100 Inspiring Quotes That Will Motivate You To Work Harder


The saying that great achievements needs great support is a truth. Sometimes, we just need some form of motivation or reinforcement to carry on with life’s challenges. One of the best ways to achieve this is the through motivational words. Ever felt weak over your work and needed some motivation? It is not a strange feeling because everyone does at one time or the other. The issue now is where and how to get the kind of motivation you need. Here we have a huge list of the best motivational quotes that will lift your spirit and strengthen you.

Funny Motivational Quotes For Work

1. Life is like a sewer – what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. – Tom Lehrer

2. Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. – Isaac Asimov

3. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. – Truman Capote

4. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin

5. . Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. – Voltaire

6. When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard”, I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” – Sydney Harris

7. The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time. – Joe Girard

8. I cannot afford to waste my time making money. – Louis Agassiz

9. Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings. Robert Bloch

10. If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. – Betty Reese

11. The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein

12. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

13. If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. – Marie Osmond

14. I have a simple philosophy: Fill what is empty. Empty what is full. Scratch where it itches. – Alice Roosevelt Longworth

15. Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

16. You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. – Sam Levenson

17. When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best – that is inspiration. – Robert Bresson

18. My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already. – Dave Barry

19. People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day. – A.A. Milne

20. It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. – Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes

21. 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

22. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. – George Bernard Shaw

23. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain

24. Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese. – Billie Burke

25. You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London

26. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go. – Dr. Seuss

27. A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure. – Unknown

28. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. – Mark Twain

29. Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back. – Oscar Wilde

30. Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. – Mae West

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

32. The key to success is not through achievement, but through enthusiasm. – Malcolm Forbes

33. Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. – Franklin P. Jones

31. “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” Woody Allen

32. The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. – Maureen Dowd

33. It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Daily Motivational Quotes For Work

34. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”–Arnold Schwarzenegger

35. “I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.”–Florence Griffith Joyner

36. “Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.”–Unknown

37. “If you are hurt, whether in mind or body, don’t nurse your bruises. Get up and light-heartedly, courageously, good temperedly get ready for the next encounter. This is the only way to take life – this is also ‘playing’ the game!”–Emily Post

38. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”–Benjamin Mays

39. “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

40. “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 – The Book of Virtues

41. “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer… He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.”–Robert L. Schwartz

42. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”–Hal Borland

43. “An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”–Thomas Fuller

44. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”–John Buchan

45. “High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.”–George Orwell

46. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”–Stephen Covey

47. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”–John Maxwell

48. “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”–Michael Jordan

49. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”–Lance Armstrong

50.“We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.”–Vince McConnell

51. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”– Aristotle

52. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”–Albert Schweitzer

53. “Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.”–Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

54. “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”–Chinese Proverb

55. “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”–William Arthur Ward

56. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”–Aristotle

57. “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”–Charles R. Swindoll

58. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”–Mario Andretti

59. “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

60. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”–Vince Lombardi

61. “Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.”–Paul J. Meyer

62. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”–Norman Vincent Peale

63. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill

64. “Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life’.”–Helen Exley

65. “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”–Chinese Proverb

66. “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” — Ray Kroc

67. “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” — Harley Davidson

68. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” — Jim Rohn

69. “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”–Thomas Edison

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

71. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”–Winston Churchill

72. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

73. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.” — Napoleon Hill

74. “You are not your resume, you are your work.” — Seth Godin

75. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

76. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan

77. “People inspire you or they drain you – pick them wisely.” — Hans F. Hansen

78. “The Pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” — John Maxwell

79. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” — Henry Ford

80. “When you change your thoughts, you change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale

81. “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” — Mahatma Gandhi

82. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” — Denis Waitley

83. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers

84. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” — Babe Ruth

85. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” — Thomas Jefferson

86. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi

87. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

88. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso

89. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus

90. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

91. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost

92. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale

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

94. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss

95. “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.” — Steve Jobs

96. “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin

97. Life is about making an impact, not making an income. –Kevin Kruse

98. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill

99. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

100. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

101. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

102. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates

`03. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

104. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

105. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth

106. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

107. Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse

108. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

109. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

100. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain