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The workplace may turn into the last place on earth where anyone would want to be without engaging in conversations and clever comedy. So how about adding a little bit of life to the surroundings? Amazingly, we could have the right solution for you—a hilarious collection of funny work quotes that are ideal for your office. Perhaps you're under pressure to meet a deadline, or you're sick of seeing the same workplace settings every day.

It's time to search for something interesting and humorous to help you laugh heartily and release tension when you feel your burden becoming heavier. This collection of funny work quotes is the simplest method to uplift your spirits and joy, regardless of how challenging your job has been.

100 Funny work quotes to add humor in the workplace

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. No man goes before his time—unless the boss leaves early. — Groucho Marx

3. Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you're finished. — Leslie Nielsen

4. It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

6. Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. — Peter Drucker

7. It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

8. People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do. — Elbert Hubbard

9. I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one. — Clarence Darrow

10. The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. — Oscar Wilde

11. Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. — George Carlin

12. It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work. — William Faulkner

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

14. You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage worth ethic. — Zig Ziglar

15. As I have gotten older and wiser I discovered that there are six things that I really loved about my job. Payday, lunchtime, quitting time, vacation time, holidays, and of course retirement. — Tom Goins

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

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

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

19. The easiest job in the world has to be coroner. Surgery on dead people. What’s the worst thing that could happen? If everything went wrong, maybe you’d get a pulse. — Dennis Miller

20. My keyboard must be broken, I keep hitting the escape key, but I'm still at work. — Author Unknown

21. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. - Robert Orben

22. Delegate your work. Stop spending dollar time on penny jobs. — Mary Kay Ash

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

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

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

26. 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

27. 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

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

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

30. Beat the 5 o'clock rush, leave work at noon. — Anonymous

31. Time is an illusion. Lunchtime is doubly so. – Douglas Adams

32. The problem with doing nothing is that you never know when you’re finished. – Groucho Marx

33. 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

34. Sometimes I spend the whole meeting wondering how they got the big meeting table through the door. — Anonymous

35. People are still willing to do an honest day’s work. The problem is they want a week’s pay for it. – Joey Adams

36. Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. – Charlie McCarthy

37. An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. — Niels Bohr

38. The reward for good work is more work. – Francesca Elisia

39. It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.- Muhammad Ali

40. Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. – Earl Nightingale

41. Pride, commitment and teamwork are words they use to get you to work for free. - Anonymous

42. My boss told me to start every presentation with a joke. The first slide was my paycheck. - Anonymous

43. A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B. - Fats Domino

44. Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar. - Drew Carey

45. When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' — Don Marquis

46. Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still? — J. Paul Getty

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

48. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. — Mark Twain

49. When I was 16 I worked in a pet store, and they fired me because . . . they had three snakes, and one day I braided them. – Steven Alexander Wright

50. Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. — Will Rogers

51. People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day! — Anonymous

52. A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job. — Zig Ziglar

53. A baseball game is twice as much fun if you're seeing it on the company's time. — William C. Feather

54. I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I'm around. — Homer Simpson

55. The taxpayer—that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. — Ronald Reagan

56. Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor. – John Ciardi

57. It’s a funny feeling to work with people who you consider your colleges and to realize that they actually are young enough to be your children. – Alan Alda

58. I’m not retiring, I am graduating . . . retirement means that you’ll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day in Oceanside. It ain’t going to happen. – Junior Seau

59. I used to work at McDonald’s making minimum wage. You know what thay means? You know what your boss was trying to say? It’s like, 'Hey if I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.' – Chris Rock

60. Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. – Zig Ziglar

61. Where people aren’t having fun, they seldom produce good work. – David Ogilvy

62. Coworkers are like Christmas lights. They hang together, half of them don’t work and the other half aren’t so bright. – Anonymous

63. I hate when I lose things at work, like pens, papers, sanity and dreams. – Anonymous

64. If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. – Betty Reese

65. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

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

67. I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin

68. The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it. — Groucho Marx

69. If you had to identify in one word the reason why the human race has not achieved and never will achieve its full potential, that word would be 'meetings. – Dave Barry

70. Be like a postage stamp. Stick to a thing till you get there. — Josh Billings

71. Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say. – Andy Stanley

72. Many of life’s failures are experiences by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison

73. Education cost money. But then again so does ignorance. – Sir Claus Moser

74. Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you didn’t have a plan. – Larry Winget

75. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the real greats make you feel that you, too, can be great. – Mark Twain

76. If a man smiles all the time, he’s probably selling something that doesn’t work. — Woody Allen

77. Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife. — Groucho Marx

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

79. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. – Tim Notke

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

81. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams

82. An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault. – William Castle

83. What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. – Phyllis Diller

84. Work is against human nature. The proof is that it makes us tired. - Michel Tournier

85. Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant. – Scott Adams

86. Hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil—and you’ll never get a job working for a tabloid. – Phil Pastoret

87. I work for myself, which is fun. Except when I call in sick, I know I'm lying. - Rita Rudner

88. Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. — Ray Kroc

89. A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure. — Henry Kissenger

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

91. Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn’t be done. – Sam Ewing

92. My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job. – Ted Turner

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

94. Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow. — Don Herold

95. If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you. – Steven Wright

96. The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time. — Joe Girard

97. Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. - Sam Ewing

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

99. People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. - Ogden Nash

100. 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

Key takeaways

Laughter is the best medicine and can go a long way in the workplace. These 100 funny work quotes are sure to bring a smile to your face and lighten up your day, no matter how hectic it may be. By incorporating humor into our daily work lives, we can boost morale, reduce stress, and increase productivity. So, next time you're feeling overwhelmed or uninspired, take a moment to read through these funny work quotes and let the good vibes flow. Remember, a happy workplace is a productive workplace!

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