21 Quotes to Get a Better Perspective on Work

21 Quotes to Get a Better Perspective on Work

As this year is rushing towards its end, I started looking at my goals and what I have achieved this year.

I’ve made good progress in many areas and in some areas, I didn’t quite achieve what I wanted to.

As I was going over this information, I also started thinking about some statements I’ve heard over the past year and what I’ve learned from that.

I’ve heard about focusing on one goal at a time until it is achieved. Another nugget of wisdom is to do things better, you need to stop doing so much.

That set me off on a thinking spree about work and I started searching for some good quotes about work.

Here are some of the best quotes I found.

21 Quotes To Get a Better Perspective on Work

  1. As you work for your wages, you have to work every day to earn love; otherwise, you should not open your hand to receive it ~ Achmat Abrahams


  1. Work is good as long as you don’t forget to live ~ African Proverb


  1. For success in your work, you can bank on 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration ~ Anonymous


  1. Your ideas won’t work if you don’t ~ Anonymouswork


  1. The only place where you’ll find success before work is in the dictionary ~ Anonymous


  1. Two things rob people of their peace of mind: unfinished work and work that has not yet begun ~ Anonymous


  1. You cannot withdraw anything from the bank of life that you have not deposited into it ~ Anonymous


  1. Work becomes worship if it is done for God ~ Anonymous


  1. Starting is the most important part of work ~ Anonymous


  1. Every time you eliminate one of your shortcomings by working hard, you also show the people you love that you really care about them ~ Arterburn and Dreizler


  1. Nothing is really ‘work’ unless you wanted to do something else ~ James M. Barrie


  1. Inspiration is: work every day ~ Charles Baudelairework


  1. Thus, I realized that the work that one does and likes to do can be a healing power in your life ~ Audrey Blignault


  1. If the work you do only bring you money and no joy, you are poor indeed ~ Phil Bosmans


  1. Inspiration comes to those who work and not just wait for it ~ Albert Camus


  1. Ordinary talent and extraordinary work ethics are the two sides of the coin with which fame is bought ~ Pablo Casals


  1. Man is a worker. If he is not, he is nothing ~ Joseph Conrad


  1. I never see what has been done. I only see what has to be done ~ Madame Curie


  1. If all of us do all the things we can, we will literally be in awe of ourselves ~ Thomas Edison


  1. Nothing is impossible if you break it up into small tasks ~ Henry Ford


  1. All good work is done by following the way of the ants: little by little ~ Lafcadio Hearn

The above quotes are a collection from the book “Die Groot Boek van Christelike Aanhalings” (The Great Book of Christian Quotes) compiled by Nina Smit.

Quotes translated into English by Jaco Alberts.

Work Is What You Make of It

Going through all these quotes I came to the following conclusion:

  1. You can have the best idea in the world and you can have a fail-proof plan; but if you are not going to take action and do the work, nothing is going to happen.
  2. Don’t be overwhelmed by big projects. Break it down into small tasks/goals which are achievable and not so intimidating. Then nothing is impossible.
  3. Money shouldn’t be your only motivation. Money is important, but you should be growing as a person while you enjoy what you are doing.

Over to You

Which of these quotes made you stop and say “yes, this is true”?

Share your favorite quote/s with us in the comment section and why?

Tell us a bit more about what you think of ‘work’.

One Response to 21 Quotes to Get a Better Perspective on Work

  1. Hello Jaco Alberts,

    This is first visiting your blog. I am impressed with your inspirational content.

    Really, I boosted with your collections. Albert Camus, Joseph Conrad, Henry Ford quotations are the inspiration.

    I will visit your blog again and again. Simply good.

    Thank you for this great collection


    Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

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