175 Friday Motivational Quotes To Start The Day Strong

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Welcome to this extensive collection of Friday motivational quotes! With the weekend just around the corner, it’s time to power through one last workday and start enjoying some well-deserved downtime. 

But before you clock out for the week, take a moment to read through these inspiring quotes that will help you finish strong.

From famous figures to anonymous sources, this diverse mix of words that are sure to uplift and encourage. 

Let’s dive into these quotes so you can tackle the day ahead with renewed energy and positivity!

Powerful Friday Motivational Quotes

  • “Friday is a day to finish your goals for the week. It is a day to celebrate that which you set out to accomplish at the beginning of the week. Well done.” ~ Byron Pulsifer
  • “Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.”
  • “Enjoy yourself. You work hard every day; you deserve to turn up on the weekends with your friends.” ~ Logic
  • “Don’t ever let a day go by that you waste, because that’s a day that you’ll never get back.” ~ Ray Lewis
  • “Don’t change yourself so that people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love you.”
  • “You can’t change the past and you can’t predict the future, but you can ruin the present by worrying about both.”
  • “Friday is the day you let who you’re becoming say goodbye to who you were.”
  • “The perfect life never arrives. Life is full of seemingly endless trouble, and then life ends. Find peace in the imperfect present.” ~ The Stoic Emperor
  • “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
  • “Hit the reset button. Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it. Get a new perspective. Today is a new day. Start fresh, begin now.” ~ Germany Kent

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  • “Suffering is optional. You’re gonna have some pain but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer.” ~ Jhene Aiko
  • “You can’t predict what life is going to throw at you. All you can do is ride through the storm and hope to see a rainbow on the other side.” ~ Nishan Panwar
  • “Fridays are made for catching your breath, expanding your wings, and showing the Universe what you’re made of.”
  • “This Friday, plant the seeds for the life you want to build. Nurture them, feed them, and watch them grow into the future of your dreams.”
  • “If you live in fear of the future because of what happened in your past, you will end up losing what you have in the present.”
  • “The reason it’s important to push hardest when you want to quit the most is because it helps you callous your mind. It’s the same reason why you have to do your best work when you are the least motivated.” ~ David Goggins
  • “If you can’t run towards your goals this Friday..take baby steps. Forward motion is forward motion, no matter the speed.”
  • “Does your life have a purpose? Are you contributing anything useful to this world, or just shuffling papers, banging on a keyboard, and coming home to a drunken existence on the weekends?” ~ Tim Ferris
  • “I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over, so I refuse to have a bad day.” ~ Paul Henderson

Short Friday Motivational Quotes

  • “Give yourself some credit for the days you made it when you thought you couldn’t.”
  • “Happiness is a day. It’s called Friday.”
  • “May your dreams come true on this beautiful Friday.”
  • “Once you face the darkness, it is easier to walk through the light.”
  • “Your past is a lesson, not a life sentence. Forgive yourself and focus on the future.” ~ Mel Robbins
  • “Participate in life instead of just watching it pass you by.” ~ Lindsey Wonderson
  • “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” ~ Robin Williams
  • “What makes you happy? Make time for that this Friday.”
  • “You do not have to live afraid. You do not have to live with the lie that things will always be this way.” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols

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  • “Some of life’s greatest lessons are learned from its worst moments and mistakes.”
  • “There are times when you just need to keep going, even if you’re not sure where you’ll end up.”
  • “Every day that you make the wrong choice, more of your potential is wasted.” ~ Andrew Tate quote
  • “There are a thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them is sufficient.” ~ Marilynne Robinson
  • “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • “You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out.”
  • “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin
  • “The weekend is here and you deserve a medal for getting through this week.” ~ Anthony T. Hincks
  • “Get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. This is where you grow.”
  • “If you really want people to believe in you, then go out and build something great.” ~ Andy Frisella
  • “Fridays are the hardest days in some ways; you’re so close to freedom.” ~ Lauren Oliver
  • “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”
  • “Fridays are made for dreaming bigger.”
  • “Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.”
  • “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are too busy living our fears.” ~ Les Brown

Inspirational Friday Quotes

Enjoying this list of quotes so far? Then you may also enjoy this list of Monday Motivation quotes or this list of Tuesday motivation quotes.

