10 Inspirational Quotes To Liven Up Your Workplace
What could help banish your employees’ lethargy, and also make your office a tad prettier — Inspirational Quotes — that are available in the form of Art Prints. We’ve picked out 10 of the best ones for you.
Running a workplace isn’t a doddle. Lethargy is not only commonplace but also infectious, which means the only way to ensure productivity is by keeping your employees constantly motivated. And when you’re busy running a company, taking the time out to be your employees’ personal cheerleader can be, well, unfeasible. There is an alternative, however, that not only helps banish your employees’ lethargy, but also helps adorn your walls and make your office a tad prettier — Inspirational Quotes — available in the form of Art Prints. These quotes not only help inspire and motivate your employees, but their art prints are also downright stunning — and we’ve picked out 10 of the best ones for you.
1. Mark Zuckerberg’s Philosophy
Illustrated by Abhinav Kafare, this series of 5 canvas prints depicts the famous ninja cult while the quotes depict Mark Zuckerberg’s philosophy for employees at Facebook.
- Move Fast & Break Things
- Stay Focused & Keep Shipping
- What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid
- Done Is Better Than Perfect
- Fortune Favors The Bold
2. Here’s To The Crazy Ones – From Apple’s legendary “Think Different” ad
If legend is to be believed, this inspiring quote was actually partially written for Apple in 1997 by Steve Jobs himself. Is there a better motivational mantra for your workplace?
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
3. Be The Change – Gandhi / We Are The Change – Obama
Gandhi believed in the power of non-violent resistance for social change. During his lifetime he campaigned for, among other things, poverty alleviation, women’s rights, improved relations between religious groups, and Indian independence. Gandhi’s life was his message and it is one that should go up on every office wall.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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A variation of this quote was also used by Barack Obama when he was a senator seeking to become America’s Presidential candidate.
We are the change that we seek.
4. If by Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling’s poem is an inspiration to many and is elegantly captured in the form of this magnificent wooden plaque and print.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
5. Go Confidently by Henry David Thoreau
This print by Ritziness, which uses a quote by American essayist, poet, philosopher – Henry David Thoreau – is the perfect amalgam of inspiration and exquisiteness.
Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
6. ‘A Champion’ as defined by Jack Dempsey
You know you can do it. The only person who stops you from doing anything is you – yourself! Each time you think you’re failing – restart! Try again!
A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.
7. Thoughts Become Things by Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902) was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. This inspirational quote by Swami Vivekananda shows us how control of our mind can lead to achieving our goals in life.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions; so we must know how to act.
8. Poems by Shel Silverstein
Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children’s books. While addressed to children, his poems make for inspirational prints for employees. Take a look
The Poem – Invitation:
If you are a dreamer, come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by the fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT’S
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me –
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be
9. Get Shit Done by Aaron Levie
This minimalist poster is not just stunning, but also perfect to adorn the young walls of your start up.
Get Shit Done.
10. Words of Wisdom by Dhirubhai Ambani
Our dreams have to be bigger, our ambitions higher, our commitment deeper, and our efforts greater.