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Quotes for Motivation to Work

A Select Collection of Quotes for Motivation to Work

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What motivates some of us to work hard, and prompts others to start grumbling? What motivates people to work harder? If managers had the answer to this problem, they would never have to worry about worker strikes. Read these quotes for motivation to work, and find out what famous people have to say about work.

Mark Twain
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

French proverb
Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want.

Holton
Work your way up or rust your way out.

Anna Quindlen
You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.

Bob Anderson
You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line.

Joe Paterno
You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.

Unknown Author
You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.

Pablo Casals, Spanish Cellist
You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.

Vincent Van Gogh
Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do. With such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.

Leo Buscaglia
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Buddha
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

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