These positive quotes about work can help to shift our perspective and give us a little pick me up on a hard work day.
Whether we love our jobs or not though, the right mindset and attitude can make all the difference in our success and fulfillment at work.
Positive quotes can provide that extra boost of inspiration and motivation to keep us going, even when the going gets tough.
Here is a long list of positive quotes for work that are sure to inspire, motivate, and encourage you through the work week.
Positive Work Quotes
“Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“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.” Steve Jobs
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius – probably not though 🙂
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” Rumi
“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” Ann Landers
“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Gary Player
“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” Tony Gaskins
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson
“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” Orison Swett Marden
“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” Tony Hsieh
“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.
“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” Vincent Van Gogh
“The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.” Ginger Rogers
“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
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison
Motivational Quotes For Work
“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” Sam Levenson
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” Johnny Carson
“The road to success is always under construction.” Lily Tomlin
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Albert Schweitzer
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” Christian D. Larson
“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Julie Andrews
“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” Stephen C. Hogan
“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.” Jonas Salk
“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
“Quality is everyone’s responsibility.” W. Edwards Deming
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” Ray Kroc
“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” Pearl S. Buck
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