180 Motivational Quotes For Employees To Inspire Your Team

Looking for inspirational quotes to encourage your employees? We have collected the best motivational quotes for employees, employee motivation sayings, posters, messages, and slogans (with images and pictures) by famous business leaders, writers, corporate speakers, and HR consultants to uplift the team spirit.

Words are powerful and sometimes the right words can give encouragement and direction to the team. As a HR head or team leader you always have to see that your employees are motivated to work hard and with fresh positive energy.

Also See: Employee Engagement Quotes

Daily work, project deadlines, sales target can bring down the employee motivation. They may find it monotonous or low when targets are not met. But with no zeal, we can’t achieve great results.

So from time to time as an entrpreneur and leader you should appreciate the hard work of your employees, recognize their good work, and motivate them to perform better.

Also See: Sales Motivational Quotes

A good work enviroment in office is no important to keep your spirits high. When a leader with a positive approach becomes your guiding light then employees find it easier to be uplifted and perform better.

A great team owes a lot to its leader, who inspires them to do better everyday. Motivational speed by great business leaders is a great way to start your day in office.

  • Top Motivational Quotes For Employees
  • Appreciation Motivation Quotes For Employees
  • Famous Office Motivational Quotes

Top Motivational Quotes For Employees

  1. “Together we achieve more.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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    motivational quotes for employees

  2. “Always deliver more than expected.”

  3. “One team one dream. (Let’s do this)”

  4. “You are more capable than you know.”

  5. “Great things never come from comfort zones.”

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    motivation quotes for employees

  6. “Alone we are smart. Together we are awesome.”

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    appreciation motivational quotes for employees

  7. “If you keep learning. You’ll never stop growing.”

  8. “The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.” – George “GK” Koufalis

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    quotes for employees motivation


  9. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.”

  10. “Don’t ever get too comfortable, you can be replaced.”

  11. “You could make a wish or you could make it happen.”

  12. “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” – Unknown

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    teamwork motivational quotes for employees

  13. “The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it.”

  14. “Your attitude is like a price tag, it shows how valuable you are.”

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

  16. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

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    motivational quotes for employees images

  17. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Lucius Seneca

  18. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

  19. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”– Harry Golden

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    motivation quotes for employees by business leaders

  20. “Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners.” – Fred Allen

  21. “Your energy is contagious. Either you affect people or you infect people.”

  22. “If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.” – Tom Hirshfield

  23. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

  24. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

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    inspirational quotes for employees

  25. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain

  26. “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.”

  27. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – R Collier

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    motivational quotes for employees at work

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

  29. “The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?” – Steve Schulte

  30. “If you are not taking care of your customer your, competitor will.” – Bob Hodey

  31. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant

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    employee motivation quotes

  32. “Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

  33. “You don’t build a business, you build people and then people build the business.”

  34. “Be the one who points out what is going right and helps out what is going wrong.”

  35. “The nicest thing about team building is that you always have others on your side.”

  36. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”Maya Angelou

  37. “Don’t worry about the competition just focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast.”

  38. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

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    employee motivational quotes

  39. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” Florence Nightingale

  40. “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh

  41. “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” – Stephen Hawking

  42. “Hr department isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing that runs our business.” – Steve Wynn

  43. “Your most important work is always ahead of you, never behind you.” – Stephen Covey                                                                                                                                                   

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    motivation quotes for office

  44. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford                                                                                                                                                 

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    team motivation quotes

  45. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

  46. “It doesn’t take strength to win. It takes the true heart of the team to win.” – Emily Voyles

  47. “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”

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

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    positive team quotes

  49. “Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

  50. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford                                                                                                       

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    motivational work quotes for employees

  51. “This is your Monday morning reminder that you are amazing and you can handle anything.”

  52. “First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.” – Marie Curie

  53. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty

  54. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

  55. “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Hall

  56. “Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.” – Mark Twain

  57. “Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.” – Bob Nelson

  58. “It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.”

  59. “A great employee is like a four leaf clover, hard time to find and lucky to have.” – Tammy Cohen

  60. “If you fulfill the wishes of your employees, the employees will fulfill your visions.” – Amit Kalantri

  61. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi

  62. “People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise, and rewards.” – Dale Carnegie

  63. “The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.” – Tony Robbins

  64. “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  65. “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  66. “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, Id spend the first six sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

  67. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  68. “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey

  69. “If you don’t create a great, rewarding place for people to work, they won’t do great work.” – Ari Weinzweig

  70. “If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.” – Ernest Hemingway

  71. “The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.” – Karen Salmansohn

  72. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

  73. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur

  74. “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going… It’s as simple as that.” – Earl Nightingale

  75. “69% of employees say they would work harder if they were better recognized. We make it easy and affordable.”

  76. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

  77. “Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.” – Timothy R. Clark

  78. “Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.” – Simon Sinek

  79. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

  80. “All employees have an innate desire to contribute to something bigger than themselves.” – Jag Randhawa, Author

  81. “Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect.” – Meghan M. Biro

  82. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold Glasow

  83. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” –Abraham Lincoln

  84. “Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management.” – Eraldo Banovac

  85. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – tat’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Appreciation Motivation Quotes For Employees

Employees are the most important resource for any business and we hope you motivate your employees with these encouraging words so that they feel valued.

Also See: Best Teamwork Quotes

Share these motivational employee quotes to encourage team work and a positive work atmosphere in your workplace.

Don’t forget to read our working together quotes to encourage teamwork and collaboration.

  1. “Thank you for the fantastic job you do every day.”

  2. “Dear Team, you’re all amazing. Keep up the great work!”

  3. “Well done, is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

  4. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes

  5. “Criticism is the best sign you’re onto something.” – Michael Lopp

  6. “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser

  7. “Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.” – Luther Campbell

  8. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

  9. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney Company

  10. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

  11. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

  12. “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein

  13. “Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.” – Mary Kay Ash

  14. “You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.” – Saji Ijiyemi

  15. “It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

  16. “As a dedicated healthcare worker, you have gone above and beyond to serve the suffering individuals and give them a new life. We all owe you big time.”

  17. “As a valued employee, we would like to extend our thanks and sincere appreciation for your outstanding service to our company. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.”

Famous Office Motivational Quotes

  1. “Genius is born—not paid.” – Oscar Wilde

  2. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.”

  3. “You did not wake up today to be mediocre.”

  4. “You are never fully dressed without a smile.”

  5. “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

  6. “Embrace the pain to inherit the gain.” – Habeeb Akande

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

  8. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

  9. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” – Benjamin Franklin

  10. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

  11. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

  12. “A single leaf working alone provides no shade.” – Chuck Page

  13. “Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser

  14. “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much of Today.” – Will Rogers

  15. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  16. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

  17. “A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.” – Michael Larsen

  18. “Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” – Warren Buffet

  19. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” – Margaret Thatcher

  20. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse

  21. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

  22. “Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.” – Stanley McChrysta

  23. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn

  24. “If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha

  25. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein

  26. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

  27. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” – Ayn Rand

  28. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

  29. “It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.” – Rebecca Wells

  30. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

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

  32. “Refuse failure. No matter how difficult the obstacles, find a way to around them.” – JJ Goldwag

  33. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

  34. “Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.”– Haile Gebrselassie

  35. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

  36. “You can worry about the competition…or you can focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast.” – Jack Dorsey

  37. “No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.” – Jonathan Sack

  38. “It is not a question of how well each process works; the question is how well they all work together.” – Lloyd Dobens

  39. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

  40. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

  41. “If two men on the same job agree all the time, one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless” – Darryl F. Zanuck


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