70 Quotes about Jobs and Life to Motivate You in 2023

70 Quotes about Jobs and Life to Motivate You in 2023

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Quotes about jobs and life

Applying for jobs is a marathon, and mentors or loved ones may not always be around to give much-needed pep-talks. These quotes can deliver a dose of motivation to help ambitious professionals keep working towards finding the ideal job.

Motivational quotes for job seekers

“Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying.” – Kevin Feige

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“You need to believe in yourself and what you do. Be tenacious and genuine.” – Christian Louboutin

“If I went by all the rejection I’ve had in my career, I should have given up a long time ago.” – Mike Myers

“When you’re at the end of your rope, all you have to do is make one foot move out in front of the other. Just take the next step. That’s all there is to it.” – Samuel Fuller

“A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.” – Bo Bennett

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

Quotes about career choices

“When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.”  Eileen Cadd

“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” – Katherine Whitehorn

 “Work to become, not to acquire.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.” – Bobby Unser

“You can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling.” – Lissa Rankin

“Work takes on new meaning when you feel you are pointed in the right direction. Otherwise, it’s just a job, and life is too short for that.” – Tim Cook

“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson

 “Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” – Hillary Clinton

 “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” – Johnny Carson

“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

Inspirational quotes for job interviews

 “A career is a series of ups and downs, of comebacks.” – Steve Guttenberg

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A career is born in public – talent in privacy.” – Marilyn Monroe

 “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” – Confucius

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

 “When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can! ‘ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” -Theodore Roosevelt

“Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.” – Alex Trebek

 “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” – Bear Bryant

“I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.” – Jon Stewart

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

 “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” – Carlton Fisk

“No man ever listened himself out of a job.” – Calvin Coolidge

“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.” – Diane Sawyer

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” – John Wooden

New beginning quotes for jobs

“Repetition doesn’t create memories. New experiences do.” – Brian Chesky

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

 “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

 “Starting a new job can be nerve-racking , but it’s also exciting. You’re embarking on a new future, positioning yourself to write a fresh story on a clean slate.” – Adena Friedman

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” – John D. Rockefeller

“The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.” – Frank McCourt

“When one door closes, another opens.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” – Sally Ride

 “Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent.” – Priyanka Chopra

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Funny career quotes

“Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.” – Cathy Guisewite

 “The best way to enjoy your job is to imagine yourself without one.” – Oscar Wilde

 “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” – Josh Billings

“A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.” – Zig Ziglar

“Getting fired is nature’s way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.” – Hal Lancaster

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” – George Carlin

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Samuel Goldwyn

“​​When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser

“If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.” – Jane Fonda

“You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage worth ethic.” – Zig Ziglar

 “If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” – John Gotti

 “An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.” – Niels Bohr

 “Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?” – J. Paul Getty

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” – Phyllis Diller

 “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” – Red Adair

 “Do your job and demand your compensation – but in that order.” – Cary Grant

 “Do your job and demand your compensation – but in that order.” – Cary Grant



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