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170 New Job Quotes To Inspire Your New Beginning

170 New Job Quotes To Inspire Your New Beginning

Oh, what an exciting thing to celebrate!

Getting a new job is a very important life milestone. I know it took much courage and hard work to decide upon switching jobs, and equally as much luck to be admitted to the new job!

But you got it all! And we are here to celebrate, learn something new, and maybe find a good caption from this ultimate collection of best new job quotes that you can possibly find online.

Without further ado, let’s read!

10 Best New Job Quotes For A Fresh Start

1. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ― Jimmy Johnson

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2. “Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever.” ― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

3. “I like to reinvent myself — it’s part of my job.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

4. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington

5. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

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6. “Everybody has something, that one thing they must do to feel happy. I think this is yours, and I want you to be happy. You don’t have to do it, but it’s here if you choose to come back to it.” ― Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

7. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” — Robert Collier

8. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” — Babe Ruth

9. “i’d rather not look for a job… to let a fine one find me. And that definitely wouldn’t define me as a snob!;)” ― Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

10. “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Mark Twain

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30 Motivational New Job Quotes 

1. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

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2. “The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.

Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.

The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it’s a job.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin.

The job is not the work.” ― Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

4. “If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison

5. “If heaven really exists: then heaven is the job, hell is unemployment, while life is merely an interview.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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6. “Every job will demand some sacrifice. The key is to avoid unnecessary sacrifice.” ― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

7. “I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” — Stephen Covey

8. “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — Francis of Assisi

9. “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

10. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” — Audrey Hepburn

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11. “There is no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela

12. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” — William James

13. “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem

14. “Every day is important for us because it is a day ordained by God. If we are bored with life there is something wrong with our concept of God and His involvement in our daily lives. Even the most dull and tedious days of our lives are ordained by God and ought to be used by us to glorify Him.” ― Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

15. “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

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16. “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.” — Michael Nolan

17. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

18. “Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” — H. Jackson Brown

19. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” — Carl Bard

20. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” — Seth Godin

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21. “You can never know who you really are or what you can do until you discover yourself” ― Sunday Adelaja

22. “A job shouldn’t be a mean of existence but rather, a means of sustenance” ― Sunday Adelaja

23. “Don’t limit yourself, discover new areas of expertise” ― Sunday Adelaja

24. “Sometimes the gap between what you are and what you want to be is a little piece of paper called your college degree. So jump.” ― Joyce Rachelle

25. “Your first investment should be in yourself. Learn new skills. The market can go up or down but you’ll never lose your skills. This is more true today than ever before. Diversify your skills.” ― Salil Jha

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26. “So here is what’s death… You become jobless… nothing more…. Nothing less… This is what happens when you die.” ― Deyth Banger

27. “A jobless barber shall learn new hairstyles” ― Sir P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

28. “Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.” ― Charles J. Sykes, Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can’t Read, Write or Add

29. “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” ― Lady Gaga

30. “All happiness depends on courage and work.” ― Honoré de Balzac

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See also: 90 Choose Happiness Quotes To Encourage And Inspire You

40 Inspirational New Job Quotes

1. “If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.” — Paul F. Davis

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2. “I worked out what would make me happy, and I worked out what I wanted to do, and I trained myself to do the job that would make those two things happen’

‘You make it sound so simple.’

‘It is simple,’ he said. ‘The thing is, it’s also a lot of hard work. And people don’t want to put in a lot of work.” ― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

3. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” — Kurt Cobain

4. “Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interests you.” — Leigh Steinberg

5. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

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6. “When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.” — Eileen Caddy

7. “When we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better too” — Thomas Jefferson

8. “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” — William Patten

9. “By doing, you become employable. It doesn’t matter what the job is; by working, you learn new things, meet new people and are exposed to new ideas.” — Kate Reardon

10. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” — Abraham Lincoln

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11. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” — Unknown

12. “Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want.” — Unknown

13. “The best time for new beginnings is now.” — Unknown

14. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” — Marissa Mayer

15. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Sills

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16. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz

17. “To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” — Pearl S. Buck

18. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

19. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

20. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!” — Henry David Thoreau

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21. “Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

22. “Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.” ― Mike Rowe

23. “People who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not problems themselves, who seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with correct principles, to get the job done.” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

24. “The employed are punished by having to do what they do not love. The self-employed are punished by the opposite.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

25. “Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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26. “You must always overcome your comfort zone” ― Sunday Adelaja

27. “You need to assess yourself on a yearly basis and see how far you have gone and what you still need to work on” ― Sunday Adelaja

28. “Don’t be too comfortable with employment; discover yourself and see what you can achieve for yourself” ― Sunday Adelaja

29. “In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.” ― Lao Tzu

30. “You can be your own boss” ― Sunday Adelaja

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31. “No one loves anything they’re miserably chained to.” ― Sarah Adams, When in Rome

32. “You have to be prepared that some opportunities will work out and others won’t, and that’s ok. You can’t win everywhere. The more opportunities you get, the more rejections you will receive. It’s simply a numbers game.” ― Jen Alvares

33. “Job Search 101: Match your talent with opportunities that you are passionate about.” ― Germany Kent

