Last Updated on October 28, 2020
If you need a quick spirit lifter don't look any further. I've curated for you 88 funny quotes about life lessons and life in general arranged in different categories. Nothing works quicker to bring your body and mind back into balance than a good laugh.
Like William James, I feel regular laughter is such an important habit.'We don't laugh because we are happy, we are happy because we laugh'.Click To Tweet
“The road to true love never did run smooth.”
Make sure to read until the end of this blog post where I share a surprise with you. A funny motto in life is excellent for breaking the ice and remind you not to take yourself too seriously. I'm wishing you a good time laughing your heart out with these whimsical, sarcastic, crazy, philosophical or hilarious quotes about life:)
“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling you to eat more cake.”
“You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”
“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”
“You’ve heard of the three ages of man – youth, age, and you are looking wonderful.”
Francis Cardinal Spellman
“My husband wanted one of those big-screen TVs for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already.”
“Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?”
“You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.”
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“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”
“Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.”
Nicholas Murray Butler
“There are three intolerable things in life – cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women.”
“I’ve had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn’t.”
“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.”
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”
“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
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“To attract men, I wear a perfume called New Car Interior.”
“What’s the difference between a boyfriend and a husband? About 30 pounds.”
“Why do men like intelligent women? Because opposites attract.”
“Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.”
“Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.”
“The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things.”
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way when you do criticize him, you'll be are a mile away and have his shoes!”
“By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”
“The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason, he wants a woman, as the most dangerous plaything.”
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“Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice.”
Otto von Bismarck
“True friends stab you in the front.”
“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”
Diane von Furstenberg
“There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
“If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.”
“I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.”
“You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”
Laurence J. Peter
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“Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you’re in.”
“My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.”
“When a man goes on a date, he wonders if he is going to get lucky. A woman already knows.”
“The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.”
“Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with someone long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.”
“The difference between being in a relationship and being in prison is that in prisons they let you play softball on the weekends.”
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“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”
Leo J. Burke
“Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.”
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”
Franklin P. Jones
“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.”
John Wilmot (Earl of Rochester)
“The best time to give advice to your children is while they’re still young enough to believe you know what you’re talking about.”
“As the father of two young girls, I have come to the realization that they are just as messy as boys but the dirt that they create around the house is comprised of at least 50% glitter.”
Andrew. K Keller
“It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawn mower, snowblower and vacuum cleaner.”
“Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?”
“Our house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.”
“A new broom sweeps clean, but the old broom knows the corners.”
“I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes – and six months later you have to start all over again.”
“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”
“This is a honeydew day. That is when you get a day off and the wife says, “Honey, do this,” and “Honey, do that” around the house.”
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“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.”
“I like work; it fascinates me; I can sit and look at it for hours.”
Jerome K. Jerome
“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.”
“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.”
“The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.”
Franklin P. Jones
“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”
“Work is the greatest thing in the world. So we should always save some of it for tomorrow.”
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“Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.”
“I love to sing, and I love to drink scotch. Most people would rather hear me drink scotch.”
“My music is best understood by children and animals.”
“I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.”
“All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.”
“Comedy is hard. Any idiot can have an opinion.”
Any idiot can make money. Keeping money, very few can do.
“Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.”
“If the abnormal goes on long enough it becomes the normal.”
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
George Bernard Shaw
“The trouble is that you get fans who tell you're great no matter how big an idiot you are.”
“There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”
“Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.”
“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”
Bill Watterson, cartoonist
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“Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.”
“When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.”
Chi Chi Rodriguez
“There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.”
“Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.”
“When a man retires, and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.”
R C Sherriff
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
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Book tip: Funny inspirational life quotes
Here comes my ultimate book tip for you. Did you know that I've published a book featuring funny inspirational quotes about life and happiness that provides you with a dose of laughter? It's loaded with humorous mottos about life, arranged in themes with bright colorful pictures. Each page of this unique picture quote book will put a smile on your face or leave you laughing for a while.
If you want a sneak peek inside of the book just skip the following background story and scroll down to watch my 29 seconds promo video.
Number 1 on my readers’ wish list
It is the 11th book in the inspirational picture book series I've created and I'm especially proud of it:)
With this book, I'm catering for a special wish from my readers, which they expressed in a survey. A book featuring “funny life quotes and sayings” was on the wish list ranking number 1!
And although I had this valuable information I just couldn't create it and published instead other inspiring picture quote books.
I got help from my valued readers
What was holding me back was just my realization that humor is so individual and my preference for special funny pictures and words of wisdom could never mirror the humor taste of all. But I was lucky enough to get help from my readers. And this is the other thing that makes me really proud.
It was the first time that a creative group of twenty highly valued readers from all over the world assisted me with a book project.
Altogether they took part in over 50 polls. They voted for:
- the number of quotations per category
- the best funny life categories
- the funniest ideas for each category
- the most humorous photos
- the best book title
- the most suitable cover for it
I could go on and on…
The group helped me with many other things in the book creation process. It was such a fabulous experience and I want to thank all participants again from the bottom of my heart.
If you too want to get creative, join me in my Facebook group “funny quotes” and help me shape my actual book. Maybe you get inspired and publish your own book soon. Click here to join the Facebook group!
Focus on the most important aspects of life
According to the poll results, you will find in this book funny retirement wisdom, smile provoking sayings about love, funny quotes about life, men and women, work, friend and many more.
At times greatly humorous and others gently whimsical, this collection will not disappoint. A great one-size-fits-all book that is sure to enlighten engage, and keep everyone giggling even after reading it.
Filled with funny life mottos and sayings from people throughout history, you will read the quotations of known modern and historical figures such as Agatha Christie, Albert Einstein, Eva Gabor, Pope John XIII, Elbert Hubbard, Leslie Nielsen, George Carlin and many more.
This is what readers say about the book:
Watch my Video (30 seconds): Funny quotes about life
To give you an idea for the look and feel of the book don't miss my short video below.
Good to know: Of course you can get all of my picture quote books as print copies on Amazon too. I have included space for your own greetings or dedications. This allows you to create a personal and funny gift for many occasions.
In the printed version I have also integrated 2 blank pages at the end of the book, where you can jot down your favorite funny inspirational life quotes.
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And if you want to take it to the next level check out my 52 Chef Habits Course, where even one of my 52 good habits focuses on laughter. Click here!