Thursday Quotes to Ready You for the Weekend

Thursday quotes are a great way to get inspired with this exciting day of the week on the cusp of the weekend.

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What are the benefits of reading these Thursday quotes?

Sure, it isn’t Friday yet… but it is getting close!

These Thursday quotes will:

  • Get you thinking about you want to spend the weekend
  • Have you reflecting on what went well this week
  • Encourage you to look at what went wrong and what you could have done differently

Keep reading, and by the time you are done… Friday will be that much closer!

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Thursday Quotes to Inspire the End of Your Week

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

Thursday Quotes about breaks

2. “Some people call it Thursday, I like to call it Friday Eve.”

Thursday Quotes about people

3. “If TGIF is Thank God It’s Friday, then today must be SH*T, Sure Happy It’s Thursday.” (view happy Friday quotes)

happy Thursday Quotes

4. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is yourer than you.” – Dr. Seuss

Thursday Quotes on being alive

5. “Today is a new day. Expect great things!”

Thursday Quotes about great things

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

Thursday Quotes about being thankful

7. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Thursday Quotes about what scares us

8. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses

Thursday Quotes about life

9. “Thursday …Nothing more pleasurable than opening our eyes and realizing that every day, God gives us a chance to try again. Of not looking back. To love, smile and live!”

Thursday Quotes about chances

10. “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

Thursday Quotes to energize you

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You’ve been working from Monday to Wednesday, then Thursday comes around, and you can feel relieved because you know the weekend is almost here. The Thursday quotes below will help you end your week on a high note.

Besides the excitement of planning your weekend, Thursday gives you the opportunity to look back at the week that’s almost ending. It means you can start celebrating the accomplishments you’ve made and note the challenges you faced and the lessons learned during the week.

Thursday opens up the weekend, making it a great day to feel motivated and to be filled with positive thoughts. To inspire you, below is our collection of inspirational, thankful, and uplifting Thursday quotes and sayings, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Remember to also read our selection of motivational Tuesday quotes to help you maintain positive momentum throughout your week.

Thursday quotes to fill you with positive thoughts

11. “I wonder how to turn water into wine. Happy thirsty Thursday.”

Thursday Quotes about water

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

Thursday Quotes to uplift you

13. “Thursday is end day in weekend. Today you are so tired, will think about how your week was, and how will go on Thursday. With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything.” – Wayne Dyer

14. “It’s Thursday and it really feels like a Thursday. Sometimes things just work out.” – Demetri Martin

Thursday Quotes about workout

15. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

Thursday Quotes to make your day a masterpiece

16. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

Thursday Quotes on making it count

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

Thursday Quotes about imagination

18. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Emile Zola

Thursday Quotes about boredom

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

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Thursday Quotes to keep you moving

20. “The day is what you make it! so why not make it great one.”

Thursday Quotes about success

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Thursday quotes to celebrate a productive week

21. “It’s Thursday. I’m breathing. I’m Alive and I’m Blessed. God is Good.”

Thursday Quotes on being blessed

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

Thursday Quotes on giving up

23. “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” – Helen Keller

Thursday Quotes on being happy

24. “Believe in yourself, push your limits, and do whatever it takes to conquer your goals.”

Thursday Quotes on limits

25. “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.” ― APJ Abdul Kalam

Thursday Quotes about dreams

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

Thursday Quotes about happiness

27. “Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful.”

Thursday Quotes about gratitude

28. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

Thursday Quotes about courage

29. “Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Thursday Quotes about comfort zone

30. “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

Thursday Quotes about time

Happy and inspirational Thursday quotes

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

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

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

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

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

36. ”There are so many days in a week but my favorite is still Thursday because it is totally fabulous.” – Unknown

Happy and inspirational Thursday quotes

37. ”Create a life that feels good on the inside. Not one that just looks good on the outside.” – Maison Blanc

38. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”― Albert Einstein

39. ”In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson

40. ”It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

Thursday quotes to make you strong

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

42. ”Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

43. ”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

44. ”Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

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

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

47. ”Some days it’s okay if all you did was breathe.” – Unknown

Thursday quotes to inspire and motivate

48. ”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

49. ”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

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

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Thursday quotes to inspire and motivate

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

52. “Thursdays bring a focus to our week to complete all that needs to be done” – Byron Pulsifer

53. “By taking the time to actually look at why you failed, you can find it much easier to find solutions. Many of us know that we failed – but why?” – Michael Chapman

54. “Start your Thursday with an attitude of optimism. It’s going to be a good day!” – Kate Summers

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

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

57. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”— Willie Nelson
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58. “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

59. “Be conscious of your attitude. Work extra hard at keeping your attitude positive in all kinds of weather, through all the challenges of life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

60. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas

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

62. “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

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

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

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

Thursday quotes to keep you positive

66. “A little progress every day adds up to big results.” – Satya

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

68. “Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid.” – Joyce Meyer

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

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

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

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

73. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”– William Arthur Ward

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

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

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Thursday quotes to help you finish the week well

76. “You are here to bring hope and enrichment for others so that they too are inspired to greater heights with your vision of a better world.” – Ernie J Zelinski

77. “Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic.” – Robin Sharma

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

79. “One lesson learned is you’ve got to finish the scenario with excellence. You just cannot stop.” – Satya Nadella

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

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

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

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

84. “Ideas don’t happen in isolation. You must embrace opportunities to broadcast and then refine your ideas through the energy of those around you.” – Scott Belsky

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

Thursday quotes to keep you going strong

86. “Overcoming fear isn’t just about doing what scares you, but having the courage to say no to the things you no longer want.” – Scott Allan

