Top Inspiring Quotes to Motivate You in Your Work Life

  • When going through your workday, working on business management or figuring out where your career is taking you, it’s good to know that you’re not the first to struggle with your work life. Take inspiration from these people who have known both sides of success.

    “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

    “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    — Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

    “Lost time is never found again.”

    “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

    “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”

    “Well done is better than well said.”

    “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

    “You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.”

    Winston Churchill

    “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

    “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

    “It’s no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”

    "A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.” —Oscar Wilde

    “A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.” —Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde

    “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

    “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

    “Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

    “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

    Oprah Winfrey

    “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”

    “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

    Wisdom from Athletes

    “No matter how good you get, you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part.”  — Tiger Woods

    “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.”  — Mia Hamm

    “Why are you going to choose failure when success is an option?”  — Jillian Michaels

    “If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?”  — Joe Namath


    “Inside every cynical person is a disappointed idealist.”  —George Carlin

    “Inside every cynical person is a disappointed idealist.”
    —George Carlin

    “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”  — Woody Allen

    “Some people see things that are and ask, why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.”  — George Carlin

    “When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.”  — Ellen DeGeneres

    And the Rest …

    “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”  — Truman Capote

    “If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.”  — Jim Henson

    “We are all failures—at least the best of us are.”  — J.M. Barrie

    “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”  — Zig Ziglar

    “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funnybone.”  — Reba McEntire

    “Fortune sides with him who dares.”  — Virgil

    “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”  — Will Rogers

    “Act the way you’d like to be, and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.”  — Bob Dylan

    “Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.”  —  Robert Louis Stevenson

    “When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees.”  — Joseph Joubert

    “Just pick a goal and stick to it – no big complicated secret.”  — Richelle E. Goodrich

    If you ever begin to lose inspiration, keep these quotes in mind. Keep working hard and one day, they’ll be writing down the quotes you made.


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    Andrew Lisa

    Andrew Lisa is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. He has profiled a number of business leaders, including Gary Crittenden.

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    1. Irisheyesaresmiling
      Irisheyesaresmiling says:

      I have no idea why you would quote Tiger Woods. When someone presents themselves as someone they completely ARE NOT, they loose certain rights. For example, many, many people have absolutely no respect for him. He is a public figure, and must be held to higher standards than others. It is just a fact……maybe the world coudl become a better place if these “famous” men and women would be held accountable for what they do…..


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