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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 hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison


20. “Work hard, work hard, and work harder!”


21. “He has hard work who has nothing to do.”


22. “The hardest work of all is to do nothing.”


23. "Touring is a tough plane to get off the ground, and it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of investments.” – G-Eazy


24. “If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little.”


25. “A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.” — Ralph Lauren


26. “I worked out what would make me happy, and I worked out what I wanted to do, and I trained myself to do the job that would make those two things happen'


27. “Such is life. It is no cleaner than a kitchen; it reeks like a kitchen; and if you mean to cook your dinner, you must expect to soil your hands; the real art is in getting them clean again, and therein lies the whole morality of our epoch.”


28. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


29. "Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer


30. “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.” — Kobe Bryant


31. "Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time."— Marabel Morgan


32. “Believe in yourself, work hard, work smart and passionately present your best self to the world.” — Hill Harper


33. “There's no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that's that. I am not talented. I am obsessed.”


34. “Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.” — Paolo Coelho


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


36. “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers


37. “It’s bad luck to begin work on Fridays.” — Southern Mothers


38. “Painful workouts yield gainful results. This is true of every gain. No pain, no gain.”


39. “If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” — Michael Jordan


40. "Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.” – Jahangir Khan


41. "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."— Arthur Ashe, tennis player


42. “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips


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


44. "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity."— Louis Pasteur


45. “Experts were once amateurs who kept practicing.”


46. "Work harder than you think you did yesterday."— Alex Elle


47. “With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.” — Antoine Griezmann


48. "Don't settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that's in us."— Angela Bassett


49. "If your teacher, coach, or mentor believes you can do something, you’re more likely to do it."— Gwen Moran, FastCompany


50. “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” — Peter F. Drucker


51. “Finally, FRIDAY! Be easy today! Remember, it’s a job. I know it is how we eat and pay bills and provide health care to our family. But keep it in perspective; get there, do the best job you can, earn your check, and leave it at your desk at 5! Your REAL life begins when you end the workday. Save your emotional energy for that!!” ― Liz Faublas


52. “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” — Margaret Thatcher


53. “It is great to do what you love but greater with the great team.”


54. “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” — Frank Lloyd Wright


55. “There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.” — Henry Sy


56. "People from all walks of life and all over the world look at me and know my humble beginnings and know that everything I’ve done has been through hard work. People respect me as a marketer and brand builder.” – Sean Combs


57. "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."— Maya Angelou, American poet, and civil rights activist


58. “I have to go to work on Mondays and yes everyone hates Mondays. But I look at it a little differently. I don’t have to work, I GET to work. I am blessed to have a job while many don’t have one.” — Dinky Manuel


59. "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."— Josh Billings, humorist


60. “Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.” — Leslie Nielsen


61. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” — Margaret Mead


62. "Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.” – Dean Kamen


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


64. “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” — Gordon B. Hinckley


65. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Bobak


66. "This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. Instead of calling it work, realize it is play."— Alan Wilson Watts


67. "Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” ― David Bly


68. “People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.” — Elbert Hubbard


69. "Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.” – Richard Branson


70. “Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes.”


71. “When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.” — Edmond Mbiaka


72. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” — G.K. Neilson


73. “Live the Life of Your Dreams


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


75. "You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day."— Marian Wright Edelman


76. "Believe in yourself, work hard, work smart and passionately present your best self to the world.” ― Hill Harper


77. “Ideas do not work..


78. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” — Denis Waitley


79. "Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."— Peter Drucker


80. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” — Ann Landers


81. “Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want.” — Prabakaran Thirumalai


82. “I am a free soul, singing my heart out by myself no matter where I go and I call strangers my friends because I learn things and find ways to fit them into my own world. I hear what people say, rearrange it, take away and tear apart until it finds value in my reality and there I make it work. I find spaces in between the cracks and cuts where it feels empty


83. "There are no traffic jams on the extra mile."— Zig Ziglar, author, and motivational speaker


84. “Screw work Hard Play Hard” . . . “II work smart 7 days a week and play hard 8 days a week” ― Kevin Kolenda


85. “Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” — Booker T. Washington


86. "Run to the fire; don't hide from it."— Meg Whitman


87. “Work hard, play hard.” — Wiz Khalifa


88. "Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead 20 years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then."— Diana Ross


89. “No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.”


90. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson


91. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."— Thomas Edison, inventor


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


93. "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, `Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."— Martin Luther King, Jr., Black Baptist minister and activist


94. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” — Harry Golden


95. "There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” ― Michael Phelps


96. "Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey


97. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau


98. "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."— Conrad Hilton


99. “...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”


100. "The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.” – Joshua Waitzkin


101. "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird


102. “Work hard, have fun, make history.” – Jeff Bezos


103. “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.”


104. "If you are patient...and wait long enough...Nothing will happen” — Jim Davis creator of Garfield


105. "First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice."― Octavia E. Butler


106. "Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable."— Coco Chanel, fashion designer


107. “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


108. “He had the kind of real deep tan that rich people spent ages trying to achieve with expensive holidays and bits of tinfoil, when really all you need to do to obtain one is work your arse off in the open air everyday.”


109. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” — Stephen King


110. "If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever."— Sam Walton


111. “The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows.” — Aristotle Onassis


112. "I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."— Oprah Winfrey


113. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell


114. “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” — Jerome K. Jerome


115. “I’m a jet jockey and I’ve always escaped ever since I was a kid. I’ve always been a weekend type runaway person. Work hard, play hard type thing. It’s not been a mid-life thing at all, it’s been a habit because I think it changes your environment and how you feel even if it’s for the day. It’s a good thing.” — John Travolta


116. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” — Chris Grosser


117. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” — Gen. Colin Powell


118. "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."— Winston S. Churchill, former Prime Minister


119. "Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations."— Dr. Mae Jemison, first Black female astronaut


120. "Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were."— David Rockefeller


121. "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."— Og Mandino


122. "Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far."— Gary Vaynerchuk


123. "I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."— Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father


124. "How long you can continue to be good at something is how much you believe in yourself and how much hard work you do with the training.” – Jason Statham


125. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton


126. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."— Helen Keller


127. "I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson


128. "As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better."— Dr. Steve Maraboli, author and public speaker


129. “Tuesday is a good day, you survived Monday. And tomorrow is Wednesday, half way through your work week!” — Kate Summers


130. “The key to success is to develop a winning edge.” — Brian Tracy


131. "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."— Vince Lombardi


132. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” — Gen. George Patton


133. “If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.” — Michelangelo


134. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau


135. "I never dreamt of success. I worked for it."— Estée Lauder


136. "I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."— Margaret Thatcher


137. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Confucius


138. “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”


139. "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."— Pele, Brazilian soccer player


140. "If you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that’s easier said than done, but keep trying.” – Beyonce Knowles


141. "I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."— Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister


142. “All good work requires self-revelation.”


143. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho


144. “I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working.” — Will Smith


145. "A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."— Colin Powell


146. "It feels like my hard work has paid off, but at the same time, I still have the impostor, you know, syndrome. I still feel like I’m going to wake up, and everybody’s going to see me for the hack I am.” – Viola Davis


147. “Happy Thursday! Life at work and at home is so much HAPPIER when you speak and act with kindness. Share a smile and make it a great day.” — Tracey Edmonds


148. "If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit."— Banksy


149. “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”


150. “She was tough in the best sense of the word. She'd taken blows, the disappointments, and had worked her way through them. Some people, he knew, would have buckled under, found a clutch, or given up. But she had carved a place for herself and made it work.”


151. "If you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen."— Conan O'Brien


152. “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” — George Carlin


153. "Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare – and special – human beings who use the fullness of their talents to do their very best.” – Robin S. Sharma


154. “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”


155. "Work harder than you think you did yesterday.” – Alex Elle


156. "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."— Martin Luther King, Jr.


