Quotes About Hard Work and Success

quotes about hard workHere’s a list of good quotes about hard work. In life, if you want something, you have to work for it. If you’re after something a lot of other people are competing for, you’ll have to work even harder. Working hard isn’t the only thing you need to do though. There are plenty of people who work hard but never seem to go anywhere in life. You also need a good plan.

There really isn’t a way to get around putting in the work to achieve your dreams so it’s best to get used to the idea that, at least initially, you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and get busy. Once you have achieved some success, you can use some of your resources to delegate some of the work to others but until then, you need to earn your marks by putting in the time and sweat.

Quotes About Hard Work and Success


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

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” – Emile Zola

“Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but improves its chances.” – B. J. Gupta

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

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.” – Stephen G. Weinbaum

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” – John R. Wooden

“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Unknown

“Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.” – Mary E. Pearson

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” – William James

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.” – Joyce Chapman

“Be bold. Be confident. Be alive. A gallery of possibilities awaits you when you make change your friend.” – Bob Bone

“When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.” – Henry Ford

“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” – Larry Bird

“Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the titanic.” – Anonymous

“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge

“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.

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

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.” – Eng’s Principle

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

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

“We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead.” – William James

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” – Jack Dixon

“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better.” – Paul Coffey

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” – Jim Rohn

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” – Pearl S. Buck

“All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.” – Unknown

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

If those hard work quotes wasn’t enough, here is a video about what it means to work hard.

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