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The 40 hours in your employees’ workweek should be characterized by productivity, passion, and accomplishments! Take a look at the following quotes and post a few around the office for encouragement:

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.” — Ernest Hemingway

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” — Muhammad Ali

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

“An innovator is one who does not know it cannot be done.” — R.A. Mashelkar

“As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.” —Margaret Heffernan

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.” — Chanakya

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin

“Don’t be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily.” — Gertrude B. Elion, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner