40 Amazing Motivational Quotes for Employees of Every Team

Encouragement does not always come naturally, and even the most motivated employees occasionally need a boost and inspiration.

Sometimes all we need is to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. A little bit of insight can go a long way, and motivational quotes for work especially from inspirational figures can be just the thing to bring it on.

Whether you want to improve your email writing or make your next presentation more impactful, we’ve got a quote for you. Set the tone and get your employees motivated with this diverse selection of team motivational quotes for any occasion.

1. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
– Charles Darwin, scientist

2. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
– Steve Jobs, former CEO at Apple

3. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 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, basketball legend

4. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
– Bruce Lee, martial artist / actor

5. “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
– Stephen R. Covey, Author

6. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
– Stephen Hawking, scientist

7. “The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
– Michelangelo, artist

8. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”
– Doug Conant, businessman

9. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.
– Simon Sinek, author

10. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
– Babe Ruth, legendary baseball player

11. “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
– Malcolm X, civil rights advocate

12. “You can have all the potential in world, but unless you have confidence, you have nothing.”
– Tyra Banks, supermodel

13. “You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.”
– Barack Obama, 44th US President

14. “If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more.”
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer

15. “You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.
– Ellen Degeneres, comedian & television host

16. “Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.
– Maya Angelou, poet

17. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.
– Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX

18. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
– Oprah Winfrey, host

19. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
– Stephen Covey, American educator

20. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”
– Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian tycoon

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

22. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
– Confucius

23. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
– Woody Allen, film maker

24. “Your goal should be just out of reach. But not out of sight.”
– Remi Witt

25. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
– Stephen R. Covey, Author

26. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”
– Mark Twain, American author

27. “You can have results or excuses. Not both.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

28. “You have the power on your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
– Marcus Aurelius, Roman Philisopher

29. “There’s no abiding success without commitment.“
– Tony Robbins

30. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”
– Ayn Rand, Russian-American writer

31.” Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”
– Dwayne Johnson

32. “You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly.”
– Bear Grylls, British adventurer

33. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
– Confucius

34. “If you look for perfection, you will never be content.”
– Leo Tolstoy, Russian Writer

35. “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
– Zig Ziglar, American motivational speaker

36. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality time we put in.”
– Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post

37. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
– Bruce Lee

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

39. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act. But a habit.”
– Aristotle

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

At the end of the day, sometimes all it takes to boost your motivation for the day is seeing the right encouraging quotes for work. We hope you found the inspiration you were looking for!