27 Hard Work Quotes

Quotes About Hard Work That Will Motivate You Today


by Kayla Ezinga

Sometimes, you just need a little motivation to get you going in the morning. These are some of our favorite quotes about hard work that get us psyched for the day!

 

1. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

 

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

 

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

 

4. “Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

9. “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

 

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

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

 

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

 

13. “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

 

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

 

15. “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

 

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

 

17. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

 

18. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

 

19. “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

20. “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

21. “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

 

22. “The only thing standing between you and outrageous success is continuous progress.” – Dan Waldschmidt

 

23. “You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training.” – Tom Hopkins

 

24. “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” – Zig Ziglar

 

25. “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

 

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


27. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie