Top 30 Motivational Quotes for Work


Ready for some motivational quotes for work?

Have you struggled to get yourself motivated only to find yourself feeling more lethargic and listless? And worse, totally unproductive at the end of the day?

Feeling motivated and inspired is easy. However, rolling up your sleeves and getting the actual work done is a very different story. Most people are stuck at the “dreaming stage” and sadly never get past it to make their dreams into reality.

Beat the odds and be a success story. One of the ways to get yourself motivated to the point of actually doing the work is using inspiring quotes as a jumping board.

Saying Images has curated 30 motivational quotes for work to keep you on the right track. You can write them down or print them out. Post them on your work area or your bathroom mirror so you can get your daily dose of inspiration. Say them like a mantra before you sleep and the second you wake up. Use these quotes as a push to get things done on a day to day basis.

Remember the One Thing rule: Just keep moving and doing one thing to push your dream forward.

Read these quotations to jumpstart your workday!

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. – H. Jackson Brown Jr

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

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When I meet successful 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

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

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Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castaneda

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

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

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.


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 of you. – Maya Angelou

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss

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Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age? – Warren Buffet

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

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

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Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. – Napoleon Hill

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Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.

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Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek. – Mario Andretti

Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, saute it, whatever. MAKE. – Joss Whedon

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You can not control what happen to you but you can control your attitude toward  what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. – Brian Tracy

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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

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

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Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda

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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. – Elbert Hubbard

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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

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

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Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi

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Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things. – Byron Dorgan

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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

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

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Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it. – Chinese Proverb

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And 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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. – Steve Jobs


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Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin

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The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen and hands willing to help.

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If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen, and hands willing to help.

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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

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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

We hope these best motivational quotes for work inspire you to work harder and with more efficiency. Share these motivational quotes with your friends and colleagues at work!

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