157. "Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you."— Jeffrey Gitomer, author, speaker, and business trainer


158. “Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” — Edgar Bergen


159. “Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” — Tyler Perry


160. "Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt


161. "There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits."— Michael Phelps


162. "You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training."— Tom Hopkins, sales leader


163. “Hard work betrays none.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


164. “Hard work pays off. The harder you work, the more people will notice.” — Sydney Sweeney


165. "Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."— Tony Robbins


166. “To achieve what 1% of the worlds population has (Financial Freedom), you must be willing to do what only 1% dare to do..hard work and perseverance of highest order.”


167. "We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success."— Arianna Huffington, author, and co-founder of The Huffington Post


168. "There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights."— Madam C.J. Walker, Black entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist


169. “They waited at the back door until the storm clouds passed. The sky was violet and the light was silver. Alice followed her mother into the garden that was glossy with rain. They came to a bush her mother had planted recently. When Alice last took notice, it was just a tumble of bright green leaves. Now, after the rain, the bush was thick with fragrant white flowers. She studied them in bewilderment.


170. “Nothing worth doing is easy," frank said. "Especially not in the beginning. But I'm not about to give up.”


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


172. "The only thing standing between you and outrageous success is continuous progress."— Dan Waldschmidt


173. "Dreams are lovely. But they are dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change."— Shonda Rhimes


174. “The old saying of work hard, play hard really works for me.” — Danielle LaPorte


175. “Whenever I work hard for other people, I always sleep on an empty stomach.”


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


177. “I'm lazy! I hate work! Hate hard work in all its forms! Clever shortcuts, that's all I'm about!”


178. “If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard; you’ll be hard to beat.” — Herschel Walker


179. "He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."— Nietzsche, philosopher


180. "Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top professional."— Jahangir Khan


181. “Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” — Patrick Suskind


182. “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.”


183. “The size of the tree you cut determines the weight with which you have to throw the axe.”


184. “I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I’ve stopped work and said, ‘Thank God it’s Friday.’ But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit.” — Helen Mirren


185. "If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever. ” – Sam Walton


186. "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."— Stephen King, author


187. “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


188. "Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most."— Augusta F. Kantra


189. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."— Robert Collier


190. "If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


191. "Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking shortcuts.” – Roger Staubach


192. "I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. You know, while the other guy's sleeping, I'm working."— Will Smith


193. "Impossible is just an opinion."— Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist, and novelist


194. “It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”


195. “The one thing that matters is the effort.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery


196. "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."— Booker T. Washington, Black author and educator


197. “If you work hard enough and assert yourself and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.” — Malcolm Gladwell


198. “Laziness pays off overnight however hard work pays off throughout your life.” — Ahmed Ali


199. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."— Walt Disney


200. "The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."— Thomas Edison


201. "The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action."— Alexander Graham Bell


202. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."— Dale Carnegie, author, and lecturer


203. "There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.” ― Henry Sy


204. “The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi


205. “It's a question of attitude. If you really work at something you can do it up to a point. If you really work at being happy you can do it up to a point. But anything more than that you can't. Anything more than that is luck.”


206. "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."— Thomas Jefferson


207. “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.”


208. "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt


209. "I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali


210. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson


211. “I find that the harder I work , the more luck I seem to have.”


212. “People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.” — Frederick Douglass


213. “Wrote my way out of the hood...thought my way out of poverty! Don't tell me that knowledge isn't power. Education changes everything.”


214. "Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."—Tony Robbins, American author, and speaker


215. “It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


216. “If everyday you keep getting better, you end up being the best.”


217. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to try to take it all away from you.” — Mark Cuban


218. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” — Michael Phelps


219. "Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work” — Peter F. Drucker


220. "The one thing I’ve learned in the last ten years is that successful artists don’t get paid to write and sing songs, they get paid for the psychological roller coaster they’re going to have to ride. That’s the hard work.” – Enrique Iglesias


221. "With hard work and dedication, anything is possible."— Timothy Weah


222. “Everything that we enjoy is a result of someone's hard work. Some work is visible and other work goes unseen, but both are equally important. Some people stop working as soon as they find a job. Regardless of the unemployment statistics, it is hard to find good people to work. Many people don't understand the difference between idle time and leisure time. Idle time amounts to wasting or stealing time; leisure time is earned. Procrastinating amounts to not working.


223. “Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” — Joseph Barbara


224. “If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock.” — Claude McDonald


225. “How well you like hard work often depends on whether you are doing it or paying for it.”


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


227. "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."— Muhammad Ali, Black professional boxer and activist


228. “Hard work is an essential element in tracking down and perfecting a strategy or in executing it.” — Charlie Munger


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


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


231. "All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work."— Calvin Coolidge


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


233. "The future depends on what you do today."— Mahatma Gandhi


234. "There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you – unless your potion is hard work.” – Jeffrey Gitomer


235. “It is a pity that doing one's best does not always answer.”


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


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


238. "Sometimes, you have to give up. Sometimes, knowing when to give up, when to try something else, is genius. Giving up doesn’t mean stopping. Don’t ever stop."— Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike


239. “Does the work get easier once you know what you are doing?"


240. “A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have in fact used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard worker is just as dysfunctional as the sloth.”


241. "A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn."— Helen Keller, author, disability rights advocate, political activist


242. "The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream."— Tommy Hilfiger


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


244. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” — Calvin Coolidge


245. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.“ — Winston Churchill


246. “Everything yields to diligence”


247. “It is hard work to be the mother of many pigs.”


248. “The choice, as he saw it, was this: You give up or you work for change. “What’s better for us?” Barack called to the people gathered in the room. “Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”


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


250. "You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.” – Haile Gebrselassie


251. “A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.”


252. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” — Vince Lombardi


253. “People.. were poor not because they were stupid or lazy. They worked all day long, doing complex physical tasks. They were poor because the financial institution in the country did not help them widen their economic base.”


254. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."— Colin Powell, first Black Secretary of State


255. “The goal is not simply to ‘work hard, play hard.’ The goal is to make our work and our play indistinguishable.” — Simon Sinek


256. "Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential."— Winston Churchill


257. "The only thing standing between you and outrageous success is continuous progress."— Dan Waldschmidt, business strategist


258. "I believe in hard work. I think that everything flows out of that.” – Aisha Tyler


259. “The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.”


260. "When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn't an option. It's a necessity."— Steve Pavlina


261. "I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."— Michael Jordan, Black professional basketball player


262. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” — Maya Angelou


263. “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.” — Henry Ford


264. "Without labor, nothing prospers."— Sophocles


265. "The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it."― Epicurus, Greek philosopher


266. "Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success."— Virat Kohli


267. "Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life."— Tyler Perry


268. “On this Thursday take nothing for granted. Look around and show gratitude for your work, your family, and your friends.” — Theodore W. Higginsworth


269. "It's not about money or connections. It's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone."— Mark Cuban


270. “I work hard. But I play hard, too.” — Pitbull


271. “Work hard. Play hard. Be kind.” — Harry Styles


272. "I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.” ― Maria Bartiromo


273. "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop."— Confucius


274. "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich


275. "Everyone I know who is having success in film right now is there because of persistence."— Jay Duplass


276. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” — Colin Powell


277. “Success is a journey, not a destination.” — Arthur Ashe


278. "Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.” ― Helen Hanson


279. "Slight persistent effort can move you successfully forward in anything you do."— Kelli Wilson


280. “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” — Jim Rohn


281. "The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work."— Harry Golden


282. "Everyone’s like, ‘overnight sensation.’ It’s not overnight. It’s years of hard work.” – Margot Robbie


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


284. “I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for.”


