65 Working Life Quotes On Success In Life

These working life quotes will inspire you. Working life, the part of a person’s life when they do a job or are at work.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging working life quotes, working life sayings, and working life proverbs.

Best Working Life Quotes

  1. “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” ~ Steve Jobs
  2. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell
  3. “Work hard at work worth doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  4. “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work” ~ Steve Jobs
  5. “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” ~ Stephen Leacock

  6. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~ Stephen King
  7. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~ Jimmy Johnson
  8. “That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs , Hard working life quotes
  9. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  10. “Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” ~ Hillary Clinton

  11. “Take care of yourself: When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers. Your decisions suffer. Your company suffers. Love those close to you: Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationship is.” ~ Evan Williams
  12. “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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  13. “Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationships is.” ~ Evan Williams
  14. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes a lot of hard work.” ~ Ozwald Boateng
  15. “Don’t settle, as with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it” ~ Steve Jobs

  16. “The harder I work the more I live.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  17. “Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.” ~ Steve Jobs
  18. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ~ Steve Jobs
  19. “Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.” ~ Denis Waitley
  20. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.” ~ Steve Jobs

  21. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs
  22. “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. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” ~ Steve Jobs
  23. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” ~ Colin Powell
  24. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~ Albert Einstein , Balance working life quotes
  25. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius

  26. “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” ~ James M. Barrie
  27. “Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.” ~ George Halas
  28. “People will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
  29. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  30. “An artist’s working life is marked by intensive application and intense discipline.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  31. “I believe that the mindset that allows you to spend your working life thanking and congratulating people rather than being unpleasant to them is the mainstay of good leadership.” ~ Tim Waterstone
  32. “No matter what the provocation, I never fire a man who is honestly trying to deliver a job. Few workers who become established at the Disney Studio ever leave voluntarily or otherwise, and many have been on the payroll all their working lives.” ~ Walt Disney
  33. “In the last 17 years of his working life, my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first, a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.” ~ Tony Visconti
  34. “One of the things that I found very confronting in my early working life was that people thought I was some sensitive doe-eyed lovelorn boy, because they’d seen me do that a couple of times. What tends to happen is you get a run of similar roles.” ~ Ben Mendelsohn
  35. “My working life has always been wrapped up in doing my job to the best of my abilities and doing the best for my family. It is not a contest between the two.” ~ Johann Lamont

  36. “Teaching was my transition from student life to working life. In those days, our system of education was a little different. The number of students in each class was huge. I think in political science general, which I taught, it was around 100.” ~ Pranab Mukherjee
  37. “Under the present dispensation, the great majority of factories are little despotisms, benevolent in some cases, malevolent in others. Even where benevolence prevails, passive obedience is demanded by the workers, who are ruled by overseers, not of their own election, but appointed from above. In theory they may be the subjects of a democratic state; but in practice they spend the whole of their working lives as the subjects of a petty tyrant.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  38. “In our society competitive capitalism has put family life and working life on a collision course.In Canada statistics show that over 70 percent of the burden of caring for children, the aged, the disabled and the sick falls on women most of whom receive no pay for these very essential tasks.Normally speaking, it may be said that the forces of capitalism, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer and thus increase the gap between them.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
  39. “Scholars of the East and West have heroically consecrated their whole working lives to making available, by means of their own disciplines, Sufi literary and philosophical material to the world at large. In many cases they have faithfully recorded the Sufis’ own reiteration that the Way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning.” ~ Idries Shah
  40. “As is the case with all original creators, Charles Chaplin’s working life was an amalgam of arrogant self-confidence and deflating self-doubt.” ~ Garson Kanin

  41. “To be honest the work that a producer does is work that I’ve done for most of my working life. It’s work that I started to do, for example, when I worked with Sally Potter on Orlando. We developed it together over five years.” ~ Tilda Swinton
  42. “I’m still spending my working life trying to mine people’s souls and now they’re complimenting me in reviews on the amount of time I spend in the gym. On the definition of my triceps.” ~ Jason Isaacs
  43. “Books, Manuals, Directives, Regulations. The geometries that circumscribe your working life draw norrower and norrower until nothing fits inside them anymore.” ~ Lord Byron
  44. “I think the issue of women’s choice is essential for a woman being able to have their lives – if they cannot control their own bodies by choosing if or when to have a child, then they cannot control their working life or anything around them.” ~ Tavis Smiley
  45. “Working lives are for the state to influence. Unemployment makes people unhappy. So does instability.” ~ Polly Toynbee

