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150+ Motivational Quotes For Employees

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of motivational quotes for employees you’re in the right place.

Work can sometimes be challenging.

So it’s important to keep your motivation high so you can perform at your best.

When you feel your motivation slipping it’s important to read something inspiring to get you back on track.

This list of motivational quotes for employees will do just that.

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Right, lets jump into this list of motivational quotes for employees.

Top 10 Motivational Quotes For Employees

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

Phil Jackson
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Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

John F. Kennedy
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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Mark Twain
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A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell
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There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.

Terence Fletcher
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There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing.

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Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn
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I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson
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Life is about making an impact, not making an income.

Kevin Kruse
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Either we’re a team or we aren’t. Either you trust me, or you don’t.

Ally Carter
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Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything. Patrick Suskind

If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.

Orson Scott Card

Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. Jim Rohn

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Jimmy Johnson

Motivational Quotes For Employees

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. Ralph Marston

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

Michael Jordan

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

If you don’t give people a chance to fail, you won’t innovate. If you want to be an innovative company, allow people to make mistakes. Indra Nooyi

Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

Do the things you like to be happier, stronger & more successful. Only so is hard work replaced by dedication. Rossana Condoleo

The one thing I learned is to just give everything a shot. You don’t want to live in regret. Chloe Kim

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see the shadows. Helen Keller

The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible. Charles Kingsleigh

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill

If two men on the same job agree all the time, one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless.

Darryl F. Zanuck

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Dr. Robert Schuller

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. 

Salvador Dali

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. Michael Jordan

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi

It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.

Zig Ziglar

Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. Michelle Obama

Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today. Will Rogers

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Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Henry Ford

Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there Robert Downey Jr.

First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events. Marie Curie

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you work hard and study hard. And you f*ck up. That’s okay. If you f*ck up and you f*ck up, then you’re a f*ckup.

Justin Halpern

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. Bill Gates

Well done, is better than well said Benjamin Franklin

What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world. Simon Sinek

Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than the right idea.

Ed Catmull

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Change is hard work. Billy Crystal

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

Your attitude, almost always determines your altitude in life. Successories

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. Henry Ford

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Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll. Helen Hanson

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

H.E. Luccock

I will prepare and someday my chance will come. Abraham Lincoln

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. Robert Hall

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light Plato

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

Lucius Seneca

The secret of getting ahead, is getting started. Mark Twain

You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them. Saji Ijiyemi

A single leaf working alone provides no shade. Chuck Page

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.


You can have all the potential in the world, but unless you have confidence, you have nothing. Tyra Banks

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. Henry J. Kaiser

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment Oprah Winfrey

If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser like focus. Bruce Lee

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. Confucius

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. Mark Twain

The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.

Karen Salmansohn

You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. Barack Obama

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

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Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

Lewis Carroll

I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance? Jill Konrath

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It’s successful outcome. William James

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. Seth Godin

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. Albert Einstein

Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda

If you’re alive, you’re a creative person. Elizabeth Gilbert

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Mark Cuban

The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others. Hasidic Proverb

It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit. Sandra Swinney

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

Inspirational Quotes For Students

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. Jamie Paolinetti

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

If you can laugh together, you can work together Robert Orben

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Rosa Parks

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When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

Sheryl Sandberg

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. Edmund Hillary

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride. Rebecca Wells

The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.

Tom Brady

Everything yields to diligence. Thomas Jefferson

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

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

If you don’t burn out at the end of each day, you’re a bum. George Lois

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. Charles Dickens

You can worry about the competition…or you can focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast. Jack Dorsey

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

Embrace the pain to inherit the gain. Habeeb Akande

Refuse failure. No matter how difficult the obstacles, find a way to around them. JJ Goldwag

If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing. Ernest Hemingway

It doesn’t take strength to win. It takes the true heart of the team to win.

Emily Voyles

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Steve Jobs

Becoming is better than being. Carol Dweck

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When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute. Simon Sinek

Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem.

Bob Kelleher

Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision. Ben Horowitz

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur

No great achiever even those who made it seem easy ever succeeded without hard work. Jonathan Sacks

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.


Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is Vince Lombardi

Be a user of your own product. Make it better based on your own desires. But don’t trick yourself into thinking you are the user. Evan Williams

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not. Albert Einstein

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge

The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one? Steve Schulte

You win by effort, by commitment, by ambition, by quality, by expressing yourself individually but in the team context. José Mourinho

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. Zig Zigler

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.


Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. Stephen R Covey

Criticism is the best sign you’re onto something. Micheal Lopp

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If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now. Jarod Kintz

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.

Luther Campbell

Focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination. Chris Hadfield

The expert in anything was once a beginner. Helen Hayes

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Malcolm X

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit Harry S. Truman

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible! Audrey Hepburn

I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for. Criss Jami

Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does. Warren Buffet

I don’t have a blue-collar job. It’s more of a green collar, because of all the yellow sweat stains mixing in.

Jarod Kintz

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. Helen Keller

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro

In union there is strength. Aesop

Positive Quotes For Students

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho

Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.

Paul Coffey

Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene A.C. Benson

Happiness is the real sense of fulfilment that comes from hard work. Joseph Barbara

Motivational Quotes For Employees

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. Harry Golden

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

George Addai

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst…a spark that creates extraordinary results. Unknown

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore. Michele Ruiz

A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.

Mildred Struven

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. Helena Rubinstein

alent wins games, but teamwork wins championship. Micheal Jordan

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me? Ayn Rand

Fall seven times and stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big. Tom Hirshfield

You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed. You’re not gonna succeed all the time and I know that.

LeBron James

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Genius is born not paid. Oscar Wilde

Motivational Quotes For Employees

If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path. Buddha

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart

To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace. Doug Conant

To Sum Up

Hopefully you have enjoyed this big list of motivational quotes for employees

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day

I’d love to know which motivational quotes for employees are your favourites.

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