Hard Work Quotes To Fire You Up For Greatness

Here are 53 hard work quotes to inspire you to work diligently toward your goals. 

You may have heard the phrase, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Hard work is the foundation of success. While we may not be able to control whether we have talent, we can control whether we put in the effort to succeed.

Being a hard worker when you are not seeing results is the hardest thing to do. The best way I would suggest to become a hard worker is to set a long-term goal and break it down into short-term goals.

Give yourself a short period of time to work towards your short-term goal and then give yourself another short period of time to work towards your next short-term goal. When you reach your first goal, give yourself a small break from your current goal as a reward for your success before moving on to the next one.

No matter what you want to achieve in life, success is impossible without hard work. You can have all of the intelligence, creativity, and talent in the world, but if you do not have the willingness to work hard, then you will fail. 

Hard Work Quotes

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

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

3. “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.” -Kobe Bryant

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

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

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

7. “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

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

9. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”  – Steve Jobs

10. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

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

Short Work Hard Quotes

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

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

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

15. “Hard work always pays off, whatever you do.” – Dustin Lynch

16. “Desire is not enough, we must do the work.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

17. “There is no substitute for hard work.” –  Thomas A. Edison

18. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

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

20. “A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.” – Ralph Lauren

21. “With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.” – Timothy Weah

22. “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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23. “With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.” – Antoine Griezmann

24. “Work hard, keep your nose clean, and just stick around.” – Clint Eastwood

Inspirational Hard Work Quotes

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

26. “Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.” – Helen Hanson

27. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “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

29. “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

30. “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.” – Marian Wright Edelman

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

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

33. “Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” – Haile Gebrselassie

34. “It takes hard work, dedication, discipline and a positive attitude to get to the top – in business or in sports.” – George Blanda

35. “When you do more than you’ paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.” – Zig Ziglar

36. “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

37. “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

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

39. “If you have a dream, it’s definitely achievable through hard work, through dedication, sacrifice, everything.” – Carli Lloyd

40. “Effective networking isn’t a result of luck – it requires hard work and persistence.” – Lewis Howes

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

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

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

44. “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

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

46. “If you work for it, you’ll deserve what comes. Hard work.” – DeMar DeRozan

47. “Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.” – Julia Gillard

48. “I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.” – Charles Evans Hughes

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

50. “No matter how talented you are or naturally gifted you are, there’s no substitute to hard work if you got to maintain standards.” – Rohit Sharma

51. “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

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52. “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” – Ben Carson

53. “You will have ups and downs – but believe anything is possible. With hard work, it can come off.” – Geraint Thomas

We hope you enjoyed our article about hard work quotes. Even when you want to give up, keep moving forward and you will eventually reach your goals.

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