50 Motivational Work Quotes to Get You Fired Up

December 2, 2015 Lifestyle

Getting motivated to work can be a real challenge, especially when you’re a busy mom. The following work quotes will inspire you to get up, get working, and get the job done!


I have learned that real angels don’t have gossamer white robes and Cherubic skin, they have calloused hands and smell of the days’ sweat.

Richard Evans


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

Vince Lombardi


Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou


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



Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.

Margaret Thatcher


I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson


My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

Indira Gandhi


All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge


It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.

Henry Ward Beecher


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


Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

William James


Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.

Henry Ford


Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.

Sanjo Jendayi


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

Colin Powell


This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

Alan W. Watts


The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.

Francoise de Motteville


The main thing is to keep the main thing the thing.

Steven Covey


I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

Pearl S. Buck


It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth


The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

Thomas A. Edison


Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.

Donald J. Trump


The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.

James A. Michener


If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.

Joyce Chapman


The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Emile Zola


Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

Henry David Thoreau


Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.

Mary E. Pearson


We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison


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


All happiness depends on courage and work.

Honoré de Balzac


Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better.

Paul Coffey


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills


If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Benjamin Franklin


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


Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

Anne Frank


Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

Gustave Flaubert


All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.



I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.

George Bernard Shaw


The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.

Stephen G. Weinbaum


When a Company compromises its principles one time, the next compromise is right around the corner.

Zig Ziglar


Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


There’s just a slight difference in the spelling between Hard working and Hardly working but once either is followed can lead to results with greatest variations.

Ritika Chopra


Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it.

Edgar Winter


I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

Larry Bird


The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn


The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

Barack Obama


There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas A. Edison


Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but improves its chances.

B. J. Gupta


Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.

William James


These motivational work quotes are here to inspire you to do your best. So after you’ve found that perfect job on http://www.workathomemums.com.au, come here and read these quotes to help get you fired up for your day.