285. "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.” – Steve Jobs


286. "Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Unknown


287. "You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself."— Alan Alda, actor


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


289. "Do or do not. There is no try."— Yoda


290. “If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.” — Barak Obama


291. “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.”


292. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


293. “University, he said quietly. It sounded like a dream; it tasted like damnation.”


294. "Believe in yourself, work hard, work smart and passionately present your best self to the world."— Hill Harper


295. "Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."— Booker T. Washington


296. "I learned the value of hard work by working hard."— Margaret Mead


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


298. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."— Robert Collier, author


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


300. "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."— Newt Gingrich


301. "There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits."— Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmer


302. "Talent is nothing without persistence."— Dean Crawford


303. "If you start thinking you are good at something, that's often the day you stop trying to be better and open the back door for someone to come after you. That's why we always aim higher. We never feel like we're done."— Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox


304. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."— Walt Disney, founder of Walt Disney World


305. "There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.” – Derek Jeter


306. "Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” ― Ben Carson


307. "Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition.” – John Smith


308. "I have achieved everything through either hard work or luck.” – Sandra Bullock


309. "You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day."— Marian Wright Edelman, Black activist for children's rights


310. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan


311. “If you continue to work hard, success will follow you.”


312. “Plant your tiny seeds and keep watering them every day. Soon, they’ll grow.”


313. "Great companies are built in the office, with hard work put in by a team."— Emily Chang


314. "Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to require the most from you."— Caroline Myss


315. “Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.”


316. “Pleasure” is different from “happiness”. It has its own definition. Pleasure may or may not come from hard work; Pleasure may or may not come from sin; However, happiness is always divine and comes from fulfillment!”


317. "What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” – Margaret Thatcher


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


319. "Great companies are built in the office, with hard work put in by a team.” – Emily Chang


320. ‘There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas A. Edison


321. “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.” — Malcolm Gladwell


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


323. "Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig."— Malcolm Gladwell, journalist, speaker, and author


324. “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” — Bill Gates


325. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” — Stephen King


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


327. "On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire."— Larry D. Turner


328. "The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work."— Mark Twain


329. “We often want quick answers, quick results, instant rewards, and that’s normal in our high tech, instant, Google driven world.


330. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder


331. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offers new beginnings 52 times a year!” — David Dweck


332. “A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint.” — Sarah Price


333. "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."— Walter Elliot


334. "Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” — Jerry Rice


335. “Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.” — Lou Holtz


336. "A man can make what he wants of himself if he truly believes that he must be ready for hard work and many heartbreaks."— Thurgood Marshall


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


338. "Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” — Iain Duncan Smith


339. "It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.” — Mark Cuban


340. "Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work."— Joseph Barbara


341. “Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.” — Sam Altman


342. "Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz


343. “It’s hard to beat a person who doesn’t give up.” — Babe Ruth


344. "It’s so freeing, it’s beautiful in a way, to have a great failure, there’s nowhere to go but up.” — David Lynch, co-creater of Twin Peaks


345. “Hard work makes you feel good because you have accomplished something.”


346. “Work harder than you think you did yesterday.” — Alex Elle


347. “Sometimes there's not a better way. Sometimes there's only the hard way.”


348. “If you love the work you are doing, then you will love Tuesday!” — Catherine Pulsifer


349. “If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” — Malcolm X


350. “When hard work goes out of the door, poverty comes in at the window.”


351. “Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.”


352. “Only I have no luck any more. But who knows? Maybe today. Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”


353. “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.”


354. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” — Olin Miller


355. "It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up."— Babe Ruth, former professional baseball player


356. “At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” — Kevin Hart


357. “The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself.” — Dwayne Johnson


358. “I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.” — Maria Bartiromo


359. "Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want.” — Prabakaran Thirumalai


360. "Hard work is an essential element in tracking down and perfecting a strategy or in executing it.” — Charlie Munger


361. "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is hard work.” – Stephen King


362. "Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm, and genuine people.” ― Tena Desae


363. "Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I'm not feeling my best, I ask myself, 'What are you going to do about it?' I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me."— Beyoncé Knowles


364. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” — Bobby Unser


365. "Without labor nothing prospers."— Sophocles


366. "Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson


367. “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.”


