“A healthy brain resides in a healthy body” as far as this quote is concerned it is partially true because to keep your brain and cognition healthy you need more than food. 

Human Physiology and Psychology seem different in this context from each other but have some things in common like just as you require food for your physiology you require good thoughts and motivational pushes to keep your psychology function.

Understand it this way—

When you keep doing a particular job, at some moment your mind resists doing it and if you still do it your efficiency gets reduced. At this moment, you need to be motivated and that can be done using various methods like some people get motivated by listening to songs, some by doing meditation. Right!

But, when you run a business, you can understand that motivating your employees to keep them working is far more difficult as these aforementioned methods take time. 

At the end, to keep your employees motivated, what you should do is opt to inspire them with some motivational quotes because the requirement of these pushes and quotes while doing some monotonous job is way more important.

Wondering why and how exactly? Let us tell you—

Importance of Employee Motivation

In the same way, rewards lead to encouragement, positive words evoke positive emotions and inspire people to do good or something extraordinary.

Needless to say, many public speakers have proved that motivational speeches have the power to inspire nations. Therefore, some wise words of wisdom in the form of motivational quotes should be motivational and empowering for the people at the workplace as well. 

But, this concept of “Motivation at the workplace” is an ongoing process because employees who seem enthusiastic today may not be motivated tomorrow. So, creating a company culture where coworkers or managers will continually motivate and encourage employees to get up and go again with new energy – hence is of vital importance.

In this regard, research has examined the relationship between motivated employees, and their performance. It shows motivated employees not only increase their work performance but also the whole organization’s performance and productivity.

To be precise, the reasons ‘why motivation for employees seems so important’ are many such as the followings—

  • Motivation increases employee commitment
  • Motivation improves employee efficiency
  • Motivation brings satisfaction for employees &
  • Motivation facilitates the self-development of employees, etc.

However, there are also companies that unfortunately fail to understand the importance of employee motivation as latest statistics of Gallup report indicates that— “51% of employees are disengaged in the workplace, while 13% are actively disengaged who feels miserable at work and spreading negativity to their colleagues.”

So, here comes the question: What are you doing to engage your employees and to maximize their potential?

You must be looking for some good inspirational and motivational quotes, right?

Well, that’s why we have come up with a bunch of powerful motivational quotes for companies to share with your employees to inspire them to get engaged at work and do their best- as engaged employees are motivated to complete their tasks on time and go the extra mile to reach theirs as well as company’s goals and objectives.

So, have a read through these 190+ employee motivational quotes for employees from manager’s point of view, which we have compiled—

All-Time Favorite Employees Motivational Quotes for Work

  • “Innovation distinguishes from a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
  • “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
  • “Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – A.C. Benson
  • “Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.” – Ellen Degeneres
  • “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Seneca
  • “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking
  • “Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.” – Stanley McChrystal
  • “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
  • “If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “If we can challenge convention, we can solve any problem.” – Josh Valman

Employees Motivational Quotes to Achieve Goals

  •  “I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” – Jill Konrath
  •  “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Zigler
  •  “If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.” –  Tom Hirshfield
  •  “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” –  Salvador Dali
  •  “Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see the shadows.” – Helen Keller
  •  “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur
  •  “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
  •  “The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.” – Karen Salmansohn
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  •  “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes
  •  “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh
  • “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir
  • “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  • “You can worry about the competition…or you can focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast.” – Jack Dorsey

Employees Motivational Quotes to Persuade for Hard Work

  • “A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.” – Mildred Struven
  • “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
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  •  “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge
  • “Becoming is better than being.” – Carol Dweck
  • “Happiness is the real sense of fulfilment that comes from hard work.” – Joseph Barbara
  • “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.” – Jonathan Sacks
  •  “Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.” – Paul Coffey
  •  “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
  •  “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein
  •  “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Hall
  • “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  •  “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” –  Mark Twain
  • “Embrace the pain to inherit the gain.” – Habeeb Akande
  • “Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.” – Luther Campbell

Employees Motivational Quotes to Have a Positive Attitude

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  • “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston
  • “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill
  • “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz
  • “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It’s successful outcome.” – William James
  • “It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
  • “The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?” – Steve Schulte

Employees Motivational Quotes for Leadership Quality

  • “If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.” –  Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse
  • “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” –  Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” –  Michael Jordan
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  • “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” –  F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” –  Hasidic Proverb
  •  “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” –  Amelia Earhart
  • “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.” –  Terence Fletcher
  • “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
  •  “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light” –  Plato
  • “Well done, is better than well said” –  Benjamin Franklin
  • “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

Employees Motivational Quotes about Action

  • “Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  •  “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King
  • “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” –  Abraham Lincoln
  • “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martink Luther King Jr.
  • “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed…every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle…when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” –  Proverb
  • “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso
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Employees Motivational Quotes to Inculcate a Sense of Responsibility

