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Top 80 Inspirational Work Quotes (HAPPINESS)

Top 10 Most Famous Work Quotes

“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”

Pope Paul VI
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. - Elbert Hubbard
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. – Elbert Hubbard
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. - Alexander Graham Bell
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
Either you run the day or the day runs you. - Jim Rohn
Either you run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. - Jonas Salk
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. – Jonas Salk
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. - Stephen Hawking
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. – Stephen Hawking
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. - Rumi
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison
Nothing will work unless you do. - Maya Angelou
Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

16 Motivational Work Quotes For Monday Blues

“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
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. – Abraham Lincoln
Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success! - David O. McKay
Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success! – David O. McKay

“I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.”

Louis C. K.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. - Dale Carnegie
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. - Paulo Coelho
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. – Paulo Coelho
The beginning is the most important part of the work. - Plato
The beginning is the most important part of the work. – Plato
All things are difficult before they are easy. - Thomas Fuller
All things are difficult before they are easy. – Thomas Fuller
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. - Alan Wilson Watts
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan Wilson Watts
Good things happen to those who hustle. - Chuck Noll
Good things happen to those who hustle. – Chuck Noll
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. - George Lorimer
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest. - Dylan Thomas
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest. – Dylan Thomas
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. - Dalai Lama
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. – Dalai Lama
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. - Ann Landers
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. – Ann Landers
Work, look for peace and calm in work you will find it nowhere else. - Dmitri Mendeleev
Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else. – Dmitri Mendeleev

16 Meaningful Work Quotes that Inspires Hard Work

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”

Ray Bradbury
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. - Dale Carnegie
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie
Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.”

Gary Ryan Blair
Without labor nothing prospers. - Sophocles
Without labor nothing prospers. – Sophocles
Hard work spotlights the character of people some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. - Sam Ewing
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. – Sam Ewing

Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.”

Elbert Hubbard
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. - Benjamin Franklin
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. – Benjamin Franklin
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. - Horace
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. – Horace
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. - Peter Drucker
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. – Peter Drucker
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. - Booker T. Washington
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington
Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things. - Byron Dorgan
Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things. – Byron Dorgan
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. – Anne Frank
Every noble work is at first impossible. - Thomas Carlyle
Every noble work is at first impossible. – Thomas Carlyle
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. - Richard Bach
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. – Richard Bach
Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work. - Joseph Barbara
Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work. – Joseph Barbara

15 Wise Work Quotes For Employees

“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”

Denis Waitley
Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence. - Laurence J. Peter
Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. - Robert Frost
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. – Robert Frost

“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.”

Chanakya
I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work. - Neil Armstrong
I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work. – Neil Armstrong
Quality is everyone's responsibility. - W. Edwards Deming
Quality is everyone’s responsibility. – W. Edwards Deming

“Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.”

Tyler Perry
Management is nothing more than motivating other people. - Lee Iacocca
Management is nothing more than motivating other people. – Lee Iacocca
The pay is good and I can walk to work. - John F. Kennedy
The pay is good and I can walk to work. – John F. Kennedy

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”

William Patten
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax. - Abraham Lincoln
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax. – Abraham Lincoln
Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. - Peter Drucker
Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

Mark Twain
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. - Olin Miller
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. – Olin Miller
Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit. - Henry L. Doherty
Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit. – Henry L. Doherty

6 Work Quotes on Luck

Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

Lucille Ball
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. - Harry Golden
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. – Harry Golden
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. - Ray Kroc
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. – Ray Kroc
I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson
I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson
The harder I work, the luckier I get. - Samuel Goldwyn
The harder I work, the luckier I get. – Samuel Goldwyn
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. - Seneca
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. – Seneca

2 Work Quotes For Business

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality. - Harold S. Geneen
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality. – Harold S. Geneen
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it. - Walt Disney
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it. – Walt Disney

4 Work Quotes on Money

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. - George Burns
Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. – George Burns
If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday. - Noel Coward
If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday. – Noel Coward
Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life. - Marc Chagall
Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life. – Marc Chagall

11 Work Quotes That Will Make You Think

“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”

Albert Camus
O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out. - Abu Bakr
O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out. – Abu Bakr
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. - Vincent Van Gogh
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. – Vincent Van Gogh
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him 'Whose' - Don Marquis
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’ – Don Marquis
Work is the curse of the drinking classes. - Oscar Wilde
Work is the curse of the drinking classes. – Oscar Wilde
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. - Gustave Flaubert
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert
I believe in stopping work and eating lunch. - L'Wren Scott
I believe in stopping work and eating lunch. – L’Wren Scott
When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. - Henry J. Kaiser
When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. – Henry J. Kaiser
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. - Pearl S. Buck
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. – Pearl S. Buck
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. - Arnold J. Toynbee
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. – Arnold J. Toynbee
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. - Eva Young
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. – Eva Young

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