22 Inspiring Careers Quotes to Fall in Love With

Career Quote from Steve Jobs

Everyone loves a good quote. A snippet of wisdom offering insight into the experiences of others. Insight with power to teach something new, inspire you, or, in the very least, make you smile. A perceptive quote packs a real punch. In one tiny sentence, it has a lot to say, and if spoken by someone with something valuable to share, it can impact how you think and look at things.

For example, your career path. That’s why it’s vital to listen to the advice of others no matter what stage of your journey. That doesn’t mean you have to take what everyone says seriously. You need to be a good judge of that. Whether it's encountering employers, listening to teachers or mentors, or discussing careers in all contexts. These exchanges can help you learn and grow.

So, to spark positive thought, here’s 22 Inspiring Careers Quotes to Fall in Love With. Quotes from people in all kinds of careers who have stood where you are now, learnt the ropes, made the mistakes, and found their happy place. From presidents to chefs, career leads and poets. Whether you’re a student or seasoned pro, read, get inspired, and make the next steps count.

Inspiring Careers Quotes Across the Career Spectrum

From the Roosevelts to Steve Jobs, you can hardly fault careers quotes from people who’ve reached the top and found their sweet spot. Which one will inspire you? Read on to find out!

“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” Katherine Whitehorn - Journalist

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt – Former First Lady of the United States

Steve Jobs on careers | Launch Your Career

“Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” Paulo Coelho - Novelist

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde – Playwright

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius - Philosopher

Gordon Ramsay on careers | Launch Your Career

“Follow your passion.” Warren Buffet - Businessman

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt – 26th U.S. President

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky – Ice Hockey Star

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but our aim is too low and we reach it.” Michelangelo – Painter & Sculptor

“It’s better to move forwards at a snail’s pace, than backwards at any pace.” Rhonda Begos - Singer

Claudia Sesterheim on careers | Launch Your Career

“The future depends on what you do today.” Mahatma Ghandi - Lawyer

“You have the brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss – Children’s Author

“To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” Muhammad Ali – Professional boxer

Tamara S Raymond on careers | Launch Your Career

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” B.B. King – Singer-songwriter

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou – Poet

“If an opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle - Comedian

Dalai Lama on careers | Launch Your Career

“As paper can be shaped in countless ways, your future, too, is loaded with possibility.” Launch Your Career

Listening to the wisdom of others is great. But, at the end of the day, it’s what you choose to do that counts. The world is your oyster, and all you have to do is dream and work hard to make it happen. Still deciding on who you are, what you like, and what you want? See below!

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