105 Best Quotes To Engage & Motivate Your Employees In 2021

105 Best Quotes To Engage & Motivate Your Employees In 2021

Looking for quotes for employee motivation?

Motivating your employees can have lasting effects on your business. Without motivating your team, you may experience burnout and reduced productivity.

It's important to keep the morale high as much as possible amongst your team - and daily quotes can be a great way to do this.

It permits the executives to meet the organization's objectives. Without a motivated working environment, organizations could be set in an exceptionally hazardous position.

Whether you’re looking for motivation, a witty Instagram caption, or something to win over your team and customers, we have you covered.

We put together a list of 105 quotes for employee motivation

Here they are:


List of Inspiring Employee Motivation Quotes

Marcus Aurelius: “Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

Dalai Lama: “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

John D. Rockefeller: “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

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

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

Vincent van Gogh: “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. – Elon Musk

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

Robert Louis Stevenson: “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than the right idea. – Ed Catmull

Swami Vivekananda: “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Charles Swindoll: “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.

Confucius: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Nicole Shepherd: “You never regret being kind.

The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win. – Tom Brady

The most important investment you can make is in yourself. – Warren Buffett

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

Thomas A. Edison: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

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

Yoda: “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.

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

Patrick Lencioni: “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.

Brad Szollose: “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. – Malcolm X

Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem. – Bob Kelleher

Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.– Ben Horowitz

Amelia Earhart: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

Theodore Roosevelt: “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants to be done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

You can have all the potential in the world, but unless you have confidence, you have nothing. – Tyra Banks

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not. – Albert Einstein

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. – Michael Jordan

William Arthur Ward: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Zig Ziglar: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.

If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. – Anita Roddick

Margaret Thatcher: “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.

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

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

Dwight D. Eisenhower: “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want to be done because he wants to do it.

J. Petit Senn: “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.

Orrin Woodward: “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.

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

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

Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination.” – Chris Hadfield

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. – Mark Twain

Tom Rath: “If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.

Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Mark Twain: “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.

Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success. – Arianna Huffington

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

Seth Godin: “In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.

When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute. – Simon Sinek

To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace. – Doug Conant

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

Brandon Sanderson: “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.

Alan Cohen: “To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford

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

It’s the job that’s never started as takes the longest to finish. – J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.

Shari R. Barr: “Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

Albert Einstein: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Mark Cuban

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. – Edmund Hillary

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou

Robert Collier: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Margaret Thatcher: “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment – Oprah Winfrey

Winston Churchill: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

The one thing I learned is to just give everything a shot. You don’t want to live in regret. – Chloe Kim

Vince Lombardi: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

George Herbert. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. – Coco Chanel

Booker T. Washington: “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

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

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. – Stephen R Covey

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible! – Audrey Hepburn

J.P. Morgan: “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. – John F. Kennedy

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. – Madam C. J. Walker

You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. – Barack Obama

Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting. – Larry Page

Jaachynma N.E. Agu: “Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. – Phil Jackson

Andre Dubus: “Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

Jerry Porras: “When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain the courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.

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

Jarod Kintz: “Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.– Jim Rohn

Rosalynn Carter: “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.

Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there – Robert Downey Jr.

William Arthur Ward: “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

Jim Rohn: “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Albert Schweitzer: “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. – Michelle Obama

Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas Edison

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore. – Michele Ruiz

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