Quotes for Work
Working 9-5, what a way to make a livin’….
The immortal words of Dolly Parton. But I bet she never had to drag herself into the office on a grey Monday morning. Although she probably also never enjoyed the joy of watching the clock hit 5 on a Friday afternoon, with the promise of the weekend lifting an entire office.
So, in the spirit of catchy little sayings that capture the spirit of work, here’s 60 of our favourite quotes for work to get you through the 9-5. Smart, thought-provoking and motivational quotes of the day, for the Monday to Friday dance.
Tell me why, I don’t like Mondays – Boomtown Rats
My favourite day of the week. Said just about nobody, ever. But even if you start the week with th most optimistic spirit, we could always welcome a reminder of why we put oursleves through it all. Week in, week out.
Here’s 10 inspirational quotes to start the working week:
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work” Aristotle
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself ” George Bernard Shaw
“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself” Samuel Levenson
“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them” Unknown
“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Too many sad days, Too many Tuesday mornings – The Pogues
Meh, Tuesdays. You’ve survived Monday, but the weekend still seems very far away. Plus, the one you just enjoyed is starting to recede into memory. Easily one of the days when enthusiasm is in short supply.
To help keep your mind focussed, here’s 10 quotes about working hard to achieve goals:
“You get to decide where your time goes….you can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you” Tony Morgan
“The more I want to get something done the less I call it work” Richard Bach
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get” Ray Kroc
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” Thomas Jefferson
“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection” Mark Twain
The legendary ‘hump’ day. In the morning, you still haven’t reached half way. Get through lunch and you can start dreaming about the weekend. Of course, you might also start realising you’ve got a pile of work to get through before the weekend.
With that in mind, here’s 10 quotes about work stress to help you through the day and get over that all important ‘hump’:
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” Theodore Roosevelt
“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity” Louis Pasteur
“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing” Denis Waitley
“I don’t always tolerate stupid people. If I do, I’m probably at work” Unknown
“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent” Steve Martin
Stay on target. You have passed through the pain barrier. Hope is on the horizon. Unless you love your job of course, in which case embrace your work, get your head down and start hitting your goals.
Actually, if you really want to get out of work early on Friday, that’s good advice for job-lovers and job-haters. After all, it will be soon the weekend.
To help you get back on track, here’s 10 more clever quotes about working hard to achieve goals:
“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough” Mario Andretti
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did” Newt Gingrich
“The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for” Habeeb Akande
“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
“You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you” Tony Morgan
Friday I’m in love – The Cure
Yay! Just need to pretend to work for another 8 hours or so and freedom awaits. You can probably feel the buzz in the office. Or if you work from home, you might have put a bottle or 2 in the fridge.
But with Fridays, comes deadlines. So, if you frantically working to finish your work you might still need cheering up. And whether you in the mood for fun or desperate for a laugh, these quotes for work are for you.
Funny work quotes:
“If my boss knew how unproductive I am on Fridays, he wouldn’t want me here either” James Johnson
“If Monday had a face… I would punch it” Anon.
“The first five days after the weekend are always the hardest“ Anon.
“I always give 100% at work! 12% on Monday, 23% on Tuesday, 40% on Wednesday, 20% on Thursday and 5% on Friday. Welcome back weekend” Anon.
“Tell your boss what you really think about him, and the truth shall set you free….from your job” Anon.
It’s gonna be a rock and roll weekend – Sammy Hagar
Living for the Weekend? Looking forward to spending all the money you spent the last 5 days sweating for?
Of course, plenty of us work at the weekend thanks to our 24/7 world. So, whether you’re a weekend warrior or just forced to catch up with some overdue work, we’ve got your back with some of our favourite quotes for work. All hand-picked from successful folk who know or thing or two about making their jobs work for them.
10 thought-provoking quotes for work:
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you“ Steve Jobs
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway ” Earl Nightingale
“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it” Maya Angelou
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 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