25 Quotes to Inspire Your Career

A career is defined by change, success, failure, determination, and perseverance. Below are 25 quotes to inspire you to reach great heights, make the most of yourself and never give up. Ranging from ancient times to modern, these sage quotes will help you make it through the tough times and achieve greatness.

Each of these people shaped their world. You can, too. Good luck!

  1. “Every day’s a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind you and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.”  – Bob Feller
  2.  “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my  career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  3.  “Every strike brings me closer to my next home run.” – Babe Ruth
  4.  “It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.” – Miles Davis
  5.  “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  6.  “The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Dan Millman
  7.  “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” – Tom Landry
  8.  “If we did all things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison
  9.  “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
  10.  “We’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul…we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.” – Neil Armstrong
  11.  “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin
  12.  “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
  13.  “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
  14.  “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
  15.  “The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.” – Robert Frost
  16.  “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  17.  “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin
  18.  “Jump and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” – Ray Bradbury
  19. “A hero is an ordinary individual who find the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve
  20.  “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” – Demosthenes
  21.  “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley
  22.  “Anything in life worth having is worth working for.” – Andrew Carnegie
  23.  “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca
  24. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” –  Henry David Thoreau
  25. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius