38 Work Ethic Quotes

Let these work ethic quotes be a reminder and an encouragement for you. Work ethics are not something that are appropriate only to the workplace. It is really the application of those personal practices, principles and standards that are innate to each person.

Do not be mislead; work ethics are no different than the very ones you use at home, or in any other place where or when you are required to act in concert with your internal attributes.

  1. Professionalism shouldn't be defined by a persons paycheck, role or title. It should be defined by a persons work ethic.
    Janna Cachola
    Short Quotes

  2. You can't recount the validity of workplace ethics nor their application until you can speak of those you already possess.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Work Quotes

  3. Growing up, I was taught that a good work ethic was synonymous with long, hard work.
    Allison Tabor, Work Your Assets Off
    Hard Work Quotes

  4. You can't expect to reap a harvest that you're not willing to plant.
    Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried
    Energy Quotes

  5. Don't just exchange your time for money, your life is worth more than that, do something that is meaningful and purposeful.
    Bernard Kelvin Clive
    Life Journey

  6. By far the biggest mistake people make when trying to change organizations is to plunge ahead without establishing a high enough sense of urgency in fellow managers and employees.
    John P. Kotter, Leading Change
    Mistake Quotes

  7. Your manager is either your mentor or tormentor. If they aren’t working for you, they are working against you – get out as soon as you can!
    Keith Grinstein
    Mentor Quotes

  8. The most significant internal factor motivating change is the inherent human will of many to succeed, to advance, and to triumph.
    Dr. Amir Levy, Mastering Organizational Change
    Motivational Quotes

  9. I never took the work less than serious, my work ethic is ingrained in me. But I've always had a sense of humor about myself.
    George Hamilton
    Humorous Quotes

  10. You are self employed. You work to pay your bills, build your dreams and create your life, regardless of who signs your paycheck.
    Rob Liano
    Attitude Quotes

  11. ... if you want more supportive behavior in organizations, the culture needs to just get out of the way.
    Kristi Hedges, The Inspiration Code
    Positive Quotes

  12. Every organization is on either the high road or the low road to employee and customer satisfaction.
    John Putzier, The Everything HR Kit
    Cute Quotes

  13. Ethics in the work environment are the ethics that are the mainstay of one's life prior to walking through the door.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Life Journey Quotes

  14. I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. So if you put forth the work, what are you fearing? You know what you're capable of doing and what you're not.
    Michael Jordan
    Attitude Quotes

  15. It's just the way we are, the way we were raised. Our work ethic was everything, and that never left us. We like to work hard, and we like to try to do everything 100 percent.
    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen
    Quotes To Live By

  16. Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best. Your reward may come unexpected.
    Lailah Gifty Akita
    Graduation Poems

  17. Preferred behavior is comprised of honesty and solid morals. The unfolding of such behavior among others in any organization is the actionable results called ethics.
    Kate Summers
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  18. Vision plays a key role in producing useful change by helping to direct, align, and inspire actions on the part of large numbers of people. Without an appropriate vision, a transformation effort can easily dissolve into a list of confusing, incompatible, and time-consuming projects that go in the wrong direction or nowhere at all.
    John P. Kotter, Leading Change
    Leadership Qualities

  19. ... your own managerial style and ways to establish a motivating environment ....is fostered by a manager who is positive and supportive, sets a good example, clarifies expectations, and is flexible in the face of change.
    Harriet Diamond, Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees
    Positive Quotes About Change

  20. Habitual multitasking might save you some time, but it might also compromise the quality of work.
    Philip Vang
    Time Quotes

  21. The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
    Brian Tracy
    Graduation Sayings

  22. 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.
    Smile Quotes

  23. Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.
    Campbell Scott
    Positive Poems

  24. ...If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.
    Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success
    Goals Quotes

  25. Talent and work ethic are nothing without belief.
    A.D. Posey, Coffee Chatter
    Believe Quotes

  26. Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age. It's about work ethic. Winning never gets old.
    Lisa Leslie
    Poems About Winning

  27. I don't believe that companies are necessarily prisons, but sometimes we make prisons of them by the way we choose to work there.
    Stephen C. Lundin, Ph D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen
    Choices Quotes

  28. The difference between living to work and working to live may be just what you need to reduce some of these mid-life health issues to a manageable level.
    Byron Pulsifer
    Health Quotes

  29. To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
    Charles Horton Cooley
    Travel Quotes

  30. The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
    Malcolm S. Forbes
    Poems About Mistakes

  31. Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
    Eileen Caddy
    Balance Quotes

  32. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
    Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
    Planning Quotes

  33. No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.
    Dr. Joyce Brothers
    Relax Quotes

  34. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it.
    William Arthur Ward
    Challenges Quotes

  35. Anything done without character can only end in catastrophe.
    Bidemi Mark-Mordi
    Adversity Quotes

  36. Respect can only be given to those who have earned it by working for it.
    Habeeb Akande
    Respect Poem

  37. If you don't own your grunt work, can you really say you've done the climb?
    Tommy Caldwell, The Push
    Short Deep Quotes

  38. There’s no such thing as business ethics—there’s only ethics. People try to use one set of ethics for their professional life, another for their spiritual life, and still another at home with their family. That gets them into trouble. Ethics is ethics. If you desire to be ethical, you live it by one standard across the board.
    John C. Maxwell, Ethics 101
    Success Poem

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