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100 Powerful Monday Blues Quotes To Kick Start Your Week

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If you are searching for "Monday blues quotes," there are high chances that you might share the same sentiments about Monday mornings as us.

Countless people loathe the idea of the quintessential Monday mornings, whether working a 9-5 job or working from home.

A study even reported that Monday mornings are so dismal that employees only have about three-and-a-half hours of productive work time.

The good news is that Mondays don't have to be dreadful. Stop thinking of Monday mornings as the worst day of the week. Instead, reflect upon how it gives you the perfect opportunity to start something new and achieve your goals in the meantime.

Hence to help you to beat the Monday blues, we have collected 100 Monday blues quotes by famous personalities, leaders, and visionaries. These quotes show how having a positive attitude towards Monday mornings can set the tone for the rest of your week.

The Only List of Monday Blues Quotes You’ll Need To Get Going

Monday Blue Quotes

1. Germany Kent

Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.

2. Ken Poirot

Success is to wake up each morning and consciously decide that today will be the best day of your life.

3. Roy Station

Monday is a great for becoming too busy to die.

4. Cristina Imre

Monday is for people with a mission. Those who favor vacations, not weekends.

5. Nice Peter

The best weeks start on Monday.

6. Meister Eckhart

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

7. Steve Pavlina

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.

8. Stephen King

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.

9. Margaret Fuller

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now.

10. Brian Tracy

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.

11. Steve Jobs

I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

12. Edmond Mbiaka

When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.

13. David Dweck

Mondays are the start of the workweek, which offers new beginnings 52 times a year.

14. Akilnathan Logeswaran

Honestly, I never really understood the glorification of Fridays and weekends. I don't want to build a life and career where I spent five days a week waiting for the weekend. No! I want to enjoy my life and don't wish any weekday away. I want each day to matter to me, in some way, even if it's a small tiny way. I love my life. Everyday. That's the spirit we should convey all around us.

15. Andrea L’Artiste

Don’t let a day of the week have so much power over your happiness. Happy Monday!

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16. C.J. Walker

There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.

17. Oprah Winfrey

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.

18. Mahatma Gandhi

The future depends on what you do today.

19. Dalai Lama

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.

20. George Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

20. Florence Nightingale

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.

21. J.K.Rowling

Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

22. Rita Schiano

Believe on Monday the way you believe on Sunday.

23. Anthony T. Hincks

The thing about today is... It's Monday! No other day could get the week off to such a great start.

24. Allen Smith

For me, Monday represents a fresh start to the week. It is the day where the slate from the previous week is wiped clean. It is a day of new beginnings.

25. John Phillips

Monday, Monday, so good to me; Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.

26. Leggy Saul

I must break the routines and become a person who becomes productive every Monday. I must break the mindset of unhappiness and turn myself into a happy magnet for Mondays.

27. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.

28. Jim Butcher

Wake up on Monday and start your day with a lot of awesomeness, and you will get happiness back.

29. Kimberly Jimenez

Okay, it's Monday, but who said Mondays have to suck? Be a rebel and have a great day anyway.

30. Barack Obama

Focus your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little life of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

31. Jarod Kintz

Mondays are mundane, like Tuesdays minus 24 hours.

32. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Employers are at their happiest on Mondays. Employees are at their happiest on Fridays.

33. Amy Neftzger

There are no miracles on Mondays.

34. Marilyn Monroe

When you’re young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you’re laughing again.

35. Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…

36. Jim Rohn

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

37. George Lorimer

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.

38. Wayne Dyer

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.

39. Groucho Marx

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.

40. Zig Ziglar

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

41. Ashley Smith

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

42. Albert Einstein

A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.

43. Eckhart Tolle

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there’.

44. Dale Carnegie

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

45. Margaret Thatcher

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

46. Lemony Snicket

Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.

47. Portuguese proverb

Think of many things; do one.

48. Viggo Mortensen

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.

49. John R. Wooden

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

50. Napoleon Hill

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.

51. Anonymous

What starts on Monday should carry through to Friday; that is, enthusiasm. Have a great week

52. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.

53. Anonymous

Monday is a good day to have a great day! It’s all in your attitude.

54. Les Brown

I want Monday back so I can regain the time I lost working on low priorities instead of utilizing my time effectively and efficiently to move the yardstick of life forward.

55. David Allen

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.

56. Byron Pulsifer

The challenge of every Monday is to maintain the same vitality in each and every day of the week.

57. Anonymous

Monday is the day to unleash the stamina built up after a relaxing weekend.

58. Denny Dey

I said that the issue is not Monday. The issue is action without motivation.

59. Charles F. Kettering

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.

60. Anonymous

Monday won’t be so gloomy if you believe that something good is always bound to happen.

61. Brian Littrell

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

62. Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

63. Bruce Lee

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

64. Seth Godin

The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.

65. Funké Baffour

It's time to read just your mind, Monday mornings no longer have to be a dreaded moment in your life.

66. Anonymous

The start of your week - Monday is a clean slate day. A day to start afresh with the vigor, optimism, and enthusiasm transferred from a weekend of battery charging.

67. Richard Branson

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

68. Lily Tomlin

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

69. Abraham Lincoln

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.

70. Eric Thomas

You master Monday! You start winning the day! You start winning the week! Then the month! Then the year!

71. Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

72. John Newton

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.

73. Olin Miller

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.

74. Peter Drucker

Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

75. John Wooden

Don't mistake activity with achievement.

76. Anonymous

You can always tell who the most satisfied employees are because they are the very people who express joy and expectation on Monday mornings.

77. Arthur Ashe

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

78. Joan Collins

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you someone who has never achieved much.

79. Dean Smith

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.

80. Jameon Ferguson

Don't look at Monday morning just as the day that you must go back to work, be thankful that you have a job to go to, so you can provide for yourself and just be thankful that God chose to wake you up!

81. Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

82. Anonymous

Why are goals so important? They are the very reason that we are given Mondays in order to move closer to where and what we want to accomplish for the week.

83. Tony Robbins

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

84. Napoleon Bonaparte

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

85. Roger Staubach

There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.

86. Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

87. Anonymous

The ever dominate and persistent strength of a magnet is my personal desire each Monday morning.

88. Pablo Picasso

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

89. Ray Goforth

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

90. Maya Angelou

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

91. Jack Canfield

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

92. Dennis P. Kimbro

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

93. C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

94. Gurbaksh Chahal

If you genuinely want something, don't wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.

95. M. Scott Peck

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

96. Lucille Ball

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

97. Diane Ackerman

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

98. Lao Tzu

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

99. Earl Nightingale

We become what we think about.

100. Joel Osteen

If you have the right mind-set, you can be just as happy on Monday as you are on Friday.


Even on the most dreaded day of the week, if we keep our eyes on the bright side, we can do incredible things.

Any day can be as wonderful as you want it to be. If these Monday blues quotes have motivated you in any way, don't forget to forward them to friends and colleagues who could be looking for some Monday motivation themselves.

Bhaswati Roy

This article is written by Bhaswati Roy who is a Content Marketer at Vantage Circle. In her spare time, she can be found reading crime thrillers or scrolling through food apps, unable to pick what to eat next. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com.

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