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101 Career Quotes

The best career advice given to the young is: Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.

Katherine Whitehorn

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

Napoleon Hill

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Work to become, not to acquire.

Elbert Hubbard

A career is born in public - talent in privacy.

Marilyn Monroe

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.

H S M Burns

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day...

Orison Swett Marden

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.

Lou Holtz

Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career.

Barack Obama

To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all.

Mark Sullivan

People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.

John Dos Passos

For many people a job is more than an income - it's an important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life.

Paul Clitheroe

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

Buddha

It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career.

Carlton Fisk

The word career is a divisive word. It's a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life.

Grace Paley

I haven't strength of mind not to need a career.

Ruth Benedict

A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.

James Bryce

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

George Bernard Shaw

You look for stars. You look for the makeup of artists who can have long lasting careers and who could be headliners.

Clive Davis

Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.

BC Forbes

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.

Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand

If you follow the crowd, you will likely get no further than the crowd. If you walk alone, you're likely to end up in places no one has ever been before. Being an achiever is not without its difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. The unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they'll simply say it was obvious to everyone all along. You have two choices in life. You can dissolve into the main stream, or you can choose to become an achiever and be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no else but you can be.

Unknown wise person

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.

Sister Mary Lauretta

The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.

George Eliot

Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust what inspires you. From this decision alone will come over a third of your satisfaction or misery in your life.

from The Lazy Person's Guide to Success

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you'll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.

Roger Caras

You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.

Bob Black

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.

Rita Mae Brown

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood... Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.

Daniel Burnham

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

Robert Frost

You never stop earning when you do what you love.

Asha Tyson

Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.

Dale Carnegie

He knows nothing; he thinks he knows everything - that clearly points to a political career.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.

Orison Swett Marden

Communication--the human connection--is the key to personal and career success.

Paul J. Meyer

The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.

Robert Frost

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.

H. S. M. Burns

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.

Benjamin F. Fairless

I'd just thank the people out there who have been with my up-and-down, weird-road, strange career and supported me and stuck with me all these years. I mean, they're my boss. That's what keeps me working.

Johnny Depp

Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.

Oscar Wilde

I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.

Marie Curie

Every writing career starts as a personal quest for sainthood, for self-betterment. Sooner or later, and as a rule quite soon, a man discovers that his pen accomplishes a lot more than his soul.

Joseph Brodsky

A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.

Marilyn Monroe

Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.

Denis Waitley

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.

Cathy Guisewite

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.

Brian Tracy

A little integrity is better than any career.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

Abdul Kalam

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty.

Douglas MacArthur

Don't confuse having a career with having a life.

Hillary Clinton

Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other.

Ivy Baker Priest

My life, my career has been like a roller coaster. I've either been an enormous success or just a down-and-out failure.

Judy Garland

But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don't get young men standing up and saying, How can I combine career and family?

Gertrude Stein

Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.

Bobby Unser

I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.

Charlie Chaplin

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.

Jane Fonda

The first essential in a boy's career is to find out what he's fitted for, what he's most capable of doing and doing with a relish.

Charles M. Schwab

I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.

Gloria Steinem

The darkest day in a man's career is that wherein he fancies there is some easier way of getting a dollar than by squarely earning it.

Horace Greeley

To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all.

Mark Sullivan

I want a big career, a big man, and a big life. You have to think big - that's the only way to get it... I just couldn't stand being anonymous.

Mia Farrow

You would give up your career if you lost your voice for good, or if the impresarios stopped calling, or the audiences stopped coming. But as long as those things are there, I don't plan to stop. There is nothing that makes me feel better than to be with my public.

Celia Cruz

In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.

Les Claypool

I should think that being my old lady would be all the satisfaction or career any woman needs.

Mick Jagger

As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.

T. S. Eliot

The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!

Earl Nightingale

Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God.

Rick Warren

And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us - no matter what our age or background or walk of life - each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.

Michelle Obama

I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies.

Meryl Streep

A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.

Benjamin Disraeli

I don't want to be an action star, an action star's life is so short. I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer.

Jackie Chan

Fans made me. The fans gave me a chance, and they made me. Beyond that, my career has been trials and tribulations and ups and downs, so I have to have true fans riding with me.

Puff Daddy

I'm thankful for all the things that this job has given me and my family. But probably the thing that I am most proud of throughout my career is that, not only myself, but my family and the people around me have just been regular people, which we are.

Brett Favre

Sometimes you get caught up in what's going on around you. The reality is that you are just a regular person. At some point, the career will be over, the bright lights turn off. That can come back to haunt you if you're not just a regular guy.

Brett Favre

John Travolta said he sometimes lets his friends take control of his airplane even though they don't know what they're doing. Then Travolta said he often does the same thing with his career.

Conan O'Brien

The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.

Alan Greenspan

The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles in 1962. The second biggest break since then is getting out of them.

George Harrison

One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career.

Mercedes McCambridge

When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career.

Calvin Klein

I am going to spend my time today just thanking the people that played a role in my career, because I truly do believe that I was blessed by a lot of people that paths crossed mine as I went down the road in my career.

Nolan Ryan

I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.

Magic Johnson

Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.

Alec Baldwin

And I don't believe that I have to stay on one side of the fence or the other. I don't believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy.

Whoopi Goldberg

People have an idea that one is in control of a career, a lot more than you really are. You can engineer things to an extent. But you are at the mercy of what comes in across the desk.

Gary Oldman

I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get.

Andre Agassi

A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another.

Sidney Poitier

Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career.

Mark Messier

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

Patanjali

The past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.

Marilyn Ferguson

If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.

Joseph Campbell

The worst days of those who enjoy what they do, are better than the best days of those who don't.

E. James Rohn

The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.

Napoleon Hill

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.

Mark Twain

The decisions you make about your work life are especially important, since most people spend more of their waking lives working than doing anything else. Your choices will affect, not only yourself and those closest to you, but in some way the whole world.

Laurence G. Boldt

There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

John F. Kennedy

Talents are common, everyone has them - but rare is the courage to follow our talents where they lead.

Anon

There is no security in life, only opportunity.

Mark Twain

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw

We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

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