Let’s face it: job searching can be tough! It’s especially difficult when you’ve done all of the right things, yet it feels like you haven’t made any progress at all. Whether you’re a recent college grad searching for your first big opportunity or a seasoned professional with an impressive amount of experience under your belt, sometimes you just need that extra boost of encouragement to help get you through. Here are 40 inspiring quotes that will motivate you throughout your job search (and throughout your entire career)!


  1.  Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. — H. Jackson Browne 
  2.  Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison
  3.  An obstacle may be either a stepping stone or a stumbling block. — Unknown
  4.  Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last. — Hamilton Holt
  5.  If opportunity doesn’t knock, then build a door. — Milton Berle
  6.  I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. — Oprah Winfrey
  7.  To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up. — Ralph Bunche
  8.  Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill
  9.  Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspirations and expectation. — Jack Nicklaus
  10.  The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. — Seth Godin
  11.  There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. — Roger Staubach
  12.  Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. — Henry Ford
  13.  Either I will find a way, or I will make one. — Phillip Sidney
  14.  The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater their power to harm us. — Voltaire
  15.  If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. — Tony Robbins
  16.  It is never too late to be what you might have been. — George Eliot
  17.  Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. — William Feather
  18.  When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. — Alexander Graham Bell
  19.  Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. — Winston Churchill
  20.  When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. — Thomas Jefferson
  21.  Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you. — J. Gitomer
  22.  Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. — Winston Churchill
  23.  Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. — John Wooden
  24.  Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. — Will Rogers
  25.  Tough times don’t last…tough people do.— Robert H. Schuller
  26.  Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  — Steve Jobs
  27.  Either you run the day, or the day runs you. — Jim Rohn
  28.  Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt
  29.  Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.  — Les Brown
  30.  The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. — Ayn Rand
  31.  Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, “I’m possible!” — Audrey Hepburn
  32.  You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky
  33.  I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. — Michael Jordan
  34.  Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can. — Arthur Ashe
  35.  You become what you believe. — Oprah Winfrey
  36.  The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. — Theodore Roosevelt
  37. It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. — Bob Proctor
  38.  Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. — Unknown
  39.  People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. — Andrew Carnegie
  40.  Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.  —  Marva Collins 

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