Great Quotes that will inspire you!


1.  To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
 – Sister Mary Lauretta

 

2.  Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust what inspires you. – The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success

 

3.  You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances 
are you’ll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.
 – Bob Black

 

4.  I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain. – Rita Mae Brown

 

5.  Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood . . . Make big plans; aim high in hope and work. – Daniel Burnham, American architect (1846 – 1912)

 

6.  You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. 
- Mark Twain

 

7.  A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night. – Marilyn Monroe

 

8. I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. – George Burns

 

9.  I’m sick of people sittin’ in chairs stating their problems. Then we roll the videotape… then we have our experts on the topic… I’m in the ‘What’s next?’ phase of my career.  – Oprah Winfrey

 

10.  Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. – Brian Tracy, American Author

 

11. If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld, French Author

 

12.  The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else…The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! – Earl Nightingale, Motivational Speaker

 

13.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
 – George Bernard Shaw

 

14.  If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all. 
- Michelangelo

 

15.  Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. 
- Buddha

 

16.  If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. 
- Katherine Hepburn

 

17.  My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
 – Pablo Picasso

 

18.  Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures. – Joseph Campbell, American Mythologist, Writer, and Lecturer

 

19.  Any human being is really good at certain things. The problem is that the things you’re good at come naturally. And since most people are pretty modest instead of an arrogant S.O.B. like me, what comes naturally, you don’t see as a special skill. It’s just you. It’s what you’ve always done. 
- Stephen Jay Gould, Evolutionary Scientist

 

20.  If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. – Michael Evans

 

21.  There’s nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos. – Jim Hightower, Radio Commentator and Author

 

22.  He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. – Nietzsche

 

23.  Many of us have created lives that give very little support for experimentation. We believe that answers already exist out there, independent of us. What if we invested more time and attention to our own experimentation? We could focus our efforts on discovering solutions that work uniquely for us. 
- Margaret Wheatley, Author and Management Consultant who studies organizational behavior

 

24.  Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
 – Abraham Lincoln

 

25.  We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian born American Anthropologist and Author

 

26.  Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
 – Bobby Unser, Retired Car Racer

 

27.  People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.
 – Brian Tracy, Author

 

28.  A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don’t have a J.O.B.
 – Fats Domino

 

29.  What if “the hokey pokey” is REALLY what it’s all about?
 – Curtis Spencer

 

30.  There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.  – Federico Fellini, Italian Film Director (1920-1993)

 

31.  Would I ever leave this company? Look, I’m all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I’m being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly, I’m going wherever they value loyalty the most. – Dwight Schrute, from the television show ‘The Office’

 

32.  I am not young enough to know everything. – Oscar Wilde

 

33.  In fifty years, he never worked a day. To him, nine to five was odds on a horse. – Archie Bunker, from the television show ‘All in the Family’

 

34.  When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves. – Shakti Gawain, Pioneering Author & Teacher in the field of Personal Growth

 

35.  I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. – Jerome K. Jerome, English writer and humorist

 

36.  Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

37.  Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. – D.H. Lawrence, English Novelist (1885-1930)

 

38.  Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade.  Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. – Robert Sternberg, American Psychologist and Psychometrician

 

39.  Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive ‘nows.’ – Sue Halpern, Author

 

40.  They  may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Carl W. Buechner, Author

 

41.  We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it. – Che Guavara

 

42.  Rest in reason; move in passion – Khalil Gibran, Lebanese American artist, poet and writer

 

43.  Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing…If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.  – Frank Sinatra

 

44.  If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. – Benjamin Franklin

 

45.  I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day. – James Joyce, Irish Novelist

 

46.  If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time. – Joseph Campbell, American Mythologist, Writer, and Lecturer

 

47.  I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it. – Lou Holtz, American football coach and author

 

48.  If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development. – Brian Tracy

 

49.  One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar. 
- Helen Keller

 

50.  The belief that you can have a meaningful career is the first step to finding one.  – Sean Aiken, Author and Creator of the One Week Job Project

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