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Starting each new day with an inspirational quote, from a famous or not-so-famous living person or historical figure, is a great way to keep motivated and positive.

 
 
 

 

Career Quotations, Advice, Inspiration, Humor

  • "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal a commitment to excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek." - Mario Andretti
  • "Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems." - Paul J. Meyer
  • "Excellent firms don't believe in excellence only in constant improvement and constant change." - Tom Peters
  • "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt
  • "I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things." - J. B. S. Haldane
  • "I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about." - Vince Lombardi
  • "Management is nothing more than motivating other people." - Lee Iacocca
  • "Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game." - Donald Trump
  • "Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly." - Stephen R. Covey
  • "Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
  • "Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning." - Dennis Waitley
  • "The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • "The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail." - Napoleon Hill
  • "The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it." - Lloyd Dobens and Clare Crawford-Mason
  • "The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different." - Rick Pitino
  • "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." - Vince Lombardi
  • "The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory." - Ted W. Engstrom
  • "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl Buck
  • "The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces." - Thomas Aquinas
  • "The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it." - John Maxwell
  • "There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning." - Pat Riley
  • "Whatever your discipline, become a student of excellence in all things. Take every opportunity to observe people who manifest the qualities of mastery. These models of excellence will inspire you and guide you toward the fulfillment of your highest potential." - Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan
  • "An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men." - Thomas Fuller
  • "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
  • "Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." - Ralph Marston
  • "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. " - Pat Riley
  • "If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude." - Charles R. Swindoll
  • "If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude." - Colin Powell
  • "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work." - Thomas J. Watson
  • "Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence." - Hal Borland
  • "Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination." - Gen. George C. Marshall
  • "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge
  • "Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel." - Napoleon Hill
  • "Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them." - John W. Gardner
  • "The companies that survive longest are the ones that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul." - Charles Handy
  • "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." - Jesse Owens
  • "With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it." - Aristotle
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