34. “When opportunities knock on your door, don’t wait too long to decide because when you take too much time, the decision will be made for you — typically, this will not be to your benefit.” ― Jen Alvares

35. “Stars do not pull each other down to be more visible; they shine brighter.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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36. “Don’t be afraid to be driven. Enjoy life to the maximum, striving for a career that permits you to be your authentic self.” ― Germany Kent

37. “Be enthusiastically open to opportunities that come your way. Don’t rush to say ‘no’ but instead think about how you can make it work and how it can help your career down the line.” ― Jen Alvares

38. “Building a successful career is a long-term endeavor. In many cases, it will depend not just on your talent and hard work but also on the positive connections that you make with other industry professionals and on the realization that your own success is rooted in your ability to help others first.” ― Jen Alvares

39. “Many people don’t make the conscious decision to navigate their career options and the opportunities to run parallel careers. Don’t be the many people. Take charge of your power to consciously choose a career path, or paths, that fits with the life you are creating for yourself.” ― Katherine Ann Byam, Do What Matters: The Purpose Driven Career Transition Guide: Infusing the principles of sustainability and purpose into any career and transition.

40. “One person can shake water & derive change … Be that person , don’t underestimate the power of change you can bring to the world.” ― Sally El-Akkad

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See also: 220 Confident Girl Quotes To Uplift & Motivate You

30 New Opportunities Quotes

1. “Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.” ― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

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2. “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.” ― John F. Kennedy

3. “Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.” ― John Burroughs, Studies in Nature and Literature

4. “Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

5. “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” ― Francis Bacon, The Essays

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6. “When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” ― Roy T. Bennett

7. “Enthusiasm can help you find the new doors, but it takes passion to open them. If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

8. “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce

9. “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” ― Oprah Winfrey

10. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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11. “Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.” ― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

12. “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ― Alexander Graham Bell

13. “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” ― Richard Branson

14. “What do you mean I have to wait for someone’s approval?  I’m someone.  I approve.  So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

15. “Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back… I’m telling you.” ― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

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16. “Equality of opportunity is not enough. Unless we create an environment where everyone is guaranteed some minimum capabilities through some guarantee of minimum income, education, and healthcare, we cannot say that we have fair competition. When some people have to run a 100 meter race with sandbags on their legs, the fact that no one is allowed to have a head start does not make the race fair. Equality of opportunity is absolutely necessary but not sufficient in building a genuinely fair and efficient society.” ― Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

17. “When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. ” ― Boris Pasternak

18. “Whatever you do, do it with purpose. Being focused is not something to be ashamed of. It is something to be proud of. When you know what you are doing and have a clear vision of where you are going, you will not need to chase opportunities. Opportunities will seek you. Happiness will chase you. And, instead of being a choice, you will be the one choosing.” ― Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter

19. “They say, “Look before you leap.” So look. But do not look for too long. Do not look into the void of uncertainty trying to predict each and every possible outcome, to evaluate every possible mistake, to prevent each possible failure. Look for the opportunity to leap, and leap faster than your fear can grab you. Leap before you talk yourself out of it, before you convince yourself to set up a temporary camp that turns into a permanent delay on your journey into your own heart.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

20. “Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.” ― Thomas S. Monson, Pathways to perfection;: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson

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21. “You have been given a second chance to start your life over. You can’t throw this opportunity away. If you do you will be a colossal fool. If you get the chance to do something and don’t do it then you’ll simply live with regret. That’s a worse situation than trying something daring and maybe not succeeding. At least you tried. Isn’t that what you want to show your kids?” ― Lorena Bathey, Beatrice Munson

22. “We have one life, THIS life. It is this limited lifetime that you have to make the most of. Live it! Embrace it, don’t waste it. Listen with intention to what that inner voice has been telling you. Draw, write, travel, build, teach, inspire, learn and create because THAT’s living. Feel your life with joy and passion for what you bring to it. Your talents are meant to be embraced and shared. It makes us better.” ― C. Toni Graham

23. “In the ill-judged execution of the well-judged plan of things the call seldom produces the comer, the man to love rarely coincides with the hour for loving. Nature does not often say ‘See!’ to her poor creature at a time when seeing can lead to happy doing; or reply ‘Here!’ to a body’s cry of ‘Where?’ till the hide-and-seek has become an irksome outworn game.” ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles

24. “It is an acceptance of being uncomfortable that drives change.” ― Curtis L. Jenkins, Vision to Reality: Stop Working, Start Living

25. “When you open your mind, you open new doors to new possibilities for yourself and new opportunities to help others.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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26. “There comes a moment in every life when the Universe presents you with an opportunity to rise to your potential. An open door that only requires the heart to walk through, seize it and hang on.

