The Inspirational Work Quotes You Need In Your Life

By September 12, 2017For Talent

As the old adage goes, career success is but a motivational quote away. On this, the National Day of Encouragement, we felt there was no better time to compile of some of the best quotes to get you through the work day.

From political legends to sporting heroes to unstoppable divas, there’s something for everyone!  (You’re welcome.)

Within the broad spectrum of career motivation are three main subtopics of inspiration.

First up, we have the ‘work hard for what you love, for life is but a brief candle’ category. Examples here include.

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Aristotle

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele

“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. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn

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

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” Muhammed Ali

Then, we have the ‘don’t stop believing, take success from your failure and never ever give up’ category.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King

“The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.” Beyoncé

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.” Truman Capote

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” Florence Nightingale

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss 

Our third category shall be called ‘be better, do better and own being your best self in spite of haters’.

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.”

“You laugh at me because i’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.” Lady Gaga

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand

“You want a Lamborghini? Sippin’ martinis? Look hot in a bikini? You better work bitch.” Britney


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Author Aoife Geary

Aoife Geary is the Content Editor at Jobbio specialising in the areas of Workplace Culture, Diversity, Startups and Digital Trends. She's partial to a burrito, a bad pun and living way beyond her means.

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