28 Quotes About Loving Your Job

By Indeed Editorial Team

February 22, 2021

People accept jobs for a variety of reasons, such as location, hours or salary. Whether your job brings you joy and fulfillment or it's a stepping stone to your dream career, finding happiness in your day-to-day responsibilities can go a long way to improving your overall happiness as well as your performance and success in your role. Sometimes, quotes can help motivate you to continue your hard work and focus on the job. In this article, we share quotes about loving your job.

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Quotes about loving your job

Finding joy in the work you do can greatly improve your outlook and general contentment both on the job and in your personal life. While many people love their jobs, occasionally the repetition of a position can distract from the satisfaction the job once brought. Use these quotes to help you refocus and find pleasure in your job:

  • Inspiration

  • Gratitude

  • Success

  • Focus


These inspirational quotes can help you find the motivation you need to keep loving your work:

  • "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

  • "It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." - Carlton Fisk

  • "Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." - Katherine Whitehorn

  • "When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it." - Theodore Roosevelt

  • "Your job is not just to do what your parents say, what your teachers say, what society says, but to figure out what your heart calling is and be led by that." - Oprah Winfrey

  • "Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day." - Dalai Lama

  • "Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow." - Denis Waitley

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Find gratitude for your work with these quotes about loving and appreciating your job:

  • "If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." - Wayne Dyer

  • "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault

  • "Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities in blessings." - William Arthur Ward

  • "I like being surrounded by people who have very little fear and very little respect for the past—not in a negative way, but in a positive way. They appreciate everything that's been done, but they constantly look for how to do it better. When you lead with what's possible, and how you create value for people, it's energizing. Being around that kind of energy and inspiration has allowed me to think bigger than I probably ever would have thought." - Dan Rosensweig

  • "When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears." - Tony Robbins

  • "Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have, and you will attract more good things." - Rhonda Byrne

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Success can mean different things to different people. Use these quotes to help establish your personal definition of work success:

  • "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you." - Maya Angelou

  • "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word—excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl S. Buck

  • "I think the foremost quality—there's no success without it—is really loving what you do. If you love it, you do it well, and there's no success if you don't do well what you're working at." - Malcolm Forbes

  • "To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work." - Mary Lauretta

  • "Work to become, not to acquire." - Elbert Hubbard

  • "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi

  • "If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you're already a success." - Jack Canfield


Find the focus you need on the job with these quotes about loving the work you do:

  • "Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." - Ella Fitzgerald

  • "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle

  • "Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself, 'You can do better than this.'" - Dr. Seuss

  • "Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done." - Robin S. Sharma

  • "There is a lot of stuff we can't control, but it is completely in our power to decide what the definition of a good job is. That's up to us." - Mike Rowe

  • "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell

  • "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

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