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350 Inspirational Quotes For Work In 2021

Whether you’re at work or home, each day of the week seems to present a different challenge to maintaining your productivity and focus. No matter what industry you work in, hard work and team spirit is the recipe for a burgeoning and successful business. Hard work is an essential key to success. Without being willing to work hard and put everything into a venture, business success is nearly impossible.

Well, no matter what day it is or what your work motto happens to be, we’re here to help with some stay-motivated quotes. These quotes have helped me re-ignite my motivation on a rough or bad day and find a calmer and less stressed focus so I could keep working consistently towards my own goals and dreams.

350 Motivational Quotes For Work In 2021 That Will Inspire

Top 10 Work Quotes

“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.” – Lao Tzu

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.” – Andrew 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.

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” – Ariana Huffington

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

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden

“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

“The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.” – Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“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

Inspirational Work Quotes

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“Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.” – Paulo Coelho

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

“And you’re not willing to do your job as a human being? Why aren’t you running to do what your nature demands?” – Marcus Aurelius

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competenc.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Amazon)

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works: if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall

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

“If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.” – Sam Walton

“Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.” – Vincent van Gogh

“People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.” – Frederick Douglass

“Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.” – Brian Tracy

Motivational Work Quotes

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

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

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

“At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?” – Marcus Aurelius

“At the last dim horizon, we search among ghostly errors of observations for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. The urge is older than history. It is not satisfied and it will not be oppresse.” – Edwin Hubble

“Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not.” – Mary Shelley

“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 Edison

“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

“Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.” – Blair Waldorf

“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

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“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.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.” – Booker T. Washington

“Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now.” – Margaret Fuller

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Team Work Quotes

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“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – J.C. Penney

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

“In the end, all business operation can be reduced to three words: people, products, and profits. Unless you’ve got a good team, you can’t do much with the other two.” – Lee Iacocca

“Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” – Pat Riley

“Great companies are built in the office, with hard work put in by a team.” – Emily Chang

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” – Henry Ford

“When you find the right thing to do, and people to work with, invest deeply into that, and stick with it for decades.” – Naval Ravikant

Hard Work Quotes

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“You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” – Alan Alda

“Work harder than you think you did yesterday.” – Alex Elle

“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.” – George Allen Sr

“Work hard, have fun, make history.” – Jeff Bezos

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

“Work hard in silence; let success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean

“Work as hard as you can. Even though who you work with and what you work on are more important than how hard you work.” – Naval Ravikant

“Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want.” – Prabakaran Thirumalai

“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz

“When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” – Steve Pavlina

“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” – Margaret Thatcher

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession.” – Walt Disney

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.” – Henry Ford

“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession.” – Conor McGregor

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.” – Thomas Edison

“The problems you work on and who you work with are as important as how hard you work.” – Shane Parrish

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” – Patrick Suskind

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is hard work.” – Stephen King

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.” – Mary E. Pearson

“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” – Caterina Fake

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” – Peter F. Drucker

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

“Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” – Haile Gebrselassie

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” – Henry Ford

“Nothing can beat hard work.” – Conor McGregor

“No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder.” – Elon Musk

“Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work.” – David Ogilvy

“Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” – Iain Duncan Smith

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.” – Calvin Coolidge

“It’s hard work making movies. It’s like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it’s emotional, tense work. If you don’t really love it, then it ain’t worth it.” – George Lucas

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“It’s easy to solve a problem that everyone sees, but it’s hard to solve a problem that almost no one sees.” – Tony Fadell

“Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.” – Helen Hanson

“If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.” – Barack Obama

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – Olin Miller

“If you are willing to work hard and ask lots of questions, you can learn business pretty fast.” – Steve Jobs

“If you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures.” – Gaius Musonius Rufus

“If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.” – Michelangelo

“I’ve read something that Bill Gates said about six months ago. He said, ‘I worked really, really hard in my 20s.’ And I know what he means because I worked really, really hard in my 20s too. Literally, you know, 7 days a week, a lot of hours every day. And it actually is a wonderful thing to do, because you can get a lot done. But you can’t do it forever, and you don’t want to do it forever, and you have to come up with ways of figuring out what the most important things are and working with other people even more.” – Steve Jobs