If you’d just prefer to keep reading, then here’s some more powerful Friday motivational quotes for you to chew on.

  • “I used to think that the worst thing in life was ending up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” ~ Robin Williams
  • “When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Sometimes you just need to relax, breathe, let go, and live in the moment.”
  • “The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.” ~ Eric Thomas
  • “What you’re going through is preparation, not punishment. The Universe is getting you ready for your next phase, and it’s going to be amazing.”
  • “Try not to resist the changes that come through you. Instead, let life live through you. How do you know that the side you’re used to is better than the one to come.” ~ Rumi
  • “Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing.”
  • “Within the depths of your being, there is something wonderful that wants to express itself. Clear its path by honoring yourself and your life. Stop hanging onto the past and let life move you forward.”
  • “Your willingness to jump will open doors for you. Every jump will increase your wisdom and broaden your vision.” ~ Steve Harvey
  • “Life is uncertain, so don’t waste your time on things that don’t deserve your energy. Instead, do things you love and live your life to the fullest.” ~ Anurag Prakash Ray
  • “Life goes on whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown, or stay behind locked in the past.”
  • “Don’t wait for things in your life to change before you feel better. Feel better now and watch the things  in your life change.”

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  • “Make sure you spend time this Friday with people who are good for your soul.”
  • “Relax and celebrate your Friday by living your best life. Enjoy the day and all the opportunities it brings.”
  • “Take back your own happiness. You’re the only one who decides how productive and fulfilling your Friday is.”
  • “The art of living is to accept the uncertainty of life and let go of things that are not worth holding into.” ~ Rhads
  • “Fridays are for LIFE; Laughter, Inspiration, Fun, and Enjoyment.”
  • “Sometimes life takes you in a direction you never saw yourself going but it turns out to be the best road you have ever taken.” ~ Abhishek Tiwari
  • “Just because it’s Friday, doesn’t mean you stop hustling towards your goals.”
  • “Now’s the time to get serious about living your ideals. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer.” ~ Epictetus
  • “You know it’s Friday when you wake up smiling and you have no idea why.”
  • “Comfort is the enemy of greatness. Embrace discomfort and make it work for you. That’s where you’ll find your best life.” ~ Ed Mylett

Friday Motivational Quotes To Start The Day Right

  • “Fridays are made for dreaming and doing. Envision your ideal future, then figure out how to get one step closer to it today.”
  • “This Friday, finish your work and be done. Look forward to the weekend and have some fun!” ~ Kate Summers
  • “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t.”
  • “It’s okay if every weekend doesn’t lead to big moments and campfires and laughter that carries on for hours and hours. Some weekends might be quiet, still, with plenty of room to contemplate. And in that contemplation room, there is room to grow.” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols
  • “Everything happens for a reason. Life puts you down, only so you can get back up. Live life, forgive and forget. Let go of the past.” ~ Hussien Nishah
  • “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” ~ Jerry Rice
  • “Imagine living a life where every day is your Saturdays and Sundays. Make every day your weekend. Make every day a play-day.” ~ James A. Murphy
  • “Starting today, forget what’s gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.”
  • “Today, many people will choose to free themselves from the imprisonments of their bad habits, why not you?” ~ Steve Maraboli

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  • “Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know there are better ones coming.”
  • “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  • “Every situation has something to appreciate, even if all you can do is be thankful for the lesson it taught you.”
  • “On Friday, forgive yourself for any mistakes you made during the week and shift your focus to the future. Your time to shine is coming.”
  • “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” ~ Les Brown
  • “Today, you decide if enough is enough. You decide to start fresh.”
  • “Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.” ~ Keanu Reeves
  • “You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it. Keep moving forward.”
  • “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start getting excited about what could go right.” ~ Tony Robbins

Friday Motivational Quotes For Work

Let’s keep this list rolling with some more inspirational Friday morning quotes that will motivate you to crush the last day ahead.

