30 Funny Work Quotes

People with a sense of humor at work are considerably more successful, according to report in Forbes magazine (2/21/2012). And many studies have shown that people with a sense of humor who make it a point to laugh often in general are healthier and happier overall in life…

funny work quotesWith that in mind, here are 30 very funny work-related quotes for you to enjoy. Please SHARE this today, and add your own comments — the quotes you especially enjoy below, other funny quotes and jokes you know, etc. — after the 25 funny quotes below! 🙂


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
— Thomas Edison


There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
— Indira Gandhi


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


By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
— Robert Frost


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
— Vince Lombardi


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


I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt


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


I work for myself, which is fun. Except when I call in sick, I know I am lying.
— Rita Rudner


One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
— Bertrand Russell


If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
— Charles F. Kettering


There’s an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.
— Peter Drucker


I used to sell furniture for a living. The problem was, it was my own.
— Les Dawson


The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
— Sarah Brown


The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.
— Bette Midler


Eventually the person who tries to fix the problem will be blamed for causing it.
– Robert Brault


Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
— Howard Aiken


Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them.
— Charles Sykes
On applications, where it asks if you’ve ever committed a felony, I like to write in, “Is lying on an application a felony?”
— Guy Endore-Kaiser


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


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


I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock.
— Henny Youngman


The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
— Lilly Tomlin


Ever get the feeling that in life, when your finally holding all the cards, everyone else is playing chess?
– Gil Stern


I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
— Douglas Adams


Being a couch potato is not the same as being a failure. Being a failure implies that you were actually trying to do something.
— Anonymous


Why do people say they wish every day was Friday? If it was always Friday, we’d be here every freakin’ day.
— Ed Bernard


Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.
— Oscar Wilde


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, and the ability to change the people I cannot stand. Amen.
— Buster Guru


Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probably reason why so few engage in it.
— Henry Ford


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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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1 thought on “30 Funny Work Quotes”

  1. Chas says:

    This my quote from when I was in the paint contracting business. ” I like to paint when I ain’t !”

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