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100 Incredible Quotes on Work and Life: COVID-19 Edition

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100 Incredible Quotes on Work and Life: COVID-19 Edition

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sudden shift in the dynamics of workforce behavior. More and more companies are bound to rush towards work-from-home arrangements in an extremely short period. Although many companies already had a WFH policy in place, managing a large scale of remote employees and that too in such urgency can be overwhelming.

Presenting some important covid quotes on work and life that will help you in going through this difficult time and spread optimism among the people of your organization. These quotes will also encourage an individual to maintain a good work-life balance that will help in maintaing a sound mental health.

30 COVID-19 Quotes on Work and Life To Usher Some Positivity

1. Mohamed El-Erian

Hopefully, as companies give more attention to the importance of work-life balance, more and more people will be in a better position to decide and act more holistically on what’s important to them.
~ Mohamed El-Erian

2. Cali Williams Yost

Telecommuting, one of many forms of work-life flexibility, should no longer be viewed as a nice-to-have, optional perk mostly used by working moms. These common stereotypes don’t match reality — allowing employees to work remotely is a core business strategy today… We need to de-parent, de-gender, and de-age the perception of the flexible worker.
~ Cali Williams Yost

3. Michael Dell

Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people work, facilitating 24/7 collaboration with colleagues who are dispersed across time zones, countries, and continents.
~ Michael Dell

4. Socrates

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
~ Socrates

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5. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Ultimately, the greatest lesson that COVID-19 can teach humanity is that we are all in this together.
~ Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

6. Steve Maraboli

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
~ Steve Maraboli

7. Fred Rogers

Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.
~ Fred Rogers

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8. Michelle Obama

We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.
~ Michelle Obama

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9. Arjun Agarwal

Now is the time for us to look after the people who work for us. When a company steps up at a time like this, it builds loyalty, commitment, and long-lasting teams.
~ Arjun Agarwal

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10. Lailah Gifty

Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected.
~ Lailah Gifty

11. Kate McGahan

I've got some bad news and I've got some good news. Nothing lasts forever.
~ Kate McGahan

12. C.J. Redwine

Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become a crisis.
~ C.J. Redwine

13. Rasheed Ogunlaru

Always take some of the play, fun, freedom, and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work.
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

14. Curtis Tyrone Jones

Taking breaks isn’t about cheating yourself, it’s about treating yourself.
~ Curtis Tyrone Jones

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15. Steven Magee

Hang in there, as better times are ahead.
~ Steven Magee

16. Marie Curie

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
~ Marie Curie

17. Greg Kincaid

No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.
~ Greg Kincaid

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18. Marc Benioff

I believe a balanced life is essential, and I try to make sure that all of our employees know that and live that way. Why shouldn’t your workplace reflect your values? Why is ‘giving back’ not a part of our jobs? The answer for us is to integrate philanthropy with work.
~ Marc Benioff

19. Tim Ferriss

What you don’t do determines what you can do.
~ Tim Ferriss

20. Nickie Bellington

...Remote work isn't a privilege or a special accommodation. It's a way of working, and that's a strong statement for some people. It shouldn't be a question of rewarding top performers with the ability to work remotely.
~ Nickie Bellington

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21. Sir Richard Branson

To successfully work with other people, you have to trust each other. A big part of this is trusting people to get their work done wherever they are, without supervision.
~ Sir Richard Branson

22. Liz Grossman Kitoyi

Don't work from bed. You want your bed to be a place of peace and calm, not work stress.
~ Liz Grossman Kitoyi

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23. Kathy Kristof

The most important thing is to have dedicated office space where you can CLOSE THE DOOR and have set office hours. ... I did the opposite and allowed work to swallow my home life for a while. ... Stupid mistake.
~ Kathy Kristof

24. Ken Mato

In the right roles and with the right people, flex does offer tremendous productivity improvement. It gives people time to process properly, and it gets them out of the office in terms of being bogged down in day-to-day admin. So there is more thought leadership that comes to the table, and that’s where your creativity and innovation come in.
~ Ken Mato

25. Dr. Kathleen Hall

We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance.
~ Dr. Kathleen Hall

26. Franklin D. Roosevelt

To reach a port we must set sail –
Sail, not tie at anchor
Sail, not drift.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

27. Lasean Rinique

When you are blessed with a gift; learn how to share, empower and monetize it. Because it is a birthed passion, you will never work.
~ Lasean Rinique