  46. “In East Germany it was very normal for a woman to go out and work even if she had children. A few weeks after giving birth women would return to their normal working life. We never had housewives in East Germany.” ~ Christian Schwochow
  47. “If we love our fellow humans, we cannot limit our insight and our love only to others as individuals…We have to be political people, I would even say passionately involved political people, each of us in the way that best suits our own temperaments, our working lives, and our own capabilities.” ~ Erich Fromm
  48. “I try as best as I can to have a normal life. People recognise you, of course, and that’s very strange. But I sort of leave my working life behind when I go home. That’s my other world.” ~ Saoirse Ronan
  49. “When we launched If WeRanTheWorld, I said to my team, I want us to innovate in every aspect of how we design and operate this as a business venture, as much as the web platform itself – because I want us to design our own startup around the working lives that we would all like to live. Women and men alike.” ~ Cindy Gallop
  50. “I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he’s not careful.” ~ Yann Martel

  51. “In his wretched life of less than twenty-seven years Abel accomplished so much of the highest order that one of the leading mathematicians of the Nineteenth Century could say without exaggeration, “Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for five hundred years.” Asked how he had done all this in the six or seven years of his working life, Abel replied, “By studying the masters, not the pupils.”” ~ Eric Temple Bell
  52. “My parents didn’t make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate – he didn’t have a career as such; he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life.” ~ Al Franken
  53. “Management gurus in general are, I think, best avoided. All too often they reduce your working life to a list of rules to be followed. Targets are aimed at. Goals kicked at. You then break the rules or forget them and, hey presto, you start beating yourself up.” ~ Tom Hodgkinson
  54. “May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.” ~ James Joseph Sylvester
  55. “Originally, theater was my life. It was what I assumed I’d spend my working life doing – if I was lucky. Then along came movies.” ~ Alan Rickman

  56. “Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
    By singing ‘Oh how wonderful’ and sitting in the shade,
    While better men than we go out, and start their working lives
    By grubbing weeds from garden paths with broken dinner knives.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  57. “I deliberately keep myself apart from a lot of stuff; I don’t Tweet, I don’t do Facebook, I don’t blog, and that’s largely because I spend my working life staring at a screen and hitting a keyboard, I am trying to cut down on that, not increase it.” ~ Iain Banks
  58. “A university is not, thank heavens, a place for vocational instruction, it has nothing to do with training for a working life and career, it is a place for education, something quite different.” ~ Stephen Fry
  59. “The wish to disappear sends many travelers away. If you are thoroughly sick of being kept waiting at home or at work, travel is perfect: let other people wait for a change. Travel is a sort of revenge for having been put on hold, or having to leave messages on answering machines, not knowing your party’s extension, being kept waiting all your working life – the homebound writer’s irritants. But also being kept waiting is the human conditon.” ~ Paul Theroux
  60. “She realises that if she is to save the show she is going to have to improvise a rousing speech, one of the many Henry V moments that make up her working life.” ~ David Nicholls

  61. “Too often in the past, we have thought of the artist as an idler and dilettante and of the lover of arts as somehow sissy and effete. We have done both an injustice. The life of the artist is, in relation to his work, stern and lonely. He has labored hard, often amid deprivation, to perfect his skill. He has turned aside from quick success in order to strip his vision of everything secondary or cheapening. His working life is marked by intense application and intense discipline.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  62. “You can’t be a great mum and work the whole time necessarily; those two things aren’t ideal. We have an awful lot to work on and to debate about in relation to our working lives, because it isn’t working for a lot of people, particularly for a lot of women.” ~ Emma Thompson
  63. “I spend my working life pretending to be someone else.” ~ Andrew Lincoln

  64. “Bureaucracy is ever desirous of spreading its influence and its power. You cannot extend the mastery of the government over the daily working life of a people without at the same time
    making it the master of the people’s souls and thoughts.” ~ Herbert Hoover
  65. “It is the most ambitious and driven among us who are the most sorely in need of having our reckless hopes dampened through immersive dousings in the darkness which religions have explored. This is a particular priority for secular Americans, perhaps the most anxious and disappointed people on earth, for their nation infuses them with the most extreme hopes about what they may be able to achieve in their working lives and relationships.” ~ Alain de Botton

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