200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

Every human being must work to achieve their goals and desires. The work requires dedication and determination. Understanding the relationship between work and commitment is essential to understand the process. The job can be anything from housework to office jobs. Every action is dignified and respectable. Every man understands the value of work. Work makes us productive individuals and helps us contribute to ourselves and to society at large. A person who works with honesty and integrity is considered a moral and ethical person. Work is significantly linked to the dignity of work. Any work done by any person is respectable and must be honoured. We cannot discriminate against anyone based on the work they do. All people work to their abilities and all deserve respect. We leave behind our deeds and leave space in the house of memories. Your acts make us memorable and guarantee us respect even after we leave. Sincerity and dedication in work ensure our success and a good worker is always rewarded beyond his expectations. Motivate, inspire and boost up yourselves with these 200 quotes on work which will surely take your mind to a motivated level which will inspire you to work diligently and with focus.

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200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” — David Allen

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. — Charles Kettering

“Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” — Patrick Suskind

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” — Louis Pasteur

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” — Truman Capote

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. — Lao Tzu

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” — Joseph Barbara

It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. — Philip Green

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. — Pablo Picasso

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work. — Al Capp

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” — Barrack Obama

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” — Denis Waitley

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. — Anne Frank

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

 “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” — Napoleon Hill

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. — Steve Jobs

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. — Maya Angelou

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential. — Barack Obama

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you. — Leigh Steinberg

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. — Pearl S. Buck

“Think of many things; do one.” — Portuguese proverb

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. — Pope Paul VI

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“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” — Seneca

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. — Booker T. Washington

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles. — William Feather

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.” — Chanakya

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. — Colin Powell

Work is the curse of the drinking classes. — Oscar Wilde

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

 “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” — Bertrand Russell

Management is nothing more than motivating other people. — Lee Iacocca

“As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.” — Margaret Heffernan

“Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.” — Henry L. Doherty

”This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” — Alan Wilson Watts

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. — Margaret Fuller

It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn’t end. There’s other ways to make money, better jobs. — Ron Livingston

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” — Stephen R. Covey

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. — C. Northcote Parkinson

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. — Lao Tzu

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

“A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.” — Mildred Struven

“Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” — Haile Gebrselassie

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” — David Allen

“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” — Peter Drucker

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. — Henry J. Kaiser

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. — Henry Ford

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. — Mother Teresa

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. — Benjamin Franklin

By the work one knows the workman. — Jean de La Fontaine

man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out. — Abu Bakr

Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it. — Harold S. Geneen

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I’m working myself to death. — Alan Ladd

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” — Peter Drucker

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. — Michael Jordan

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. — Robert Frost

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Sills

I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave. — Joseph Campbell

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. — Benjamin Franklin

Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else. — Dmitri Mendeleev

Management must manage! — Harold S. Geneen

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it. — Edgar Winter

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. — J. Paul Getty

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might. — Winston Churchill

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. — Barack Obama

The pay is good and I can walk to work. — John F. Kennedy

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” — Stephen King

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

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. — Peter Drucker

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” — Roy T. Bennett

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. — Aristotle

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. — Henry David Thoreau

“The best way out is always through.” — Robert Frost

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” — Dale Carnegie

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. — Peter Drucker

If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come. — Lawrence Welk

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible. — Mother Teresa

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. — Rumi

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid. — Irvin S. Cobb

Every noble work is at first impossible. — Thomas Carlyle

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. — Buddha

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still? — J. Paul Getty

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is a miserable man. — Benjamin Franklin

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.” — Abraham Lincoln

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. — Elbert Hubbard

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” — Stephen Covey

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis

Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it. — James Levine

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. — Mother Teresa

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” — William Patten

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic it takes sweat, determination and hard work. — Colin Powell

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

There is no substitute for hard work. — Thomas A. Edison

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.” — Viggo Mortensen

For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn’t do it. — Frank Gehry

“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

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. — Albert Camus

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date. — Ann Richards

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. — Sasha Cohen

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else. — George Halas

“You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.” — Irish Proverb

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” — Harry Golden

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. — Arnold J. Toynbee

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence. — Laurence J. Peter

The harder I work, the luckier I get. — Samuel Goldwyn

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results. — Calvin Coolidge

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. — John Dewey

There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone – many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long. — Richard Nelson Bolles

I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you’ve lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change. — Richard Nelson Bolles

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” — Francis Chan

Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that. — George Carlin

We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, “Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.” — Anne Lamott

“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” — Gary Ryan Blair

It’s easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don’t change, your field changes around you. — Walter Gilbert

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. — Sam Ewing

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. — Khalil Gibran

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — Thomas A. Edison

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. — Horace

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. — Mark Twain

“Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” — Tyler Perry

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. — Henry David Thoreau

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. — Bette Davis

We work to become, not to acquire. — Elbert Hubbard

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies. — Albert Camus

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out. — Ronald Reagan

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together. — Margaret J. Wheatley

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” — Peter Marshall

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” — Olin Miller

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” — Vince Lombardi

“There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.” — Roger Staubach

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When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. — Emo Philips

“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” — Eva Young

No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius. — Anna Pavlova

Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. — Vince Lombardi

“Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.” — Elbert Hubbard

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. — Henry David Thoreau

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree. — Donald Norman

200+ Work Quotes to inspire and motivate

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vince Lombardi

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn

“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.” — Joan Collins

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Thomas Jefferson

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. — Thomas A. Edison

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. — Oscar Wilde

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. — Vince Lombardi

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. — Brian Tracy

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” — M. Scott Peck

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.” — John Newton

“Don’t be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don’t let others discourage you or tell you that you can’t do it. In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn’t.” — Gertrude B. Elion

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price. — Vince Lombardi

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” — Denis Waitley

Man – a creature made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired. — Mark Twain

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. — Michael Jordan


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