Hard Work Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hard-work" (showing 1-30 of 780)
Babe Ruth
“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
Babe Ruth

Orson Scott Card
“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Steve Maraboli
“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You...Be Free...Share.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Live the Life of Your Dreams
When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Thomas Jefferson
“I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
Thomas Jefferson

Jim Rohn
“Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”
Jim Rohn

Thomas A. Edison
“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
Thomas A. Edison

Beverly Sills
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Beverly Sills

Michelangelo Buonarroti
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Thomas Jefferson
“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Patrick Süskind
“...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”
Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
Jimmy Johnson

Criss Jami
“The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ludwig von Mises
“Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities.”
Ludwig von Mises

Charlotte Brontë
“It is a pity that doing one's best does not always answer.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Anthony Bourdain
“No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.”
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Criss Jami
“Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value. The nurse injects the syringe; the writer slides the pen; the farmer plows the dirt; the comedian draws the laughter. Monetary income is the perfect deceiver of a man's true worth.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
Kevin Durant

“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.”
Vince Lombardi Jr.

George Monbiot
“If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.”
George Monbiot

Mary E. Pearson
“Sometimes there's not a better way. Sometimes there's only the hard way.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Fox Inheritance

Justin Halpern
“If you work hard and study hard. And you fuck up. That's okay. If you fuck up and you fuck up, then you're a fuckup”
Justin Halpern, Sh*t My Dad Says

Martina Boone
“It doesn't matter how great your shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them.”
Martina Boone, Compulsion

J. Cornell Michel
“The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Criss Jami
“As Aristotle said, 'Excellence is a habit.' I would say furthermore that excellence is made constant through the feeling that comes right after one has completed a work which he himself finds undeniably awe-inspiring. He only wants to relax until he's ready to renew such a feeling all over again because to him, all else has become absolutely trivial.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Michael  Jackson
“I'm really very self-confident when it comes to my work. When I take on a project, I believe in it 100%. I really put my soul into it. I'd die for it. That's how I am.”
Michael Jackson

Howard Zinn
“I've always resented the smug statements of politicians, media commentators, corporate executives who talked of how, in America, if you worked hard you would become rich. The meaning of that was if you were poor it was because you hadn't worked hard enough. I knew this was a lie, about my father and millions of others, men and women who worked harder than anyone, harder than financiers and politicians, harder than anybody if you accept that when you work at an unpleasant job that makes it very hard work indeed.”
Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy”
Robert Half

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