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Best Inspirational Quotes

55 Best Inspirational Quotes for Work

Managers and employees are constantly seeking inspiration and motivation to work through the busy day. As a manager, it is your responsibility to motivate, inspire and reinforce your team to drive success. Further, as employees you work to complete tasks at hand that can be in many cases boring, so finding motivation is essential.

Likewise, to help managers find inspirational quotes and help employees find motivational quotes for work that will help drive and re-ignite positive productivity we have created a list of the best quotes.

1 . “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

2. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt

3. “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

4. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

5. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

6. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

7. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali

8. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

9. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

10. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth

11. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

12. “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.” – Mahatma Gandhi

13. “But genius looks forward. The eyes of men are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius creates.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.” – Jim Rohn

15. “Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

16. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

17. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

18. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

19. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

20. “To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.” – Confucius

21. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Laozi

22. “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare

23. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Saint Francis

24. “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” – Aristotle

25. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

26. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.” – Thomas Edison

28. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

29. “The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach

30. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

31. “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

32. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur

33. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

34. “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

35. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh

36. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

37. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

38. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

39. “It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.” – Mother Teresa

40. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

41. “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall

42. “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way.” – Robert Kiyosaki

43. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin

44. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

45. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

46. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

47. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

48. “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.” – Michael Jordan

49. “Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.” – Leonardo da Vinci

50. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘til your good is better and your better is best.” – Saint Jerome

51. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

52. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it, but by working for it.” – Estee Lauder

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

54. “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee

55. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” – Thomas Carlyle

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