  • “Although I understand that all days are equal with 24 hours each, most of us agree that Friday is the longest day of the week and Sunday is the shortest.” 
  • “If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” ~ Larry Page
  • “Work hard! In the end, passion and hard work beat out natural talent.” ~ Pete Docter
  • “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” ~ Aristotle
  • “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” ~ Robert Frost
  • “Work is not a man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.” ~ George MacDonald
  • “Be so busy working to reach your goals that you don’t have the time to hate on someone else who is trying to reach theirs.” ~ CT Fletcher
  • “Don’t wait all week for Friday so you can enjoy life. Find a job you love so you can enjoy every day of the week.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer

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  • “When you have a job you love, every day feels as exciting and as fresh as a Friday.”
  • “Keep going the extra mile. It’s what makes the difference between a job and a career.”
  • “Remember one rule of thumb; the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.” ~ Steven Pressfield
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~ Herman Cain
  • “When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is a Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.” ~ Edmond Mbiaka
  • “Your friends won’t always agree with your vision. Even your family won’t always agree with your vision. That’s why the bravest thing you can do is believe in yourself.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Always take some of the play, fun, freedom and wonder of the weekend into your week & your work.” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • “When you leave work this Friday, leave work. Don’t let technology follow you throughout your weekend. Take a break and you will be more refreshed to begin the workweek.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer
  • “What are you doing extra? That’s what counts. That’s when you’re working hard – when you’re going above and over what’s expected of you” ~ Denzel Washington

Funny Motivational Friday Quotes

  • “I know every day is a gift but where are the receipts for Mondays? I want to return it for another Friday.”
  • “Friday. The golden child of the weekdays. The superhero in the workweek. The welcome wagon to the weekend.”
  • “Friday the 13th is still better than Monday the whatever.”
  • “Life must be terrible for working people, considering they spend every Friday night celebrating a two-day break from it.” ~ Robert Black
  • “Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.” ~ John Shirley
  • “Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.” ~ Bill Watterson
  • “I haven’t been so excited about Friday since last Friday.”
  • “Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they’re successful.” ~ Casey Stengel
  • “Friday is like a superhero that always arrives just in time to stop me from savagely beating one of my co-workers with a keyboard.” ~ Rico

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  • “It’s Friday night. Time to be a hero and rescue some wine trapped in a bottle.”
  • “It’s Friday morning mankind! Good vibes, don’t frown and let your demons see you smile.” ~ Napz Cherub Palazzo
  • “Happy Friday! Here’s to all of us who made it through another week of faking adulthood.” ~ Nanea Hoffman
  • “If my boss knew how unproductive I am on Fridays, he wouldn’t want me here either.” ~ James Johnson
  • “Dear Friday, I’m so glad we’re back together. I’m sorry you had to see me with Mon-Thurs, but I swear I was thinking of you the whole time.”
  • “I am instantly 70% nicer after 3 pm on Fridays.”
  • “Music always sounds better on Friday.” ~ Lou Brutus
  • “It’s Friday! Thank the Universe and your favorite coffee mug for getting you through another work week.”
  • “Friday is like a green light; you speed up until after work and start to slow down once the light turns yellow.”

Beautiful Friday Motivational Quotes

  • “Take a moment on Friday to reflect how far you’ve come since Monday. You did an awesome job this week.” 
  • “Make each day of the week like Friday and your life will take on new enthusiasm.” ~ Byron Pulsifer
  • “Weekends are sacred for me. They’re the perfect time to relax and spend time with family and friends.” ~ Marcus Samuelsson
  • “I believe that it is a mandatory Law of the Universe that on Fridays, you have to do something a little fun.” ~ Hanna Rhoades
  • “I always tell young people that if they have a dream, they should pursue it with all their heart.” ~ Charles K. Kao
  • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Take time out of your Friday to ask the Universe to cover and protect you. Go into your weekend spiritually connected.”
  • “I don’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too. Thursday I don’t care about you, it’s Friday I’m in love with.” ~ The Cure
  • “We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” ~ Bill Watterson
  • “Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?” ~ Marliyn Vos Savant

