Career Motivating Quotes – Part 1

Here at empire careers we love an inspiring or motivational quote.

Every now and then one comes along that seems to be the perfect quote for the time and place. Here are some of our favourites in relation to career development:


“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” – Karim Seddiki

Failure is something we can all learn from, but not taking a risk means that we may never fail and never get that lesson.


It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.– Henry Ward Beecher

 Worrying unnecessarily is a waste of time. Working hard at a job you enjoy will not cause stress. But worrying will!


 “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

Remember your personal brand and what you stand for – your values define who you are. Don’t mess that up.


 “There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

Do your best, and be the person you are capable of being. Don’t settle in terms of your career.


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great.” – Mark Twain

Surround yourself with people who believe in you and your ambitions. Mentors are invaluable.


“A team is not a group of people who work together.  A team is a group of people who trust each other” – Simon Sinek

Lack of trust can destroy workplaces – you don’t have to like the people you work with, but you have to work with them and trust each other to do the right thing.