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500 Best Hard Work Quotes: Inspire Success, Hit Goals (2023)

1. “Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.” — Lowell Thomas


2. "Motivation will almost always beat mere talent."— Norman Ralph Augustine


3. “The king inherits a country — the people only hard work.”


4. “If you don't sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice”


5. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” — Earl Nightingale


6. "If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.” – Steve Jobs


7. “Wednesday will either make you or break you. You are either on the upward trend or the downward slid to the end of the work week. Give it all you got this Wednesday!” — Catherine Pulsifer


8. "I am no genius; I just worked hard like my other teammates, and I believe all my teammates can win the title as they work hard, too.” — Lin Dan


9. “Maximize the time you have through hard work, concentration and research”


10. “If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.” — Noel Coward


11. “Work hard, keep your nose clean, and just stick around.”


12. “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” — Virat Kohil


13. "Don't run before you can crawl. It's a very hard business, full of many, many extremely creative, talented people who work hard and still fail. If you have the basic building blocks behind you, you're much more likely to do well.” — Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue


14. “Bradley is one of the few basketball players who have ever been appreciatively cheered by a disinterested away-from-home crowd while warming up. This curious event occurred last March, just before Princeton eliminated the Virginia Military Institute, the year's Southern Conference champion, from the NCAA championships. The game was played in Philadelphia and was the last of a tripleheader. The people there were worn out, because most of them were emotionally committed to either Villanova or Temple-two local teams that had just been involved in enervating battles with Providence and Connecticut, respectively, scrambling for a chance at the rest of the country. A group of Princeton players shooting basketballs miscellaneously in preparation for still another game hardly promised to be a high point of the evening, but Bradley, whose routine in the warmup time is a gradual crescendo of activity, is more interesting to watch before a game than most players are in play. In Philadelphia that night, what he did was, for him, anything but unusual. As he does before all games, he began by shooting set shots close to the basket, gradually moving back until he was shooting long sets from 20 feet out, and nearly all of them dropped into the net with an almost mechanical rhythm of accuracy. Then he began a series of expandingly difficult jump shots, and one jumper after another went cleanly through the basket with so few exceptions that the crowd began to murmur. Then he started to perform whirling reverse moves before another cadence of almost steadily accurate jump shots, and the murmur increased. Then he began to sweep hook shots into the air. He moved in a semicircle around the court. First with his right hand, then with his left, he tried seven of these long, graceful shots-the most difficult ones in the orthodoxy of basketball-and ambidextrously made them all. The game had not even begun, but the presumably unimpressible Philadelphians were applauding like an audience at an opera.”


15. “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” – Virat Kohil


16. "A little more persistence, a little more effort and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success."— Elbert Hubbard


17. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” — Albert Einstein


18. "I always feel like it’s two key ingredients when it comes to following your dreams, making something happen that the average person deems difficult. If you truly believe it, that’s step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it.” – J. Cole


19. "The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like