It’s winter. The weather is cold and the days are short. And it will be a while before the next holiday comes around. (Memorial Day seems so far away!)

So if you’re possibly in the need of a little pick-me-up, please enjoy these funny quotes about work. Laughter really is good medicine. It can make even the hardest work day a little bit easier.


“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
― Douglas Adams


“The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.” ― Casey Stengel


“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.”
― Charles Lamb


“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


“Confidence is 10 percent hard work and 90 percent delusion.”
― Tina Fey


“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?”
― Edgar Bergen


“There go my people. I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.”
― Alexandre Ledru-Rollin


“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
― Leslie Knope


“Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others.” ― Laozi


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


“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