Career Quotes

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Career Quotes


The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.

Alan Greenspan

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.

Alfred Victor Vigny

A career is like a house: it’s made of many bricks, and each brick has the same value, because without any one of them, the house would collapse.

Andrea Bocelli

You never stop earning when you do what you love.

Asha Tyson

Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.

BC Forbes

Take your work seriously and yourself lightly.

Bob Nelson

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


It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.

Carlton Fisk

The first essential in a boy’s career is to find out what he’s fitted for, what he’s most capable of doing and doing with a relish.

Charles M. Schwab

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.

Colleen C. Barrett

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


In a person’s career, well, if you’re process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you’re more likely to be success. I often say ‘pursue excellence, ignore success.’ Success is a by-product of excellence.

Deepak Chopra

I feel ups and downs are a part of one’s career, and this totally depends on how you take it. You can either be knocked down by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.

Deepika Padukone

I’ve come to realize your career is all about the choices you make. Every single one matters.

Demi Lovato

You have a calling which exists only for you and which you can fulfill.

Dr. Naomi Stephan

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

Elbert Hubbard

Dwell in possibility.

Emily Dickinson

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

Frederick Buechner

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.

Gary Ryan Blair

The word career is a divisive word. It’s a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life.

Grace Paley

The darkest day in a man’s career is that wherein he fancies there is some easier way of getting a dollar than by squarely earning it.

Horace Greeley

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

Jackson Brown, Jr.

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

James Arthur Baldwin

A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.

James Bryce

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.

Jane Fonda

Your career is like a garden. It can hold an assortment of life’s energy that yields a bounty for you. You do not need to grow just one thing in your garden. You do not need to do just one thing in your career.

Jennifer Ritchie Payette

People don’t choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.

John Dos Passos

I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.

Jon Stewart

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Joseph Campbell

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.

Katherine Whitehorn

What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it.

Lee Iacocca

Don’t be offended when people don’t seem to get you. Not everyone recognizes brilliance.

Linda Poindexter

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career

Lou Holtz

A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.

Marilyn Monroe

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

Mark Twain

If you don’t wake up in the morning excited to pick up where you left your work yesterday, you haven’t found your calling yet.

Mike Wallace

Analyzing what you haven’t got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.

Orison Swett Marden

For many people a job is more than an income – it’s an important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life.

Paul Clitheroe

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

Pearl Buck

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make yourself necessary to the world and mankind will give you bread.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

Robert Frost

Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.

Roger Caras

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

Sheryl Sandberg

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.

Sister Mary Lauretta

The only way to do great work is to love what you do

Steve Jobs

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.

Tina Fey

You’re going to see ups and downs your whole career.

Tony Parker

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