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Inspirational Quotations for Business and Work About Work

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Need an inspirational quote about work for your newsletter, business presentation, bulletin board or inspirational posters? Use these work quotes to inspire employee motivation and engagement. These are my favorites. What are yours?

Quotations About Work

"There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play." --William B. Given, Jr.

"When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home.” --Betty Bender

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." --Elbert Hubbard

”To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” --Pearl S. Buck

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." --Bertrand Russell

"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 offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt

”Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing." --Thomas A. Edison

"Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?" --J. Paul Getty

”When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.” --Henry J. Kaiser

"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them." --Robert Frost

"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get." --Frederick Douglass

"In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it." --John Ruskin

"So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work." --Peter Drucker

”Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." --James M. Barrie

"Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love." --David McCullough

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

”The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." --George Eliot

"Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money." --William Lyon Phelps

”I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." --Thomas Jefferson

”You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play." --Warren Beatty

"The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces." --Thomas Aquinas

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." --Pearl Buck

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

"Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” --David Rockefeller

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