Career Proverbs

Sayings about Careers

Aim high in your career but stay humble in your heart.~ Korean Proverb

all seven times, stand up eight! ~ Japanese Proverb

“But” is a fence over which few leap. ~ German proverb

He believes that marriage and a career don’t mix. So after the wedding he plans to quit his job.~ Author Unknown

An artist’s career always begins tomorrow.~ James Whistler

Probably any successful career has X number of breaks in it, and maybe the difference between successful people and those who aren’t super achievers is taking advantage of those breaks.~ Joan Ganz Cooney

Every woman dreams of her own political career and her own place in life.~ Raisa M. Gorbachev

Whether you are talking about education, career, or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It’s supposed to be fun.~ Barbara Bush

Life for the European is a career; for the American it is a hazard.~ Mary McCarthy

No decent career was ever founded on a public.~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Whether we call it a job or a career, work is more than just something we do. It is a part of who we are.~ Anita Hill

A little integrity is better than any career. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake. ~ Alan Greenspan

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.~ Ann Oakley

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.~ Gloria Steinem

Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing. ~ BC Forbes

To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all. ~ Mark Sullivan

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it. ~ Lou Holtz

The best career advice given to the young … is “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.~ Katharine Whitehorn

The first essential in a boy’s career is to find out what he’s fitted for, what he’s most capable of doing and doing with a relish.~ Charles M. Schwab

My gift is that I’m not beautiful. My career was never about looks. It’s about health and being in good shape.~ Shirley MacLaine

Respectable people do not write music or make love as a career.~ Alexander Borodin

You have to know exactly what you want out of your career. If you want to be a star, you don’t bother with other things.~ Marilyn Horne

For many people a job is more than an income – it’s an important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life. ~ Paul Clitheroe

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career. ~ Abdul Kalam

Communication–the human connection–is the key to personal and career success. ~ Paul J. Meyer

He knows nothing and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.~ George Bernard Shaw

A man finds he has been wrong at every stage of his career, only to deduce the astonishing conclusion that he is at last entirely right.~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.~ Bobby Unser

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career. ~ Sam Ewing

A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. ~ HSM Burns

Analyzing what you haven’t got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.~ Grace Moore

Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire. ~ Bobby Unser

A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature. ~ James Bryce

The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week. ~ Robert Frost

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