38 Inspirational Quotes about Life and Career

38 Inspirational Quotes about Life and Career

Need some inspiration to take action, and create the best life in 2021? I have some inspirational quotes for you today, that can assist you in doing just that! Leave a comment below, and let me know which one is your favorite!

Inspirational Quotes About Life and Career



“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need the discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”
― Ayn Rand


“Joy in your Job is possible to the extent you're willing to choose it.” ― Todd Stocker


“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.”
― Maya Angelou

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
― Napoleon Hill

“Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

“Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value. The nurse injects the syringe; the writer slides the pen; the farmer plows the dirt; the comedian draws the laughter. Monetary income is the perfect deceiver of a man’s true worth.”
― Criss Jami

“Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”
― Liz Smith

“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whatever you do, do it with purpose. Being focused is not something to be ashamed of. It is something to be proud of. When you know what are you are doing and have a clear vision of where you are going, you will not need to chase opportunities. Opportunities will seek you. Happiness will chase you. And, instead of being a choice, you will be the one choosing.”
― Najwa Zebian

“Creativity is a way of living life, no matter what our vocation, or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts…”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“If you don’t toot your own horn, don’t complain that there’s no music.”
― Guy Kawasaki


“Regrets begin the moment we're comfortable with settling.” ― Andrena Sawyer


“Most of the people I know who are having trouble finding their life work are somewhat passive in style. They wait for something good to happen to them rather than make strong positive moves.”
― Thomas Moore

“I love my career. It is a career. A difficult one that takes many hours and total dedication to my craft. It is also what I was born to do–tell stories and entertain.”
― Michelle M. Pillow

“There’s a fine line between career criminals and career professionals because most of us fall somewhere in between.”
― Samantha Leahy

“No one can discover you until you do. Exploit your talents, skills and strengths and make the world sit up and take notice.”
― Rob Liano

“I realized early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job.”
― Sara Sheridan

“Some people make enough, some people don’t, and it has nothing to do with their paycheck.”
― Janene Murphy



“In regards to climbing the ladder of success, there is a better future, with a greater purpose. One can find it, only if he or she searches for it.”
― Ellen J. Barrier

“Career is just posh slavery.”
― Tom Hodgkinson

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anyway.”
― Lady Gaga

“Success is not defined by status, money, education, career or another person but rather by the level of peace that I have within myself.”
― Liza Lugo

“That one must do some work seriously and must be independent and not merely amuse oneself in life—this our mother has told us always, but never that science was the only career worth following.”
― Irène Joliot-Curie

“Treat your career like a bad boyfriend. Your career won’t take care of you. It won’t call you back or introduce you to its parents. Your career will openly flirt with other people while you are around.”
― Amy Poehler


“The point is not to be the best, but to be the best you can be.” ― Ken Robinson


“To put one’s career before one’s personal life is like putting death before life.”
― Marty Rubin

“Our careers aren’t paths so much as landscapes that are navigated.”
― Keith Ferrazzi

“Political skills are essential career competencies to get ahead and stay ahead.”
― Bonnie Marcus

“Knowing what environments are a good fit requires a person to know about themselves, in other words, to have self-awareness.”
― Joanie Connell

“Joy in your Job is possible to the extent you’re willing to choose it.”
― Todd Stocker



“So many people spend years (and money) studying to be doctors, lawyers, actors, dancers, business executives and scientists – when you’re an author, you can be any of these things, and you don’t need a degree or certificate; all you need is an imagination, a dream and an open mind.”
― Rebecca McNutt

“Regrets begin the moment we’re comfortable with settling.”
― Andrena Sawyer

“Choosing the right career is the most difficult task for a person who is multi-talented and versatile. Because its hard to decide what field to go into when you are good at too many things.”
― Saad Salman

“It was definitely a rare situation, in which a career had started and ended simultaneously on a very high note.”
― Pawan Mishra

“Never depend on a single income. Make Investments to create a second source.” – Warren Buffet”

“It’s not a career for anyone who needs or values security. It’s a career for gamblers. Every time you write a book you roll the dice again.”
― George R.R. Martin

“In regards to planning your career, you need to treat it (your career) just like a business.”
― Auliq Ice

“Many of us wake up at the age of 40 one day, dreading going to work because we were forced to pick a career before we could legally buy a beer.”
― Dave Shepp

“Find what you’re good at. whatever it is, and become excellent at it. Excellence isn’t magic – it’s a habit, the by product of doing something over and over and striving to be the best at it. Simply figure out what your passion is, and resolve to make excellence your habit.”
― Lauren Rowe

“The point is not to be the best, but to be the best you can be.”
― Ken Robinson


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