60+ Inspirational Quotes For Work

Let’s be honest. Nobody loves their job 100% of the time.

Hopefully, you do love your job. And you’re just here to read some inspiring quotes about work, and maybe post one up next to your computer?

Or maybe you’re working a job that is not ideal, but… it’s taking care of business. We’ve all been there.

And sometimes, we just need a little motivating boost to get us going again. To reignite our best efforts at work.

Either way, here is a motivating collection of quotes – all about work.

About having a great work ethic, overcoming obstacles, finding the job you love and motivating you to success in your work.

Inspirational Quotes About Work


“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” Oprah Winfrey



“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



“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 can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working on it.” Michael Jordan.



“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua Marine


Work Quotes

“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.” Steve Jobs

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne Johnson

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

“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.” Steve Jobs


Quotes About Work Ethic


“You can control two things: your work ethic and your attitude about anything.” Ali Krieger



“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



“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Alexander Graham Bell



“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” Indira Gandhi



“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



“The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” Charles Dickens


“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon


Quotes About Overcoming Problems At Work


“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Muhammad Ali



“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi



“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill.



“How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.” Gilbert K. Chesterton



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



“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll.



“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



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


“Success is not in never failing, but rising every time you fall!” Nelson Mandela


“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert Schuller


“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” Will Rogers


“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” Winston Churchill



Motivational Quotes for Work Success


“You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.” Saji Ijiyemi



“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



“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.” Abraham Lincoln



“Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” Virat Kohli



“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth



“If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are.” George C. Hubbs



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



“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” Satchel Paige



“You just have to find that thing that’s special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen.” Dr Dre



“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” Robert Hall



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



“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” Paulo Coelho



“Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true.” Lindsey Vonn



“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker


“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” Chris Grosser


“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” Mae Jemison


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