25 Motivational Quotes for Employees to Increase Morale

motivational quotes for employeesWork can often be a drag so it’s a good idea to help motivate employees. These motivational quotes for employees can help them keep their focus on more productive things. Just remember, one of the best ways to motivate your employees is to become someone they want to emulate but also someone they respect. You can’t expect your team to work hard if you’re just sitting at your desk playing Solitaire all day. Lead by example. When you do, you’ll likely find your team working more efficiently to produce the results you’re looking for.

Employee Motivational Quotes


“Having a bad Monday is a lame way to spend 1/7 of your life.” – Unknown

“The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.” – Walter Gilbey

“To promote cooperation and team work, remember, people tend to resist that which is forced upon them. People tend to support that which they helped create.” – Vince Pfaff

“The only job where you start at the top is digging a hole.” – Unknown

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Sally Berger

“The highest reward for a person’s work is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.” – John Ruskin

“The secret of joy and work is contained in one word: excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

“Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” – H. Jackson Browne

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something.” – Marie Curie

Thomas Edison, when asked why he had a team of twenty-one assistants: “If I could solve all the problems myself, I would.”

“It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised; the mosquito is swatted.” – Marie O’Conner

“The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasures.” – Francoise Demotte Bille

“Our aspirations are our possibilities.” – Samuel Johnson

“It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out learn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” – Mark Cuban

“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” – Indira Gandhi

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

“Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.” – Colleen C. Barrett

“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” – Doris Lessing

“To get more out of life, give more of yourself.” – Amy Liao

“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

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” – Arnold Toynbee

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

“I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moving along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but, also, by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” – Helen Keller

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