89 Best Quotes For Training Employees

If you’re a manager, boss, or CEO looking to encourage and enhance the performance of your employees at work, this article is perfectly suited for you.

Quotes are a fantastic way to communicate your values, mindset, and energy, and if you are not using them as a leader to inspire others, you are missing out.  Here in this article, we are going to share the best 89 quotes that work perfectly when it comes to training employees.

These quotes came from the most successful people on the planet of all ages, and they teach about teamwork, discipline, hard work and criticism.

Here we go:

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb

1. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

2. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

3. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” – Caterina Fake

4. “The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing”. – Barry Werner

5. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

6. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do.” – Goethe

7. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

8. “I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job.” – Martha Stewart

9. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

10. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

11. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” - Henry Ford

12. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford

13. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

14. Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” — Mark Twain

15. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan

16. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

17. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee

18. “Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready.” – Johnny Carson

19. “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale

20. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”- Andrew Carnegie

21. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

22. “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

23. “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin

24. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John C. Maxwell

25. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect” – Adam Osborne

26. “Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” – Warren Bennis

27. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

28. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

29. “Whatever you do, be different—that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” – Anita Roddick

30. “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair

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31. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

32. “Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.” – Bruce Lee

33. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

34. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

35. “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill

36. “You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” – Jeff Bezos

37. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” – Jean-Francois Cope

38. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack Welch

39. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.” – Mary Barra

40. “Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.” – Lester R. Bittel

41. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

42. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack Welch

43. “A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life.” – Chinese Proverb

44. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

45. “I was recently asked if I would fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied; I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?” – Thomas J Watson

46. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

47. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

48. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

49. “One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.” – Earl Nightingale

50. “One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.” – Frank Herbert

51. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

52. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka

53. “Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

54. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

55. “Big thoughts are fun to romanticize, but it’s many small insights coming together that bring big ideas into the world.” – Scott Berkun

56. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Frankin

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57. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.”- Brandon Sanderson

58. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

59. “Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key.” – Tom Colicchio

60. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

61. “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” – William Pollard

62. “Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” – John C. Maxwell

63. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

64. “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” – Aristotle

65. “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” – Warren Buffett

66. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

67. “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development.” – Robin Sharma

68. “I would like to think that all of my successes in life are really just the fruit of my failures.” – Yvie Oddly

69. “Permit yourself to change your mind when something is no longer working for you.” – Nedra Glover Tawwab

70. “Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence.” – Frida Kahlo

71. “I don’t know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.” – Susan Butcher

72. “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

73. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

74. “You can do two things at once, but you can’t focus effectively on two things at once.” – Gary Kelle

75. “To do two things at once is to do neither.” – Publius Syrus

76. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” – Joe DiMaggio

77. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” – Peter Drucker

78. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford

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79. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page

80. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

81. “It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections.” – Daisaku Ikeda

82. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

83. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

84. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” – Colin Powell

85. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.” – Prince Caspian

86. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Ginni Rometty

87. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

88. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.” – Wayne Dyer

89. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

Final Words:

Here we have covered a list of quotes from the most successful people on the planet that every employee will find inspiring and motivating. Feel free to use them whenever you want to motivate your workers to perform better at work and reach exceptional results.

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