52 Motivational Quotes For Work

Be inspired and motivated by these motivational quotes for work. Motivational quotes aren't just to help you make the most out of the start of each workday, but they also present a simple but powerful tool for leaders and managers. All of these inspiring and beneficial work sayings provide the impetus to those brain juices to help better focus on meeting or exceeding the challenges of the day or in the work week.

We have searched through many books and articles so you have at your fingertips some of the best and most amazing motivational quotes for and about work.


  1. The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
    Elbert Hubbard
    Short Quotes



  2. Work becomes hard when it is mentally challenged by those who elevate pleasure first.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Work Quotes



  3. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
    Colin Powell
    Hard Work Quotes



  4. All good work requires self-revelation.
    Sidney Lumet
    Work Ethics Quotes



  5. "Problems" don’t exist unless we imbue them with a sense of importance.
    Beau Norton
    Motivational Quotes



  6. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
    Paulo Coelho
    Motivational Poems



  7. Work harder than you think you did yesterday.
    Alex Elle
    Poems of Encouragement



  8. Mentors do not have to be in a superior power position. One might easily be mentored by someone who possesses the needed skill or competence but is several levels below in the pecking order.
    Chip R. Bell, Managers As Mentors
    Mentor Quotes



  9. If it’s not education, then what is it that makes some people successful and not others? For one, a positive mindset.
    Sandra Leon, Supercharge Your Life
    Short Positive Quotes



  10. Successful transformations, the president, division general manager, or department head plus another five, fifteen, or fifty people with a commitment to improved performance pull together as a team.
    John P. Kotter
    Success Quotes



  11. Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?
    Adam M. Grant
    Life Choices



  12. Fear-based, or else– style motivation does not develop loyal self-starters with positive attitudes.
    Harriet Diamond, Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees
    Attitude Quotes



  13. The easiest way to prepare to accomplish the goals of the week is hinged upon bringing the vitality of dedication to bear the moment the work day begins - the joy of the morning awakening.
    Kate Summers
    Good Morning Quotes



  14. If the urgency of cleaning up outstanding tasks before beginning a vacation was the norm, there wouldn't be a need to spend time on the weekends catching up.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Vacation Quotes



  15. It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.
    Martina Boone
    Cute Quotes



  16. The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
    Marvin Phillips
    Just For Today



  17. Everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to do the work!
    Kevin Hart
    Abundance Quotes



  18. Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.
    Zig Ziglar
    Smile Quotes



  19. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
    Marie Curie
    Believe Quotes



  20. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
    Salvador Dali
    Bird Quotes



  21. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.
    Neil Gaiman
    Poems About Failure



  22. The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Inspirational Poems



  23. Innovation distinguishes from a leader and a follower.
    Steve Jobs
    Innovation Quotes



  24. You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.
    Irish Proverb
    Irish Blessing Quotes



  25. The power of imagination makes us infinite.
    John Muir
    Imagination Quotes



  26. Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.
    Paulo Coelho
    Dream Quotes



  27. Work incessantly, but be not attached to it.
    Swami Vivekananda
    Balance Quotes



  28. Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
    James Baldwin
    Positive Poems



  29. Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.
    William A. Ward
    Planning Quotes



  30. When you find the right thing to do, and people to work with, invest deeply into that, and stick with it for decades.
    Naval Ravikant
    Graduation Sayings



  31. Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
    Robert Burns
    Kindness Poem



  32. Light tomorrow with today.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Poems About Life



  33. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
    Confucius
    Quotes To Live By



  34. Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.
    Blair Waldorf
    Follow Your Own Path



  35. The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.
    Tommy Lasorda
    You Decide



  36. The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
    John Ruskin
    Ordinary or Extraordinary



  37. Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.
    Paul Coffey
    Success Poem



  38. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.
    Jim Rohn
    Graduation Poems



  39. All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
    Calvin Coolidge
    Life Journey



  40. It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.
    Mark Cuban
    Learning Quotes



  41. Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy
    Barack Obama
    Life Quotes



  42. Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
    Henry David Thoreau
    Truth Quotes



  43. To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.
    Manoj Arora
    Dare To Be



  44. Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.
    Patrick Suskind
    Experience Quotes



  45. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
    Jimmy Johnson
    Good Morning Poems



  46. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
    Beverly Sills
    Sustainability Quotes



  47. Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.
    Sanjo Jendayi
    High School Graduation



  48. Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.
    Gary Vaynerchuk
    Poems About Winning



  49. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.
    Babe Ruth
    Memories Quotes



  50. The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.
    Richard Bach
    Abundance Poems



  51. If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
    Ray Kroc
    Money Quotes



  52. When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen.
    Harley Davidson
    Desiderata Poem

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