best quotes about work

We’ve collected the best quotes about work for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!


I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

Douglas Adams


Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.

Charles J. Sykes


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



The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vince Lombardi


The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo


And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.

Will Smith


Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.

Lady Gaga


I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

Jerome K. Jerome


I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

Vincent Van Gogh


Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.



Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.

Byron Dorgan


Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington


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

Thomas A. Edison


The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

Elbert Hubbard


Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol


All happiness depends on courage and work.

Honoré de Balzac


Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

Gustave Flaubert


In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

Leo Tolstoy


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


I like to call in sick to work at places where I’ve never held a job. Then when the manager tells me I don’t work there, I tell them I’d like to. But not today, as I’m sick.

Jarod Kintz


Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.

Donald Trump


Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

William James


Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.

Gautama Buddha


When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.

Dr. Seuss


Work without love is slavery.

Mother Teresa

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