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Inspiring Great Work & Great Job Quotes

Looking for quotes about Great Work and how to find yours? Curious about the eight aspects of great work? Need a bit of inspiration while you hunt for a great job or figure out how to make a good living?

Then these famous and inspiring great job quotes are just what the doctor ordered ...


Great Work

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

- Walt Disney


Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.

- George Halas


To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

- John Dewey


To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

- Pearl S. Buck


A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan


Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.

- Jackson Brown, Jr.


Let the work begin.

- The Princess Diaries (movie quote)


Work You Are Great At

Here are some great quotes about the first aspect of great work .... work you excel at or can become great at.


The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

- Pearl S. Buck


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

- Aristotle


When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

- John Ruskin


If it falls on your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the host of Heaven and Earth will have to pause and say,"Here lived a great sweeper, who swept his job well".

- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Ty Cobb called him the greatest left fielder of all time. He said his glove was the place where triples go to die.

- Field of Dreams (movie quote)


You can read more inspiring quotes about finding your gifts and talents.

Work You Are Passionate About

These inspiring quotes speak to the second aspect of great work .... work you are passionate about.


I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

- Albert Einstein


I know that I have found fulfillment. I have an object in life, a task ... a passion.

- George Sand


Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

- Dale Carnegie


Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas

- Henry Ford


Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment

- Norman Vincent Peale


The biggest mistake people make is not making a living at doing what they most enjoy.

- Malcom Forbes


Men are failures not because they are stupid, but because they are not sufficiently impassioned.

- Maxwell Struthers Burt


What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.

- Sanaya Roman


If you love your work it will be easy for you to do, if not, it will only be a burden.

- Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani


Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

- Abraham Lincoln


My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.

- Bette Davis


I know that I have found fulfillment. I have an object in life, a task ... a passion.

- George Sand


Work That Matters

If you are curious about the third aspect ... finding work you care deeply about .. here are a few famous quotations.


No man needs sympathy because he has to work . . . Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

- Theodore Roosevelt


I know the price of success; dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

- Frank Lloyd Wright


I'm doing what I think I was put on this earth to do. And I'm really grateful to have something that I'm passionate about and that I think is profoundly important.

- Marian Wright Edelman


Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

- Abraham Lincoln

Work You Find Meaningful

The fourth aspect, finding work you find meaningful, is just a click away.


A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

- Margaret Mead


If we are going to make a mark (key 21), it might as well be a meaningful one.

- John W. Tukey


As a day well spent procures a happy sleep, so a life well employed procures a happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci


It's true, maybe a plastic container factory isn't much. But at the end of a good day's work, I can't explain the joy you feel at being just a little tired,. We aren't rich, but I can guarantee that the people of St. Marie-la-Kauderne have regained their pride ... I think you can say we regained our happiness.

- Seducing Dr. Lewis (movie quote)

Work That Calls To You

Following a life calling isn't always easy, but you can turn it into a well paying career. Here are a few inspiring quotes about work that calls to you.


If a man loves the labor of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.

- Robert Louis Stevenson


We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.

- Abraham Maslow


Vocation is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's deep need.

- Frederick Buechner


I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

- Benjamin Disraeli


Work That Inspires You

Finding work that inspires you is easier when you know what to look for ... and keep your eye on the prize.


Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

- Ella Fitzgerald


Inspiration makes the impossible possible.

- unknown


To succeed ... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

- Tony Dorsett


The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.

- John Ruskin


Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

- Theodore Roosevelt



Work You Are Well Paid To Do

The seventh aspect of great work, finding work you are well paid to do, is key to funding your dreams. Here are a few inspiring quotes.


Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

- Robert Orben


He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends.

- William Shakespeare

Work You Love

The eighth aspect of great work, finding work you love, is a key to finding happiness on the job. Here are a few inspiring quotes.


If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.

- popular saying


Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

- David McCullough


The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.

- Francoise Bertaut de Motteville


Work is love made visible.

- Kahlil Gibran


What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.

- Sanaya Roman


Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there's so little competition.

- Elbert Hubbard


The product of the head, heart and hand is a thing to be loved.

- Elbert Hubbard


I think it would make the world a little bit better place if everyone was doing what they loved to do. ... I'm doing it and I'm loving it.

- Mark Polish (director)


You know, somebody said to me a long time ago ... the key to success in life is to find something that you love to do. And to do it very well. And I tell that to the kids all the time.

- Mad, Hot Ballroom (movie quote)


He loved his work ... That's all he did. He loved solving problems, he loved the answers. But he thought the answers were the answers for everything. Wrong. All science, no philosophy.

- Real Genius (movie quote)


Challenges To Overcome

We all face challenges when we look for a great job ... but sometimes the obstacles start much earlier than we we pick up the help wanted pages.


My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.

- William Adams


Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

- Bette Davis


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