107 Positive Work Quotes for Motivation to Work Hard

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Whether you’re working on a difficult project or coping with job stress these quotes will give you the motivation you need to persevere and achieve.


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Top 10 Positive Work Quotes



Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first. ~ Simon Sinek.


Work hard at work worth doing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.


How hard you work matters more than how much you make. ~ Michelle Obama.


If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you’re already a success. ~ Jack Canfield.


If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small. ~ Richard Branson.


There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure. ~ Stanley McChrystal.

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun. ~ Colleen Barrett.

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. ~ Richard Bach.

Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole. ~ Tracy Streckenback.

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Famous Positive Work Quotes

The fact that is, leadership must constantly work to shape positive work cultures because they are often responsible for them. ~ Carol J. Huston.

The best way of getting ahead of most people is by getting along with some and getting around others. ~ Evan Esar.

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 that has been opened for us. ~ Helen Keller.

You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play. ~ Warren Beatty.

It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela.

Each work has to pass through these stages-ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. ~ Swami Vivekananda.

Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of chance. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. ~ Tim Notke.

You have more than anything else received the benefits of the work positive lifestyle. ~ Joey Faucette.

Perhaps you’re overlooking the positive effects your career transition will have on your children. ~ Walter Kirn.

If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging. ~ John Taylor Wood.

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~ George Lorimer.

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.

Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day. ~ Ronnie Milsap.

Innovation distinguishes from a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs.

The power of your purpose depends on the vigor and determination behind it. ~ John A. Andrews.

You reach a point where you don’t work for money. ~ Walt Disney.

We get what we want when we stay focused and do the work. ~ Barbara Lucas.

A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it. ~ Joan Lunden.

Inspiring Positive Work Quotes

All happiness depends on courage and work. ~ Honoré de Balzac.

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.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. ~ William Arthur Ward.

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

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. ~ Anne Frank.

Success comes before work only in the dictionary. ~ John Taylor Wood.

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

Any successful person will tell you that it takes hard work and strong character in order to succeed. ~ John A. Andrews.

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. ~ David McCullough.

Every man is better for a period of work under the open sky. ~ Henry Ford.

Be positive and work hard. I think it’s possible to overcome anything, if you’re willing to work at it. ~ Sheryl Swoopes.

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Best Positive Work Quotes

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. ~ Seneca.

Do or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda.

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly. ~ Andy Warhol.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. ~ Evan Esar.

Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty. ~ Voltaire.

Growing a culture requires a good storyteller. Changing a culture requires a persuasive editor. ~ Ryan Lillly.

The most positive way to progress to the top is to start at the bottom and never stop. ~ Evan Esar.

Positive work environments outperform negative work environments. ~ Daniel Goleman.

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. ~ Alan Cohen.

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further. ~ Thomas Carlyle.

The lighted match and the coal usually have to agree in order for the coal to burn. ~ John A. Andrews.

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. ~ Napoleon Hill.

The common denominator for success is work. ~ John D. Rockefeller.

Don’t get discouraged, and think positive all the time. Don’t get down on yourself if you lose out a couple of times. It’s just a lot of hard work. ~ Larisa Oleynik.

The only thing of real importance that leaders do is create and manage culture. ~ Edgar Schein.

Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey. ~ Urijah Faber.

Failure is not the opposite of success: it’s part of success. ~ Arianna Huffington.

Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~ Woody Allen.

God did not intend for us to be idle and unproductive. There is dignity in work. ~ Billy Graham.

We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies – in the minds of those closest to the work. ~ Jack Welch.

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. ~ Robert Frost.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ~ Stephen Hawking.

Positive attitudes and positive actions make for a positive work culture, and the inverse is true as well. ~ Carol J. Huston.

Wise Positive Work Quotes

We redefine our reality and fulfill our dreams by learning to work positive. ~ Joey Faucette.

To have a single goal is sufficient to be successful, fun then comes afterwards. ~ Daniel Kempe.

When you’re doing the work you’re meant to do, it feels right and every day is a bonus, regardless of what you’re getting paid. ~ Oprah Winfrey.


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.

Remember, work, well done, does good to the man who does it. It makes him a better man. ~ George S. Clason.

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

If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last. ~ Hamilton Holt.


Mutual respect, trust, and civility are core values in positive work cultures. ~ Carol J. Huston.

Never allow a person to tell you no, who doesn’t have the power to say yes. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~ Arthur Ashe.

Unique Positive Work Quotes

Nothing will work unless you do. ~ Maya Angelou.


The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it. ~ Tricia Cunningham.

When you are inspired in your work, everything seems to fall into place. ~ Wayne Dyer.

More and more married women are working nowadays, some of them even at home. ~ Evan Esar.

To preserve the pure naturalness in every situation, this for me is art, success and motivation. ~ Daniel Kempe.

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything. ~ Vince Lombardi.


Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. ~ Henry Ford.

Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work. ~ Kevin Eubanks.

Short Positive Work Quotes

What is good for one and not good for the other, is for me a reason to work. ~ Daniel Kempe.

If we can challenge convention, we can solve any problem. ~ Josh Valman.

All good leaders are connectors. They relate well and make people feel confident about themselves and their leader. ~ John Maxwell.


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ~ Aristotle.

Unleash your power to work positive as you perceive, conceive, believe, achieve, and receive remarkable results in your business. ~ Joey Faucette.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~ Jimmy Johnson.

Great Positive Work Quotes

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. ~ Ella Fitzgerald.


Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

Work leads to greater success than nonwork. Hard work leads to greatness. ~ Greg Henry Quinn.

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed and there’s so little competition. ~ Richard Bach.

When working on yourself it is a good idea to make sure you are doing it for you first. ~ Roy Williams.

Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that. ~ Ellen Degeneres.

Work is the best thing to make us love life. ~ Ernest Renan.


The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand.

Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients. ~ Richard Branson.

Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. ~ A.C. Benson.

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes a lot of hard work. ~ Ozwald Boateng.


Aspiring work, means to strive for unity and happiness. ~ Daniel Kempe.

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford.

The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost.


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.

Have fun, work hard and money will come. Don’t waste time – grab your chances. Have a positive outlook on life. When it’s not fun, move on. ~ Richard Branson.

A man succeeds in completing a work only when his qualities transcend that work. ~ Cesare Pavese.

So these were the 107 top Positive Work quotes and sayings.

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