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88 Inspiring Career Quotes Every Professionals Should Know

88 Inspiring Career Quotes about work, jobs, careers and achieving almost everything you want in life.

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88 Inspiring Career Quotes Every Professionals Should Know

  1. 1. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
 - Bob Dylan
  2. 2. Desperation works in job search as well as it does in dating.
 - Darrell Gurney
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. He knows nothing and thinks
 he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
 - George Bernard Shaw
  5. 5. By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
 - Robert Frost
  6. 6. Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. 
 - Cheryl Strayed
  7. 7. Be true to what naturally interests you – and be brave enough to turn an obsession into a profession.
 - Shelly Branch
  8. 8. Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.
 - Hillary Clinton
  9. 9. If the career you have chosen
 has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
 - Jane Fonda
  10. 10. If you don’t wake up in the morning excited to pick up where you left your work yesterday, you haven’t found your calling yet.
 -Mike Wallacet
  11. 11. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
 - Sheryl Sandberg
  12. 12. Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.
 -Tim Ferriss
  13. 13. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
 - Confucius
  14. 14. My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
 - William Adams
  15. 15. Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
 - James M. Barrie
  16. 16. It’s not what you achieve,
 it’s what you overcome.
 That’s what defines your career.
 - Carlton Fisk
  17. 17. Work to become, not to acquire.
 - Elbert Hubbard
  18. 18. The day will happen whether
 or not you get up.
 - John Ciardi
  19. 19. If you’re not the hero of your talent story, you simply become a player in one
 you didn’t choose.
 - Jay Perry
  20. 20. Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
 - Katherine Whitehorn
  21. 21. I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.
 - Helen Keller
  22. 22. I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.
 And that is why I succeed.
 - Michael Jordan
  23. 23. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure
 it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
 - Robert H. Schuller
  24. 24. The biggest mistake people make is not making a living at doing what they most enjoy.
 - Malcom S. Forbes
  25. 25. The best way to predict the future is to create it. 
 - Abraham Lincoln
  26. 26. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
 - Thomas A. Edison
  27. 27. I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
 - Lou Holtz
  28. 28. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.
 - Jon Stewart
  29. 29. Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.
 - George Lucas
  30. 30. Your success depends on what you do yourself, with your own means.
 - P. T. Barnum
  31. 31. If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.
 - Walt Disney
  32. 32. Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
 - Johnny Carson
  33. 33. Your career is like a garden. It can hold an assortment of life’s energy that yields a bounty for you. You do not need to grow just one thing in your garden. You do not need to do just one thing in your career.
 - Jennifer Ritchie Payette
  34. 34. Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
 - Jackson Brown, Jr.
  35. 35. One of the hardest thing you'll ever do in life is work at a job you hate.
 - ManifestYourPotential.com
  36. 36. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
 - Arthur Golden
  37. 37. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
 - General George Patton
  38. 38. You will never feel 100% ready when an opportunity arises. So just do it.
 - Unknown

  39. 39. If you don’t build your dream.
 Someone will hire you to help build theirs.
 - Tony Gaskins
  40. 40. Every time you worry that you could get trapped in some kind of work you don’t care about, you’re dealing with the problem of meaningfulness. I guarantee that in the back of your mind is the thought that somehow you have to make a contribution to something, be acknowledged, do something that matters–or you’re just fooling around.
 - Barbara Sher
  41. 41. Don’t be in a hurry about finding your work in the world for yourself - you are not old enough to judge for yourself yet; but just look about you in the place you find yourself in, and try to make things a little better and honester there.
 - Thomas Hughes
  42. 42. Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
 - George Halas
  43. 43. Forget the risk and take the fall, if it’s what you want, then it’s worth the fall.
 - Unknown
  44. 44. A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.
 - H. S. M. Burns
  45. 45. The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.
 - Robert Frost
  46. 46. It's not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
 - Albert Einstein
  47. 47. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
 - Robert Orben
  48. 48. The worst days of those who enjoy what they do, are better than the best days of those who don’t.
 - E. James Rohn
  49. 49. The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
 - Vince Lombardi
  50. 50. You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
 - Albert Einstein
  51. 51. Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
 - Robert H. Schuller
  52. 52. I think it would make the world a little bit better place if everyone was doing what they loved to do.... I'm doing it and I'm loving it.
 - Mark Polish
  53. 53. The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
 - B. B. King
  54. 54. Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?
 - Steve Jobs
  55. 55. If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.
 - M.H. Anderson
  56. 56. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
 - Bill Cosby
  57. 57. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
 - Dale Carnegie
  58. 58. The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.
 - Francoise Bertaut de Motteville
  59. 59. Think you can or think you can’t, either way you will be right.
 - Henry Ford
  60. 60. Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
 - Harold Thurman Whitman
  61. 61. Work to become, not to acquire.
 - Elbert Hubbard
  62. 62. A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night 
 - Marilyn Monroe
  63. 63. I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life'. 
 - Maya Angelou
  64. 64. When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
 - John Ruskin
  65. 65. Monetary income is the perfect deceiver of a man's true worth.
 - Criss Jami
  66. 66. Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
 - Liz Smith
  67. 67. What you're really supposed to be doing is whatever makes your heart sing. 
 - Barbara Sher
  68. 68. The home is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose, and that is to support the ultimate career.
 - C.S. Lewis
  69. 69. With my career I want to either make something or make an impact. Writers both make something, and make an impact.
 - Jarod Kintz
  70. 70. If I never got to make a living doing what I loved, I'd still do it-for fun and for free. 
 - Susan E. Isaac
  71. 71. When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between. 
 - Rick Jarow
  72. 72. Success is a journey, not a destination.
 - Wayne W. Dyer
  73. 73. I didn't try to be everything and I finally found something I'm good at. 
 - Auliq Ice
  74. 74. Finding your passion is the key to your success.
 - Tracy Kauffman
  75. 75. Know the difference between your hobbies and your passions.
 - B.S. Wood
  76. 76. 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
  77. 77. Follow your passion;
 Do not get married to it, though. 
 - Ashok Kallarakkal
  78. 78. People leave companies for two reasons. One, they don't feel appreciated. And two, they don't get along with their boss.
 - Adam Bryant, The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed
  79. 79. Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
 -Charles Buxton
  80. 80. To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
 - Tony Dorsett
  81. 81. Some people make enough, some people don’t, and it has nothing to do with their paycheck.
 - Janene Murphy
  82. 82. When it comes to your talent, translate the intangible into the tangible. 
 - Don Marusk
  83. 83. If you don't toot your own horn, don't complain that there's no music.
 - Guy Kawasaki
  84. 84. I know the price of success; dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
 - Frank Lloyd Wright
  85. 85. I love my career. It is a career. A difficult one that takes many hours and total dedication to my craft. It is also what I was born to do-tell stories and entertain.
 - Michelle M. Pillow
  86. 86. I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
 - Gloria Steinem
  87. 87. Work for a cause, not for applause. Live your life to express, not to impress, don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.
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