“I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.” – Greg Behrendt

“I’m a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it’s frivolous or superficial, but it’s not that way at all. It’s actually very hard work.” – Donatella Versace

“I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.” – Jim Carrey

“I work hard because I love my work.” – Bill Gates

“I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.” – Maria Bartiromo

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Hard work teaches us that it takes more than hard work.” – Jack Butcher

“Hard work never killed a man.” – Scottish proverb

“Hard work is an essential element in tracking down and perfecting a strategy or in executing it.” – Charlie Munger

“Hard work does pay off.” – Michael Phelps

“Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.” – Sam Altman

“Hard work betrays none.” – Hachiman Hikigaya

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

“Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” – Joseph Barbara

“For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.” – Jessica Savitch

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Entrepreneurship is a great leveler. The wonderful thing is that money is not the sole currency when it comes to starting a business; drive, determination, passion and hard work are all free and more valuable than a pot of cash.” – Richard Branson

“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

“Don’t be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don’t let others discourage you or tell you that you can’t do it. In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn’.” – Gertrude B. Elion

“Doing anything big and bold in life is hard work, and learning to persist is fundamental to any entrepreneur’s success.” – Peter Diamandis

“Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.” – Cheryl Strayed (Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, Amazon)

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

“Do not whine… Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.” – Joan Didion

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

“Be thankful for what you have. Work hard for what you don’t have.”

“Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.” – Ed Bradley

“A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint.” – Sarah Price

“A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.” – Ralph Lauren

“A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.” – Guy Kawasaki

“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

Funny Work Quotes

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“Work without love is slavery.” – Mother Teresa

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” – Simon Sinek

“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” – Leo Tolstoy

“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 Edison

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” – Coco Chanel

“Work incessantly, but be not attached to it.” – Swami Vivekananda

“You are not your resume, you are your work.” – Seth Godin

Social Work Quotes

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“Sticking to good habits can be hard work, and mistakes are part of the process. Don’t declare failure simply because you messed up or because you’re having trouble reaching your goals. Instead, use your mistakes as opportunities to grow stronger and become better.” – Amy Morin

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” – Mother Teresa

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” – Proverbs 31:8

“‘Firsts’ are always frightening. First steps, first failure, first success. But for social workers, fear is a sign that they are making progress on the road less traveled.”

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

“As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.” – Lily Tomlin

“The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

“It is not your job to save everyone. Some people are not even ready to be helped. Focus on being of service to those who are, and be wise and humble enough to know when the best service you can offer is to guide them toward help in another direction.” – Anna Taylor

“It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” – Dalai Lama

Back To Work Quotes

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“True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.” – John W. Gardner

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” – Peter Marshall

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

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.” – Paul Coffey

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vincent Vince Lombardi

“It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

“It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller

Good Work Quotes

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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” – Barrack Obama

“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

“Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.” – Jane Goodall

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Hermann Hesse

“All good work requires self-revelation.” – Sidney Lumet

“A little imagination combined with massive action goes a long way.” – Grant Cardone

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc

“The better your feedback loop, the better your work. Businesses have the market. Novels have the readers. Science has experiments. It’s when the feedback loop is a small group of bosses or peers that quality falls apart.” – Naval Ravikant

Great Work Quotes

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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“You be greater than your feelings. I don’t demand this of you—life does. Otherwise, you’ll be washed away by feelings. You’ll be washed out to sea and never seen agai.” – Phillip Roth, Indignation

“Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.” – Plutarch

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two.” – Douglas Adams

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

“Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“It seems like the world is crumbling out there, but it is actually a really great time in your life to get a little crazy, follow your curiosity and be ambitious about it.” – Larry Page

“I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” – Charles Dickens

“A man should never neglect his family for business.” – Walt Disney

“Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally.” – David Frost

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things, you’re excited to get up in the morning.” – Larry Page

Work Anniversary Quotes

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“You are a gem that will always shine. Have a happy work anniversary.”

“You understand the company culture really well. Thank you for making us what we are. We wish you a happy work anniversary.”

“We are lucky to have you on our team. Wishing you a happy work anniversary.”

“You are an essential part of our company, and I’m really impressed with your work thus far. Have a wonderful work anniversary!”

“Today you’ve completed your first year in this workplace — congratulations! Happy work anniversary! It has been lovely to work with you. We wish you all the best!”

