162 Inspirational Career Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Inspirational Career Quotes (Best in 2024)

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It's very important that people aspire to be successful. The only way you can do it is if you look at somebody who is. — Donald Trump

I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives. — Andrew Shue

The truly successful person inspires others to do more than they have thought possible for themselves. — Denis Waitley

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do. — Nelson Mandela

The most successful person is the one who is most inspired. That is true in food and in life. — Ron Ben-Israel

It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career. — Carlton Fisk

Different mentors throughout my life have supported and guided me to remember that I do have the strength, courage and talent to do whatever I want to do. — Misty Copeland

I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. — Ruth Benedict

A role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, "Yes, someone like me can do this." — Sonia Sotomayor

The greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of inspiration. — Cornel West

Short Inspirational Career Quotes

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  • The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. — Abraham Lincoln
  • Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. — Neale Donald Walsch
  • I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do. — Helen Keller
  • Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. — Tony Robbins
  • Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals. — Brian Tracy
  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. — Thomas A. Edison
  • Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career. — Jack Youngblood
  • The harder I work the more I live. — George Bernard Shaw
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. — Mark Twain
  • Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it. — Katharine Whitehorn

Inspirational Career Image Quotes

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Inspirational career quote by Jack Youngblood

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career. — Jack Youngblood

Inspirational career quote by George Bernard Shaw

The harder I work the more I live. — George Bernard Shaw

Inspirational career quote I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
Inspirational career quote by Steve Jobs

If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. — Steve Jobs

Inspirational career quote Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.

Success Inspirational Career Quotes

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Be so good they can't ignore you. — Steve Martin

You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous. — Bob Black

Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines. — Gary Sinise

Inspirational career quote Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. T
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent. — Joe Strummer

Growth and comfort do not coexist. — Ginni Rometty

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. — Thomas Jefferson

Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiselingand scraping and polishing. — B. C. Forbes

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. — Lady Gaga

A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course of victory. — Arthur Golden

Young people are looking for meaning and happiness to accompany their first paycheque. Inspire Your Career provides career advice designed to help you find more than just material success. Through its empowering and practical lessons, readers will find inspiration as they embark on their careers. — Marc Kielburger

Inspirational Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Kahlil Gibran

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day — Alice Morse Earle

Career Day Inspirational Quotes

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Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work. — Denis Waitley

Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only arseholes do that. — Haruki Murakami

Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers. — Ray Bradbury

The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical career and continue to be an inspiration to this day. — Justin Timberlake

The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don't. — Jim Rohn

Wealth, position, fame, and even elusive happiness will be mine, eventually, if I determine to render more and better service, each day, than I am being paid to render. Those who reach the top are the ones who are not content with. — Og Mandino

When I go across the country, I am awed, humbled and inspired every day by the tremendous research done every day by women. I hear from them; it still remains difficult. They ask: "Should I have a family or should I have a research career?" No one should have to make that decision. — Kirsty Duncan

Inspirational Motivational Career Quotes

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If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. — Steve Jobs

I immediately loved flying from my first flight and knew that in some way it was going to be a part of my future career! — Fred Haise

I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to pick one career path. — Hannah Bronfman

I thought it was the coolest thing – what a life, to go out at two a.m. with friends and do math over coffee.  It seemed like the world’s greatest career. — Jim Simons

I don’t want to come to the end of my career and have any regrets, I want to be the best I can be. — Harry Kane

Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women. — Nora Ephron

Either I will find a way, or I will make one. — Philip Sidney

I’ve always wanted to be a footballer, and I’ve always believed that’s the path I was going to go down. — Harry Kane

I feel like Nina came into my life to help me grow, and since I met her, everything in our careers has been amazing. — Amanda Nunes

Coming in, I wanted to be a great player, and right now at the beginning of my career, I’m showing some slight sunshine that I can be the player I want. — Kawhi Leonard

Inspirational Success Quotes

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Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. — Walt Disney

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. — Earl Nightingale

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. — Nido R Qubein

You can't measure success if you have never failed. My father has taught me that if you really do want to reach your goals, you can't spend any time worrying about whether you're going to win or lose. Focus only on getting better. — Steffi Graf

