Work Quotes to Inspire Dedication and Success

Martin Dejnicki
Work: The Engine of Progress and the Heartbeat of Achievement
9 min read
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. —Confucius

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. —Robert Collier

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. —Tim Notke

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. —Oscar Wilde

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it. —Katherine Whitehorn

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. —Stephen King

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. —Thomas Edison

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. —Steve Jobs

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further. —Thomas Carlyle

I think the foremost quality—there's no success without it—is really loving what you do. If you love it, you do it well, and there’s no success if you don’t do well what you’re working at. —Malcolm Forbes

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. —Richard Branson

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. —Albert Schweitzer

No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder. —Elon Musk

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. —Napoleon Hill

Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it away from you. —Mark Cuban

Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still. —Chinese Proverb

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. —George Lorimer

It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career. —Carlton Fisk

I learned the value of hard work by working hard. —Margaret Mead

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. —Vincent Van Gogh

You are not your resume, you are your work. —Seth Godin

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. —Will Rogers

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. —Thomas Jefferson

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. —Jimmy Johnson

Dreams can inspire you, but goals can change your life. —Unknown

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

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. —Maya Angelou

It's not about having enough time, it's about making enough time. —Rachael Bermingham

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. —Albert Einstein

There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money. —Henry Sy

Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. —Saint Francis of Assisi

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. —Jonas Salk

If you can't outplay them, outwork them. —Ben Hogan

Success only comes to those who dare to attempt. —Mallika Tripathi

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

Work to become, not to acquire. —Elbert Hubbard

The expert at anything was once a beginner. —Helen Hayes

Distractions will do you in. Stay focused. —Steve Maraboli

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. —Mahatma Gandhi

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. —Olin Miller

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. —Aristotle

Focus on being productive instead of busy. —Tim Ferriss

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. —Steve Jobs

You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic. —Stephen C. Hogan

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. —Mark Twain

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. —Dolly Parton

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. —Barack Obama

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. —Confucius

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. —Dale Carnegie

Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. —Jim Rohn

Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work. —David Ogilvy

Work in silence. Let your success be your noise. —Frank Ocean

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. —H. Jackson Brown Jr.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching. —Gerard Way

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. —Alexander Graham Bell

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. —Satchel Paige

Better to be busy than to be busy worrying. —Angela Lansbury

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. —Arthur Ashe

All the so-called 'secrets of success' will not work unless you do. —Jaymin Shah

The beginning is the most important part of the work. —Plato

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. —Bear Bryant

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. —Knute Rockne

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right. —Henry Ford

It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it’s the work you put in the hours. —Sam Ewing

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind. —Henry Ford

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. —James Cameron

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. —Beverly Sills

You’ve got to give yourself the moments to just walk away, which gives you the clarity to actually do your job well. —Gwyneth Paltrow

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. —Wayne Dyer

I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. —Stephen Covey

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. —Sam Levenson

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. —Benjamin Franklin

Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines. —Robert H. Schuller

Someday is not a day of the week. —Denise Brennan-Nelson

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. —Napoleon Hill

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. —Henry Ford

We become what we think about. —Earl Nightingale

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. —George Addair

Dreams don’t work unless you do. —John C. Maxwell

Do or do not. There is no try. —Yoda

The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. —Dennis S. Brown

Don’t count the days, make the days count. —Muhammad Ali

Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got. —Art Buchwald

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect. —Zoey Sayward

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. —Henry Ford

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. —Gustave Flaubert

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. —Jim Rohn

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. —John Ruskin

You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don't decide, others will decide for you. —Tony Morgan

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. —Ann Landers

The sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. —Robert Collier

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. —Sam Levenson

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. —Bruce Lee

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. —Buddha

Fortune favors the brave. —Publius Terence

Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. —Stephen Hawking

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. —Steve Jobs

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. —Colin Powell

Take your work seriously, but never yourself. —Margot Fonteyn

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. —Carl Sandburg

It always seems impossible until it’s done. —Nelson Mandela

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. —Gautama Buddha

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. —Dalai Lama

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. —Alan Cohen

PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2024
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Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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