Motivational Work Sayings and Quotes

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

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

David McCullough

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.     

Swami Vivekananda

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.     

Pauline Kael

Do the things you like to be happier, stronger & more successful. Only so is hard work replaced by dedication.     

Rossana Condoleo

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

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

Richard Bach

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

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.     

Thomas Jefferson

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

William Feather

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.     

Anatole France

There is no substitute for hard work.     

Thomas A. Edison

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

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today.     

Og Mandino

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 you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.     

Natalie Gulbis

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 three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.     

Thomas A. Edison

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.     

Bette Davis

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.     


Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.     

Saint Francis

Let's never be afraid to get our hands dirty, because we must not miss that big opportunity for advancement because it's dressed up in hard work clothes.     


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.     

Helen Keller

Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.     

Alan Schoenfeld

Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.     

Brian Tracy

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.     

Mark Twain

No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.     

Samuel Goldwyn

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.     

John Wooden

At work don't hunt or wait for opportunities, instead let's make them ourselves and we'll be rewarded in no time. Success always finds those who help themselves.     


If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.     

Brian Tracy

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 into something positive.     

Leah LaBelle