32+ Best Professional Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational professional quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Professional Quotes

The most professional curse ever snarled or croaked or thundered can have no effect on a pure heart. – Peter S. Beagle

Professional is not a label you give yourself – it’s a description you hope others will apply to you. – David Maister

Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised. – Brit Hume

Being your own person and standing for what you believe is a critical aspect of a good professional life. – Patrick Pichette

My personal life is lived as ‘me,’ but my professional life is lived as other people. In other words, when I go to the office, I lie down, dream, and become ‘someone else.’ That’s my job. – Wallace Shawn

The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones. – Steven Pressfield

If you look at any successful professional – a salesperson, a marketer, a real estate agent, a trader – they all have the same qualities as the con man. The only difference is that one side uses their talents in the right direction and the con man is taking the easy way out. – Frank Abagnale

A passive approach to professional growth will leave you by the wayside. – Tom Peters

I don’t believe in professional dissidents. I think it’s just a phase, like adolescence. – Aung San Suu Kyi

Amateurs work until they get it right. Professionals work until they can’t get it wrong. – Author Unknown

Why don’t you ever hear of a lawyer getting attacked by a shark at the beach? Professional courtesy. – Thomas F. Shubnell

I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn’t a professional, the knife had butter on it. – Rodney Dangerfield

In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs. – Francois Truffaut

A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies. – Francois Fenelon

To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies. – Bill Gates

Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them. – Julius Erving

Building a professional relationship on respect as opposed to affection is a very good idea. Running your art projects the way you’d run a dry-cleaning business is also a really good idea. You shouldn’t go into work like you’re going on a date, like you’re hanging out with friends. – Penn Jillette

In order for one to come off as a professional at something is to vehemently disagree with other professionals. People have blind faith in confident fools. – Ahmed Korayem

Anytime you’re afraid to try something new…just remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the titanic. – Drake

Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone. – Joseph Joubert

You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional. – Joe Paterno

Amateurs hope, professionals work. – Garson Kanin

There’s only one proper way for a professional soldier to die. That’s from the last bullet, of the last battle, of the last war. – General George Patton

If you are a professional, the speed with which you react to a potential problem separates the men from the boys. – Yanni

Professional men run the business started by the courageous men. – Amit Kalantri

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. – Red Adair

The professional does not wait for inspiration; he acts in anticipation of it. – Steven Pressfield

A vital difference between the professional man and a man of business is that money making to the professional man should, by virtue of his assumption, be incidental; to the businessman it is primary. Money has its limitations; while it may buy quantity, there is something beyond it and that is quality. – Frank Lloyd Wright

The job of a professional manager is not to like people. It is not to change people. It is to put their strengths to work. – Peter Drucker

Nothing reinforces a professional relationship more than enjoying success with someone. – Harold Ramis

The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling. – H.G. Wells

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