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31 Quotes to Inspire Job Seekers

31 Quotes to Inspire Job Seekers

Searching for the perfect job is no easy task. It's hard work. To help keep you inspired and motivated throughout your job search, we’ve gathered our favorite inspiration quotes. 

  1. "There is a way to do it better…find it" —Thomas Edison

  2. "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." - William Faulkner

  3. "Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life." - Ray Bradbury

  4. "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius

  5.  "It is never too late to be what you might have been." —George Eliot

  6.  "The voyage of discovery is not in looking for new landscapes, but in looking with new eyes." —Anonymous

  7. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8.  "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." —Albert Einstein

  9. "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

  10. “Just apply. You may not be the best candidate or have all the requisite qualifications, but you’ll never get a job if you don’t try.” – Nargis

  11.  "To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are." —Muhammad Ali

  12. "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it." - Jonathan Winter

  13. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Unknown

  14. "Take risks: If you win, you will be happy. If you lose, you will be wise." - Unknown

  15. "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." —Henry David Thoreau

  16.  "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up." —Vince Lombardi

  17.  "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." —Milton Berle

  18. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - Les Brown

  19. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

  20. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." - John D. Rockefeller

  21. "The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from the shore." —Dale Carnegie

  22. "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

  23. "The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." —Oliver Wendell Holmes

  24.  "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." —T.S. Eliot

  25. "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. 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. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs

  26. "The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it." - Henry Ford

  27. "Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem

  28. "The right man is the one who seizes the moment." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  29. "There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits." - Michael Phelps

  30. "I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go if you really want to go." - Langston Hughes

  31. "You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar


Keep moving towards your career goal and you’ll get there! Looking for even more inspiration? Check out this post outlining 101 of the toughest interview questions asked by hiring managers. 

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