87. “If you say you’re going to do something, you do it. If you start it, you finish it.” – Robert Griffin III

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

89. “There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.” – Robert Byrne

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

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

92. “You can learn more from people who share their successes but also their lessons learned from failure.” – Biljana Cvetkovska

93. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

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

95. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

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Thursday quotes to brighten your day

96. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

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

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

99. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” –Henry David Thoreau

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

101. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

102. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

103. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

104. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Christopher Columbus

105. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlyle

More Thursday quotes and sayings

106. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzky
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107. “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

108. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

109. “Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” – Booker T. Washington

109. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

110. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

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

112. “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

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

114. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

115. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

116. “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

117. “‘Thursday’ is a conceptual album. Whatever that situation was, I spent the whole album focusing on that situation.” – The Weeknd

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

Encouraging Thursday quotes to get you through the week

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

122. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” —Demi Lovato

123. “When you see the finish line, speed up.” – Glen Greenawalt

124. “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” – Ben Carson

125. “Think about it; how do you feel when you are planning a vacation? You feel excited and happy. Your stress level is diminished, and this also affects your work in a positive way.” – John Morgan

126. “If you are reading this quote, it means that you have been blessed with another day; another day to give thanks; and another opportunity, through your actions and behaviors, to show love, appreciation and compassion to all those around you.” – Byron Pulsifer

127. “How many things in your life do you do without realizing that they are a waste of time? Use Thursday to take the time to eliminate time-wasters.” – Byron Pulsifer

128. “It’s not where you start – It’s where you finish that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

129. “When you feel like giving up, like calling it quits, just try one more time – do that little bit more. Encourage yourself, rather than discouraging yourself.” – Catherine Pulsifer

130. “Be happy this Thursday as tomorrow is Friday! Live the day!” – Kate Summers

Thursday quotes from song lyrics

131. “Why you calling? Oh, on Thursday. Just wait on Thursday, baby. Only Thursday.” — The Weeknd, Thursday

132. “It’s Thursday, so I’m ’bout to throw it back. Got that Henny in my cup, yeah that’s Cognac.” — Canvas The God, Day Five

133. “Things look mighty black for Thursday’s child. Trouble docks the track of Thursday’s child.” — Abbey Lincoln, Thursday’s Child

134. “Thursday’s child—Far to go. Thursday’s child—No regrets. Thursday’s child—Won’t forget.” — Isobel Campbell, Thursday’s Child

135. “I never know which way I’m bound, I’m Thursday’s child. Heartbreak hangs around for Thursday’s child.” — Eartha Kitt, Thursday’s Child

136. “Thursday’s child has love to give; From a heart that’s positive. Thursday’s child was born to sing into your ear the sweetest things.” — Terence Trent D’Arby, Some Birds Blue

137. “Thursday then friday—It’s soon gonna be the weekend. Let’s start it tonight, babe. Stay with me for the weekend. It’s Thursday night. Let’s get it right.” — Pet Shop Boys, Thursday

138. “Give them any other day but Thursday. You belong to me every Thursday. I wait for you. I’ll be beautiful for you every Thursday. I exist only on Thursday.” — The Weeknd, Lonely Star

139. “Here’s why I did not go to work today. Thursday’s such a crazy, lazy day. Thursday has its own peculiar way of saying ‘hey.’” — Harry Nilsson, Here’s Why I Did Not Go to Work Today

140. “On Wednesday I could’ve walked away fine. Let you go tenderly from my mind. But when Thursday came to my surprise your dark brown curls came buzzing through my mind.” — Lauren Day, Thursday

Thursday quotes about Friday Eve

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

142. “Nothing screws up your Friday like realizing its Thursday.” — Unknown

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

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

145. “Wednesday’s child is full of woe, but Thursday’s child has far to go.” — Elisse Boyd

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

147. “And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.” — Spike Milligan

148. “Make it your goal to make someone smile on this Thursday by a small act of kindness, you could change a person’s life in a way you may not even realize” — Catherine Pulsifer

149. “Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.” — Jef Raskin

150. “My father was an airline pilot, so we traveled more spontaneously than a lot of families. On a Thursday, we could decide to go somewhere like Barbados the next day for a long weekend.” — Chris Hadfield

Thursday Quotes To Give You The Weekend Vibe

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

152. “We did what we are supposed to. We protected home. We have to try to do it again Thursday night.” — LeBron James

153. “Christian said he’d call the next day, but in boy time that meant Thursday.” — Cher

154. “This is a bit different to the Thursday breakfast I’m used to. It’s usually just me and my dog.” — Shane Tronc

155. “I’m going to scare a lot of kids Thursday night.” — Jon Gruden

156. “I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport.” — George W. Bush

157. “I’ve still got a lot to learn about Washington. Thursday, I accidentally spent some of my own money.” — Bill Vaughan

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

159. “Thursday? Oh no, it can’t be!  It’s too gruesome.” — Audrey Hepburn

160. “To some its Hump Day. To us, it’s Wednesday’s getting its ass kicked and Thursday just asked Friday to switch places.” — Dwayne Johnson

Which of these Thursday quotes was your favorite?

There are days we can’t wait to end.

Days like Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

These are usually the days with the least fun but the most work.

Even though Thursday is not like Friday, it is still worth celebrating since it’s practically the last working day in most people’s minds.

Be sure to share the above Thursday quotes with your loved ones to remind them just what a great day it is.

Which of the above Thursday quotes resonated with you best?

Do you have any other favorite quotes to share with us?

Let us know in the comment section below.

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor

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