151 Inspirational Messages, Quotes and Sayings for Work

Here are the best 151 inspirational messages, quotes, and sayings for work that are perfect for motivating you.

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A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

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All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

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Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.

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Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

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We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

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A little imagination combined with massive action goes a long way.

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Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

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I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.

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If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.

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We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.

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I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.

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The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.

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We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

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I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.

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I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for.

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Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen.

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Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.

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When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

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Change is hard work.

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Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.

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I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

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Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.

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Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

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The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

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Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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Do the things you like to be happier, stronger & more successful. Only so is hard work replaced by dedication.

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Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

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You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.

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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

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Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.

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Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.

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Quality is job one.

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Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

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Look at life with the eyes of a child.

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There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.

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Do or do not. There is no try.

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There are no two words in the English language more harmful than “good job.”

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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

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Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

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Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.

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There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing.

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The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

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When they give you lined paper, write the other way.

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Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

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Becoming is better than being.

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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

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Nothing in life comes easy.

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Fight till the last gasp.

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The power of imagination makes us infinite.

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Unless someone like you care a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

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It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

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Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

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You learn the value of hard work by working hard.

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What I love most about rivers is, you can’t step in the same river twice.

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If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.

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The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.

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So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.

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The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

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Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

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To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

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Failure it appears is not the regret that haunts most people; it is the choice not to risk failure at all.

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How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.

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I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

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Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.

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The best way out is always through.

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Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

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Embrace the pain to inherit the gain.

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Innovation distinguishes from a leader and a follower.

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If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

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Genius is born—not paid.

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Be so good they can’t ignore you.

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

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I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

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How many times do I have to teach you: just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.

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Ignorance and fear are but matters of the mind—and the mind is adaptable.

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The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.

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As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.

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Only cooked time tastes well.

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Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.

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Learning never exhausts the mind.

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If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now.

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It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

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Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.

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An innovator is one who does not know it cannot be done.

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You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.

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When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

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Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

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Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.

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If I create from the heart, nearly everything works: if from the head, almost nothing.

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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

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Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.

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The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?

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It is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

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Don’t give up. The beginning is always the hardest. Life rewards those who work hard at it.

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Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

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Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.

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It’s easy to solve a problem that everyone sees, but it’s hard to solve a problem that almost no one sees.

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Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.

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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

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Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.

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Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

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It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

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If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.

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Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.

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The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

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A proud heart can survive general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is more difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone.

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Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.

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Hard work helps. It has never killed anyone.

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It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.

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It’s time to try defying gravity.

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I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

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The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.

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If you don’t burn out at the end of each day, you’re a bum.

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Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.

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True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.

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Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and again and bring their friend.

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

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Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

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If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working on it.

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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

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Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

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The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

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Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.

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Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.

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No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.

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If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.

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You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.

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Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

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The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.

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Hire character. Train skill.

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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

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Talent is what God gives us, Skill is what we give back to Him.

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If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.

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In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

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If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

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Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.

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A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

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Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

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The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

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If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.

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Patience can be bitter but her fruit is always sweet.

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If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

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Tough times never last, but tough people do.

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Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.

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Work hard and be patient. The rest will follow.

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I hope you enjoyed these perfect quotes and sayings for work that remind you of your contributions to your workplace.