150 Inspirational Quotes for Work

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Top inspirational quotes for work

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

— Confucius

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

— Thomas A. Edison

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

— Robert Frost

Nothing will work unless you do.

— Maya Angelou

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

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

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

— Vince Lombardi

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

The brain is a wonderful organ it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

— Robert Frost

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

— Mark Twain

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

— Oscar Wilde

The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.

— Ronald Reagan

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

All things are difficult before they are easy.

— Thomas Fuller

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

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

— Henry David Thoreau

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

— Al Capp

The pay is good and I can walk to work.

— John F. Kennedy

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

— Elbert Hubbard

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

— John Dewey

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

— Anne Frank

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.

— Robert Frost

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

— Samuel Goldwyn

There is no substitute for hard work.

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— Albert Camus

We work to become, not to acquire.

— Elbert Hubbard

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

— Booker T. Washington

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

— Henry Ford

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

— Lee Iacocca

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

— Gustave Flaubert

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.

— Ann Landers

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.

— Henry J. Kaiser

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

— Pablo Picasso

Every noble work is at first impossible.

— Thomas Carlyle

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

— Pablo Picasso

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

— Peter Drucker

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’

— Don Marquis

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

— Peter Drucker

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

— Richard Bach

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

— Evan Esar

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

Work alone is noble.

— Thomas Carlyle

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

— Edgar Winter

If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.

— Ogden Nash

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

— Horace

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

— Laurence J. Peter

I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.

— Louis C. K.

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

Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.

— Byron Dorgan

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

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

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

You’re blessed if you have the strength to work.

— Mahalia Jackson

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

— Calvin Coolidge

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

— Ann Richards

Management must manage!

— Harold S. Geneen

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

— George Halas

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.

— J. Paul Getty

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

Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

— George Sand

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

— Pearl S. Buck

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

— Harry Golden

If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue.

— Peter Ustinov

And if small businesspeople say they made it on their own, all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking, and worrying, and sweating for them.

— Paul Ryan

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.

— William Feather

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

— Harold S. Geneen

By the work one knows the workman.

— Jean de La Fontaine

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.

— Stevie Wonder

Work isn’t to make money you work to justify life.

— Marc Chagall

After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not.

— Bill Budge

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

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

— Abu Bakr

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

Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.

— Gloria Steinem

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

— Dmitri Mendeleev

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

— Irvin S. Cobb

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

— Leigh Steinberg

I’m working myself to death.

— Alan Ladd

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

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

— James Levine

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We’re dreamers, you see, but we’re also realists, of a sort.

— William Gibson

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

— Margaret Fuller

Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.

— Orson Scott Card

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

— Anna Pavlova

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

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.

— Walter Wager

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

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.

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

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

— Benjamin Franklin

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

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.

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

— Colin Powell

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

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

— Earl Nightingale

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

— Bruce Lee

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

— Mother Teresa

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

— J. Paul Getty

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

— Thomas A. Edison

With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Buddha

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.

— Henry Ford

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

— Colin Powell

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

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

— Chanakya

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 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

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

— Mother Teresa

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

— Mother Teresa

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

— Henry David Thoreau

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

— Margaret Thatcher

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

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

— Nelson Mandela

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

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.

— Mother Teresa

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

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

— Oscar Wilde

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

Man was made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired.

— Mark Twain

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive but it is lightning that does the work.

— Mark Twain

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

— Oscar Wilde

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

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

— Mark Twain

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

— Philip Green

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

— Mark Twain

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

— Rumi

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

— Aristotle

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

— Vince Lombardi

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

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

— Steve Jobs

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

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— Benjamin Franklin

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.

— William Shakespeare

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

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

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

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

— George Carlin

Many of these inspirational quotes for work are the result of a collection from various sources; such as newspapers, magazines, bible, other speakers, write-ups, seminars, articles and websites and every effort has been made to give credit where it is due for the material contained herein.

Most of these inspirational quotes for work’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors, and other inspirational quotes for work may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings. When you come across difficult inspirational quotes for work, Please read the quote more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning.

For some inspirational quotes for work, you must think deeply and apply wisdom before you can get their meanings. I believe you will learn and apply the lessons contained in some of these inspirational quotes for work in your life because some of these quotes have already influenced many peoples’ decisions and actions.

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