75 Professional Quotes To Help You Become More Successful

Whether we are talking about personal or professional life, your definition of success might be different from mine. Are you one of those people who is stuck in a rut and want to bring a fresh start to your career? We all have 365 days each year, and yet many of us fail to make most of those days. So have a look at how the famous professional quotes will help you with your working life and professional career.

Our Favorite Professional Quotes

1. “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” – Red Adair

2. “I think it’s better not to mix professional life and personal life – although it is hard. ..” – Ana Ivanovic

3. “Being professional makes it easier for me to say no, be honest, and not feel bad about it. However, that doesn’t mean that you stay aloof.” – Jacqueline Fernandez

4. “I don’t believe we have a professional self Monday through Friday and a real self the rest of the time. It is all professional, and it is all personal.” – Sheryl Sandberg

5. “I don’t think your personal life has anything to do with your professional life. They are separate things. Whatever is happening at home shouldn’t be carried to work. Everyone has his/her own journey. Some revel in the fact that they derive that from personal contentment and others draw it from extreme sorrow.” – Abhishek Bachchan

6. “I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

7. “I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men’s clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.” – Madeleine Albright

8. “I think professionalism is important, and professionalism means you get paid.” – Erica Jong

9. “I try to be professional; I try to be on time. I don’t take anything I have for granted. That’s my definition of success.” – Selena Gomez

10. “I want to separate my professional life from my personal life. I want to live a normal life and be a normal mother.” – Frances McDormand

11. “If you are a professional, the speed with which you react to a potential problem separates the men from the boys.” – Yanni

12. “I’m fortunate enough that my personal life falls into whack with my professional life. My kids love visiting the sets; they love the monsters.” – Guillermo del Toro

13. “I’m resilient, and I’m professional.” – Julie Andrews

14. “In business ‘professionalism’ is not a tactic but a moral value.” – Amit Kalantri

15. “In therapy, I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance..” – Tiger Woods

16. “My personal life is lived as ‘me,’ but my professional life is lived as other people. In other words, when I go to the office, I lie down, dream, and become ‘someone else.’ That’s my job.” – Wallace Shawn

17. “I have my flaws too, but I am a professional who doesn’t like to miss or lose.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

18. “My professional life shouldn’t be an influence on whether I spend time at home. My career is my whole life’s blood. It’s my calling.” – Danielle de Niese

19. “Once you realize that you’re in something that you’ve always wanted and you don’t want to lose it, you behave differently. And that means the integrity, the professionalism, and knowing what’s right from wrong and still making choices that you probably wouldn’t have made.” – Paul Anka

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20. “There is no facet of my professional life that doesn’t require or request improvisation.” – Marc Evan Jackson

21. “People are remarkably bad at remembering long lists of goals. I learned this at a professional level when trying to get my high-performance coaching clients to stay on track; the longer their lists of to-dos and goals, the more overwhelmed and off-track they got. Clarity comes with simplicity..” – Brendon Burchard

22. “Professionalism is not about adherence to the policies of a bureaucracy. Professionalism is about having the integrity, honesty, and sincere regard for the personhood of the customer, in the context of always doing what is best for the business. Those two things do not need to be in conflict.” – Eric Lippert

23. “Professionalism: It’s NOT the job you DO, It’s HOW you DO the job.” – Unknown

24. “I think it’s important to always keep professional and surround yourself with good people, work hard, and be nice to everyone.” – Caroline Winberg

25. “A true professional not only follows but loves the processes, policies, and principles set by his profession.” – Amit Kalantri

26. “I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it’s been pretty fun.” – Roland Barthes

27. “The beauty comes with the balance. Everyone should find his own balance in his personal as well as his professional life. Once you do so, you will feel and look beautiful.” – Karolina Kurkova

28. “The true mark of professionalism is the ability to respect everyone else for their styles and always find something positive in every dining experience and highlight it in your thoughts and words..” – Johnny Iuzzini

29. “Professional people build relationships by doing the work together.” – Betsy Hodges

30. “There is a short window at the beginning of one’s professional life when it is comparatively easy to take big risks. Make the most of that time, before circumstances make you risk-averse.” – Joshua Foer

31.“A professional who doesn’t deliver as committed is not just lazy, he is a liar.” – Amit Kalantri

32. “I wouldn’t change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes.” – Ethel Merman

33. “Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence, and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world.” – Bunker Roy

34. “I love clothes but I have spent so much of my professional life creating an image of one kind or another that it is nice not to care about it in life and let your skin breathe..” – Vanessa Paradis

