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.
It is well to begin a work; it is better to finish it.
Unknown, Don't Quit Until It's Done
Don't Quit Poem
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
The way to move forward is by patience, by earnest endeavor, by diligent study,by tireless work.
Poems of Encouragement
You can't recount the validity of workplace ethics nor their application until you can speak of those you already possess.
Byron R. Pulsifer
Just whistle a bit, if there’s work to do, with the mind or in the soil.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Just Whistle A Bit
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
Do not, then, stand idly waiting for some greater work to do; fortune is a lazy goddess--she will never come to you.
G. M. Grannis, Your Mission
Poems About New Beginnings
Work with all your energy and do everything as well as you can, not merely well enough to pass muster.
Marshall Field, For Opportunity
You can't expect to reap a harvest that you're not willing to plant.
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried
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
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
When the right kind of a person has too small a place, he does his work so well as to make the place bigger; people see more in it than they ever saw before.
Le Baron Briggs, Effort Leads To Success
Poems About Effort
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!
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
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.
You are self employed. You work to pay your bills, build your dreams and create your life, regardless of who signs your paycheck.
... if you want more supportive behavior in organizations, the culture needs to just get out of the way.
Kristi Hedges, The Inspiration Code
Every organization is on either the high road or the low road to employee and customer satisfaction.
John Putzier, The Everything HR Kit
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
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.
Father in Heaven...Make each of us faithful in his place; and help the humblest worker to understand that consecration and not rank is the all-important thing.
Frank W. Whippen
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
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.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
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
... 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
Habitual multitasking might save you some time, but it might also compromise the quality of work.
The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
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.
Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.
...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
Talent and work ethic are nothing without belief.
A.D. Posey, Coffee Chatter
Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age. It's about work ethic. Winning never gets old.
Poems About Winning
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
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.
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
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
Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
Anything done without character can only end in catastrophe.
Respect can only be given to those who have earned it by working for it.
If you don't own your grunt work, can you really say you've done the climb?
Tommy Caldwell, The Push
Short Deep Quotes
Working hard and achieving your goals can go simultaneously with pursuing your passions and enjoying a happy life.
Rand Bennett, Take a Mini-Retirement
Motivational Work Quotes
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