95+ Best Inspirational Quotes for Work: Exclusive Selection

Work is an activity, such as a job, that a person uses physical or mental effort to do, usually for money. Inspirational quotes for work will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Inspirational Quotes for Work

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

Either you run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. – Steve Jobs

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. – Indira Gandh

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth

inspirational quotes for work

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. – Benjamin Franklin

Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last. – Hamilton Holt

Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit. – Henry L. Doherty

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

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

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

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

Never allow a person to tell you no, who doesn’t have the power to say yes. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

I have learned that real angels don’t have gossamer white robes and Cherubic skin, they have calloused hands and smell of the days’ sweat. – Richard Evans

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Vince Lombardi

Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end. – Sanjo Jendayi

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell

I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. – Harry S. Truman

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

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

Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks. – Elbert Hubbard

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. – Indira Gandhi

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work. – Joseph Barbara

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. – Helena Rubinstein

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. – Calvin Coolidge

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

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

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. – Michael Jordan

No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work. – Jonathan Sacks

Hard work helps. It has never killed anyone. – Unknown

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress. – Viggo Mortensen

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. – Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé)

…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything. – Patrick Süskind

The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. – John Ruskin

You learn the value of hard work by working hard. – Unknown

Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top. – Paul Coffey

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

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. – Amelia Earhart

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest. – Venus Williams

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

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

Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything. – Patrick Suskind

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. – Denis Waitley

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

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. – Dalai Lama

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. – Vince Lombardi

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

If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now. – Jarod Kintz

Too many irons, not enough fire. – S. Kelley Harrell

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

Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life. – Tyler Perry

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. – Abraham Lincoln

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. – Gary Ryan Blair

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. – William Patten

Patience can be bitter but her fruit is always sweet. – Habeeb Akandeeval

If you don’t burn out at the end of each day, you’re a bum. – George Lois

If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault. – Orson Scott Card

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. – H.L. Hunt

Embrace the pain to inherit the gain. – Habeeb Akande

Talent is what God gives us, Skill is what we give back to Him. – Eliel Pierre

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. – Harry Golden

If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are. – George C. Hubbs

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude. – Michael Jordan

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect. – Luther Campbell

Everything yields to diligence. – Thomas Jefferson

When I meet succesful people I ask about 100 questions to find out who they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people. – Kiana Tom

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve. – Mary K. Ash

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. – Michelle Obama

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteureval

I don’t have a blue-collar job. It’s more of a green collar, because of all the yellow sweat stains mixing in. – Jarod Kintz

No one ever drowned in sweat. – USMC Officer

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

If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there. – Joyce Chapman

I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for. – Criss Jami

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. – Robert Hall

A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. – Mildred Struven

You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them. – Saji Ijiyemi

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll. – Helen Hanson

Do the things you like to be happier, stronger & more successful. Only so is hard work replaced by dedication. – Rossana Condoleo

Only cooked time tastes well. – Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed

Nothing in life comes easy. – Unknown

Change is hard work. – Billy Crystal

Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there. – Haile Gebrselassie

Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser. – Criss Jami

Work hard and be patient. The rest will follow. – Unknown

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

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