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55 Motivational Quotes For Work

Find motivation and inspiration for any hard day of work

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Motivational Quotes For Work

Success doesn’t happen overnight and what most people see at a glance – wealth, happiness, an incredible career, is the result of hard work and determination over time.


To help find that motivation, today or whenever you may need it, we have compiled a list of 55 motivational quotes for work.


Find perfect inspiration and the push you need to succeed all week long with our short motivational quotes for work and relax reading our funny motivational quotes for work.


1"Your limitation—it’s only your imagination."

2"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."


3“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”

Calvin Coolidge

4"Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right."

Henry Ford

5"If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe."

Abraham Lincoln

6“Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.”

Hamilton Holt

7“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

8"The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?"

Ayn Rand

9"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. "

Paulo Coelho

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

Thomas Jefferson

11“I have learned that real angels don’t have gossamer white robes and Cherubic skin, they have calloused hands and smell of the days’ sweat.”

Richard Evans

12"We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."

Marie Curie

13"If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing."

Ernest Hemingway

14“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

15“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

16"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."

Leo Durocher

17"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work."

Robert Orben

18"If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock."

Claude McDonald

19”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

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

Francis of Assisi

Short Motivational Quotes For Work

Check out our collection of short motivational quotes for work and find quick doses of motivation for the daily grind.

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

Thomas A. Edison

22"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

Stephen Hawking

23"Becoming is better than being."

Carol Dweck

24"Do or do not. There is no try."


25"No one ever drowned in sweat."

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

Babe Ruth

27“A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.”

Alistair Cook

28“You learn the value of hard work by working hard.”

29“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”

Jim Rohn

30"If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room."

31“Patience can be bitter but her fruit is always sweet.”

Habeeb Akande

32“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”

Harry Golden

33“Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.“

Robert Downey Jr.

34“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.“

Steve Maraboli

35“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.“

Roger Staubach

36“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.“

Will Rogers

37“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.“


38“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.“

Truman Capote

39“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.“

Eugene Ionesco

Funny Motivational Quotes For Work

Let these funny motivational quotes for work turn your frown upside down. We´ve all had tough days at the office and we know that a bit of humor or a smile to relieve stress can go a long way.

40"Doing nothing is very hard to do…you never know when you're finished."

Leslie Nielsen

41"I choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."

Bill Gates

42"The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one."

Oscar Wilde

43"People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do."

Elbert Hubbard

44“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. “

Zig Ziglar

45"I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."

Jerome K. Jerome

46"The human brain is special. It starts working as soon as you get up and it doesn't stop until you get to work."

Milton Berle

47“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.“

Lily Tomlin

48“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.“

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

49"There are two rules for success… 1.Never reveal everything you know. "

Roger H. Lincon

50"You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?"

Steven Wright

51"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

Elbert Hubbard

52"I have to be successful because I like expensive things."

Lisa Lieberman-Wang

53"Aspire to inspire before we expire."

54"The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time."

Joe Girard

55“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!”

Audrey Hepburn