Productive Sayings and Quotes

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


The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity.     

Vernor Vinge

Productive work is the central purpose of a rational man's life, the central value that integrates and determines the hierarchy of all his other values. Reason is the source, the precondition of his productive work, pride is the result.     

Ayn Rand

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.     

Franz Kafka

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.     

Nathaniel Branden

Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.     

Ziggy Marley

A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere.     

Zig Ziglar

A productive purpose to which you give yourself fully and joyfully is one of the great adventures of life. It is a uniquely human source of happiness.     

Nathaniel Branden

Productive power is the foundation of a country's economic strength.     

Stafford Cripps

The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.     

Thomas Sowell

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.     

Paul J. Meyer

People are going to be most creative and productive when they're doing something they're really interested in.     

John Sculley

Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can.     

Zig Ziglar