Work quotes

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
Mark Twain

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Rumi

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Benjamin Franklin

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla

When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’
Lao Tzu

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Earl Nightingale

Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee

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

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.
Oscar Wilde

Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Stephen Hawking

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
Aristotle

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Aristotle

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Saint Augustine

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.
Jeff Bezos

There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.
– Jack Kemp

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
Queen Elizabeth II

There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.
– Hope Hicks

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Buddha

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
Henry David Thoreau

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

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Rumi

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.
– Virat Kohli

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
– Colin Powell

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. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
– Norman Vincent Peale

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato

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

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
Leonardo da Vinci

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Nelson Mandela

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

The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing – that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world – is what I wish for all.
Fidel Castro

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
Michael Jackson

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
Mother Teresa

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
– Edward Gibbon

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.
– Robin S. Sharma

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.
– Satchel Paige

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
– Leah LaBelle

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
Margaret Thatcher

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

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.
– Tena Desae