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No matter how much you love your job, everybody has off days. Whether you’re lacking motivation or just need a little pick me up, here are 50+ inspirational quotes for work that will help you make it to the end of the day – no matter what day of the week it is. 

Monday: Inspirational Quotes to Stay Motivated

1. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

2. “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” – Roald Dahl, “My Uncle Oswald”

3. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined!” – Thoreau

4. “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

5. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

6. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

Tuesday: Inspirational Quotes for Success

7. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis

8. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

9. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

10. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson

11. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins

Wednesday: Inspirational Quotes for Working Smarter Not Harder

12. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

13. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

14. “I don’t believe in luck or in hard work without the so called “work smart”. It’s not all about how you work hard but it’s about how you manage your time, resources, mind to work together for a better output.” – Jayson Zabate

15. “I used to work extremely hard and didn’t really achieve a lot of tangible things. But when I started working extremely smart, the gates of abundant blessings opened up for me.” – Edmond Mbiaka

Thursday: Inspirational Quotes to Help You Keep Going 

16. “If I look back I am lost.” – George R.R. Martin

17. “You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.” – George Lucas

18. “Just keep going like crazy and look back when it’s over. Otherwise, you just get confused.” – Cliff Burton

19. “I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.” – Sylvester Stallone

20. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

21. “It’s been one of those years where you just try to keep going and learn on what you need to do to make yourself better. You just have to keep going.” – Kyle Busch

22. “Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.” – Roy T. Bennett

23. “Only one person can stop me or keep me going; I myself.” – Vikrmn

Friday: Inspirational Quotes About Beating Fear

24. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

25. “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

26. “Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

27. “Have no fear of perfection–you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali

28. “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford

29. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

30. “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

31. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

Saturday: Inspirational Quotes to Add to Your Work Email

32. “It’s better to give than to receive. Especially advice.” – Mark Twain

33. “The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results.” – Edward de Bono

34. “Oh, so they have internet on computers now!” – Homer Simpson

35. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney

36. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

37. “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

38. “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” – Michael LeBoeuf

39. “Great companies are built on great products.” – Elon Musk

Sunday: Inspirational Quotes for the Week Ahead

40. “I’ve missed more than 9000 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

41. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

42. “If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy

43. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

44. “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” – Joel Osteen

45. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

46. “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

47. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

48. “There is a winner in you. You were created to be successful, to accomplish your goals, to leave your mark on this generation. You have greatness in you. The key is to get it out.” – Joel Osteen

49. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

50. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Theresa

Bonus Quotes – Inspirational Quotes for Employers

51. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

52. “Believe in yourself. Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

53. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

54. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

55. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

Inspirational Quotes for Employees

56. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

57. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

58. “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” – Woody Allen

59. “When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.” – Marissa Mayer

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