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Career Success Quotes to Help You

Attain Career Success Without a Real Job 

 

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You may find these career and success quotations helpful in attaining career success without a real job.

 

Top-10 Career Success Quotes

 

#1 of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

"If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from men who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done."

 — Joseph Marshall Wade  

 

#2 of of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks
it the finest in the world.
— George Eliot

 

#3 of of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust what inspires you. From this decision alone will come over a third of your satisfaction or misery in your life.
— from The Lazy Person's Guide to Success

 

#4 of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

#5 of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you'll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.
— Roger Caras

#6 of Top-10 Career Success Quotes


You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances
are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.
— Bob Black

 

#7 of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.

— Rita Mae Brown

 

#8 of of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

Failure lies concealed in every success, and success in every failure.

 — Eckhart Tolle

#9 of of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

— Robert Frost

#10 of of Top-10 Career Success Quotes

You never stop earning when you do what you love.
— Asha Tyson

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More Career Success Quotes

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
— Sister Mary Lauretta 

What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it
had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed
is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right
idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work — not somebody else's
work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work
at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and
cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world
we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan
and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope
to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment
of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product
of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.
— Mark Twain 

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood . . . Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.

— Daniel Burnham 

Most saints live to regret their career choice.
— Bob Stokes

Stop saying athletes do it for the love of the game. They do it for the love of their 32-room mansion with the live shark tank in the living room. If pro sports paid minimum wage, Shaquille O'Neal would be a bouncer at Scores, and Anna Kournikova would be a mail-order bride from Minsk.
— Bill Maher 

Know the moment when to work diligently.
Even more important, know the moment when not to work, but to relax and play instead.
This will not only benefit you immensely, but also will astonish your friends and competitors.
— from The Lazy Person's Guide to Success: How to Get What You Want Without Killing Yourself for It

 

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
— Kahlil Gibran
 

Know the moment when to work diligently.
Even more important, know the moment when not to work, but to relax and play instead.
This will not only benefit you immensely, but also will astonish your friends and competitors.
— from The Lazy Person's Guide to Success: How to Get What You Want Without Killing Yourself for It

The best advice that anyone can give you for choosing a specific career is never to accept someone else's advice. Indeed, one of the biggest reasons for choosing the career you have chosen should be that no one told you to.

— from Career Success Without a Real Job
 

The Most Creative Shortcut to Success Is to Reevaluate What Success Means to You.
— from 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting

 

Being unemployed is the true test of who you really are:
— from The Joy of Not Working

 

If you expect to have it all, you will have nothing. Learn to be happy with nothing — and you will have it all!
— from The Lazy Person’s Guide to Happiness

 

Instead of Criticizing Someone’s Success, Why Not Learn Something Valuable from It?.
— from 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting

 

Retirement: A Time to Become Much More than You Have Ever Been
— from How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free

 

According to the book Celebrate Today, June 18th is National Splurge Day. Besides being the birthday of Paul McCartney and Isabella Rossellini, it's also mine. Go ahead; celebrate my birthday and don't worry about the cost!

— from Don't Hurry, Be Happy by Ernie J. Zelinski

 

Being unemployed is the true test of who you really are:
— from The Joy of Not Working

Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman.
— Robertson Davies

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
— Oprah Winfrey

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
— Sydney Smith

What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be successful in it.
— Lee Iacocca 

There is only one success … to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
— Christopher Morley

Consider this carefully.
If you are working more than eight hours a day, you are in the wrong job.
Either that — or you are doing it wrong.
— from Career Success Without a Real Job by Ernie Zelinski 

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Career Success Quotes to Help You Attain

 Career Success as a Writer

You don't write because you want to say something: You write because you've got something to say.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
— Sylvia Plath

Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy.
— H. L. Mencken

It isn't much of a book of quotations if I am not in it.
Ernie Zelinski

Writing is a profession in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
— Jules Renard

Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
— Thomas Berger

Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs around them. 
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
— Leo Tolstoy

Just one great idea can change your life dramatically.
Look for it.
It's there somewhere!
— from Career Success Without a Real Job by Ernie Zelinski

I hate books, for they only teach people to talk about what they don't understand.
— Jean-Jacques Rosseau

Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late
to bloom, but they dare to go it alone.
— John Updike

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until
drops of blood form on your forehead.
— Gene Fowler

There is probably no hell for authors in the next world — they suffer so
much from critics and publishers in this.
— C. N. Bovee

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested
solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that
writing didn't require any.
— Russell Baker

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing,
but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous.
— Robert Benchley

The books I haven't written are better than the books other people
have.
— Cyril V. Connolly

Write drunk; edit sober.
— Ernest Hemingway

I'm a lousy writer; a helluva lot of people have got lousy taste.
— Grace Metalious

When I had got my notes all written out I thought I'd polish it off
in two summers, but it took me twenty-seven years.
— Arnold Toynbee

Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But
always for money.
— Louis Untermeyer

 

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