28. Roy T. Bennett

Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.
~ Roy T. Bennett

29. Heather Marsh

We are, or will be, going through the most radical transformation the world has ever seen; people are justly terrified, excited, depressed, heartbroken and hopeful, all at once.
~ Heather Marsh

30. Unknown

Be open to adjustments. There's nothing about this current moment in history that allows for stubbornness.
~ Unknown

31. Bob Goff

Thinking about work as a day job has made a big difference in the way I approach what I do. It also helped me not to confuse who I am with what I do.
~ Bob Goff

32. Janice Marturano

There is no work-life balance. We have one life. What's most important is that you be awake for it.
~ Janice Marturano

33. Sivaprakash Sidhu

Don't work for appraisal or appreciation, work for your personal growth
~ Sivaprakash Sidhu

34. Caryn Sullivan

In the face of adversity, we have a choice. We can be bitter, or we can be better. Those words are my North Star.
~ Caryn Sullivan

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35. Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Working smarter is learning to prioritize, plan, and focus our energies with meaningful intent.
~ Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

36. Rahul Shrivastava

Take things as they come. The less you compare, the happier you will be. And this is not only true at work.
~ Rahul Shrivastava

37.Colin Beavan

Do we work for and pay for all this convenience in order to live our lives, or do we live our lives in order to work for and pay for all this convenience?
~ Colin Beavan

38. Osho

Take work as a game and enjoy it. Everything is a challenge. Just don’t go on doing it, dragging yourself because it has to be done.
~ Osho

39. Jana Kingsford

Balance is not something you find, it's something you create
~ Jana Kingsford

40. Michael Hyatt

Those who feel satisfied with their personal lives are more satisfied with their careers and perform better.
~ Michael Hyatt

41. Andy Morgan

You can build your business life where you are working with people you want to work with. Then it becomes a pleasure, and then you can do better.
~ Andy Morgan

42. Miss Manners

Miss Manners' distaste is for pseudo-social life at the office, because it is occasioned by proximity rather than affection. She believes we should all just work through, go home earlier, and give showers for our own friends.
~ Miss Manners

43. Sanhita Baruah

You never get time, So that you can create time.
~ Sanhita Baruah

44. George Choy

If you have no health, then you have no business
~ George Choy

45. Richie Norton

You don’t want work life balance. You want work life freedom. You want a time centered seamless lifestyle. You want...time flexibility. The flexibility to spend your time where, when and how you want.
~ Richie Norton

46. Bob Black

The alternative to work isn't just idleness. To be ludic is not to be quaaludic. As much as I treasure the pleasure of torpor, it's never more rewarding than when it punctuates other pleasures and pastimes. Nor am I promoting the managed time-disciplined safety-valve called leisure; far from it. Leisure is nonwork for the sake of work. Leisure is the time spent recovering from work and in the frenzied but hopeless attempt to forget about work.
~ Bob Black

47. Travis Macy

Balance, that's the secret, moderate extremism.
~ Travis Macy

48. Melissa Steginus

Remember that work and life coexist. Wellness at work follows you home and vice-versa. The same goes for when you’re not well, fuelled, or fulfilled. Work and life aren’t opposing forces to balance; they go hand-in-hand and are intertwined as different elements of the same person: you.
~ Melissa Steginus

49. A.D. Aliwat

It’s true what they say about men in New York. They all work too much. Devote too much time to their careers, not enough to love, to family.
~ A.D. Aliwat

50. Rasmee Yasin

You can see the weakness in man when he's in competition with his family or his peers. When he could be in competition with himself.
~ Rasmee Yasin

51. Arianna Huffington

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.
~ Arianna Huffington

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52. Simon Sinek

What is a work-life imbalance? It's: I feel safe at home, I don't feel safe at work. That's the imbalance. And no amount of yoga or vacation time is going to fix that.
~ Simon Sinek

53. David Taylor-Klaus

Your business and your life are happening at the same time. Don't separate them. Integrate them.
~ David Taylor-Klaus

54. Henry Ward Beecher

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

55. Mary Anne Radmacher

Find your balance and stand with it. Find your song and sing it out. Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance. Find the questions that only you know how to ask and the answers that you are content to not know.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

56. Sydney Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
~ Sydney Harris

57. Philip Green

It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
~ Philip Green

58. Betty Jacobson

Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.
~ Betty Jacobson

59. Shonda Rhimes

Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.
~ Shonda Rhimes

60. Sheryl Sandberg

Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.
~ Sheryl Sandberg

61. Stephen Hall

You do have choices about how you spend your time. Balancing what you need to do with what you want to do can lead to happiness and success.
~ Stephen Hall

