New Job Sayings and Quotes

To love what you do for a living is a privilege few are fortunate to have. Changing careers can put you on the fast track to upgrading your life. Get motivated to pursue your dreams with the list of wise and insightful new job quotes below.


The prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land for himself, then labors on his own account another while, and at length hires another new beginner to help him. This is the just and generous and prosperous system which opens the way to all—gives hope to all, and consequent energy and progress and improvement of condition to all.     

Abraham Lincoln

The first day I was on the air doing my first talk show back in 1978, it felt like breathing, which is what your true passion should feel like. It should be so natural to you. And so, I took what had been a mistake, what had been perceived as a failure with my career as an anchor woman in the news business and turned it into a talk show career that's done OK for me!     

Oprah Winfrey

One of the most tactful men I ever knew, says a California manufacturer, was the man who fired me from my first job. He called me in and said. 'Son, I don't know how we're ever going to get along without you, but starting Monday we're going to try.'     

James M. Braude

My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained, and unprejudiced mind.     

Hans Selye

Sometimes, the worst moment of your entire career can be the catalyst for a new chapter, a new project, a brilliant new invention or system—maybe the best work you've ever done.     

Alexandra Franzen