Careers Inspiring Career Quotes By Lisa Cowan 26 Aug 2015 From Victoria Beckham and Beyonce to Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, these career quotes were sent to inspire you. Angela Ahrendts The Apple senior vice president of retail and online store explains what it takes to get a job at the famed tech company:"I want to gain insight into how they see themselves in the world; how big is their ego and what role does it play in their everyday life? Do they focus their energy on being an individual contributor, or on connecting and enabling a wider group? Do they care more about their own success or about the greater good of the whole? I ask simple questions about their family, friends, peers, personal interests, sports, spirituality, and community to glean a better understanding of their true motivation and leadership attributes," revealed Ahrendts, adding that this is usually easy as, "people love to talk about themselves." Victoria Beckham "I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it." Beyonce "I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that's easier said than done but keep trying." Nelson Mandela "There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living." Lady Gaga "Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anyway." Hillary Rodham Clinton "Don't confuse having a career with having a life." Michelle Obama "There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work choices and persistence." Barack Obama "If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." Steve Jobs "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." Margaret Thatcher "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman."