Thursday, 14 February 2013

Inspirational Quotes about Work

Work is love made visible.”
(Kahlil Gibran)

Today's marginalia are a collection of quotes about working relationships, employee engagement, internal communications, achievements at work, leadership and team work.

I found some of these quotes very inspiring and I would like to share them with you.

You may have already heard about some of them. However, you might also find yourself new to some others and perhaps find in these the inspiration and motivation to do something differently and better today for the good of yourself, your colleagues, people and the organisation. 

Let's try to have a look below. 

Is there any particular quote that holds your attention and brings you some positive energy? That may be the inspiring quote for your day at work.

A successful man continues to look for work after he has found a job.”
(Unknown Author)

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”
(Mark Victor Hansen)

Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines.”
(Gary Sinise)

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.”
(H.L. Hunt)

Don't set compensation as a goal. Find work you like, and the compensation will follow.”
(Harding Lawrence)

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

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.”
(Vernon Sanders Law)

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.”
(William J. Bennett)

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
(Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.”
(Steve Pavlina)

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”
(Sam Ewing)

Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds.”
(Albert Einstein)

I am exhausted if I don't work.”
(Pablo Picasso)

If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort.”
(Stephen G. Weinbaum)

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”
(Jesse Jackson)

If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.”

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
(John Quincy Adams)

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
(Vince Lombardi)

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results.”
(Albert Einstein)

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
(Albert Einstein)

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”
(Ralph Nader)

It's never too late to be who you might have been.”
(George Elliot)

Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.”
(Ann Frank)

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
(Louis Pasteur)

Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.”
(Sir William Osler)

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.”
(Marian Wright Edelman)

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.”
(Ann Landers)

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
(Walter Anderson)

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.”
(David McCullough)

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
(John R. Wooden)

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
(Emile Zola)

The greatest oak was once a little nut that held it's ground.”

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.”
(George Eliot)

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
(Pearl Buck)

Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”
(Dale Carnegie)

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.”
(Pearl S. Buck)

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”
(Jesse Owens)

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)

When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home.”
(Betty Bender)

Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing.”
(Phil Jackson)

You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it - because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don't you see?”
(Harland Sanders)

You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."
(Warren Beatty)

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”