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If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational HARD WORK QUOTES then you have come to the right place!


When most people hear the phrase HARD WORK they either cringe, pretend they didn’t hear you or shirk away in order to avoid the responsibility.

Me do hard work?

Not if I don’t have to!

Am I right? Sadly yes…but rather than make me feel satisfied (that I picked the most common response so easily), that reality is SERIOUSLY SAD!

Here’s the truth:




Seriously, don’t believe me?

Then take the time to read the following quotes about hard work from 100 great people who know better.


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Without further ado, here they are: the 100 most inspirational HARD WORK QUOTES…


1 – There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs.  Zig Ziglar

2 – Self- belief and hard work will always earn you success. Virat Kohli

3 – The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest. Deepika Padukone

4 – Nothing worth having comes easy.

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

6 – The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Steve Jobs

7 – Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. David Bly

8 – If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat. Hershel Walker

9 – Opportunities are usually disguise as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.  Ann Landers 

10 – When people ask “what do you do?” answer: “whatever it takes.”



11 – Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there. Unknown

12 – You can’t have a million dollar dream on a minimum wage work ethic. Unknown

13 – Hard work isn’t a punishment; it’s a gift. Frank Sonnenberg

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

15 – I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. Estee Lauder

16 – Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.  Robert Half

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

18 – Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Tim Notke

19 – Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way. Mary E. Pearson

20 – I learned the value of hard work by working hard. Margaret Mead



21 – 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

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

23 – If you can’t outplay them, outwork them. Ben Hogan

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

25 – Do not whine. Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone. Joan Didion

26 – If it was easy everyone would do it.

27 – Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. Augusta F. Kantra 

28 – Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. Kevin Durant

29 – If you get tired learned to rest, not quit.

30 – What is hard work? It takes strength, energy, and stress to truly care about others enough to place oneself last, but it is easy to wrap oneself up and selfishly scramble on the heads of others. Criss Jami


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31 – There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance. Cesar Chavez

32 – There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success. Heather Bresch

33 – We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded. Neil deGrasse Tyson

34 – All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point. Eric Thomas

35 – 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

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

37 – 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

38 – A good idea is about ten per cent and implementation and hard work and luck is 90 percent. Guy Kawasaki

39 – Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. Ann Landers

40 – Without hard work nothing grows but weeds. Gordon B. Hinckley



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

42 – I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.  Thomas Jefferson

43 – 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

44 – 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

45 – To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge. Summer Sanders

46 – Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.  Virat Kohli

47 – Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. Unknown

48 – Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. Jim Rohn

49 – Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strengths lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur

50 – Nothing can subtract hard work from success, only add to it.  Manjunath Harlapur


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51 – Power means happiness, power means hard work and sacrifice. Beyonce Knowles

52 – 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

53 – There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting. Hope Hicks

54 – Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Alex Rodriguez

55 – The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.  Jimmy Johnson

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

57 – I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen Covey

58 – Hard work always wins in the end. Lucas Till

59 – Hard work makes you feel good because you have accomplished something. Alcurtis Turner

60 – Luck is great but most of life is hard work. Iain Duncan Smith



61 – Work hard in silence; let your success be your noise.  Frank Ocean

62 – 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

63 – 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

64 – Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far. Gary Vaynerchuk

65 – From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance. Luke Bryan

66 – It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them. Boris Johnson

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

68 – Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard then succeed on purpose. G. K. Nelson

69 – When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it’s a lot of hard work and patience. You can’t play for five or ten years and be a legend. It takes longer than that. Burning Spear

70 – The first one gets the oyster; the second one gets the shell. Andrew Carnegie



71 – Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy. Barack Obama

72 – Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. Mohandas Gandhi

73 – Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better. John Carmack

74 – The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. Harry Golden

75 – The only way to the top is by persistent, intelligent, hard work. A. T. Mercier

76 – Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.  Lucille Ball

77 – To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do. Manoj Arora

78 – It’s true hard work never killed anybody but I figure, why take the chance? Ronald Reagan

79 – Life is compared to a marathon but I think it is more like being a sprinter: long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. Michael Johnson

80 – There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills



81 – My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. Abraham Lincoln

82 – The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. Tommy Lasorda

83 – All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. Pope Paul VI

84 – Some things are made by destiny, yes; other things by hard work, but quality you don’t learn. Quality you are born with. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

85 –Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses. Kobe Bryant 

86 – When you think about your heritage, you think about toughness and hard work. Jeff Garcia

87 – The first and the best victory is to conquer self. Plato

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

89 – I’m thankful because all the hard work and sacrifices were worth it in the end. WizKid

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



91 – Without labor nothing prospers. Sophocles

92 – The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness and common sense. Thomas Edison

93 – Success isn’t given, it is earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear. Nike

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

95 – Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. Peter Drucker

96 – 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

97 – Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means work hard. Keep up the good work. Kevin Eubanks

98 – No shortcuts. You need to work for it.

99 – Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln

100 – 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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