The choice is never simple. It’s never easy. It’s not supposed to be. But those who travel this path have always looked back and realized

that the test was always about the heart. …The rest is just practice.” ― Jaime Buckley, Prelude to a Hero

27. “Opportunity…it often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.” ― Napoleon Hill

28. “Think of one thing you can do that will make a big difference in what you are trying to achieve.” ― Curtis L. Jenkins, Vision to Reality: Stop Working, Start Living

29. “Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” ― Doris Lessing

30. “You have to believe in it to get it…” ― Nora Roberts, Heart of the Sea

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See also: 100 Growth Mindset Quotes For Those Who Want To Succeed

30 Famous New Job Quotes

1. “That’s when I first learned that it wasn’t enough to just do your job, you had to have an interest in it, even a passion for it.” ― Charles Bukowski

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2. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” ― Phil Jackson

3. “Apparently I lack some particular perversion which today’s employer is seeking. ”

― John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

4. “I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.” ― Haruki Murakami

5. “A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well.” ― Frederick Douglass, The Portable Frederick Douglass

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6. “Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

7. “You must love your work, and not be always looking over the edge of it, wanting your play to begin. And the other is, you must not be ashamed of your work, and think it would be more honorable to you to be doing something else. You must have pride in your own work and in learning to do it well, and not always saying, There’s this and there’s that—if I had this or that to do, I might make something of it. No matter what a man is—I wouldn’t give tuppence for him— here Caleb’s mouth looked bitter, and he snapped his fingers— ‘whether he was the prime minister or the rick-thatcher, if he didn’t do well what he undertook to do.” ― George Eliot, Middlemarch

8. “Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.” — Charles Bukowski

9. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” — Amelia Earhart

10. “A new job is like a blank book and you are the author.” — Unknown

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11. “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” — M. Scott Peck

12. “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.” — Katharine Whitehorn

13. “Starting a new job can be nerve-racking, but it’s also exciting. You’re embarking on a new future, positioning yourself to write a fresh story on a clean slate.” — Adena Friedman

14. “Every single job is a challenge. You are walking into a new set, a new character, creating a world and trying to get comfortable to do your best work.” — Felicia Day

15. “I still get the jitters every time I start a new job! I love it — makes you feel alive.” — Camille Guaty

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16. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” — Sheryl Sandberg

17. “Don’t set compensation as a goal. Find work you like and the compensation will follow.” — Harding Lawrence

18. “Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.” — Hamilton Holt

19. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen

20. “Risk something or forever sit with your dreams.” — Herb Brooks

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21. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

22. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

23. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” — Chris Grosser

24.  “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” — Anna Freud

25. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

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26. “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

27. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln

28. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen

29. “Every single job is a challenge. You are walking into a new set, a new character, creating a world and trying to get comfortable to do your best work.” — Felicia Day

30. “I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.” — Jon Stewart

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30 Wise And Deep New Job Quotes

1. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” — Sam Levenson

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2. “I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.” ― Toni Morrison

3. “If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.” ― Jess C Scott, Rockstar

4. “Most people think, when they’re young, that they’re going to the top of their chosen world, and that the climb up is only a formality. Without that faith, I suppose, they might never start. Somewhere on the way they lift their eyes to the summit and know they aren’t going to reach it; and happiness then is looking down and enjoying the view they’ve got, not envying the one they haven’t.” ― Dick Francis, Reflex

5. “The more you do stuff, the better you get at dealing with how you still fail at it a lot of the time.” — John Mulaney

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6. “If to love each other is the job,

then the happy life is the salary.” ― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

7. “Getting a job scared her but she was determined not to shy away from risk. That’s what life’s all about. Climbing out onto the airplane wing and jumping off.” ― Wally Lamb, She’s Come Undone

8. “No man likes to acknowledge that he has made a mistake in the choice of his profession, and every man, worthy of the name, will row long against wind and tide before he allows himself to cry out, ‘I am baffled!’ and submits to be floated passively back to land.” ― Charlotte Brontë, The Professor

9. “I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.” ― Simone de Beauvoir

10. “You must add value to yourself to be relevant” ― Sunday Adelaja

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11. “What job do you want to do?

And I see them all hanging up before me, like clothes on a rack, all the jobs, tinker, tailor, soldier, and you have to pick one and then you have to pretend for the rest of your life that that’s what you are. So they aint no different really from accidents of birth. I didn’t know that phrase then but I learnt it later. It’s a good phrase…” ― Graham Swift, Last Orders

12. “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama

13. “If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.” ― Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

14. “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ― Alan Watts

15. “Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.” ― Gustave Flaubert

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16. “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” ― Donald Trump

17. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ” ― William James

18. “The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

19. “I don’t like work–no man does–but I like what is in the work–the chance to find yourself. Your own reality–for yourself not for others–what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

20. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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21. “Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

22. “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.” ― Confucius

23. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ― Dave Barry

24. “Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

25. “Out of clutter, find simplicity.” ― Albert Einstein

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26. “I’ve learned one thing, and that’s to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You’ll never remember class time, but you’ll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. Drink ’til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does…” ― Tom Petty

27. “Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.” ― Anne Frank

28. “If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.” ― Jim Henson, It’s Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

29. “I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my nose holes–everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fuc*ing meteor!” ― Audre Lorde

30. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” ― Buddha

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Final Word

Now, after reading my compilation of new job quotes, I know that you will feel motivated and inspired enough to get that winner mentality!

You are going to rock at your new job, and everything will work out in your favor. I just know it! Enjoy your potential and power to be a great worker at any place you decide upon.
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