101 KickAss Motivational Quotes for Employees

When do you need Motivational Quotes For Employees?

Your last product launch was a disaster, and the media is on your back. There are reports that your customers are unhappy, and the board is beginning to fear the firm would not meet shareholders’ expectations for the next quarter. When you walk around the office, you can almost feel the tension in the air. Staff morale is at an all-time low, and rumors of Job cuts are fast spreading around their little cubicles.

As a manager, you know it is only a matter of time before you call a staff meeting, and try and restore some normalcy. There are several ways you can motivate your employees but here are some motivational quotes for employees you can slip into your speech.

Assemble your get army of geniuses, stand on a table if you have to, ensure you lift the spirits and get them screaming Hoorah again!

Go Boss! Inspire your team!

motivational quotes for employees

Motivational Quotes For Employees

Here are some powerful motivational quotes to get your employees motivated:

“A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.” – Proverb

“A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.”– Mildred Struven

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

“A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” – Proverb

“A single leaf working alone provides no shade.” – Chuck Page

“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”– Calvin Coolidge

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

“Be a user of your own product. Make it better based on your own desires. But don’t trick yourself into thinking you are the user.” – Evan Williams

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” –Joshua J. Marine

“Change is hard work.” – Billy Crystal

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

“Criticism is the best sign you’re onto something.” – Micheal Lopp

“Do or do not. There is no try.” —Yoda

“Do the things you like to be happier, stronger & more successful. Only so is hard work replaced by dedication.”– Rossana Condoleo

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” – Will Rogers

“Either we’re a team or we aren’t. Either you trust me, or you don’t” – Ally Carter, in Heist Society

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” –Jim Rohn

“Embrace the pain to inherit the gain.” – Habeeb Akande

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” —Confucius

“Everything yields to diligence.”– Thomas Jefferson

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” –Japanese Proverb

“Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.”– Luther Campbell

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.”– Robert Hall

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

“I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for.”– Criss Jami

“I don’t have a blue-collar job. It’s more of a green collar, because of all the yellow sweat stains mixing in.”– Jarod Kintz

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” —Rosa Parks

“I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.”– Michael Jordan

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

“If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now.”– Jarod Kintz

“If two men on the same job agree all the time, one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless” – Darryl F. Zanuck

“If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”- Steve Jobs

“If you can laugh together, you can work together” – Robert Orben

“If you don’t burn out at the end of each day, you’re a bum.”– George Lois

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.” – Orson Scott Card

“If you work hard and study hard. And you f*ck up. That’s okay. If you f*ck up and you f*ck up, then you’re a f*ckup.”– Justin Halpern

“If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.”– Joyce Chapman

“In union there is strength.” – Aesop

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

“Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.” – SEAL Team

“Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.”– Helen Hanson

“It doesn’t take strength to win. It takes the true heart of the team to win.” – Emily Voyles

“It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.” – Sandra Swinney

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit” Harry S. Truman

“It is not a question of how well each process works; the question is how well they all work together.” – Lloyd Dobens

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”– Louis Pasteur

“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” —Jamie Paolinetti

“No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.” – Jonathan Sacks

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock, American Methodist minister

“No one ever drowned in sweat.” — USMC Officer

“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.”

“Nothing in life comes easy.”– Unknown

“Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.”– Haile Gebrselassie

“One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but team work dynamites.” – Jin Kwon

“Only cooked time tastes well.”– Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed

“Patience can be bitter but her fruit is always sweet.”– Habeeb Akande

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi

“Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser.”– Criss Jami

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”– Saint Francis

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

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” – Stephen Covey

“Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously” – Mark Twain

“Talent is what God gives us, Skill is what we give back to Him.” – Eliel Pierre

“Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” – Patrick Suskind

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” – Brian Tracy

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” – John Wooden

“The Man Who Has Confidence In Himself Gains The Confidence Of Others.”- Hasidic Proverb

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” —Amelia Earhart

“The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side” – Margaret Carty

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”– Harry Golden

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

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ― Walt Disney Company

“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts” – Kurt Koffka

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”– Beverly Sills

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” –Roger Staubach

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” –Aristotle

“Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”– Dale Carnegie

“Too many irons, not enough fire.”– S. Kelley Harrell

“TURNED ON people figure out how to beat the competition, TURNED OFF people only complain about being beaten by the competition.”– Ben Simonton

“We are really competing against ourselves. We have no control over how other people perform.” – Pete Cashmore

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.”- Maya Angelou

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” – Joe Paterno

“When I meet successful people I ask about 100 questions to find out who they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.”– Kiana Tom

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

“Work hard and be patient. The rest will follow.”– Unknown

“Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” – Caterina Fake

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” —Maya Angelou

“You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.”– Saji Ijiyemi

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

What is the most powerful words someone has told you that helped your job performance?

4 thoughts on “101 KickAss Motivational Quotes for Employees”

  1. Thank you! What a fascinating article! I like so much this quote: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell


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