, to blame it on someone else shows management potential.” — Unknown
  45. “Monday is a great for becoming too busy to die.” — Roy Station
  46. “Work is the greatest thing in the world. So we should always save some of it for tomorrow.” — Don Herold
  47. “I pretend to work as long as they pretend to pay me.” — Unknown
  48. “I’m not lazy, I’m on energy-saving mode.” — Unknown
  49. “If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.” — Unknown
  50. “There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” — Henry Kissinger


As we wrap up our collection of “50 Funny Work Quotes,” we hope these humorous reflections have brought some laughter and lightness to your day. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of corporate culture or the daily demands of a demanding job, a little humor can go a long way in making the workday more enjoyable. Let these witty quips serve as a reminder not to take the work environment too seriously and to find joy amidst the chaos.

Share these quotes with colleagues to spark some smiles in your workplace or keep them handy for those moments when you need a quick laugh to reset your perspective. Remember, while work is an important part of life, it’s also the perfect place to cultivate a sense of humor. So next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, revisit these quotes, and let their lighthearted spirit uplift your mood and reenergize your workday.


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