40 Productivity Quotes From Successful People


Are you not glad it’s a brand new week? Well, I am!

It’s another beginning; another opportunity to sow; to improve, to be awesome, to be amazing.

If you don’t feel as motivated as we do at Ngcareers, have no fear, we have compiled 40 powerful productivity quotes from highly successful people, and I am sure one of them will spark you into action.


  1. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis Of Assisi
  2. Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss. – Lee Iacocca
  3. All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else. – Plato
  4. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
  5. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. – Steve Jobs
  6. People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the change to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it. – Frank Sinatra
  7. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. – Oprah Winfrey
  8. Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; It is its own reward. Everything else is in god’s hands.
  9. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein
  10. You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. – Zig Ziglar
  11. Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night. – Michael Jordan
  12. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale
  13. How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? – William Shakespeare
  14. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. – Oscar Wilde
  15. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali
  16. Plans are nothing; planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  17. There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction. – John F. Kennedy
  18. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
  19. It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. – Mark Twain
  20. You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar
  21. Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci
  22. Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John D. Rockefeller
  23. Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip. – John Locke
  24. Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. – Sigmund Freud
  25. Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. – Warren Buffett
  26. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford
  27. Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. – Coco Chanel
  28. Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. – Colin Powell
  29. Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. – Bertrand Russell
  30. He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year. – Leonardo da Vinci
  31. Remember that failure is an event, not a person. – Zig Ziglar
  32. Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honour, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  33. Discussion is an exchange of knowledge an argument an exchange of ignorance. – Robert Quillen
  34. Maintain your car, home, and other personal belongings you rely on.
  35. Luck is not chance, it’s toil; Fortune’s expensive smile is earned. – Emily Dickinson
  36. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. – Stephen hawking
  37. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. – Pablo Picasso
  38. The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. – Ronald Reagan
  39. When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results. – Warren Buffett
  40. Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday. – John Wayne

About Stellamaris Obomanu

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  1. Well, thanks alot and the summary is that we should have a positive mind towards anytihing we doing and it shall be successful.

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