  • “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  •  “Genius is born—not paid.” – Oscar Wilde
  •  “I will prepare and someday my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln
  •   “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  •  “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
  •  “It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.” –  Rebecca Wells
  •  “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” –  Jamie Paolinetti
  •  “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” –  Benjamin Franklin
  • “The secret of getting ahead, is getting started.” –  Mark Twain
  • “There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing.” – Aristotle
  •  “Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
  •  “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” –  Simon Sinek
  •  “You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it” –  Mahatma Gandhi
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  •  “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do” – Henry Ford
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn
  •  “Someone, at some point, came up with this very bad idea that an ordinary individual couldn’t make a difference in the world. I think that’s just a horrible thing.” –  John Skoll
  •  “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  •  “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson
  • “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” –  Ayn Rand

Employee Motivational Quotes for Teamwork

  • “You win by effort, by commitment, by ambition, by quality, by expressing yourself individually but in the team context.” – José Mourinho
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  • “Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” – Warren Buffet
  • “Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championship.” – Micheal Jordan
  • “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” –  Paulo Coelho
  •  “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
  • “If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha
  • “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock
  • “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” –  Vincent Van Gogh
  • “Coming together is a beginning… Keeping together is progress… Working together is a success.” –  Henry Ford

Employee Motivational Quotes for Success

  • “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” –  Henry J. Kaiser
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  • “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” –  Zig Ziglar
  • “Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing.” – Donald Gardner
  • “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” – Benjamin Mays
  • “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  • “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes, understanding that failure is not the opposite of success – it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington
  • “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” –  Richard Branson
  • “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  • “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”– Vidal Sassoon
  • “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.” – Jonathan Winters
  • “You can fail at what you don’t want – so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” – Jim Carrey
  • “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  • “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray
  •  “Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

Employee Motivational Quotes for Encouragement 

  • “The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” – Walt Disney
  • “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” –  Ray Goforth
  • “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” –  Epictetus
  • “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” –  Carlos Costaneda
  • “One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.” – Roy T. Bennett
  • “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” –  Chuck Swindoll
  • “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” –  L.M. Montgomery
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” — Robert Downey Jr
  • “We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” – Eric Greitens
  • “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” –  Greg Kincaid
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  • “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali
  • “Never give up. Things may be hard, but if you quit trying they’ll never get better. Stop worrying and start trusting God. It will be worth it.” –  Germany Kent
  • “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up.” –  A. Josland
  • “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” –  Confucius
  • “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”- Winston Churchill
  • “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah
  • “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” — Dale Carnegie
  •  “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”- Walt Disney
  • “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
  •  “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
  • “If you put out 150 percent, then you can always expect 100 percent back.” –  Justin Timberlake

Employees Motivation Quotes to Enhance Team Spirit

  •  “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer
  • “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
  • “Focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination.” – Chris Hadfield
  • “We must all learn not only to not fear change, but to embrace it enthusiastically and, perhaps even more important, encourage and drive it.” – Tony Hsieh
  •  “Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” – Malcolm X
  •  “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu
  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  • “You can have all the potential in the world, but unless you have confidence, you have nothing.” – Tyra Banks
  • “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R Covey
  • “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  • “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant
  • “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek
  • “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” – Sam Walton
  • “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 Ash
  • “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson
  • “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.” – Jack Welch
  • “You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” – Barack Obama
  • “Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem.” – Bob Kelleher
  •  “If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • “The first thing that has to be recognized is that one cannot train someone to be passionate–it’s either in their DNA or it’s not.” – Richard Branson
  • “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin
  • “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel
  • “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk
  •  “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” – Michelle Obama
  • “Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than the right idea.” – Ed Catmull
  • “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Mark Cuban
  • “The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.” – Tom Brady
  • “You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed. You’re not gonna succeed all the time and I know that.” – LeBron James
  •  “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington
  • “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain
  • “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan
  • “In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates
  • “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz 
  • “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”  – Maya Angelou
  • “Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.” – Larry Page
  • “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Edmund Hillary
  • “The one thing I learned is to just give everything a shot. You don’t want to live in regret.” – Chloe Kim
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  • “If you don’t give people a chance to fail, you won’t innovate. If you want to be an innovative company, allow people to make mistakes.” – Indra Nooyi
  • “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C. J. Walker
  • “Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.” – Ben Horowitz
  •  “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
  •  “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” – Warren Buffett
  • “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” – Anita Roddick
  • “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “The three things that motivate creative people – autonomy, mastery, purpose!”

Bottom Line

In order to have a healthy and productive workplace, management needs to encourage a positive workplace environment and for that “Employee motivation” is an imperative component. Though, there are a number of activities you can focus on to boost employee motivation but as all that need time, it’s always better to take help of such above-listed motivational quotes that are sure to motivate employees when they need it most.

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