The One Hundred Best Quotes For Job Hunters
by Tom Washington
The man who procrastinates is always struggling with misfortunes. Hesiod
Thales was asked what was most difficult for man. He answered, “To know one’s self.” Diogenes Laertius
The only happy man is a man whose work permits him to function to the full extent of his ability. Oliver Wendell Holmes
To each is given a certain inward talent, a certain outward environment or fortune; to each by wisest combination of these two, a certain maximum capacity. Thomas Carlyle
Everyone excels in something in which another fails. Publius Syrus
Let each become all that he was created capable of. Thomas Carlyle
When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t. Robert Schuller
If it’s going to be, it’s up to me! Robert Schuller
Don’t kill the dream — execute it! Robert Schuller
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson
All experience is an arch to build upon. Henry Brooks Adams
A bad beginning makes a bad ending. Euripides
The world stands aside for those who know where they’re going. David Jordan
If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably wind up somewhere else. David Campbell
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Thoreau
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Our great mistake is to neglect the cultivation of those virtues a person has, and trying to extract from each person virtues he does not possess. Hadrian
God’s best gift to us is not things, but opportunities. Alice W. Rollins
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something. Wilson Mizner
Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables. Spanish Proverb
When one door shuts, another opens. Spanish Proverb
You rarely succeed unless you have fun doing it.
It may be that knowledge is power, but pulling the switch is enthusiasm.
To really be able to persuade someone, keep in mind that enthusiasm usually is more effective than facts.
Clear your mind of can’t. Samuel Johnson
Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. Charles Schulz
A definite goal and a specific deadline—these are the keys to achieving one’s destiny!
Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. Richard L. Evans
An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
It’s not the hours you put in; it’s what you put in the hours. Elmer Leterman
Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. Ovid
The expert in anything was once a beginner.
Knock the T off can’t. You can if you think you can.
Dare to open doors to new experiences and step forth to explore strange horizons.
For every problem, there is an opportunity.
Goals should be viewed as dreams with deadlines.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar
It’s your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. Janet Lane
Whether you think you can or can’t—you’re right.
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.
You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself. Dr. Joyce Brothers
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. Phillips Brooks
If you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, then someday you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them. Zig Ziglar
Success consists of a series of little daily efforts. Mamie McCullough
People often complain about lack of time when the lack of direction is the real problem.
The only way to reach your long-range goals is through achieving your short-range objectives.
You don’t pay the price for success, you enjoy the benefits of success. Zig Ziglar
Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk. J.C. Penney
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals. Booker T. Washington
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.
Desire is the great equalizer.
A goal casually set and lightly taken is freely abandoned at the first obstacle.
In order to succeed, you must know what you are doing, like what you are doing and believe in what you are doing. Will Rogers
Success is determined by taking the hand you were dealt and utilizing it to the very best of your ability. Ty Boyd
Failure has been correctly identified as the past of least “persistence.”
People don’t plan to fail, they just fail to plan.
The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. William Feather
Life is an echo. What you send out—you get back. What you give—you get.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The more you “pass on” to others, the more you keep for yourself.
All things are difficult before they are easy. John Norley
Have faith in your faith—and doubt your doubts. Robert Schuller
All people dream, but not equally. They who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it is vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax. Abraham Lincoln
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult. Charlotte Whitton
If you give a man a fish he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime.
The harder you work—the luckier you get.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. Booker T. Washington
A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.
If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. Isaac Singer
In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. Daniel Reardon
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. Florence Shinn
When you begin moving toward excellence, you will find very little competition. You’re competing with only 20% of the population. Brian Tracy
What’s the use of running if you’re not on the right road.
Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison
In my practice as a psychiatrist, I have found that helping people to develop personal goals has proved to be the most effective way to help them cope with problems. Ari Kiev
When you can’t solve a problem, manage it. Robert Schuller
There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience. John Wooden
People with humility don’t think less of themselves—they just think about themselves less.
Nonverbal communication is an elaborate secret code that is written nowhere, known by none, and understood by all. Edward Sapir
There’s no traffic jam in the extra mile.
The most successful people are those who do all year long what they would otherwise do on their summer vacation. Mark Twain
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. Clement Stone
You must have long-range goals to keep from being frustrated by short-range failures.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists of its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. Josh Billings
A problem well stated is a problem half solved. Charles Kettering
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Success is the quality of a journey, not the destination.
Every problem has a gift for you in its hand.
Chance favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur
Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Gagehot
When an archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull’s-eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim—improve yourself. Gilbert Arland
Every problem contains the seed of its own solution. Norman V. Peal