Confidence and Hard work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you successful person. — Abdul Kalam

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. — Zig Ziglar

Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice. — Mahatma Gandhi

I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. — Bill Gates

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. — Nora Roberts

Inspirational History Quotes

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you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. — Rosa Parks

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. — Marie Curie

Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. — Mae Jemison

The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. — Voltaire

History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure. — Thurgood Marshall

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James A. Baldwin

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. — Harriet Tubman

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — George S. Patton

The United States has been called the melting pot of the world. But it seems to me that the colored man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down. — Thurgood Marshall

Inspirational Work Quotes

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God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does. — Martin Luther

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. — Harry S. Truman

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open. — Frank Zappa

We all have to work in our respective spheres with the same dedication, the same zeal and the same determination which inspired and motivated the warrior on the battle front. And this has to be shown not by mere words, but by actual deeds. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity...you do not slam it shut behind you...you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. — Michelle Obama

People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work. — Alexander Hamilton

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives. — Michelle Obama

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. — William Arthur Ward

This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. — Alan Watts

Inspirational Achievement Quotes

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined... — Henry David Thoreau

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. — Dalai Lama

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. — Alan Watts

As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality. — Adi Shankara

You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having. — Frank Lloyd Wright

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement. — Saint Augustine

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If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. — Brian Tracy

Good is something you do, not something you talk about. Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket. — Gino Bartali

It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. — Vaclav Havel

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Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results. — Robin Sharma

Inspirational Education Quotes

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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein

The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way. — Howard Gardner

The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel. — John Glenn

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. — Carl Rogers

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. — Michelangelo

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. — John Dewey

Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile. — Mark Twain

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. — Jane Goodall

Learning is more than the acquisition of the ability to think; it is the acquisition of many specialized abilities for thinking about a variety of things. — Lev S. Vygotsky

God created war so that Americans would learn geography. — Mark Twain

Inspirational Character Quotes

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. — Stevie Wonder

I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. — Marilyn Monroe

The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants. — Gichin Funakoshi

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become. — Heraclitus

My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. — Bernard Law Montgomery

Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully. — John A. Lejeune

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Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. — C. S. Lewis

Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. — James A. Garfield

Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. ... Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles. — Swami Vivekananda

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. — Walt Disney

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To learn anything other than the stuff you find in books, you need to be able to experiment, to make mistakes, to accept feedback, and to try again. It doesn't matter whether you are learning to ride a bike or starting a new career, the cycle of experiment, feedback, and new experiment is always there. — Charles Handy

When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between. — Rick Jarow

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in how you put your career together. There isn’t a path. Part of the creativity is making your path. — Alec Soth

The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt. — Cristiano Ronaldo

Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear. — Cheri Huber

In a world that's changing so quickly, you're guaranteed to fail if you don't take any risks. — Mark Zuckerberg

What I always tell people is... Unless you are so passionate about filmmaking that you would rather live out of your car than not do it, find something else to do as a career and do filmmaking as a hobby. This industry is one of the hardest to break into and be successful. It takes a lot of passion and dedication for it to get anywhere. — Ryan Connolly

You have to deal with the fact that your life is your life. — Alex Haley

Risk something or forever sit with your dreams. — Herb Brooks

If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius. — Michelangelo

Throughout your career people will try to distract you. Some will scream at you, others will say things behind your back, and a few feral animals will literally try to throw their stiletto heel in in your lane and trip you. Keep your eyes straight ahead and just run your race. — Sharyn Alfonsi

When I look at people that I would like to feel have been a mentor or an inspiring kind of archetype of what I'd love to see my career eventually be mentioned as a footnote for in the same paragraph, it would be, like, Bowie. — Trent Reznor

Don't work for fools. It's not worth it. Getting paid less to work for people you like and believe in is much better for you (and your career) in the long run. — Adam Savage

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You've got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense. — Paulo Coelho

The hardest part of a missionary career is to maintain regular, prayerful Bible study. Satan will always find you something to do, when you ought to be occupied about that - if it is only arranging a window blind! — Hudson Taylor

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