Project Sayings and Quotes

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

Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan.     

K. Tate

A project is complete when it starts working for you, rather than you working for it.     

Scott Allen

If you have never recommended canceling a project, you haven’t been an effective project manager.     

Woody Williams

In poorly run projects, problems can go undetected until the project fails. It's like the drip.. drip.. drip of a leaky underground pipe. Money is being lost, but you don't see it until there is an explosion.     

Joy Gumz

To get a project off the ground, tell a colleague it was their idea. They will put their heart and soul into making it successful.     

T. Wouhra

How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time.     

Frederick Brooks

True success not a project but a journey     

Dr. Myles Munroe

No matter how good the team or how efficient the methodology, if we're not solving the right problem, the project fails.     

Woody Williams

You are an endless project... changing, evolving, surprising.     

James Patterson

The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster.     

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I've learned over the years that when I go to that place of passion within me, there's no force in the universe that can interfere with my completing a project.     

Dr. Wayne Dyer

In any project, the most important factor is the belief in success. Without faith, success is impossible.     

William James

A project without a critical path is like a ship without a rudder.     

D. Meyer

Projects progress quickly until they become 90% complete, then remain 90% complete forever.     

Edward Butler

A good plan can help with risk analyses but it will never guarantee the smooth running of the project.     

Bentley and Borman

I don't take any project lightly. Every project is important for me. In fact, every scene in every film is important.     

Vijay Sethupathi

If an IT project works the first time, it was a very small and simple project.     

Cornelius Fitchner

My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.     

Edwin Land

No major project is ever installed on time, within budget, with the same staff that started it.     

Edward Butler

Find a happy person, and you will find a project     

Sonja Lyubomirsky

Projects are determined by missions, the project is great if it has a great mission.     

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Bad leaders believe that they have to project control at all times.     

Simon Sinek

Every time you do a project, you learn something new.     

Justin Timberlake

Every project starts with a story     

Colleen Atwood

The road is long from the project to its completion.     


Running a project without a WBS is like going to a strange land without a roadmap.     

J. Phillips

Beware the time-driven project with an artificial deadline.     

M Dobson