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17 Incredibly Motivational Quotes for College Grads Seeking a Job

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Fresh out of college and looking for a job? We’ve been there, too. So, we compiled these 17 incredibly motivational quotes to help keep you going. It won’t be easy … but there’s an incredible opportunity out there just waiting for you!


“Motivation comes from meaning. Everything comes from meaning.”

– Jay Shetty


“Fear regret more than failure.”

– Taryn Rose


“You’ll never please everyone, but you only have to please a few people to get an offer.” 

Harvey MacKay


“When you can’t win by being better, you can win by being different.”

– James Clear


“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

– Maya Angelou


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

– George Eliot


“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

– Dalai Lama


“I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential.”

– Nicki Minaj


“The only way to do great work is to do what you love. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, Don’t settle.”

– Steve Jobs


“You don’t need a new day to start over, you only need a new mindset.”

– Hazel Miro Ozbek


“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

– E. E. Cummings


“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”

– Laird Hamilton


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

– Winston Churchill


“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes


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

– Theodore Roosevelt


“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

– Proverbs 14:23, The Bible


“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

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