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  • “I challenge you to let every day be a Friday. Give yourself permission to be happy every day.” ~ Joel Osteen
  • “Take your life into your hands this weekend and remember that impulsive foolish decisions make up the best stories.”
  • “You only get one shot at life. Make the most out of it and put as many smiles on people’s faces as you can.” ~ Young Dolph
  • “Give in to your need for adventure. Even a small change from your routine will get your creative juices going. Happy Friday!”
  • “Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  • “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”
  • “At the end of each day write down on a calendar the best thing that happened to you that day.” ~ Brenda Shoshanna
  • “The weekend is a time for no’s — no alarm clock, no rushing, no urgent phone calls, no working nights!” ~ Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Those moments when you’re alone teach you how important it is to have people around you who love you.” ~ Amanda Gorman
  • “Here’s to an amazing Friday followed by a wonderful weekend! You deserve it.”

Quotes For Friday Motivation

Here’s some more Friday motivational quotes that will give you the fuel you need to finish the week strong.

Feel free to also check out these  Wednesday morning inspirational quotes if you’re looking for further inspiration.

  • “Take time on Friday to celebrate all you’ve accomplished. No success is too small to celebrate.” 
  • “You need to be grateful for what you have. I mean, you got shoes on your feet right now, some children don’t even have access to water.” ~ Lil Peep
  • “Vow to stop overthinking and under-feeling. Trust your soul to guide you through Friday and into the weekend with confidence.”
  • “People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.” ~ Raimonda B.
  • “You have a wonderful and precious role to play. Give yourself permission to be powerful and enjoy your Friday.”
  • “Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.”
  • “Stay dedicated. If you’re busy working on your goals and dreams, you’re not missing anything.” ~ Lewis Howes
  • “Follow your dreams and give it your all. Put your mind to it and there’s nothing that can stop you.” ~ Juice WRLD
  • “Before starting your Friday, mentally go through your day and decide what you will accomplish. Then get out there and make it happen.”
  • “We all must suffer one of two things; the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” ~ Jim Rohn
  • “All suffering is created by an undisciplined mind. When you learn to discipline your mind, the chains that once bound you will give way to wings.”
  • “The C’s in life; choice, chance, change. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.”

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  • “Push so hard that you not only discover your limits but that you have goodbye as you blow past them.”
  • “No one achieved great things by sleeping in and binge-watching Netflix. Get out of bed early and work towards your goals.”
  • “The person you are and the person you want to be are only separated by discipline.”
  • “High achievement doesn’t require inborn talent. It requires working your butt off. Period.” ~ David Goggins
  • “You already have what it takes to keep going and winning; patience, determination, and inner strength.”
  • “Keep working on improving. One of the best feelings in the world is the manifestation of the things you truly want through effort.”
  • “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ~ John C. Maxwell

Motivational Friday Sayings

  • “You deserve the peace and bliss that Friday brings at the end of a long week.”
  • “Don’t let haters ruin your Friday vibe. Use your energy to connect with people who love you, there are plenty of them.”
  • “All five previous days you have spent your time in vain, so it’s time to start living! Meet the weekend with an adventurous spirit.”
  • “No one has to see your dreams as clearly as you do. Keep working towards your goals and the picture will become clear for anyone who wants to see.”
  • “The person who masters himself through self-control and discipline is truly undefeatable.” ~ Buddha
  • “It’s okay to feel okay. You don’t have to be so hard on yourself even if you don’t feel like you deserve it, you’re allowed to feel happy and feel blessed in this life, even if it’s just for a second.” ~ Zach Bryan
  • “You deserve a break this Friday, so find time to relax your mind and quiet your soul.”
  • “Stop getting in your own way! Do what needs to be done to reach your goals this Friday.”
  • “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu


  • “This Friday, rediscover your inner warrior and take back your power.”
  • “It is when I struggle that I strengthen. It is when challenged to my core that I learn the depth of who I am.” ~ Steve Maraboli
  • “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.” ~ Imam Ali
  • “There will be haters, there will be doubters, there will be non-believers, and then there will be you, proving them wrong.”
  • “While you work on finishing up your week, take time to express gratitude for all you have already achieved. See your progress, not just your end goal.”
  • “This weekend, reflect on the amazing, productive week you had and think about how you are going to tackle next week.”
  • “It might feel difficult now, but you’ll feel so proud of yourself when you’re done.”
  • “Let the sad melody of the week turn into a rock song of the weekend! Allow yourself to relax and recharge, but don’t forget that on Monday the grind continues.”
  • “When you’re young, you should live out every weekend to the maximum. Even if you look like a scarecrow, you just gotta go live!” ~ Jonathan Brandis

Grateful Friday Quotes

Friday is the perfect time to express gratitude for the week that’s behind you and the day that’s ahead of you. 

So here’s some more Friday motivational quotes that will help you start the day with a grateful heart and mind.

Oh, and if you’re enjoying these quotes then you’ll probably like these Thankful Thursday quotes or this list of Saturday inspirational quotes

  • “Friday is the perfect day for thanking the universe, both for the people it placed in your life and the people it removed from your life.”
  • “Be grateful for the dreams you have yet to achieve. They give you the hope and energy you need to keep moving forward.”
  • “Be grateful for any breakdowns. It means your mission is getting clear. Peace is within you. Money is flowing your way. You found out who your real friends are and you are making health a priority.” ~ Lewis Howes
  • “If you can’t be grateful for what you have, be grateful for what you’ve escaped.”
  • “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  • “You’ll get there someday, but you can be grateful for something today.”
  • “Channel your energy into gratitude and your love into your friends, and have a happy Friday.”
  • “Take life day by day and be grateful for the little things. Don’t get caught up in what you can’t control. Accept it and make the best of it.”
  • “Wake up joyful and grateful that you have another Friday to share with the people you love. Not everyone is that lucky.”

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  • “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” ~ Naomi Williams
  • “Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life.” ~ Stephanie Conkle
  • “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?” ~ Roy Bennett
  • “A grateful mind is a great mind which will eventually attract to itself great things.” ~ Plato
  • “I’m always grateful for this moment, no matter what form it takes.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  • “There is always someone somewhere who would love to trade places with you; be grateful for what you have this Friday.”
  • “If you are having trouble being grateful for what you have, imagine that it goes away.”

Friday Morning Inspirational Quotes

  • “I look forward to Fridays because I know I have spent the week offering encouragement, solace, assistance, and goodwill to everyone that I have met throughout the journey.”
  • “Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others’ highlight reels; no one is actually doing it all. Figure out what matters most to you and focus on that.” ~ Boss Babe
  • “You can make progress or you can make excuses, but you can’t make both.”
  • “This Friday, do something that gets you closer to your goals. You’ll be glad you did on Monday.”
  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “You might have a million reasons for giving up. Find the one reason for working harder.”
  • “Big achievements and big dreams all require one thing; no excuses.”
  • “I’ve always wanted to be the best. I never wanted to be the sixth man of the year, I wanted to be Michael Jordan.” ~ Luke Combs

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  • “Good things come to those who work hard and never give up.”
  • “When you feel frustrated by slow progress, remind yourself that good things take time.”
  • “Courage isn’t about having the strength to go on – it is going on when you have no strength.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “Your struggles are there to strengthen you. Your limits are here to inspire you. Your challenges are here to push you.”

Final Thoughts

I hope that you enjoyed reading through these Friday motivational quotes and now have some inspiration to carry with you the rest of the day!

Friday might be the last day before the weekend, but that’s not an excuse to get lazy and procrastinate on your high-priority tasks. 

Winners treat Friday like any other day. So, if you want to go into the weekend with a sense of fulfillment, do what needs to be done today.

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