62. Marney K. Makridakis

I believe in a world where work feels like play, and while it's not always as easy as I'd like, I try to spend as much time there as possible.
~ Marney K. Makridakis

63. Ev Williams

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.
~ Ev Williams

64. Orison Swett Marden

Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.
~ Orison Swett Marden

65. Marissa Mayer

Burnout is about resentment. Preventing it is about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.
~ Marissa Mayer

66. Stephen R. Covey

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.
~ Stephen R. Covey

67. Stephen Gillett

Invest in your work life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness.
~ Stephen Gillett

68. Ken Matos

People today really value workplace flexibility and remote work because it allows them to focus their energies on work and life as opposed to commuting or other complications due to geography.
~ Ken Matos

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69. Johnathan Lockwood Huie

A time for everything: A time to relax and a time to be busy, a time to frolic and a time to labor, a time to receive and a time to give, a time to begin and a time to finish.
~ Johnathan Lockwood Huie

70. Harriet Braiker

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
~ Harriet Braiker

71. Betsy Jacobson

Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.
~ Betsy Jacobson

72. Wayne Dyer

Getting in balance is not so much about adopting new strategies to change your behaviors, as it is about realigning yourself in all of your thoughts so as to create a balance between what you desire and how you conduct your life on a daily basis.
~ Wayne Dyer

73. Gustave Flaubert

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

74. Dan Thurmon

When it comes to balance, you have been sold a bill of goods. It's time to give yourself a break, embrace the life you have, and make adjustments that will allow you to grow in the areas that are crucial to your most important commitments as well as your happiness.
~ Dan Thurmon

75. Matthew Kelly

Work life balance is not an entitlement or benefit. Your company cannot give it to you. You have to create it for yourself.
~ Matthew Kelly

76. Robyn L. Gobin

Self-care is, fundamentally, about bringing balance back to a life that has grown imbalanced from too many commitments or responsibilities.
~ Robyn L. Gobin

77. Joshua Osenga

Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete; it's a sense of harmony. It is essential to maintaining quality in life and work.
~ Joshua Osenga

78. Alex Broches

The problem is that technology has become an extra limb for some of us. It's important to utilize this technology, but at the same time it’s important to know when to take a break from it.
~ Alex Broches

79. Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.
~ Stephen Covey

80. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

81. Thomas Kinkade

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
~ Thomas Kinkade

82. Katie Thurmes

You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do
~ Katie Thurmes

83. Sophie Kinsella

To have someone who never makes a mistake, never finds her personal life in disarray, never worries about work-life balance? I think that would be unreal. What I'm writing is real.
~ Sophie Kinsella

84. Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
~ Thomas Merton

85. Andy Gilman

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The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.
~ Andy Gilman

86. Jonathan Huie

Balance activity with serenity, wealth and simplicity, persistence with innovation, community with solitude, familiarity with adventure, constancy with change, leading with following.
~ Jonathan Huie

87. Mr. Miyagi

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
~ Mr. Miyagi

88. Catherine Pulsifer

The gift of balance in your life—may you find the balance of life, time for work but also time for play. Too much of one thing ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life.
~ Catherine Pulsifer

89. Anna Quindlen

I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.
~ Anna Quindlen

90. Oprah Winfrey

You CAN have it all. You just can't ha
~ Oprah Winfrey

91. Maria Bamford

I think taking vacations and turning off the phone and only doing emails or social media for a specific short amount of time helps with work/life balance. If I’m checking it all day I start to feel cuckoo-bird. So I just do it once or twice a day instead of a thousand. And then remembering that it doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t matter.
~ Maria Bamford

92. Michael Altshuler

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
~ Michael Altshuler

93. Sydney J. Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
~ Sydney J. Harris

94. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A time for everything: A time to relax and a time to be busy, a time to frolic and a time to labor, a time to receive and a time to give, a time to begin and a time to finish.
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

95. Andrew Wilkinson

You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful.
~ Andrew Wilkinson

96. Albert Einstein

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

97. Thomas Edison

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.
~ Thomas Edison

98. Gary W. Keller

Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls - family, health, friends, integrity - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.
~ Gary W. Keller

99. Celine Dion

The hardest thing to find in life is balance—especially, the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate.
~ Celine Dion

100. Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Bhaswati Roy

This article is written by Bhaswati Roy who is a Content Marketer at Vantage Circle. In her spare time, she can be found reading crime thrillers or scrolling through food apps, unable to pick what to eat next. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com.