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No matter how career-oriented you are, it’s natural to have moments when you’ll feel unmotivated or bored at work.

Instead of just automatically turning to your social media feed, we’ve compiled a list of 52 work quotes to motivate you every single week of the year. Think that’s more quotes than you’ll need? Well, there’s a Chrome app called the “Newsfeed Eradictor for Facebook” that takes things a step further. It’ll replace your entire Facebook newsfeed with an inspiring quote in a bid to return you to productivity.

While we’re all about avoiding social media mistakes, but we think it’s overkill to stop cold-turkey. It’s a lot easier to simply keep this list of 52 quotes handy to inspire you at work throughout the year:

 

January quotes

Quotes for January


1. “To begin, begin.” -- Williams Wordsworth


2. “Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of being a second rate version of someone else.” -- Judy Garland


3. “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of success is found in your daily routine.” -- John C. Maxwell


4. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” -- Amelia Earhart


5. “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” -- Mario Andretti


February quotes


Quotes for February


6. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” -- Maya Angelou


7. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” -- Muhammad Ali


8. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” -- Katharine Hepburn


9. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” - Ernst Hemingway

 

March quotes

Quotes for March

 

10. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

11. “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.” -- Walt Disney

 

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

 

13. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any path will get you there.” -- Lewis Carroll


April quotes


Quotes for April



14. “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. -- Erica Jong


15. “Make each day your masterpiece.” - John Wooden


16. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” -- Anais Nin

17. “This too shall pass” - Unknown


May quotes


Quotes for May 



18. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” -- Coco Chanel

 

19. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” -- Dalai Lama


20. “A committee takes hours to put into minutes what can be done in seconds.” -- Judy Castrina



21. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” - Wayne Gretzky

 

22. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.” -- Anne Frank

 

June quotes

Quotes for June


23. “When everything is going against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” - Henry Ford

 

24. “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.” -- Susan B. Anthony


25. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” - Proverb


26. “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” -- Byron Katie

 

 July quotes


Quotes for July 

 

27. “The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.” -- Robert Frost

 

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

 

29. “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” -- Carlton Fisk

 

30. “I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. -- Gloria Steinem

 

31. “Implementation beats oration.” -- Aesop


August quotes


Quotes for August



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


33. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein


34. If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” -- Shirley Chisholm

 

35. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -- Truman Capote

 

September quotes

Quotes for September 



36. "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -- Jane Goodall

 

37. “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -- Abraham Lincoln

 

38. “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.” -- Amy Cuddy

 

39. “Do, or do not. There is no try.” -- Yoda

 

40. "Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” -- Tory Burch

 

October quotes

Quotes for October



41. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -- Thomas Edison

 

42. "Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” -- Mary Kay

 

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

 

44. “Power is not given to you. You have to take it.” -- Beyonce


November quotes


Quotes for November



45. “
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.” -- Michael Jordan


46. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” -- Estee Lauder


47. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Plato


48. “I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.” -- Martha Washington


December quotes


Quotes for December

 

49. “Choose a job that you love and you will never work a day in your life.” -- Confucius

 

50. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” -- Oscar Wilde

 

51. “The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” -- Lilly Tomlin

 

52. “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” -- Dr. Seuss

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