Top 10 Career Advice Quotes

During a rigorous job search or a moment where you are pondering your career, the right inspirational quote may make all the difference to your outlook. Here are ten of our favorites. And a few extras.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

Alice Walker

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

Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.

Katharine Whitehorn


Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.

Chris Grosser

The harder I practice, the luckier I get.

Gary Player



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

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot


A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.

Arthur Golden

There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

Anna Freud

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.


If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

Sheryl Sandberg

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Mark Twain

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

Seth Godin

If you have time to judge other people, you have way too much time on your hands. Get off your ass and do something meaningful.

Shane Gibson

Don’t feel sorry for yourself, only assholes do that.


Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

Charles Swindoll

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

Charles Bukowski

Go where you are celebrated—not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.


I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey

Which is your favourite? Have we missed any great ones?