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56 Top Inspirational Quotes for Work That Will Surely Motivate You

56 Top Inspirational Quotes for Work That Will Surely Motivate You

From Albert Einstein to John Milton, when it comes to work, everyone has got to say about it. And not just everyone has something to say about it, everyone has to do it too. Some work to make the ends meet, some work because if they wouldn’t their parents might throw them out. But there are a few people, who work because they want to, not because they need to.

So, if you are in the stage of transformation where you are working because you want to and not because you need to, then you are in the right place. These specifically curated quotes might just motivate you, who knows you end up finding something you didn’t know you were looking for.

Also, check out our post on the best Hard Work Quotes.

All the best! Happy Reading!

List of Top Inspirational Quotes for Work

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

2. Becoming is better than being. —Carol Dweck, Mindset

3. I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing. —Herman Melville, Moby Dick

4.The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. —Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

5. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. —Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl  

6. Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it. —Rafiki, The Lion King

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

8. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. —   John Milton, Paradise Lost

9. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. —Stephen Hawking

10. Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure. —Stanley McChrystal

11. Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me. —Michael Scott, The Office

12. The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me? —Ayn Rand

13. Kid, there are heroes and there are legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong. —Babe Ruth, The Sandlot

14. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. —Michael Jordan

15. There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. —Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

16. Fight till the last gasp. —William Shakespeare, Henry VI

17. Do or do not. There is no try. —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

18. Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not. —Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

19. Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. —Judy Garland

20. The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible. —Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland (2010)

21. Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. —Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby

22. When we strive to become better than we areunnamed(85), everything around us becomes better too. —Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

23. Hey there, Mr Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do?  Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim. —Dory, Finding Nemo

24. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. —Marie Curie

25. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. —Salvador Dali

26. If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing. — Ernest Hemingway

27. Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. —Jim Hensen

28. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.—Robert Louis Stevenson

29. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. – Norman Schwarzkopf

30. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost. – Unknown

31. You are not your resume, you are your work. – Seth Godin

32. Beware of any enterprise requiring new clothes. – Henry Thoreau

33. One finds limits by pushing them. – Herbert Simon

34. If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late. – James Goldsmith

35. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson

36. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

37. You only have to do very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. – Warren Buffett

38. The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castaneda

39. There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin

40. The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. – Thomas J. Watson

41. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein

42. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

43. Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is. – Seth Godin

44. Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

45. You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn

46. Look well to this day. Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day. – Francis Gray

47. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower

48. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte

49. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Sr. Thomas Watson

50. Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try. – Unknown

51. The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell. – Andrew Carnegie

52. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! – Henry Ford

53. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. – Richard Branson

54. We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link

55. People rarely buy what they need. They buy what they want. – Seth Godin

56. Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. – Henry J. Kaiser


In the words of Robert Frost, “the only way around is through.” In other words, we might talk about doing something all we want, but at the end of the day, to cross that river you have to row the boat.

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