368. "If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all."— Michelangelo, sculptor and painter


369. "If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it."— Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX


370. "When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” – Steve Pavlina


371. "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."— Maya Angelou


372. "To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession.” – Walt Disney


373. “The common man prays, 'I want a cookie right now!' And God responds, 'If you'd listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies.”


374. "I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as a nation, and it's a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy."— Mike Rowe, actor, and producer


375. "Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come."— Dwayne Johnson


376. “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.”


377. "Be prepared, work hard and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have."— Ed Bradley


378. "I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday."— Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the U.S.


379. “You can perhaps, in a number of circumstances, tell yourself that you can't have more than you have until you do better than you're doing, but by all means steer clear of its reverse, the creed of defeat, in saying that you can't do better than you're doing until you can have more than you have.”


380. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn


381. "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, author


382. “When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts.” — Bo Bennett


383. “I never took a day off in my 20s. Not one.” — Bill Gates


384. "The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."— Muhammad Ali, Black professional boxer and activist


385. “The strength of individual greatness makes a great team.”


386. “With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.” — Timothy Weah


387. “Practice hard, train hard, work hard, and play harder.” — Alcurtis Turner


388. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."— Vidal Sassoon, hairdressing business tycoon


389. “Don’t work for recognition but do work worthy of recognition.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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


391. "You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain."— Tom Hiddleston


392. "It’s definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it’s also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don’t know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.” – Christina Aguilera


393. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill


394. "Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."— Oprah Winfrey, media mogul


395. “Success necessitates sacrifice.”


396. "Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose."— G.K. Nielson


397. “You got the eggs in you; the world is fully ready to celebrate the chicks out of your laying labour. Never give up. Go and breed! Go and breed great dreams.”


398. "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."— Isaac Newton, mathematician, physicist, and author


399. “By working hard, you get to play hard guilt-free.” ­— Jim Rohn


400. "Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Liane Cardes


401. "When you do more than you’ paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do."— Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker


402. "If you're in a job that you hate, don't be scared of seeking out something that might be riskier. Anything can turn into something with passion and hard work.” — Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble


403. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Pele


404. "Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.” — Sam Altman


405. "We learned about dignity and decency, that how hard you work matters more than how much you make, that helping others means more than just getting ahead of yourself."— Michelle Obama


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


407. “Make a Friday a day to celebrate work well done that you can be proud of knowing that you just didn’t put in the time to the next paycheck.” — Byron Pulsifer


408. “With hard work, you can get fire out of a stone.”


409. “The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.” — Gabby Douglas


410. "Do not whine... Do not complain. Work harder."— Joan Didion


411. “…By the time Thursday rolls around, you stay in, and you work, and you don’t go out because it’s horrible.” — El-P


412. “Hard work pays off if you’re patient enough to see it through.” — Michael Chandler


413. "Every beautiful mind has great dreams, but rarely is anyone ever ready to work hard for their dreams.” ― Terry Mark


414. “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession.” — Conor McGregor


415. “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.”


416. “The big talent is persistence.” — Octavia E. Butler


417. “To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession.” — Walt Disney


418. “Barking hard work, being a boy.”


419. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard."— Tim Notke, basketball coach


420. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” — David Bly


421. “Your attitude is either the lock on or key to your door of success.” — Denis Waitley


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


423. “When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.” — Theodore Roosevelt


424. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.” – Mahatma Gandhi


425. “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.”


426. “Too many irons, not enough fire.”


427. “Look to your right... It is the path back home. If you choose, you can take it. It is safe, easy, and comfortable. You do not have to work out or fight or do anything else you do not want to...


