ᐅShort Motivational Quotes for Work, Success and Team

“Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.” — Campbell Scott

“If you want work well done, select a busy man – the other kind has no time.” — Elbert Hubbard

“A lot of us are working harder than we want, at things we don’t like to do. Why? It figures! In order to afford the sort of existence we don’t care to live.” — Bradford Angier

“Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.” — Henri Frederic Amiel

“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

“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” — Charles Lamb

“I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man succeeds in completing a work only when his qualities transcend that work.” — Cesare Pavese

“Do what you love. When you love your work, you become the best worker in the world.” — Uri Geller

“For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.” — Doris Lessing

“Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.” — Don Herold

“The secret to success is… is no secret. It’s called work your Ass off and find a way to add more value to peoples lives than anyone else does!” — Tony Robbins

“The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whatever you do, if you do it hard enough you’ll enjoy it. The important thing is to work and work hard.” — David Rockefeller

“Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow. The work you produce today will create your future.” — Bruce Mau

“Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey.” — Urijah Faber

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.” — James Allen

“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.” — Colin Powell

“A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” — Alistair Cooke

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

“To be able to work at home successfully takes all of the following: motivation, perseverance, work, good habits, no excuses, balance, accountability, and action.” — Byron Pulsifer

“Being confident at a young age can also help you gain upward mobility at work. When you are confident, you have a greater chance of being promoted.” — Gabor Cadman

“Effective communication will help you to strengthen your relationships with others. It will improve your ability to work with a team, make decisions and solve problems.” — Eric Davenport

“Keep improving your skills, and educational qualifications and you will greatly improve your odds of success either in your current work environment or in a new endeavor.” — Catherine Pulsifer

“Self-discipline in the cornerstone of success. It can help you do better at school, work, sports, fishing, chess, and any other activity or goal that you have.” — Brad Ryan

“I was never really great in anything I did, but because I worked hard I was able to achieve success in almost everything I tried my hand in.” — Marc Trestman

“If you must work hard, work hard to find a smart solution.” — Alexander Woo

“Most people who crave recognition for their work do not understand their urge to create and explore without the need for recognition.” — Eric Christian

“If you want to improve your focus now, you should choose the places where you work or study. Avoid places that have a lot of tempting distractions.” — John Morgan

“It’s not enough these days to just turn up at work. You’re expected to be a contributor also.” — Norah Deay

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Impossible is just an opinion.” — Paulo Coelho

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Gen. Colin Powell

“The only thing standing between you and outrageous success is continuous progress.” — Dan Waldschmidt

“Don’t work for recognition but do work worthy of recognition.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.” — Susan L. Taylor

“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.” — Michelangelo

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel

“The focus is to find a blueprint you are unhappy with and work out how to change it.” ― Kylie Dunn

“It is difficult to maintain a relationship with someone who cannot put down their phone or leave their work commitments at the office.” ― Jamaal Watson

“If you realized you work too many hours, make a commitment to leave work half an hour earlier this week.” ― Tsang Lindsay

“Work brings man to life, sets him in motion. Work is man in action doing things. Nothing happens until people go to work. Work creates the world we live in.” ― Wilfred Peterson

“You should never ever put yourself down. You are a work in progress; you will make mistakes.” ― Robert Washington

“Laughter in the workplace leads to employees who are genuinely happy to go to work every day.” ― Jeffrey Briar

“When you organize activities, you can weed out unimportant stuff and work more efficiently.” ― Nick Bell

“Briefly but regularly reviewing how you work will help you to promote clearer thinking in the work itself.” ― Graham Allcot

“I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.” ― Lou Holtz

“When you are inspired in your work, everything seems to fall into place.” ― Wayne Dyer

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” — Pearl S. Buck

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” — Thomas Jefferson

“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

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

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes a lot of hard work.” — Ozwald Boateng

“People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.” — Allan Fromme

“Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” — Bette Davis

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

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” — Rumi

“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

“Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.” — Sam Altman

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers

“Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want.” — Prabakaran Thirumalai

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” — Gordon B. Hinckley

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” — Tricia Cunningham

“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz

“The best way out is always through.” — Robert Frost

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“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

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” — Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“Be a worthy worker and work will come.” – Amit Kalantri

“When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.” – Robert Rodriguez

“That’s when I first learned that it wasn’t enough to just do your job, you had to have an interest in it, even a passion for it.” – Charles Bukowski

“Any damn fool can beg up some kind of job; it takes a wise man to make it without working.” – Charles Bukowski

‘Go and get your things,’ he said. ‘Dreams mean work.'” – Paulo Coelho

“Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever.” – Idowu Koyenikan

“If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.” – Jim Henson

“Work without love is slavery.” – Mother Teresa

“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

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

“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working on it.” – Michael Jordan

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

“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

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.” – Elbert Hubbard

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

“You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Don’t give up. The beginning is always the hardest. Life rewards those who work hard at it.” – Unknown

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

“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

“Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.” – John Carmack

“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. 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

“The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.” –Tommy Hilfiger

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” –Earl Nightingale

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” – J. Paul Getty

“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 in to something positive.” – Leah LaBelle

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” – Gail Devers

“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

“Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.” – George Sand

“It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.” – Federico Fellini

“No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.” – Anna Pavlova

“Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.” – Napoleon Hill

“If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.” – Lawrence Welk

“Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.” – William Feather

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” –Richard Bach

“Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?” – J. Paul Getty

“Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it.” – Edgar Winter

“The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.” – Ginger Rogers

“You’re blessed if you have the strength to work.” – Mahalia Jackson

“Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interests you.” – Leigh Steinberg

“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.” – Horace

“It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.” – Pablo Picasso

“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.” – Bette Davis

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Samuel Goldwyn

“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.” – Henry Ford

“Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!” – David O. McKay

“Big jobs usually go to those who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” – Pearl S. Buck

“And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith

“Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.” – Samuel Butler

“Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.” – Chanakya

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

“I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.” – Louis C. K.

“I”t is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” –Benjamin Franklin

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

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It’s like Forrest Gump said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates.’ Your career is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. But everything you get is going to teach you something along the way and make you the person you are today. That’s the exciting part – it’s an adventure in itself.” – Nick Carter

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

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” – Anne Frank

“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

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

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

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