80 Motivational Quotes For Work

updated October 7, 2022
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Jaqueline Corradi
Jaqueline Corradi
Content Manager

If you are feeling down or stressed out about your job, finding motivational quotes for work can encourage you to keep persisting and following your dreams. You can create a motivational board, for example, which can also be helpful for leaders.

When you need to motivate your team, having the correct quote for the moment has the power to make a difference in the situation. Do you know when you read a quote and you feel like it explains everything you were feeling? Motivational quotes can do that, and enable you to help your co-workers too. Check out the article and get inspired!

Best Motivational Quotes For Work

In the image it's written  "Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." (Earl Nightingale).

1 - "Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." (Earl Nightingale)

2 - "Make each day your masterpiece." (John Wooden)

3 - "Believe you can and you’re halfway there." (Theodore Roosevelt)

4 -  "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)

5 - "Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out." (Robert Collier)

6 - "If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan and guess what they have planned for you? Not much." (Jim Rohn)

7 - "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." (Dale Carnegie)

8 - Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." (Truman Capote)

9 - "What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do." Ralph Waldo Emerson

10 - "Success only comes to those who dare to attempt." (Mallika Tripathi)

11 - "Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day." (Dalai Lama)

12 - "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." (Confucius)

13 - "Don't wait. The time will never be just right." (Napoleon Hill)

14 -  "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." (Rumi)

15 -  "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." (Stephen Covey)

16 -  "Luck is preparation meeting opportunity." (Oprah Winfrey)

17 - "Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." (Eleanor Roosevelt)

18 - "You can do anything, but not everything. Prioritize better." (David Allen)

19 - "Fall seven times, stand up eight." (Japanese proverb)

20 - People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily." (Zig Ziglar)

Motivational Quotes About Hard Work

In the image it's written "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."(Mark Twain).

21 - "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."(Mark Twain)

22 - "Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work." (Joseph Barbara)

23 - "Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely."

(Roy T. Bennett)

24 - "I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich." (Jim Carrey)

25 - "If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing." (Ernest Hemingway)

26 - "Think of many things; do one." Portuguese proverb

27 - "Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there." (Haile Gebrselassie)

28 - Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. (Napoleon Hill)

29 - "Forget the past and live in the present hour." (Sarah Knowles Bolton)

30 - "The more you eliminate the inefficient use of information, the better it is for productivity." (Mitch Kapor)

31 -  "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." (Colin Powell)

32 - I see the invisible. I believe the incredible. I attempt the impossible." (Robert Schuller)

33 - "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." (William Faulkner)

34 - "The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways." (Robert Greene)

35 - "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." (Wayne Gretzky)

36 - "Tough times never last, but tough people do." (Robert Schuller)

37 - "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." (Jimmy Johnson)

38 - "Dream big and dare to fail." (Norman Vaughan)

39 - "We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality time we put in." (Arianna Huffington)

40 - "It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen." (Scott Belsky)

Motivational Quotes For a Stressful Day At Work

In the image it's written ""You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it." (Mahatma Gandhi).

41 - "You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it." (Mahatma Gandhi)

42 - "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." (Dale Carnegie)

43 - "When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure." (Peter Marshall)

44 - "Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you someone who has never achieved much." (Joan Collins)

45 - "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." (Helen Keller)

46 - "I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow." (Maya Angelou)

47 - "Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive." (Leah LaBelle)

48 - "The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on." (Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop)

49 - "Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear." (George Addai)

50 - "Ignorance and fear are but matters of the mind—and the mind is adaptable." (Daniel Kish)

51 - "It's easy to solve a problem that everyone sees, but it’s hard to solve a problem that almost no one sees." (Tony Fadell)

52 - "Strength shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over." (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

53 - "If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say."  (Barbara McClintock)

54 - Look at life with the eyes of a child.  (Henri Matisse)

55 - "Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." (Franklin D Roosevelt)

56 - "The expert in anything was once a beginner." (Helen Hayes)

57 - "When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world." (Norman Vincent Peale)

58 - "Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together." (Diane McLaren)

59 - "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." (Albert Einstein)

60 - "You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight." (Jim Rohn)

Motivational Quotes For Teamwork

In the image it's written " "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." (Michael Jordan)".

61 - "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." (Michael Jordan)

62 - "Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first." (Simon Sinek)

63 - "All good leaders are connectors. They relate well and make people feel confident about themselves and their leader." (John Maxwell)

64 -"A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built." (John A. Shedd)

65 - "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood; divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) 

66 - "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit". (Aristotle)

67 - "Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure." (Stanley McChrystal)

68 - "Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another." (Yuri Kochiyama)

69 - "Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you." (Hillary Clinton)

70 - "Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." (Vince Lombardi)

71 - "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." (Andrew Carnegie)

72 - "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." (Henry Ford)

73 - "Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." (Patrick Lencioni)

74 - "I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition." (Jean-Francois Cope)

75 - "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." (Helen Keller)

76 - "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." (Booker T. Washington)

77 - "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." (Napolean Hill)

78 - "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime." (Babe Ruth)

79 -  "The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first." (Iyanla Vanzant) 

80 -  "Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there." (Virginia Burden)

Apply the Motivational Quotes For Work In Your Day

Select the motivational quotes for work that you like the most, the ones that resonate with you, and write them down. You can leave the quotes on post-its in your office or inside your notebook, for example. They should be visible so that when you are needing to find some inspiration or cheer yourself up, you can read them.

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