100 Workplace Quotes To Make An Impact On Your Business
Today's corporate business environment is rife with stiff competition. Conflicts, successes, and failures, professional ups and downs are part and parcel of the business world.
To keep your employees motivated and engaged at work, a positive frame of mind in the workplace is paramount.
In a culture of constant overwork and stress, it's vital that people can focus on the brighter aspects, which grants them a positive outlook.
In this case, displaying inspirational quotes across the office may be the simplest method to make the atmosphere appear more welcoming and cheery.
100 Inspirational Workplace Quotes To Spread Positivity And Improve Morale
1. John C. Maxwell
People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
~ John C. Maxwell
2. Phil Jackson
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
~ Phil Jackson
3. Saji Ijiyemi
You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.
~ Saji Ijiyemi
4. Simon Sinek
A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.
~ Simon Sinek
5. Jane Goodall
Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.
~ Jane Goodall
6. Roy E. Disney
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
~ Roy E. Disney
7. Krishna Saagar Rao
All conflicts are rooted in emotions. If you can satiate the emotions, you can resolve the conflicts.
~ Krishna Saagar Rao
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
9. B. J. Gupta
Hard work doesn't guarantee success but improves its chances.
~ B. J. Gupta
10. Winston Churchill
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to have changed often.
~ Winston Churchill
11. Robert Collier
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.
~ Robert Collier
12. Steve Jobs
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
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13. John Quincy Adams
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
~ John Quincy Adams
14. Bill Gates
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
~ Bill Gates
15. Cheryl Strayed
Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.
~ Cheryl Strayed
16. Napoleon Hill
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
~ Napoleon Hill
17. Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
~ Benjamin Franklin
18. Tony Hsieh
We must all learn not only to not fear change, but to embrace it enthusiastically and, perhaps even more important, encourage and drive it.
~ Tony Hsieh
19. Muhammad Ali
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
~ Muhammad Ali
20. Dale Carnegie
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
~ Dale Carnegie
21. Walter Disney
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
~ Walter Disney
22. Robert Frost
The best way out is always through.
~ Robert Frost
23. Mahatma Gandhi
You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
24. Wayne Gretzky
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
~ Wayne Gretzky
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25. Paul J. Meyer
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
~ Paul J. Meyer
26. Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
27. Zig Ziglar
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
~ Zig Ziglar
28. Stephen Covey
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
~ Stephen Covey
29. Dr. Steve Kerr
If you want something to happen, you have to make people able and you have to make them want to.
~ Dr. Steve Kerr
30. Jim Rohn
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
~ Jim Rohn
31. Conrad Hilton
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
~ Conrad Hilton
32. Abraham Lincoln
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
~ Abraham Lincoln
33. Ryan Holiday
Your potential, the absolute best you’re capable of—that’s the metric to measure yourself against. Your standards are. Winning is not enough. People can get lucky and win. People can be assholes and win. Anyone can win. But not everyone is the best possible version of themselves.
~ Ryan Holiday
34. Grant Cardone
A little imagination combined with massive action goes a long way.
~ Grant Cardone
35. Madeleine L’Engle
We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.
~ Madeleine L’Engle
36. Lucille Ball
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
~ Lucille Ball
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37. Kenneth Thomas
To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs.
~ Kenneth Thomas
38. Dr. John Izzo
Failure it appears is not the regret that haunts most people; it is the choice not to risk failure at all.
~ Dr. John Izzo
39. Antos Parrish
The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.
~ Antos Parrish
40. Angela Ahrendts
Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.
~ Angela Ahrendts
41. Peter Schutz
Hire character. Train skill.
~ Peter Schutz
42. Eleanor Roosevelt
Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
44. Thomas Jefferson
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
~ Thomas Jefferson
45. William Faulkner
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
~ William Faulkner
46. Ai Weiwei
When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.
~ Ai Weiwei
47. Neil deGrasse Tyson
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
48. Barbara McClintock
If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.
~ Barbara McClintock
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49. Gertrude B. Elion
Don’t be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don’t let others discourage you or tell you that you can’t do it. In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn’t.
~ Gertrude B. Elion
50. Tony Fadell
It’s easy to solve a problem that everyone sees, but it’s hard to solve a problem that almost no one sees.
~ Tony Fadell
51. Edwin Hubble
At the last dim horizon, we search among ghostly errors of observations for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. The urge is older than history. It is not satisfied and it will not be oppressed.
~ Edwin Hubble
52. Charles Darwin
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
~ Charles Darwin
53. Carl Sagan
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
~ Carl Sagan
54. Nikola Tesla
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
~ Nikola Tesla
55. Anne Lamott
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.
~ Anne Lamott
Fulfillment isn’t found over the rainbow—it’s found in the here and now. Today I define success by the fluidity with which I transcend emotional landmines and choose joy and gratitude instead.
57. James Joyce
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
~ James Joyce
58. Hermann Hesse
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
~ Hermann Hesse
59. Kahlil Gibran
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
~ Kahlil Gibran
60. Henry Ford
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
~ Henry Ford
61. Conan O’Brien
Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.
~ Conan O’Brien
62. Ray Bradbury
When they give you lined paper, write the other way.
~ Ray Bradbury
Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked?
64. George R.R. Martin
Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
~ George R.R. Martin
65. Jim Carrey
I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.
~ Jim Carrey
66. Dr. Robert Schuller
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
~ Dr. Robert Schuller
If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.
68. Charles Dickens
I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.
~ Charles Dickens
It’s time to try defying gravity.
How many times do I have to teach you: just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.
71. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Strength shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
72. Margaret Mead
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
~ Margaret Mead
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73. Tom Hirshfield
If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.
~ Tom Hirshfield
74. Mary Poppins
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!
~ Mary Poppins
75. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
77. John Muir
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
~ John Muir
78. Elizabeth Gilbert
If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert
79. Leonardo Da Vinci
Learning never exhausts the mind.
~ Leonardo Da Vinci
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.
81. Louis C.K
“I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say “I’m bored.”
~ Louis C.K
82. Jack London
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
~ Jack London
83. Margaret Heffernan
As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.
~ Margaret Heffernan
84. Henry David Thoreau
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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85. R.A. Mashelkar
An innovator is one who does not know it cannot be done.
~ R.A. Mashelkar
86. Truman Capote
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
~ Truman Capote
87. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
88. Ellen Degeneres
Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.
~ Ellen Degeneres
89. Joseph Campbell
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
~ Joseph Campbell
90. Josh Valman
If we can challenge convention, we can solve any problem.
~ Josh Valman
91. Dave Isay
I’ve learned about the poetry and the wisdom and the grace that can be found in the words of people all around us when we simply take the time to listen.
~ Dave Isay
92. Thomas Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
~ Thomas Edison
93. A.C. Benson
Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
~ A.C. Benson
94. Oscar Wilde
Genius is born—not paid.
~ Oscar Wilde
95. Harper Lee
Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
~ Harper Lee
96. John Skoll
Someone, at some point, came up with this very bad idea that an ordinary individual couldn’t make a difference in the world. I think that’s just a horrible thing.
~ John Skoll
97. Roald Dahl
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
~ Roald Dahl
98. Daniel Kish
Ignorance and fear are but matters of the mind—and the mind is adaptable.
~ Daniel Kish
99. Irish Proverb
You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.
~ Irish Proverb
100. Elizabeth Lesser
Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen.
~ Elizabeth Lesser
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