53 Work Quotes
May these work quotes inspire you to be your best.
Enjoying your work truly brings more pleasure to your life.
Do not despair because good things happen to those who are willing to work for it.
Work hard and play hard. But don't confuse the two.
Hard Work Quotes
Habitual multitasking might save you some time,
but it might also compromise the quality of work.
"Material things are not important, and while our jobs provide the means,
the important things in life are the people who touched our lives."
...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
Work Ethic Quotes
Crisis management is not merely developing a plan and executing it during a crisis. Instead, it is appropriately viewed as an ongoing process.
Timothy Coombs, Ongoing Crisis Communication
"The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think
we work for anybody but ourselves."
"I have never known a man who died from overwork,
but many who died from doubt."
Charles Horace Mayo
"...life is not a rehearsal, so get your work done,
and then go have some fun!"
If you want to get your work done 50% faster in a given day, meditate for 20 minutes in the morning.
Good Mornng Quotes
"Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live."
Poems about Life
"Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work
to be done that will not be done unless you do it."
Charles L. Allen
"It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade."
Henry Ward Beecher
"Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy
because I have a job to do."
Author Unknown, Sculptor's Attitude
"You are never given a wish without also being given
the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however."
"So when you find yourself feeling stressed about work,
the kids, bills, house work, and the hundreds of things on your to-do list,
start identifying what you are thankful for and start saying your thank you's."
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
"I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working."
from Dear Bertha
Short Family Quotes
"Find a job you like and you add five days to every week."
H. Jackson Browne
Quotes to Live By
A good mentor will decode the unwritten rules, demystify the way things work, and offer you tips on navigating the organization.
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor
To work smart means to maximize the value of your work by selecting a few activities and applying intense targeted effort.
Morten T. Hansen, Great at Work
Thought Provoking Quotes
"The reason why worry kills more people than work is
that more people worry than work."
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is
the belief that one's work is terribly important."
"Many people quit looking for work when they find a job."
"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes."
William J. Bennett
"We do what we love to do, so it is not like work."
Catherine Pulsifer, Simplicity - a changing lifestyle?
The things are mighty few on earth that wishes can attain.
Whate'er we want of any worth we've got to work to gain.
Edgar A. Guest, Results and Roses
"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."
"Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your
soul or help you sleep at night."
Marian Wright Edelman
"Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation
which he should do even if he did not need the money."
William Lyon Phelps
"Another technique I use when my job seems overwhelming is to
keep it all in perspective by saying to myself:
'My job is important but it only forms part of my life - it is not my entire life.'
Catherine Pulsifer, Your Work and Your Stress
"People who never do any more than they get paid for,
never get paid for any more than they do."
"If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life."
"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, Fish
"When you are able to stay focused on your work without any
expectations for, or concern with, the fruit of our labor, there
will be no limit to the heights you can reach."
Russell Simmons, Super Rich
Poems of Encouragement
"Always know who your client or customer is - no matter what your job is."
Richard A. Moran, Never Confuse a Memo with Reality
If you want clients to trust you, they need to know you will always be
truthful when working with them even if it means sending them
to the competitors.
Just For Today
"Complement, don't criticize your boss."
Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit
"Spend less time making a living and more time making a life."
Dianne Nahirny, Stop Working . . . Start Living
Poem About Life Lessons
"Work is part of my identity but it is not my essence."
Julia Cameron, Transitions
When you go to work, work. When you're at work, work.
When there is work to be done, work!
Matt Bishop, The 8 Pillars of Career and Business Success
The opposite of multi-tasking is single-tasking, or focused work .
To produce your highest quality work, focus is required.
Janeen Latini, Love to Lead. Lead to Love
Ordinary or Extraordinary
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.
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
Early retirement doesn't necessarily mean never working again; rather, it means being able to freely choose the amount, if any, and type of work to pursue.
Dianne Nahirny, Stop Working . . . Start Living
A boss is usually happy to listen to ideas that help the workforce to achieve more.
Dane Taylor, Time Management
Don't bring work or your laptop with you on vacation.
Collaborate. The only way to come up with a productive solution is for both parties to work together.
The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the
wall of our own homes.
Harold B. Lee
"Often, people stay in jobs that they despise rather than taking a
risk by changing their work to an area that they love.
Positive Quotes About Change
The work that God does in us when we wait is usually more
important than the thing for which we wait!
Erwin W. Lutzer, When You've Been Wronged
May you always have work for your hands to do.
Irish Blessing Quotes
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job
and not be paid for it.
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