Work Quotes

Welcome to our curated collection of work quotes! Whether you’re looking for inspiration to boost your productivity, seeking motivation to excel in your career, or simply in need of some words of wisdom to share with colleagues and friends, you’ve come to the right place. In this compilation, you’ll find a diverse range of quotes related to the world of work and employment. These quotes span a wide spectrum, covering topics like dedication, perseverance, success, teamwork, and the pursuit of one’s passions. We believe that these quotes can serve as valuable sources of insight, encouragement, and reflection as you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of your professional journey.

Feel free to explore these quotes, and use them as you see fit. Whether you want to copy and paste them into your documents, pair them with striking images, or enhance them with stylish fonts for social media posts or presentations, these quotes are here to inspire and assist you in expressing your thoughts and feelings about work. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of work-related wisdom and find the quotes that resonate with you and your career aspirations. Enjoy the journey!

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. Benjamin Franklin

Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Stephen Hawking

I believe in stopping work and eating lunch. L’Wren Scott

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost

Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families. Melissa Bean

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We’re dreamers, you see, but we’re also realists, of a sort. William Gibson

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. Ann Landers

A quote about the work: You're blessed if you have the strength to work.

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

There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas A. Edison

Nothing will work unless you do. Maya Angelou

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work. Neil Armstrong

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. Albert Camus

Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden. Orson Scott Card

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

A quote about the work: Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.

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

When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman. Jean de la Bruyere

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

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

Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life. Marc Chagall

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. Vincent Van Gogh

A quote about the work: Quality is everyone's responsibility.

Quality is everyone’s responsibility. W. Edwards Deming

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

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you. Leigh Steinberg

After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not. Bill Budge

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

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. Arnold J. Toynbee

Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. George Burns

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

The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

A quote about the work: The harder you work... and visualize something, the luckier you get.

The harder you work… and visualize something, the luckier you get. Seal

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. Thomas Carlyle

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it. Walt Disney

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. Charles Kettering

There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born. Anna Held

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi

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

If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work. Ogden Nash

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 found in work that you only get back what you put into it, but it does come back gift-wrapped. Joyce Brothers

Inspiration comes of working every day. Charles Baudelaire

Inspiration comes of working every day. Charles Baudelaire

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.

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. Henry J. Kaiser

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

Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else. Dmitri Mendeleev

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. A. A. Milne

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

Every man loves what he is good at. Thomas Shadwell

Work is the curse of the drinking classes. Oscar Wilde

All things are difficult before they are easy.

All things are difficult before they are easy. Thomas Fuller

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt. Max Beerbohm

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

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead. Chanakya

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

Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator. Joseph Murray

Management is nothing more than motivating other people. Lee Iacocca

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

If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue. Peter Ustinov

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. C. Northcote Parkinson

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

By the work one knows the workman.

By the work one knows the workman. Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

There’s something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world. A. R. Ammons

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork. Milton Friedman

It’s easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don’t change, your field changes around you. Walter Gilbert

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

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

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. Evan Esar

Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running. Gary Sinise

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. John Kenneth Galbraith

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. John Dewey

One man’s wage increase is another man’s price increase. Harold Wilson

Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else. George Halas

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality. Harold S. Geneen

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. Jonas Salk

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed. Russel Honore

Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t. Thomas S. Monson

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. Horace

Honor lies in honest toil. Grover Cleveland

Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone. Ramakrishna

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. Margaret Fuller

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

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. Ray Kroc

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

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

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

The idea of having a steady job is appealing. Robin Williams

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. Robert Frost

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’ Don Marquis

One thing I never want to be accused of is not working. Don Shula

For the last several years and culminating in six months in orbit next year, I’ve been training for my third space flight. This one is almost in a category completely different than the previous two, specifically to live in on the space station for six months, to command a space ship and to fly a new rocket ship. Chris Hadfield

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree. Donald Norman

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

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

Honest labor bears a lovely face. Thomas Dekker

Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t. Lucille Ball

Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard. George Lucas

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

The pay is good and I can walk to work. John F. Kennedy

I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave. Joseph Campbell

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out. Abu Bakr

Anton Usov
Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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