Quotes To think About

There is something about a short inspirational quote that just gets to people.  They can be as brief as two words or as long as a four sentence paragraph.  When formulated correctly, a quote can make us think, laugh, cry, or motivate us.  In the interest of the workplace, these are quotes meant to boost morale, get you motivated, and get you thinking productively.

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Quotes for the Workplace

“The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.” – Silvia Cartwright, 18th Governor-General of Australia.

We are products of our environments.  If we allow ourselves to live in a stressful and unproductive world, our attitudes will reflect that.  By taking strides to make our homes, schools, and workplaces more liveable, our mind state will be more “peaceful”.

“What we know is the workplace is more demanding than ever before.” – Margaret Spellings, US Secretary of Education from 2005-2009.

It’s a scary truth, but be motivated by this.  Yes, the workplace is more demanding.  Companies are asking employees to do more with less resources.  I’m not sure the context of the quote, but out of context, it can be turned from scary to encouraging.  Everyday at work, realize the hardships and do what must be done to overcome them.  Put your best foot forward.  Communicate effectively with co-workers.  Work through the hardships and get the tasks done.

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure..” – Samuel Johnson, and 18th Century Author

Again, in the workplace, there is no point to putting anything less than your best foot forward.  The amount of effort you put into something will yield similar results.  Don’t give your bosses something that doesn’t work, or something you aren’t proud of.

My suggestion to you:  Find a great quote (or multiple quotes) that really motivate you.  Print it out and stick it on your desk. While you might not realize it, this is a great step toward workplace wellness. While it’s important to keep our physical self in shape and fit, our mental health is important, too!

Check out more quotes at About.com/Quotes or BrainyQuote.

“It’s a great day to be great’ – Greg Jennings

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  1. Great quotes, thanks for the post. These are very inspire a lot of hard work.

  2. A quality quote can turn into a way of life. Good post.

  3. I really like this blog post, thank you for sharing it! I love to read inspirational quotes, I’ve always found that Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin have the best quotes!

  4. I really like the first quote because it has so much to do with the law of attraction. Thank you for sharing!

  5. These are good quotes for anyone feeling overwhelmed by their job. They may need to find a new profession, or realize that the demands are being asked of everyone, not just them personally.

  6. Quotes can be a good way to put life, the world, or just the day into perspective. They can really improve one’s mood.

  7. I find having a quote hanging prominently at work is very motivational. However, the trick it to make sure there is only one (1) or two (2) listed and that the quote speaks directly to yourself.

  8. Have you ever noticed that a fair share of writers include a quote at the beginning of their books to convey a sense of how the story will be?

  9. One of my favorite quotes is most known by Teddy Roosevelt, but is really a West African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

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