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.

When I meet succesful people I ask about 100 questions to find out who they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.     

Kiana Tom

I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.     

Thomas Jefferson

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.     

Vince Lombardi

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.     

Norman Vincent Peale

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

James Allen

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.     

Oprah Winfrey

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

Do not let your good ideas to spend your brain energy, do it with all the effort because the shadow of the success can become a reality only with hard work.     


It's so important to enjoy what we do because the ones who are the most successful at work find a way to somehow make it fun.     


If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are its rewards.     

Paul Bear Bryant

Work is love made visible. And if you can't 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 the people who work with joy.     

Kahlil Gibran

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.     

Fernando Flores

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

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.     

David Rockefeller

Success at work comes down to a single word: concentration. Those who concentrate better than most people are the ones who end up running everything.     


Let's not strive to be successful at work; instead let's strive to be valuable and then everything else will fall into place super quick.     


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 A. Edison

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.     

Mary Kay Ash

Too many people get impressed with themselves at work because they have ability and talent; but those things are commonplace. What's rare is the desire to show up every day ready, willing, and focused. Those are the traits which turn into real life success.     


At work the greatest secret to success is enthusiasm. With it we can bask in accomplishments; without it we will simply sputter lame excuses and skirt by at best.