190 Motivating Thankful Thursday Quotes For Work and Life

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Monday is everyone’s least favourite day.

And we love weekends the most.

But what about Thursdays?

If you or someone you know are feeling uninspired on the penultimate day of the working week, then some quotes about Thursdays might help!

Read on for a long list of thankful Thursday quotes to use at work and in blessings.

Thankful Thursday quotes

Here we go then: Let’s begin with my favourite thankful thursday quotes!

My Favourite Thankful Thursday Quotes

1. “Take nothing for granted. Be grateful for everything.” — Unknown

2. “On this Thursday take nothing for granted. Look around and show gratitude for your work, your family, and your friends.” — Theodore Higginsworth

Related: 170 Encouraging Words For Friends.

3. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

4. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” — Gerald Good

5. “It’s Thursday! While pursuing your goals for the week, take time to appreciate what you’ve already accomplished.” — Unknown

6. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

7. “If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” — Robert Quillen

8. “It’s Thursday! Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.” — Unknown

9. “The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.” — Neale Donald Walsch

10. “Thankful Thursday and let’s be thankful for the help and kindness you receive, friends and family that support you, the time you have to make it happen, and life lessons that make you wiser.” — Unknown

11. “A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” — Plato

12. “Appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” — Mandy Hale

13. “Complain and remain. Praise and be raised.” — Joyce Meyer


Happy Thursday. I hope today, you wake up with someone you love that loves you back, something to do that sets your soul on fire, and a place to be that you call home.

— Unknown

15. “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘Thank you?’” — William A. Ward

16. “It’s Thankful Thursday! Count your blessings so you will lose count of your problems.” — Unknown

17. “The best way to enjoy this Thursday is to be happy with whatever you have right now.” — Unknown

18. “Praise the bridge that carried you over.” — George Colman

19. “Good morning Thursday! Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” — Unknown

20. “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” — Eric Hoffer

21. “A thankful heart is a happy heart. Being thankful for what you have is a good place to start.”  —Unknown

22. “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” — Henry Ward Beecher

23. “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

24. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” — Kevin Kruse

25. “Even though we can’t have all we want, we ought to be thankful we don’t get what we deserve.” — Unknown

26. “Every day may not be good. But there’s good in every day. Happy Thursday.” — Anonymous

27. “I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” — Woody Allen

28. “When you think about what you want in the future, don’t forget to be thankful for what you have this Thursday.” — Unknown

29. “Happy Thankful Thursday! Do you have at least three things you are grateful for right now?” — Unknown

Thursday motivational quotes

Next up, some thankful thursday inspirational quotes to get geared up for work.

Thankful Thursday Quotes for Work

30. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.” — Dr Seuss

31. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” — John Maxwell

32. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have strength.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

33. “It’s Thursday! We’re on the verge of the weekend, so wake up and get things done.” — Unknown

34. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” — Nelson Henderson

35. “You might transform your entire Thursday with just one optimistic thought in the morning.” — Unknown

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

37. “Criticism of you isn’t the truth – it’s just someone’s opinion.” — Cindy Francis

38. “The secret of motivated people is their ability to do something about it and make things happen.” — Bassel Hamdan

39. “Each day is a new beginning, so take full advantage of this Thursday.” — Unknown

40. “Happy Thursday! Greet your problems and decisions with peace and calm. Use your inner wisdom to evaluate and make smart decisions for yourself! You got this!” — Tracey Edmonds

41. “It’s Thursday. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Get up and get it done!” — Unknown

42. “Use Thursday to take the time to eliminate time wasters.” — Byron Pulsifer


You don’t wake up today to be mediocre. So let this Thursday be the day to step out of your comfort zone and realize your potential.

— Anonymous

44. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn

45. “Taking positive action means having the courage to act when others might not.” — Jordan Ring

46. “Thursday is the day when you get one day closer to your goals.” — Unknown

47. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela

48. “Don’t wait until next Monday to start fresh. Today is a good day to be the change you want to see.” — Unknown

49. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” — Pearl S Buck

50. “If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.” — Hayley Williams

51. “Time isn’t valued by how much of it you have but how you spend it. So stop rushing through life. Slow down and do what will make you a little bit better than yesterday.” — Anonymous

52. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “You won’t have this Thursday again, so make it a good one.” — Unknown

54. “Thursday is one day closer to my expectation that everything I have done through the week culminates in progress.” — Byron Pulsifer

55. “Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful.” — Unknown

56. “Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” — Thomas Carlyle

57. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” — Tricia Cunningham

58. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” — Charles Darwin

Happy Thursday quotes

Some people look for blessings to use on Thursdays. The following quotes may work well for that purpose.

