Looking for some inspiring words to lift your spirits and get you through the week? The list below has you covered. In it, I featured some of the best Monday quotes from famous authors, leaders, and entrepreneurs to provide you with motivation for tackling whatever lies ahead on Monday and beyond.

Whether it’s an important meeting or just another day at work, these Monday quotes will give you the confidence boost you need as well as remind us why Mondays don’t always have to be so bad! So read on for some uplifting Monday quotes that will make getting out of bed a little bit easier.

1. “Okay, it’s Monday but who said Mondays have to suck? Be a rebel and have a great day anyway.”– Kimberly Jiménez

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

3. “You do not find the happy life. You make it. “– Camilla Eyring Kimball

4. “This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.”—Gabriel García Márquez

5. “Success is to wake up each morning and consciously decide that today will be the best day of your life.” —Ken Poirot

6. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” —Ralph Marston

7. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

8. “Every day brings new choices.” —Martha Beck

9. “Mondays are tough only for those people, who don’t know how to spend them cheerfully. Get up and have fun today!” —Unknown

10. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

11. “Believe on Monday the way you believe on Sunday.” — Rita Schiano

12. “Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.” —Jerry Spinelli

13. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”—Plato

14. “Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.” —J.M. Barrie

15. “You are in control. Never allow your Monday to be manic.” – Andrea L’Artiste

16. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!” – David Dwek

17. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” —Elon Musk

18. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt

19. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

20. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer

21. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” —Jim Rohn

22. “So. Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends — but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more-positive partnership.” – Julio Alexi Genao

23. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

24. “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing.” —Katherine Mansfield

25. “Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.” – Germany Kent

26. “By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” — Edwin Elliot

27. “What starts on Monday should carry through to Friday; that is, enthusiasm.” —Byron Pulsifer

28. “Monday is for people with a mission.”– Cristina Imre

29. “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up & chase them.” —Kristin,

30. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” —Maria Robinson

31. “I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.” — Kerry Washington

32. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” —Muhammad Ali

33. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

34. “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” — J.M. Barrie

35. “It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” Napoleon Hill

36. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”– Jim Rohn

37. “There are many opportunities in every single day, and Monday is the perfect day to seize them all.” —Isabella Koldras

38. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale

39. “Don’t ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it’s crazy enough.” — Lena Waithe

40. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein

41. “The future depends on what you do today.” —Mahatma Gandhi

42. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar

43. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it! “—Jonathan Winters

44. “The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing that you’ll make one.” —Elbert Hubbard

45. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” — Gabrielle Union