Productivity Sayings and Quotes

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


Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.     

Michael Jordan

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

Paul J. Meyer

Good well-being promotes good productivity.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

If you're going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.     

Paul J. Meyer

Productivity is driven at the enterprise level. Better wages, better performing workplaces, are driven at the workplace level.     

Bill Shorten

Connectivity is productivity whether it's in a modern office or an underdeveloped village.     

Iqbal Quadir

It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.     

Tony Robbins

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

Franz Kafka

Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.     

Margaret J. Wheatley

Individual income can grow only as fast as productivity rises.     

Alex Berenson

Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.     

Peter Drucker

Improve quality, you automatically improve productivity.     

W. Edwards Deming

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

Francis of Assisi

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.     

Albert Einstein

Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.     

Henry Ford

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.     

David Allen

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.     

Henry Ford

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.     

Tony Robbins

Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.     

Paul Gauguin

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.     

Walt Disney

There is no substitute for hard work.     

Thomas A. Edison

Progress occurs where truths are questioned.     

Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.     

Bruce Lee

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.     

Benjamin Franklin

Create with the heart; build with the mind.     

Criss Jami

Don't allow idleness to deceive you, for while you give him today, he steals tomorrow from you.     

H. Croccoquill

The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization.     

Ken Blanchard

My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.     

Francine Jay

The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.     

Tom Peters