“Your hard work and punctuality set the bar for others. Happy first work anniversary!”

“In a short span of time, you have already achieved so much. You’re an example of how hard work takes you to serious places. Wishing you a happy anniversary at our company.”

“I am lucky to work alongside you. Your enthusiasm, commitment and hard work are inspiring, and they all make you a cut above the rest.”

“Every company should have someone like you at the forefront. You’re talented in every sense of the word. Have a happy work anniversary.”

“Congratulations on your anniversary with the company! Your high spirit and go-getter attitude ae what makes you special. Working with you has been inspiring and motivating.”

“Your commitment to your job sets an example for everyone else on this team. Have a great work anniversary.”

“We want you to know that you are a valuable member of our team. We wish you all the success in your career!”

“Congratulations on your first year of work! In just one year, you’ve shown just how capable you are. May the years ahead of you bring even more success!”

“Though it’s been only one year, it seems like we have been working together for so many more. You have become a wonderful work partner and a friend on whom I know I can always lean. Congratulations!”

“Employees like you are the pride and joy of this company. We are proud to have you with here.”

“Congratulations on completing a successful year of work with our company. We are thrilled with your performance, and we appreciate your contributions. Good luck going forward. We wish you continued success!”

“You are one of a kind. Thank you for helping us grow. Have a happy work anniversary!”

“Your attitude makes you what you are: a winner! You inspire and motivate the team like no other. Thank you for helping to push us forward. We wish you a happy work anniversary.”

“We are proud to be associated with you. Your contributions and commitment to our work are unparalleled. Have a happy work anniversary!”

“Your dedication and passion for your work make you the success that you are. Keep raising the bar, and have a happy work anniversary.”

“You are a dedicated worker and deserve all the success in the world. Keep up the good work, and cheers to your hard work!”

“This company’s future is brighter because of employees like you. Well done! Enjoy the one-year anniversary of your carrier!”

“You are an ambitious worker and it’s always inspiring to work alongside you. Congratulations on an accomplished year of work!”

“You are a source of inspiration, as your work ethic is exemplary. Thank you for being there every time we have needed you. Wishing you a happy work anniversary!”

“You are an asset to our company, and I hope you’ll continue on this path of hard work. We are very proud of you, and we wish you a wonderful work anniversary!”

“Congratulations on your one year of work experience! Every company needs a hard-working and intelligent employee like you. Best of luck!”

“My colleague, congratulations to you for your one-year of work! You are an excellent colleague, and I wish you the best at this company. You can always count on me.”

“You have come a long way since you started out with us just one year ago. We are grateful for your ideas that have helped us evolve. We wish you a happy work anniversary.”

“We are grateful for your contribution and dedication to our company. Today, you complete a year with us. Wishing you a happy work anniversary.”

“You are respected and admired. Our company shines because of you. Have a relaxing work anniversary. You deserve it!”

“Everybody at work is lucky to have you here. We wish you a happy anniversary!”

Work Life Balance Quotes

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“You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” – Zig Ziglar

“When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.” – Anna Quindlen

“Children learn to smile from their parents.” – Shinichi Suzuki

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” – Carl Sandburg

“Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.” – Regina Brett

“You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.” – Marissa Mayer

“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” – Michelle Obama

“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” – Abigail Van Buren

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” – Sydney J. Harris

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” – Art Buchwald

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

“Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” – Thomas Edison

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, and integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” – Gary Keller

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” – Arianna Huffington

“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” – Alain de Botton

Work Ethic Quotes

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“I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working.” – Will Smith

“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

“A lot about this industry is about who you know. If you set a really good example for yourself, and someone likes that, then they might recommend you to someone else. It doesn’t matter what job you’re in, any profession, it’s always the same.” – Tom Holland

“Any idiot can point out a problem. A leader is willing to do something about it! Leaders solve problems.” – Tony Robbins

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top professional.” – Jahangir Khan

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

“If you set a good example, you need not to worry about setting rules.” – Lee Iacocca

“A disorganized workspace means disorganized work habits. A sloppy work environment equals sloppy results.” – Larry Winget

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

“If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” – Steven Spielberg

“Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.” – Frank Tyger

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Setting goals are the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” –

