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13 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire You at Work

A slide-based rundown of 13 much-loved motivational quotes … and the reasons they deliver in today’s workplace!

OK, they might not be welcome when they pop up for the 1000th time on Facebook. But motivating quotes aren’t the sole preserve of reality TV celebs and self-styled New Age gurus – and they don’t all feature pictures of people doing yoga on the beach!

In the new world of work, memorable phrases are those that remind us why we get up in the morning. They’re about helping others. Building our careers. Creating value where there was none.

Today’s technology-enhanced workplace is a land of opportunity, where a business-changing idea is as likely to come from a new hire as an old soak. With one common denominator: those who forge ahead share an interest in what new technology can do. Enabling new forms of creative collaboration and communication.

With an eye on today’s collaborative, communicating workplace, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite motivational quotes – together with the reasons we chose them. Give them a try! And if you really hate the ones here, you could always try

Of course, quotes don’t tell the whole tale. That’s why we recommend in-depth communication and conferencing around your key work topics. A 15min video call, a half-hour whiteboarding session can work wonders. Inspire yourself with Arkadin. There’s not a moment to lose. Why not start right now?

Yesterday is finished; tomorrow is unknown. But today is a gift. That’s why we call it “the present”. – Kung Fu Panda’s teacher


  • Not all quotes are from celebrities and gurus – some are great for business
  • Research shows 100% of motivational quotes have value in the workplace
  • Sometimes great communication takes just seconds – these quotes prove it!

Start motivating and empowering your workforce, without the need for quotes – download The connected business: Generating a collaborative culture, how to build innovation in your enterprise now.


About the author

Annemarie, leads and implements the HR strategy across northern Europe at Arkadin Collaboration Services. She is passionate about the role of unified communication in company communications and employee recruitment and retention.

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