Thankful Thursday Blessings

59. “Reasons to be happy on Thursday: You only have this Thursday once, you made it through Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and tomorrow is Friday.” — Anonymous

60. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs

61. “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” — Dalai Lama

62. “Work extra hard at keeping your attitude positive in all kinds of weather, through all the challenges of life.” — Catherine Pulsifer

63. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” ― Walt Whitman

64. “On Thursday noon I liked you well, and fondly felt that we must dwell not far apart, whatever befell.” — Thomas Hardy

65. “Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.” ― Bertolt Brecht

66. “Life is a roller coaster. Sometimes you hit the lows and sometimes you hit the highs.” — Calvin K. Lee

67. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour.” — Vince Lombardi

68. “It’s Thursday, so have a great day! Tomorrow is Friday, which means it’s time to party!” — Unknown

69. “The Tuesday scowls, the Wednesday growls, the Thursday curses, the Friday howls, the Saturday snores, the Sunday yawns, the Monday morns.” — Samuel Beckett

70. “Thursday is full of tenderness and kindness. So have a good day, and share it with those around you.” — Anthony T. Hincks


“Thursday morning and the sun is early. Thursday morning and the trees are singing.”

— Giles & Fripp

72. “Thursday, I forecast as mostly sunny. It’s a much-needed break.” — John Farley

73. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” — Willie Nelson

74. “You are one decision away from making things happen. Happy Thursday.” — Unknown

75. “Thursday reminders: Chase goals, not people. Celebrate your small wins. Take a break if you need it. Do something that makes you feel good. Learn something in everything.” — Anonymous

76. “Some people call it Thursday, I like to call it Friday Eve.” — Unknown

77. “Things you can control: How you invest your time and energy, who you keep in your circle, how you talk to yourself, and how kindly you treat others.” — Anonymous

78. “Happy Thursday. Be the vibes you want to attract.” — Unknown

79. “Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.” — Marianne Williamson

80. “Dreaming is not what you see while sleeping. It is something that does not let you sleep.” ― Abdul Kalam

81. “Happy Thursday! Greet your problems and decisions with peace and calm.” — Tracey Edmonds

82. “Good morning Thursday! May your day be filled with good thoughts, smiles, and great achievements.” — Unknown

Related: Quotes about Smiling Through Pain.

83. “Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” — Sam Walton

84. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

85. “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” — Helen Keller

86. “Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday the best day of all: Thursday for crosses, Friday for losses, Saturday no luck at all.” — English Proverb

87. “Thursday is full of timeless thoughts and marshmallow dreams.” — Anthony T. Hincks

Funny Thursday quotes

Next up is a list of funny thursday quotes to put a smile on your face…

Funny Thursday Quotes

88. “You can quit anything on a Thursday.” — Bob Goff

89. “Thursday is perhaps the worst day of the week. It’s nothing in itself; it just reminds you that the week has been going on too long.” — Nicci French

90. “Thursday is the party day for the week that surrounds it.” — Anthony T. Hincks

91. “Dear Thursday, are you sure you’re not Friday? Because I could really go for it being Friday today!” — Unknown

92. “I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” — Benjamin Disraeli

93. “Wednesday can only dream of becoming a Thursday.” — Anthony T. Hincks

94. “We usually have margaritas on Thursdays but since it’s Tuesday I’ll make an exception.” — Chelsea Handler

95. “It could be Monday and I’d have on underwear saying Thursday. I just didn’t care.” — Sue Monk Kidd

96. “On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we use the wave theory; on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays we think in streams of flying energy quanta or corpuscles.” — William Henry Bragg

97. “Thursdays are just wannabes. They wannabe Friday but they’re not.” — Anonymous


It’s Thursday and it really feels like a Thursday. Sometimes things just work out.

— Demetri Martin

99. “By Thursday morning, we’d gotten over the worst of it.” — William Scranton

100. “This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.” — Douglas Adams

101. “Thursday is how Friday says, ‘Hang on, you are almost there.’” — Unknown

102. “I wish you a tolerable Thursday. That’s all any of us can hope for.” — April Winchell

103. “Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.” — Jef Raskin

104. “Thursday has its own peculiar way of saying ‘Hey.’” — Harry Nilsson

105. “I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.”  — Howie Mandel

106. “Today I am thankful that tomorrow is Friday!” — Unknown

107. “Life is made out of Thursday afternoons. You just keep having them one after the other and let everything else take care of itself.” — Tim Tharp

108. “Thursday is the most dangerous day of the week.” — Marty Stern

109. “So I won’t wear makeup on Thursday ‘cause who I am is enough.” — Jess Glynne

110. “Thursday, I accidentally spent some of my own money.” — Bill Vaughan

Thursday inspirational quotes

If motivation’s running low, the following quotes about Thursdays should make a difference.

Happy Thursday Motivational Quotes

111. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

112. “It’s never too late to start over. Make today worth it. Happy Thursday.” — Unknown

113. “I’ve heard of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but I’ve never heard of Someday.” — Reverend Ike

114. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart

115. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

116. “The average person confuses success with luck. But luck has nothing to do with it.” — Dean Graziosi

Related: 110 Ways to Say Best of Luck In Your Future Endeavours.

117. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” — Pablo Picasso

118. “How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

119. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

120. “Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton

121. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” — Les Brown

122. “Thursday is one of the days of the week that I strive to maintain a positive outlook.” — Byron Pulsifer

123. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.” — Helen Keller

124. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” — John E. Southard

125. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz

126. “One of the best things you can do on Thursday is to keep yourself accountable to your goals.” — Unknown


If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

— Vincent Van Gogh

128. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” ― Roy T. Bennett

129. “Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.” — Oprah Winfrey

130. “Effort is what is required on Thursday to finish all that needs to be done.” — Kate Summers

131. “Let this Thursday be filled with possibilities. Be aware of the opportunities around you, don’t just go through the day, live the day with your eyes and your mind open.” — Catherine Pulsifer

132. “Create a life that feels good on the inside. Not one that just looks good on the outside.” — Maison Blanc

133. “Today is a new day. Expect great things!” — Anonymous

134. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” — Les Brown

135. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” — Dr Seuss

136. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

137. “Sometimes things will be easy & sometimes life will test you. It’s never going to be ‘good’ all the time. Learn to love it.”  ― Brenden Dilley

138. “Start your Thursday with an attitude of optimism. It’s going to be an awesome and blessed day.” — Unknown

139. “Make each day your masterpiece.” — John Wooden

140. “If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.” ― Roy T. Bennett

141. “Today and every day, control how you respond to things that are solely sent to challenge your peace. This is your superpower.” — Rachel Wolchin

142. “Stop waiting for better days to come. Instead, make today the best day you have.” — Unknown

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

144. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” — Sean Patrick Flanery

145. “Opportunities don’t just happen, you create them.” — Chris Grosser

146. “It’s Thirst-day. What are you thirsty for? Knowledge, love, friendship, courage, resilience, adventure, opportunity, and kindness.” — Unknown

Related: 100 Quotes About Missing Friends.

147. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

148. “Thursday is the future that I’ve been waiting to experience.” — Anthony T. Hincks

149. “Pick your Thursday: Thumbs-up Thursday, Thankful Thursday, Thirsty Thursday, Transformation Thursday, Think-outside-of-the-box Thursday.” — Unknown

Thursday morning quotes

Last but not least, here are some short quotes that might come in handy on thursday mornings!

Short Thursday Morning Quotes for Work and Life

150. “On Thursday, I can smell the weekend.” — Invajy

151. “Trees that are slow to grow always bear the best fruit.” ― Moliere

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

153. “Some days it’s okay if all you did was breathe.” — Unknown

154. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” — Buddha

155. “Thursday, which is ‘Friday Eve’ in Optimisian.” — Anonymous

156. “A little progress every day adds up to big results.” — Satya

157. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” — George Halas

158. “This Thursday, expect nothing. Work hard. Appreciate everything.” — Unknown

159. “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” — Meister Eckhart

160. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” — Babe Ruth

161. “Thursday mantra: Nothing will work unless you do.” — Unknown

162. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky

163. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

164. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” — C S Lewis

165. “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” — Mario Andretti

166. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” ― J R Tolkien

167. “Thursday is a day to admit your mistakes and try to improve.” — Byron Pulsifer

168. “Thursday is a great day to expect great things.” — Anonymous

169. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe


Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

— John D. Rockefeller

171. “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” — Joyce Meyer

172. “Honor your emotions. But don’t dwell on them. Happy Thursday.” — Unknown

173. “Thursday is a day of reflections and thoughts.” — Anthony T. Hincks

174. “Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic.” — Robin Sharma

175. “It’s Thursday, I’m breathing. I’m alive and I’m blessed. God is good.” — Unknown

176. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” — Albert Einstein

177. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

178. “Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

179. “Happy Thursday. Be the reason why someone smiles today.” — Unknown

180. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” ― Bob Ross

181. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

182. “Thursday is what you make it, so why not make it a great one?” — Unknown

183. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” — Emile Zola

184. “Thursday should start with a teabag of fun.” — Anthony T. Hincks

185. “Good morning Thursday! Think positive and positive things will happen.” — Unknown

186. “Thursday comes and the week’s gone.” — George Herbert

187. “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon

188. “All that we behold is full of blessings.” — William Wordsworth

189. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela

190. “When you see the finish line, speed up.” — Glen Greenawalt

Thursday Quotes for Motivation and Inspiration

Whether you want to feel more gratitude or stay motivated to complete a project, I hope you’ve found a quote on this list to brighten your Thursday.

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Author: Danny Newman

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Danny Newman is a writer, content creator, and digital nomad from the UK. He founded the travel and lifestyle blog What’s Danny Doing, a popular resource for people seeking more adventure, self-discovery, and purpose. A nationally syndicated writer, Danny’s work features in dozens of online publications, including MSN.com and news sites across the US.