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50 Powerful and Inspirational Quotes for Assistants

Updated: Feb 8, 2022

Inspirational Quote

Even if being an assistant is your passion, sometimes a little motivation is needed to keep you going.

Here are fifty quotes that not only provide inspiration for working in the assistant field but for life in general.

1. "Success isn't about the money you make, it is about the difference you make in people's lives."

-Michelle Obama

2. "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."

-Roald Dahl

3. "No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another."

-Joseph Addison

4. "Set impossible challenges, then catch up with them."

-Richard Branson

5. "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

-Nelson Mandela

6. "Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better."

-Harvey Mackay

7. "It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness."

-Sheryl Sandberg

8. "Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn't be exciting if they didn't."

-Roald Dahl

9. “Today you are you, that is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

-Dr. Seuss

10. "The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it."

-John Ruskin

11. "Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to help you grow."

-Caroline Myss

12. "What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do."

-Sanaya Roman

13. "Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."

-Norman Vincent Peale

14. "To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth."

-Pearl S. Buck

15. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

-Mahatma Gandhi

16. "If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all, become passionate about it."

-Roald Dahl

17. "Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

18. "Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others."

-Booker T. Washington

19. "Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card. How you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark."

-Jay Danzie

20. "Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."

-Scott Adams

21. "My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you're moving forward."

-Richard Branson

22. "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."


23. "Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive."

-Howard Thurman

24. "Don't quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can't see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It's the one that makes the sweetest sound."

-Simon Sinek

25. "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."

-Colin Powell

26. "Never be afraid to take on a really tough problem. When you solve it, the benefits will be that much greater."

-Carl Gerstacker

27. "Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing."

-Theodore Roosevelt

28. "Gratitude has the power to change everyone and everything."

-Lolly Daskal

29. "You are the only person on earth who can use your ability."

-Zig Ziglar

30. "The feeling of fulfillment comes from doing something for another. The feeling of fulfillment comes from the exertion of time and energy for someone else."

-Simon Sinek

31. "Vocation is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's deep need."

-Frederick Buechner

32. "Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back."

-Thomas Sowell

33. "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

-Yolanda Gail Dever

34. "How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives."

-Laura Vanderkam

35. “A good life is not a place at which you arrive, it's a lens through which you see and create your world.”

–Jonathan Fields

36. "It is about your outlook towards life. You can either regret or rejoice."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. "The world you see outside is a reflection of who you are inside."

-Cory Booker

38. "Work to become, not to acquire."

-Elbert Hubbard

39. "A sign of a beautiful person is that they always see the beauty in others."

-Omar Suleiman

40. "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. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

-Steve Jobs

41. "Sometimes things may go your way, but the effort should be there every single night."

-Michael Jordan

42. "Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth."

-George Crane

43. "Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."

-Theodore Roosevelt

44. "Time is not refundable; use it with intention."


45. "Do your best on every task. Imagine that everyone is watching even when no one is watching."

-Brian Tracy

46. "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."

-Oprah Winfrey

47. "When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever."

-Menachem Mendel Schneerson

48. “Lead from the back, and let others believe they are in front.”

–Nelson Mandela

49. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

-John Q. Adams

And a favorite....

50. "Do one thing every day that scares you."

-Eleanor Roosevelt

What is your favorite inspirational quote? Please share in the comments below!

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