35. Be very professional because it will get you a lot further. You have to treat people with the same respect whether they’re signing your checks or cleaning up after you.” – Raven-Symone

36. “Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top professional.” – Jahangir Khan

37. “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional. Professionalism has nothing to do with getting paid for your services.” – Joe Paterno

38. “A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” – Alistair Cooke

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39. “Across professions, consistency is a direct product of work ethic.” – Harsha Bhogle

40. “All too often people pretend to be professional. Professionalism is sometimes a facade for fraud. Be pro, but be real. Honesty and transparency combined with character, competence and real results is the key to being a true pro.” – Richie Norton

41. “As a professional, I cannot afford to be complacent.” – Amitabh Bachchan

42. “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” – Oliver North

43. “Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised.” – Brit Hume

44. “For your own professionalism, reputation & appearance, it really is ok to NOT post every video, picture, event or show on social media. On the contrary, holding back, waiting or not posting certain things all together can help much more than hurt.” – Loren Weisman

45. “Believe passionately in what you do, and never knowingly compromise your standards and values. Act like a true professional, aiming for true excellence, and the money will follow.” – David Maister

46. “More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss. Smart companies make certain their managers know how to balance being professional with being human. These are the bosses who celebrate an employee’s success, empathize with those going through hard times, and challenge people, even when it hurts. ” – Travis Bradberry

47. “Professional men run the business started by the courageous men.” – Amit Kalantri

48. “Going pro isn’t hard, you just have to decide whether you want to or not.” – Rahsaan Knight

49. “Professionalism is like love: it is made up of the constant flow of little bits of proof that testify to devotion and care. Everything else is pretension or incompetence.” – Tomislav Šola

50. “Skills or professionalism is another factor of growth” – Sunday Adelaja

51. “Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary.” – Robin S. Sharma

52. “I enjoy the work, I enjoy every minute of my professional life.” – Jose Mourinho

53. “Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring – an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed.” – John Updike

54. “Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.” – Lionel Messi

55. “Ordinary professionals focus on giving worthless advice; extraordinary professionals focus on giving results.” – Ashish Patel

56. “Preparation breeds professionalism, and professionalism enhances leadership competencies.” – Noel DeJesus

57. “Professionalism is a key to Perfectionism…” – Yogesh Chauhan

58. “Professionalism shouldn’t be defined by a person’s paycheck, role or title. It should be defined by a person’s work ethic” – Janna Cachola

59. “Professionals never guess-they make it their business to know their business.” – Michelle Moore

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60. “Since you cannot always carry and display your diploma. Kindly act like you have one. Professionalism. Include that in your dictionary.” – Joshua De Vera Bautista

61. “Your personal and professional lives will have to go hand in hand and will have the influence on each other.” – Abhishek Ratna

62. “The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.” – Steven Pressfield

63. “There are three qualities that make someone a true professional. These are the ability to work unsupervised, the ability to certify the completion of a job or task and, finally, the ability to behave with integrity at all times.” – Subroto Bagchi

64. “They copied my product, they copied my strategies yet they failed miserably in the business because they couldn’t copy my professionalism.” – Amit Kalantri

65. “To be professional you need to be professional.” – Jayelle Cochran

66. “To have success in your professional life is not so hard. To succeed as a man is more difficult.” – Ann Arthus-Bertrand

67. “Treat your clients with high professionalism and they will no more negotiate with you.” – Amit Kalantri

68. “U will become a fool if you are being professional with unprofessional person!!” – Bharath Mamidoju

69. “Until you take your profession as passion, each and every activity looks as a headache” – Vignesh S.V

70. “We don’t experience our professional and personal lives as separate worlds; they are intertwined and holistic.” – Tom Hayes

71. “We’re professionals. People make deals, they need to stick to them. That’s the way it works if it’s going to work at all.” – James Sallis

72. “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” – Joe Paterno

73. “Your money is just a condition to get my business, your professionalism is the price.” – Amit Kalantri

74. “Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way.” – Skylar Grey

75.“Professional is not a label you give to yourself, it’s a description you hope others will apply to you.” – David Maister

Apply these professional quotes to help advance your career

Today’s world is very competitive and success is not easy. All the celebrities agree about certain things like surrounding yourself with good people, being nice to everyone, maintaining balance between your personal and professional life, and developing a strong work ethic.

Print out these motivational professional quotes and put them up on the wall to inspire you.


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