15 quotes about work

15 top quotes about work

April 28, 2016

Time for something a little different with the May Bank Holiday nearly upon us.

Work. Some love it. Many loathe it. Whatever your particular feelings towards the workplace, work is not a choice for most of us.

The numerous merits of employee engagement are interwoven throughout our website – an engaged employee is far more valuable than a disengaged colleague.

So here’s a quick list featuring inspirational quotes about the workplace. Oh, and there’s a special mention for our favourite topic: meetings.

The Ones That Are Common Sense

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
Peter Drucker

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

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”
Margaret Mead

“In my experience, being busy and working hard is the key to sanity/happiness.”
Jemima Khan


The Ones That Inspire…

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
Vince Lombardi

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
Thomas Jefferson

“I am lazy, but for some reason, I am so paranoid that I end up working hard.”
Seth Rogen


… And The Ones That Do Not But Still Made Us Laugh

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?”
Edgar Bergen

“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.”
Charles Lamb

“When a man tells you he got rich through hard work, ask him whose?”
Don Marquis

“I do not like work even when someone else does it.”
Mark Twain


The One That Features Our Favourite Cartoon Character

“Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.”
Homer Simpson

And Here’s The Ones That We Love About Meetings

“Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.”
John Kenneth Galbraith

“The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favour of holding meetings.”
Thomas Sowell

“If you had to identify in one word the reason why the human race has not achieved and never will achieve its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings’.”
Dave Barry


And if you liked this you may want to read these:

* 15 great quotes about employee engagement
* 15 great quotes about communication