Positive Work Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old positive work quotes, positive work sayings, and positive work proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You reach a point where you don't work for money.     

Walt Disney

All happiness depends on courage and work.     

Honoré de Balzac

Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.     


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

Byron Dorgan

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work.     

Kevin Eubanks

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.     

Anne Frank

If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you're already a success.     

Jack Canfield

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

David McCullough

How hard you work matters more than how much you make.     

Michelle Obama

The common denominator for success is work.     

John D. Rockefeller

We get what we want when we stay focused and do the work.     

Barbara Lucas

Don't get discouraged, and think positive all the time. Don't get down on yourself if you lose out a couple of times. It's just a lot of hard work.     

Larisa Oleynik

Positive work environments outperform negative work environments.     

Daniel Goleman

If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.     

Joyce Chapman

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.     

Colleen Barrett

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed—there's so little competition.     

Richard Bach

A man succeeds in completing a work only when his qualities transcend that work.     

Cesare Pavese

A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.     

Joan Lunden

Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day.     

Ronnie Milsap

When working on yourself it is a good idea to make sure you are doing it for you first.     

Roy Williams

Work hard at work worth doing.     

Theodore Roosevelt

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.     

Jim Rohn

Work leads to greater success than nonwork. Hard work leads to greatness.     

Greg Henry Quinn

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.     

Alan Cohen

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.     

Robert Frost

There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.     

Hillary Clinton

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes a lot of hard work.     

Ozwald Boateng

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.     

Vince Lombardi

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.     

Napoleon Hill

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