Motivational Quotes About Work

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
Ogden Nash

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
Bette Davis

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Anne Frank

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We work to become, not to acquire.
Elbert Hubbard

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Thomas A. Edison

What you are will show in what you do.
Thomas A. Edison

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter Drucker

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Napoleon Hill

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot 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 those who work with joy.
Khalil Gibran

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Robert Frost

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vince Lombardi

My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Henry David Thoreau

Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Jonas Salk

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Thomas Carlyle

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you're not responsible for everything they have to do.
Joyce Meyer

Quality is everyone's responsibility.
W. Edwards Deming

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
Charles Kettering

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Lee Iacocca

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Ann Landers

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

All wealth is the product of labor.
John Locke

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach

Every noble work is at first impossible.
Thomas Carlyle

Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
Mary Kay Ash

Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

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