Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, which means you’re likely doing one or all of the following: searching for quotes on passion and love, scouring Pinterest for clever candy bar poster ideas, or doing a little last minute shopping at CVS.

Just teasin’.

But seriously. Love and passion are in the air and as someone who loves love, I can’t help but join in.

So, I have to ask…

  • What are you passionate about?
  • Do you wake up every day feeling passionate about your life?
  • Are you passionate about your work?
  • Do you feel inspired to share the work you’re doing with others?
  • Does the mantra, “Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life,” resonate with you?

Inspiring Quotes on Passion

I have to be honest: I love my job.

No, my boss didn’t pay me to write that and no, I’m not saying it to suck up.

I sincerely love my job. Why? I’m passionate about helping people—and that’s what CFS is all about. At the core of it all, our goal is to solve problems for others. What’s great is that this isn’t just something we “say,” it’s something we believe and something we do.

But enough about me—this is about you! You’re here because you’re looking for quotes on passion to inspire and motivate you, right? You’re here to light or re-ignite a fire.

Here are 21 quotes on passion to inspire you to do what you love, and love what you do.

1. “I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” – James Joyce Tweet: “I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” – James Joyce, via @cfsplaybook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

2. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” – Steve Jobs Tweet: “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

3. “Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.” – Henry David Thoreau Tweet: “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

4. “You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.” – Dale Carnegie Tweet:

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

5. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill Tweet: “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill, via @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

6. “Chase your passion, not your pension.” – Denis Waitley Tweet:

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

7. “You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances 
are you’ll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.” – Bob Black Tweet: “You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances 
are you’ll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.” – Bob Black

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

8. “There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it’s the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.” – Anthony Robbins Tweet:

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

9. “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” – Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch Tweet:

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

10. “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood… Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.” – Daniel Burnham Tweet: “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood… Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.” – Daniel Burnham, via @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

11. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha Tweet: “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha, via @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

12. “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln Tweet: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln, via @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

13. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” – John Maxwell Tweet: “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” – John Maxwell, via @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

14. “Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.” – Ray Bradbury Tweet: “Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. – Ray Bradbury @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

15. “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” – David Frost Tweet: “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” – David Frost, via @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

16. “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.” – George Burns Tweet: “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.” – George Burns, via @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

17. “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” – Federico FelliniTweet: “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” – Federico Fellini, via @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

18. “One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” – E. M. Forster Tweet: “One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

19. “There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela Tweet: “There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

20. “Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work.” – David Sarnoff Tweet: “Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work.

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

21. “Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.” – Al Lopez Tweet: “Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field... Al Lopez @CFSPlayBook

Love What You Do! 21 Inspiring Quotes on Passion

Are you feeling inspired yet? What other quotes on passion motivate you? I’d love to know—please share in the comments section below!


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By | 2017-07-18T12:44:45+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Sales Success|4 Comments

About the Author:

Rebecca Smith is the Director of Marketing at Criteria for Success. She writes about sales, sales leadership, social selling best practices, time management, and anything related to helping others discover success. Be sure to say hi on Twitter @RebeckerSmith.

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