60 inspiring work-related quotes (with pictures)

Quotes are a great way to get inspired, set context in writing or a presentation, or simply to hang on your office wall because it means something to you. We like them very much and that’s why we use them regularly on our LinkedIn page. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out as we continue to share quotes related to HR, Collaboration, Learning and Leadership. In this article you’ll get a compilation of all the quotes we shared so far. They might come from very well known people in society, but also from all the amazing conversations we’ve been having in our podcast. Take them, use them and get inspired by them.

Which quotes will you find?

  • Recruitment- and hiring quotes for recruiters.
  • Human Resources/HCM quotes for HR professionals.
  • Quotes about leadership and management.
  • Learning & Development related quotes.
  • Communication and collaboration quotes.
So here they are (click any image to enlarge):

List of 60 inspiring work-related quotes

  1. “No matter how good or how clever you are, your business and its future are in the hands of the people you hire” – Akio Morita
  2. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein
  3. “You can move 30 things an inch or 3 things a mile” – Andrew Bartlow
  4. “The question isn’t who is going to let me its who is going to stop me” – Ayn Rand
  5. “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you” – B. B. King
  6. “When you don’t know where you are going – how can you expect to get there” – Basil S Walsh
  7. “For the best return on your money pour your purse into your head” – Benjamin Franklin
  8. “Leadership is unlocking peoples potential to become better” – Bill Bradley
  9. “The inventory the value of my company walks out the door every evening” – Bill Gates
  10. “If you want to lift yourself up lift up someone else” – Booker T. Washington
  11. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily even if you had no title or position” – Brian Tracy
  12. “You may be jobless but you are not worthless” – Brigette Hyacinth
  13. “We look further than just education and job experience – We are really looking for qualities and personality traits within people” – Britt de Roode
  14. “Hire people that are better than you are – then leave them to get on with it” – David Ogilvy
  15. “To win the marketplace you must first win the workplace” – Doug Conant
  16. “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary man – No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man” – Elbert Hubbard
  17. “Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts” – Erskine Bowles
  18. “Onboarding – How to get new employees up to speed in half the time” – George Bradt
  19. “Problems are opportunities in work clothes” – H.J. Kaiser
  20. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit” – Harry Truman
  21. “Alone we can do so little – together we can do so much” – Helen Keller
  22. “Coming together is the beginning – Keeping together is progress – Working together is success” – Henry Ford
  23. “Don’t find fault find a remedy” – Henry Ford
  24. “If everyone is moving forward together then success takes care of itself” – Henry Ford
  25. “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking” – Henry Ford
  26. “Hiring people is an art not a science – and resumes cant tell you whether someone will fit into a company its culture” – Howard Schulz
  27. “Collaboration the ultimate intertwining of skills – passion – and knowledge – is what concocts the most shatterproof forms of changemaking” – Ian Somerhalder
  28. “Every day is a training day” – James Pritcher
  29. “Systems and rules are guidelines – leadership is lifeline” – Janna Cachola
  30. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant” – Jim Collins
  31. “Teamwork makes the dream work” – John Maxwell
  32. “In order to build a rewarding employee experience you need to understand what matters most to your people” – Julie Bevacqua
  33. “None of us is as smart as all of us” – Ken Blanchard
  34. “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people – At the end of the day you bet on people not on strategies” – Lawrence Bossidy
  35. “Earn your leadership every day” – Michael Jordan
  36. “Some people want it to happen some wish it would happen others make it happen” – Michael Jordan
  37. “Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence win championships” – Michael Jordan
  38. “Every day is the beginning of your career” – Pat McGrath
  39. “Hire character train skill” – Peter Schutz
  40. “The strength of the team is each individual member – The strength of each member is the team” – Phil Jackson
  41. “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected” – Anonymous
  42. “Every morning you have two choices – Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them” – Unknown
  43. “The key to hire people on a budget is not to hire at all” – Unknown
  44. “Hiring the right people takes time right questions and a healthy dose of curiosity” – Richard Branson
  45. “Financial resources may be the lifeblood of a company but human resources are the brains” – Rob Silzer
  46. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out” – Robert Collier
  47. “We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll
  48. “Don’t find customers for your products find products for your customers” – Seth Godin
  49. “Leadership is about giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work” – Seth Godin
  50. “A culture is strong when people work with each other for each other – A culture is weak when people work against each other for them selves” – Simon Sinek
  51. “Train people well enough so they can leave – Treat them well enough so they don’t have to” – Sir Richard Branson
  52. “So often the problem is in the system not in the people – If you put good people in bad systems you get bad results” – Stephen Covey
  53. “You cannot mandate productivity – You must provide the tools to let people become their best” – Steve Jobs
  54. “HR isn’t a thing we do its the thing that runs our business” – Steve Wynn
  55. “In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way” – Tina Fey
  56. “Every conversation starts with listening” – Tom Haak
  57. “The secret to success is good leadership – And good leadership is about making the lives of your team members better” – Tony Dungy
  58. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work – a company work – a society work – a civilization work” – Vince Lombardi
  59. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there” – Virginia Burden
  60. “You don’t build a business – you build people and then people build the business” – Zig Ziglar