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80 Career Quotes To Inspire You


Below are 80 inspirational career quotes to help you kick-start at work. Have a very productive day.

  1. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker


  1. “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” – Latin Proverb


  1. “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it .” – Katharine Whitehorn


  1. “Go where you are celebrated—not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start. ” – Unknown


  1. “You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own.” – D.M. Dell


  1. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. ” – Marilyn Monroe


  1. “The future depends on what you do today. ” – Mahatma Gandhi


  1. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ” – Mae West


  1. “If you’re not the hero of your talent story, you simply become a player in one you didn’t choose. ” – Jay Perry


  1. “If you find yourself in a hole; stop digging. ” – Sharon Cooke Vargas


  1. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau


  1. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. ” – Stephen Covey


  1. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. ” – Chris Grosser


  1. “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it. ” – Walt Disney


  1. “Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it. ” – George Lucas


  1. “The harder I practice, the luckier I get. ” – Gary Player


  1. “When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between. ” – Rick Jarow


  1. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ” – Albert Einstein


  1. “Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. “It’s not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts. ” – Brian White


  1. “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. ” – Gore Vidal


  1. “As long as you’ve got passion, faith, and are willing to work hard, you cando anything and have anything you want in this world.” – Unknown


  1. “Be true to what naturally interests you – and be brave enough to turn an obsession into a profession. ” – Shelly Branch


  1. “Desperation works in job search as well as it does in dating. ” – Darrell Gurney


  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


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


  1. “The best way to predict the future is to create it. ” – Abraham Lincoln


  1. “It is never too late to be what you might have been. ” – George Eliot


  1. “Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it. ” – David Foster Wallace


  1. “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. ” – Arthur Golden


  1. “There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living. ” – Nelson Mandela


  1. “Follow your passion; Do not get married to it, though. ” – Ashok Kallarakkal


  1. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” – Proverb


  1. “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy. ” – Unknown


  1. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. ” – Anna Freud


  1. “A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night. ” – Marilyn Monroe


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


  1. “I determine to render more and better service, each day, than I am being paid to render. Those that reach the top are the ones who are not content with doing only what is required of them. ” – Og Mandino


  1. “Pitting your dream against someone else’s is a fantastic way to get discouraged and depressed. ” – Jon Acuff


  1. “Some people make enough, some people don’t, and it has nothing to do with their paycheck. ” – Janene Murphy


  1. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. ” –Aristotle


  1. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. ” – Sheryl Sandberg


  1. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ” – Gloria Steinem


  1. “A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. ” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr


  1. “No one can discover you until you do. Exploit your talents, skills and strengths and make the world sit up and take notice. ” – Rob Liano


  1. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. ” – Mark Twain


  1. “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. ” –Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. “Know the difference between your hobbies and your passions. ” – B.S. Wood


  1. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing,we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison


  1. “I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. ” – Jon Stewart


  1. “I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it. ” – Lou Holts


  1. “Whatever you are, be a good one. ” – Abraham Lincoln


  1. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great. ” – Mark Twain


  1. “Hide not your talents, they for use were made;what’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin


  1. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ” – Albert Einstein


  1. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. ” – Seth Godin


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


  1. “The worst days of those who enjoy what they do, are better than the best days of those who don’t. ” – E. James Rohn


  1. “What you’re really supposed to be doing is whatever makes your heart sing. ” – Barbara Sher


  1. “Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. ” – Liz Smith


  1. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ” – Les Brown


  1. “If you have time to judge other people, you have way too much time on your hands. Get off your ass and do something meaningful. ” – Shane Gibson


  1. “I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do. ” – Helen Keller


  1. “Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire. ” – Johnny Carson


  1. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ” – Harriet Beecher Stowe


  1. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. ” – Ancient Indian Proverb


  1. “When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there. ” – Cecil Selig


  1. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. ” – Amelia Earhart


  1. “Don’t feel sorry for yourself, only assholes do that. ” – Murakami


  1. “I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’. ” – Maya Angelou


  1. “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” – Confucius


  1. “The best revenge is massive success ” – Frank Sinatra


  1. “Work to become, not to acquire.” – Elbert Hubbard


  1. “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career. ” –Carlton Fisk


  1. “Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. ” –Robert H. Schuller


  1. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it. ” – Katherine Whitehorn


  1. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ” – Albert Einstein


  1. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ” – General George Patton


  1. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills


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The alias is MJ. I am a graduate of Mass Communication from Covenant University. A lover of arts, dynamic writer and an avid reader. I love taking up challenges as they come to build up my success story and propel others towards greatness. Mojola Omowumi is a Staff Writer at TopNaija.ng.


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