428. “Some people dream of SUCCESS while other wake up and work hard at it.”


429. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon


430. “I’ve always had a ‘Work hard, play hard’ attitude to life – I still do – but sometimes you get involved in something that needs a calm, methodical approach.” — Damian Lewis


431. “Hard work always pays off, whatever you do.” — Dustin Lynch


432. “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” — Robert Frost


433. “Hope doesn’t guarantee anything; hard work does.”


434. “Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work.” — David Ogilvy


435. "You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” – Alan Alda


436. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” — Kevin-Prince Boateng


437. "Irrespective of whether you have the talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn’t mean anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize.” — Virat Kohli


438. "Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable


439. “You’ll never achieve real success unless you like what you’re doing.” — Dale Carnegie


440. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke


441. “When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” — Steve Pavlina


442. “Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean


443. “What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old.”


444. "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."— Thomas Paine, American Founding Father


445. “When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’” — Don Marquis


446. "If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.. Follow your Dreams.” – Jane Goodall


447. “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy”


448. “Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.​” — Homer Simpson


449. "Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals.” – Larry Hagman


450. “My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.” — Mark Warner


451. "With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.” — Antoine Griezmann


452. "Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it.” – Ryan Allis


453. “It’s Thursday and it really feels like a Thursday. Sometimes things just work out.” — Demetri Martin


454. "I believe destiny and hard work go hand in hand. I was studying to be an engineer when my mom and my brother sent my pictures for the Miss India contest. I didn’t even know about it. If that isn’t destiny, what is?” – Priyanka Chopra


455. “If you want to be successful, find out what the price is and then pay it.” — Scott Adam


456. "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."— Charles R. Swindoll, author and educator


457. “Try not to leave your work for someone else to do. If possible, carry the work of someone and add it to yours. That's a trait of leaders!”


458. “What is earned with hard labor is eaten with pleasure.”


459. "You are not your resume, you are your work.” – Seth Godin


460. "If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love."— Barack Obama


461. "Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us."— Susan L. Taylor, journalist


462. “Leaders are not born, but made as a result of hard work”


463. "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."— Albert Einstein, physicist


464. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."— Dale Carnegie


465. “Much effort, much prosperity.” – Euripides


466. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."— Wayne Gretzky


467. "Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” — Gordon B. Hinckley


468. “I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” — Ray Bradbury


469. “Without labor, nothing prospers.” – Sophocles


470. “Do not let your good ideas to spend your brain energy, do it with all the effort because the shadow of the success can become a reality only with hard work.”


471. "If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time."— Steve Jobs, co-Founder of Apple Inc.


472. "Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you."— Jeffrey Gitomer


473. “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.”


474. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder


475. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” — Newt Gingrich


476. "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."— Walter Elliot, British politician


477. "A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.” — Ralph Lauren


478. “Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” — Iain Duncan Smith


479. “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.”


480. “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” — Jesse Owens


481. "Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” – Mahatma Gandhi


482. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” — Ariana Huffington


483. "Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."— F. Scott Fitzgerald, author


484. "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."— George Bernard Shaw, playwright


485. “Life balance is a myth. It’s an illusion and the very pursuit of it is driving us crazy. For me it’s about proportion – it’s really a work hard/play hard equation.” — Danielle LaPorte


486. "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."— Pele


487. "Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.” – Beyonce Knowles


488. “No one ever drowned in sweat.”


489. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien


490. “Somebody said the key to life is to work hard, play hard, rest hard, and I’ve pretty much adopted that.” — James Patterson


491. “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.”


492. "Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them."— Ann Landers


493. "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."— Arthur Ashe


494. "The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison


495. "Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come."— Dwayne"The Rock"Johnson, actor


496. “If you have talent and you work long and hard at it, anything in the world can be yours.”


497. “Be like water,


498. “The reward for good work is more work.” — Francesca Elisia


499. “Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”


500. "Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.” ― Simon Sinek

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