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77 Work Pressure Quotes that Will Make Your day!

77 Work Pressure Quotes that Will Make Your day!

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One of those days at work? Work can get hectic and we need to blow some steam. We carefully selected these 77 Work Pressure Quotes that will make your day! First of all, these quotes are aimed at putting things in perspective – it’s just work. Secondly, to release some work stress and, even laugh it out. 

It helps to know you’re understood and that you’re not alone. And you are definitely not alone – millions of people are having the feeling of – one of those days – right now. And even billions are sometimes stressed at work. 

We sorted the quotes in categories, so you’ll find what you’re looking for more easily. 

So, without further ado – enjoy our selection of 77 Work pressure Quotes that will make your day! 

Thought Inspiring Work Pressure Quotes

“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”

Robert Eliot

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”

David Allen

“You can do anything but not everything.”

Kathy Freston

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”

Sydney J. Harris

“If you work without love, you are working like a slave. When you work with love, you work like an emperor. Your work is your joy.” 


Work pressure quotes

Working under pressure quotes

“Don’t be afraid of pressure. Pressure is what transforms a lump of coal into a diamond.”

Nicky Gumbel

“Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure.”

Tommy Lasorda

“Don’t react when you are upset because at that time your reaction will be based on your negative emotions, but intuitive and positive thoughts flow when you are calm.” 

Hina Hashmi

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

Stephen Covey

Work pressure quotes

Bad day at work quotes

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.”

Brian Tracy

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” 

Oprah Winfrey

“If you want to be more productive, you need to become master of your own minutes.” 

Crystal Paine

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”


“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” 

James Allen

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” 


“Mindfulness creates centered awareness. When you do one thing at a time, you’re guaranteed excellent results. If you do too many things simultaneously, it messes up your neural circuits. Focus on one thing at a time.” 

Deepak Chopra

Work stress quotes

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You’re never in control anyway.” 

Steve Maraboli

“Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.”

Andrew Bernstein

Work pressure quotes

“Do not listen with the intent to reply. But listen with the intent to understand.”

Stephen R. Covey

“The day she let go of the things that were weighing her down, was the day she began to shine the brightest.”

Katrina Mayer

“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved then worrying will do you no good.”


Stress relief quotes for work

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”

Najwa Zebian

“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”

Renee Jain

”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

Chinese proverb

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Words of encouragement for work stress

“Keep the weekend work-free. No email, No calls, spend quality time with family. Don’t let work be the #1 priority in life.”

Bridger Harrison

“I separate my work life from my family life when I go home.”

Karl Young

Funny quotes about work stress

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”   

Bertrand Russell

“I believe I used all my sick days, so I’m calling in dead.”


“Friday. My second favorite F word” 


“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” 

Charles Lamb

“I don’t always tolerate stupid people, But when I do, I’m probably at work.”


Work pressure quotes

Funny office stress quotes 

“If you think your boss is stupid remember; you wouldn’t have a job if he was smarter.”

Albert Grant

“I can’t believe I work this hard to be this poor.”


“I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell me the truth–even if it costs him his job.” 

Samuel Goldwyn

Work pressure funny quotes

“In bed, it’s 6PM you close your eyes for 5 minutes, its 7:45. At work it’s 1:30, close your eyes for 5 minutes, its 1:31.”


“Any organization is like a septic tank. The really big chunks rise to the top.” 

John Imhoff

“Nobody notices what I do until I don’t do it.


“A job is a job. It’s a way to pay for a living, but that’s it. Don’t let it define your happiness. You work to live, not live to work. Work on what makes you happy.” 


“People are still willing to do an honest day’s work. The trouble is they want a week’s pay for it.” 

Joey Adams

“Do not underestimate your abilities. That is your boss’s job.”  


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Work pressure quotes

“Organizing is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” 

A. A. Milne

“God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you, too.”

Rick Warren

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

Ernest Hemingway

“The only thing that relieves pressure is preparation.”

Tom Kite

“Everyting negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

Kobe Bryant

“The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.”

Mark Messier

Work pressure quotes

Workplace stress quotes

“Avoid negative people for they are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem.  Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you.” 


“Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.”


“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’

Eckhart Tolle

“Stop getting distracted by things that have nothing to do with your goals.” 


“Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

Hans Selye

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

Lou Holtz

Stressful day at work quotes

“The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.” 

Wayne Dyer

“Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.” 

Keanu Reeves

“When people like their lives, and that includes work life, they’ll do a better job of taking care of themselves.” 

Jeffery Pfeffer

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”

Steve Maraboli

Work tension quotes

“There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.”

James Carroll

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

Bruce Lee

“Take a short break and focus your attention away from whatever is causing you stress.”

Glen Halterman

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”

Viggo Mortensen

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“Breath is the power behind all things…. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” 

Tao Porchon-Lynch

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”

John Newton

Job pressure quotes

“Believing that you must do something to perfection is a recipe for stress, and you’ll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it.” 

Steve Pavlina

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” 

Hermann Hesse

“It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”

Paulo Coelho

“Calmness is the cradle of power.” 

Josiah Gilbert Holland

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”

George Burns

“When there is no job related stress, you are more aware of your mate and children, if you are a parent.” 

Zig Ziglar