Work Quotes That Inspire

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Do you love your work? This collection of work quotes will jar your thoughts and make you think about the importance of loving what you do.

In order to be really good and successful at something, we have to enjoy doing it. If you don't, oftentimes you'll find yourself not being very successful at it.

Work gives people a sense of purpose. It's not uncommon for work to be a large part of a person's life. People need to feel accomplished, successful and work allows us to strive for our best and to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

May this collection of quotes about work give you the inspiration and motivation to do the work you enjoy and be a passionate individual!




Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
-- Thomas Alva Edison

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

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
-- Henri Matisse

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
-- Vince Lombardi

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

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
-- Dr. Wayne Dyer

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
-- Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
-- Harvey MacKay

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
-- Thomas Alva Edison

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
-- Pearl S. Buck

I enjoy my work so much that I have to be pulled away from my work into leisure.
-- Ralph Nader

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
-- Walter Chrysler

I like to build things, I like to do things. I am having a lot of fun.
-- Walter Chrysler

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.
-- Albert Einstein

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
-- Thomas Jefferson

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it.
-- John Ruskin

It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours.
-- Sam Ewing

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
-- Johnny Carson

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
-- Marian Wright Edelman

Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work.
-- David Sarnoff

One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
-- Vincent van Gogh

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
-- Aristotle

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
-- David McCullough

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

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
-- Stephen King

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
-- Oprah Winfrey

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
-- Malcolm Forbes

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
-- Charles Schwab

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

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.
-- Francoise de Motteville

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

Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.
-- BC Forbes

This was work (music industry) but it was the awakening to what was to become a life's passion.
-- Clive Davis

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
-- Albert Einstein

We work to become, not to acquire.
-- Elbert Hubbard

What is it that you like doing? If you don't like it, get out of it, because you'll be lousy at it. You don't have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don't like it you'll never be successful in it.
-- Lee Iacocca

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
-- John Ruskin

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

Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.
-- William Lyon Phelps

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
-- Albert Camus

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
-- James Allen

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
-- Colleen C. Barrett

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
-- Kahlil Gibran

Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you will be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrow's; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
-- Benjamin Franklin

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

You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.
-- Brian Tracy

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
-- Buddha

You've got to love what you do to really make things happen.
-- Philip Green



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