My Favorite Quotes For Work, Life, Success and the Job Search

by on September 5th, 2012

I love quotes. So today I am putting together my favorite quotes of all time to give us a little motivation. Quotes totally inspire me especially when I read one at the exact perfect time for what I am going through. I hope that this list will do that for you today. That one of these will hit you hard and motivate you to take action and live the life you want.

Class

“A real woman avoids drama, she knows her time is precious and she’s not wasting it on unimportant things.” – quotediary.me

“A girl should be two things fabulous and classy.” – Coco Chanel

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.” – Paul Bryant

“I wanted to be a certain kind of woman. I became that woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg

Success

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as you mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.” - Mary Kay Ash

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Fields

“To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

Strength

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” -Elizabeth Edwards

“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” -Author unknown

Time

“Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs

“A year from now you will wish you started today.” -Karen Lamb

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Determination

“Desire is the key to motivation, but its 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

“Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” – Henry Van Dyke

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

“If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourself.” – Thomas Edison

”We are what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle

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

Creativity

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henry Matisse

Career Choice

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life. And the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

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

“What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.” – Benjamin F. Fairless

“Take your work seriously and yourself lightly.” – Bob Nelson

“You have a calling which exists only for you and which you can fulfill.” – Dr. Naomi Stephan

Personal Development

“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

“If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, you have not found your place.” – Orison Swett Marden

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Happiness

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they make the best of everything.” – Author unkown

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron

“Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or nation.” – Oscar Wilde

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful.  That will be my life.” – Elsie de Wolfe

“Some people look for a beautiful place, Others make a place beautiful.”Hazrati Pir Inayat Khan

Patience

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“I am only 1, but I am 1. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” - Edwa

Relationships

“Communication–the human connection–is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer

“The way of the world is meeting people through other people.” – Robert Kerrigan

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

“Surround yourself only with people who are going to life you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

Fear

“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” – Dale Carnegie

Job Search

“So many people out there have no idea what they want to do for a living, but they think that by going on job interviews they’ll magically figure it out. If you’re not sure, that message comes out loud and clear in the interview.” – Todd Bermont

Do you have any other quotes to add? What is your favorite quote?

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