100 Best Motivational Work Hard Quotes

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Here are the 100 best motivational work hard quotes that will inspire you to work harder than you ever thought possible.

Because in the end: “Nothing will work unless you do!”

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100 Motivational Quotes:

  1. nobody need wait a single moment image“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
    — Anne Frank
  2. “The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.”
    –  Anonymous
  3. “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.”
    – Chinese Proverb
  4. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
    – Confucius
  5. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
    – George Herbert
  6. luck preparation meeting opportunity image“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”
    – Seneca
  7. “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. 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
  8. “If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up.”
    – Laurie Notaro
  9. “Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.”
    –  James F. Byrnes
  10. “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
  11. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
    – Steve Jobs
  12. Work hard, be kind image“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”
    – Conan O’Brien
  13. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”
    – David Bly
  14. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”
    – Dwayne Johnson
  15. “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.”
    – Indira Gandhi
  16. “At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.”
    – Erin Cummings
  17. you are right ford image“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!”
    – Henry Ford
  18. “Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result.”
    – Alia Bhatt
  19. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
    ― Mark Twain
  20. difference ordinary and extraordinary image“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
    – Jimmy Johnson
  21. “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.”
    – Leah LaBelle
  22. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
    – Alexander Graham Bell
  23. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
    – Stephen KingFor More Read: 109 Best Famous Quotes About Life »
  24. “Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.”
    – Byron Dorgan
  25. “Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.”
    – Jahangir Khan
  26. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”
    — Earl Nightingale
  27. work hard and do your best image“If you work hard and you do your best, you can do anything.”
    – Erin Heatherton
  28. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
    – Thomas Jefferson
  29. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
    —Dr. Robert Schuller
  30. “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.”
    – Derek Jeter
  31. “I think it’s important to always keep professional and surround yourself with good people, work hard, and be nice to everyone.”
    – Caroline Winberg
  32. “You are not your resume, you are your work.”
    – Seth Godin
  33. “You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.”
    — Irish Proverb
  34. Formula for success image“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”
    – J. Paul Getty
  35. “Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.”
    – Haile Gebrselassie
  36. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
    – Michael JordanFor More Read: 100 Best Inspirational Quotes »
  37. “Without labor nothing prospers.”
    – Sophocles
  38. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
    – Thomas Edison
  39. “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
  40. “You just don’t luck into things. You build them step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.”
    – Barbara Bush
  41. “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
  42. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
    – Wayne Gretzky
  43. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games image“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”
    – Babe Ruth
  44. “The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.”
    – Andrew Carnegie
  45. “Hard work pays off – hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to be beat.”
    – Robert Griffin III
  46. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
    – Mohandas Gandhi
  47. “A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.”
    – Alistair Cook
  48. “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”
    – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  49. There is no try Image“Do or do not. There is no try.”
    – Yoda
  50. “I’ve missed more than 9000 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
  51. “Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.”
    – Iain Duncan Smith
  52. “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
  53. “Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.”
    – Ann Landers
  54. “Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.”
    – Donovan Bailey
  55. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
    – Colin Powell
  56. secrets of success will not work unless you do image“All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.”
    – Unknown
  57. “I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.”
    – Derek JeterFor More Read: 100 Best Encouraging Quotes »
  58. “People inspire you or they drain you – pick them wisely.”
    – Hans F. Hansen
  59. “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”
    – Theodore Isaac Rubin
  60. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
    – Lou Holtz
  61. “There is no substitute for hard work.”
    – Thomas A. Edison
  62. “Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”
    – Paul Hawken
  63. you can fly image“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
    – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  64. “Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.”
    – Edward Gibbon
  65. “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”
    – Ray KrocFor More Read: The 129 Best Inspirational Love Quotes »
  66. “Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you.”
    – Phillip Sweet
  67. “While you’re going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work, pretend you feel satisfied. Tell yourself you had a good day. Walk through the corridors with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy will radiate. If you act like you’re having fun, you’ll find you are having fun.”
    – Jean Chatzky
  68. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
    – Plato
  69. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”
    – Denis Waitley
  70. “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
    – Seth Godin
  71. “I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.”
    – Jim Carrey
  72. “That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
    – Steve Jobs
  73. “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”
    – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  74. “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”
    – Virat Kohli
  75. working hard image“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”
    – Margaret Mead
  76. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
    – Thomas A. Edison
  77. “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.”
    – Gever Tulley
  78. “Be patient, work hard and consistently, have faith in your writing, and don’t be afraid to listen to constructive criticism.”
    – Jonathan Galassi
  79. “The best way out is always through.”
    – Robert Frost
  80. “Work hard. Through determination and self-focus and discipline, you can accomplish anything.”
    – Kimberly Guilfoyle
  81. “Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life. A.”
    – P. J. Abdul Kalam
  82. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”
    – Arnold Palmer
  83. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”
    – Elon Musk
  84. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
    — Stephen CoveyFor More Read: 75 Best Life Quotes »
  85. “If I don’t feel confident about my body, I’m not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It’s all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it’s fitness or whatever. It’s about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.”
    – Kim Kardashian
  86. “The Pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”
    – John Maxwell
  87. I work hard every day image“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day.”
    – Wayne Gretzky
  88. “Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.”
    – Brad Henry
  89. “Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”
    – A.C. Benson
  90. “Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
    – Sasha Cohen
  91. “Just be yourself. Be honest, work towards a goal, and you’ll achieve it.”
    – Emraan Hashmi
  92. “I’m proud of my hard work. Working hard won’t always lead to the exact things we desire. There are many things I’ve wanted that I haven’t always gotten. But, I have a great satisfaction in the blessings from my mother and father, who instilled a great work ethic in me both personally and professionally.”
    – Tamron Hall
  93. “Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.”
    – Campbell Scott
  94. sweat, determination and hard work image“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
    – Colin Powell
  95. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
    – Beverly Sills
  96. “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.”
    – Abraham Lincoln
  97. “If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.”
    – Noel Coward
  98. “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”
    – Thomas A. Edison
  99. “All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point.”
    – Eric Thomas
  100. “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
  101. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
    – Plato
  102. I admire work, dedication, competence image“I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.”
    – Ayrton Senna
  103. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing… that’s why we recommend it daily.”
    – Zig Ziglar

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  1. My favorite one is quote 57. from Derek Jeter. Doubt me hatters…

  2. Hard work is the main ingredient for success. Show me a successful person and I show you someone who worked hard.. I believe there are no exceptions.

  3. Ayrton Senna is my idol, is that wrong, as he himself had no idols?
    Puts things into perspective. My favorite quote of him is: “I am not designed to come second or third. I am designed to win.”
    What a man and what we can learn from him.

  4. Thanks for all these quotes. I felt so tired today, but after reading all these quotes it’s time to work hard. I will read this everyday. because well, motivation doesn’t last!

  5. Keep on rocking with these quotes, they are motivating, inspirational and what not…
    Keep it up.

  6. One of my favorite quotes is: Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up!

    I work my ass of and never give up that is why I will succeed. Mark my words and my name.

  7. My number one quote is by Patty Berg: What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
    I also love number 61.

  8. Pelé the greatest football player of all time is my hero. And his quote ‘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.’ couldn’t be more true.

  9. My favorite quotes are 1, 2, 10, 23 and 75. You gotta work hard.

  10. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’

    by the one and only Muhammad Ali!

  11. What a great list. I would have never thought I read motivational advice by Kim Kardashian. That’s a first.