“I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done.” – Ranbir Kapoor

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

“Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.” – Venus Williams

“I just feel like you should be able to have a respectful work environment because if you do, you’ll be your best self.” – Peggy Johnson

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” – Anne Frank

“The professionals must set a good example.” – A. Bartlett Giamatti

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead you anywhere.” – Frank A.Clark

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” – Albert Einstein

“People who work in an environment where doing their best is recognized have a better chance of feeling good about their work.” – Marilyn Suttle

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Work From Home Quotes

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“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“Keep a team chatroom open. There is nothing more important in a group remote project than casual communication. Not just official emails and work updates, but the ability to sit back and chat.” – David Rabin

“Not everyone has an office, so it’s all right [to work at] your dining room table or couch. My advice is to … try and create some space between the places you are working and the places you are relaxing, even if it feels a little silly to be on two different sides of the couch.” – Hailley Griffis

“Don’t work from bed. You want your bed to be a place of peace and calm, not work stress.” – Liz Grossman Kitoyi

“Wake up and get ready just like you’re going to work. If you stay in your slippers all day you will not be as productive.” – Elijah Schneider

“Hackers will be exploiting the security vulnerabilities that come with remote work. When people are scared and isolated, it’s much easier to target them because they are not using good cyber hygiene–it’s the last thing they’re often worried about in a panic.” – Aleksandr Yampolskiy

“Make sure you have a stress-free zone, at work (yes even your home office). … Look for a break room.. No need for a fancy setting. All you need is some soft lighting and something comfortable to sit on. Put together a nice relaxing playlist and listen to it.” – Dr.Tasha Holland-Kornegay

“If you work from home, especially in cold-climates, you can go days without going outside. Getting a snake plant, money tree or areca palm can make a big difference for your work space.” – Michael Alexis

“Establish a pre-work routine and an after-work routine. Working in the same place where you wake up, eat, and sleep can make anyone go crazy without proper boundaries in place.” – Marissa Owens

“Staying home can be very lonely. … Try and remain calm. Listen to music, play a funny movie in the background–in the early years of launching my own coaching practice, old episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, literally saved my life and allowed my business to thrive. But, do whatever it takes to create a warm environment.” – Carlota Zimmerman

“The most important thing is to have dedicated office space where you can CLOSE THE DOOR and have set office hours. … I did the opposite and allowed work to swallow my home life for a while. … Stupid mistake.” – Kathy Kristof

Work Hard Play Hard Quotes

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“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.” – Dr. Seuss

“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 Watts

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” – William A. Ward

“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

“I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work.” – Jerry Rice

“Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” – Kevin Hart

Work Friendship Quotes

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“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” – Warren Buffett

“I never face Monday morning blues because of fun colleagues like you. Thank you!”

“I’ve literally been here for two hours and I haven’t spoken to anybody. I’m so happy to see you, I could murder you.” – Shoshanna

“Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I would totally hang out with you even if we weren’t paid.”

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

“Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman

“A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so.” – – Arthur Conan Doyle

“I don’t see any of my colleagues as rivals. I don’t think our generation needs to do that. We are a chilled out lot, and we should all be happy.” – Shahid Kapoor

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” – Henry David Thoreau

“When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.” – LeBron James

“Coming together is beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.” – Mark Warner

“When I speak with people who love their jobs and have vital friendships at work, they always talk about how their workgroup is like a family.” – Tom Rath

“Chance made us colleagues. Fun and laughter made us friends.”

“It’s a very special thing when you go and get to work with your best friend every day.” – Nick Frost

“There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn

Work Quotes About Change

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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.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“When you change your thoughts, you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – Arthur Christopher Benson

“The Pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the worl.” – Robin Williams

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” – William Faulkner

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking

“A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.” – Mildred Struven

Work Quotes For Monday

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“Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!” – David Dweck

“When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.” – Edmond Mbiaka

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.”

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

Work Quotes For Wednesday

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“Wednesday means we’re halfway through half-assing our work for the week.”

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on Saturdays and Wednesdays.” – Arsene Wenger

“Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Keep up the good work.” – Kevin Eubanks

“Wednesdays were the best thing about Atlantis. The middle of the week was a traditional holiday there. Everyone stopped work and celebrated the fact that half the week was over.” – Walter Moers

Originally published March 26, 2021, updated March 27, 2021

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