Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old work quotes, work sayings, and work proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Work Quotes And Sayings

 

A cat in gloves catches no mice.

-14th Century French Proverb

 

 

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy

-unknown, courtesy of Leah Cummings

 

 

Another day, another dollar.

-unknown

 

 

Be the first in the field and the last to the couch.

-Chinese (on work)

 

 

Boys, be ambitious.

-William Smith Clark (1826-1886)

 

 

Chop your own wood; it will warm you twice.

-Mack King

 

 

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

 

 

Fishing without a net is merely bathing.

-Hausa (West African) (on authenticity)

 

 

Genius is ninety percent perspiration and ten percent inspiration.

-Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

 

 

Give assistance not advice in a crisis.

-Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

 

Best Inspirational Work Quotes And Proverbs

He that hath a trade, hath an estate.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

 

 

He that pays the piper, calls the tune.

-unknown

 

 

He that waits on fortune is never sure of a dinner.-

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

 

 

He that would eat the fruit, must climb the tree.

-Scottish Proverb

 

 

If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.

-unknown

 

 

If you want something done right, do it yourself.

-unknown

 

 

If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself.

-Haitian (on self-reliance)

 

 

Implementation beats oration.

-Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

 

 

Industry, perseverance & frugality make fortune yield.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

 

 

It is better to wear out one’s shoes than one’s sheets.

-Genovese (Italian)(on work)

Famous Humorous Work Quotes And Proverbs

 

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

-Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

 

 

Make hay while the sun shines.

-John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

 

 

Man cannot live by bread alone.

-Bible

 

 

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating.

-Icelandic (on work)

 

 

Neglect mending a small fault and ’twill soon be a great one.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

 

 

Never mind whether the horse is blind or not, just load up the wagon.

-Stephen Boyd

 

 

Never put off until tomorrow what can be done today.

-English Proverb

 

 

No gains without pains.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

 

 

No pain, no gain.

-American (on adversity)

 

 

No rest for the weary.

-unknown (variation “no rest for the wicked”)