Thursday, 10 August 2017

37 Inspiring Quotes About Working Hard and Achieving Big Things

In honor of hard workers everywhere, here are some of the most inspiring quotes about working hard and watching it pay off.

Here are 37 quotes about hard work.

1. "I would rather have one article a day of this sort; and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent a whole day's hard work in the way of concentrated, intense thinking and revision, polish of style, weighing of words."
--Joseph Pulitzer

2. "TV's hard work. I don't know how the hell Angela Lansbury survived doing 'Murder, She Wrote' all those years."
--Christopher Meloni

3. "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

4. "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

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

6. "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

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7. "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

8. "I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."
-- Mario Cuomo

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

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

11. "Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice."
--Beyonce Knowles

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

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

14. "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

15. "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.

16. "Education, actual learning--it is hard work. It's very personal. Your parents don't teach you anything. Your teachers don't teach you anything. The government doesn't teach you anything. You read it. You don't understand it; you read it again. You break a pencil and read it again."
--Dean Kamen

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17. "It's hard work making movies. It's like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it's emotional, tense work. If you don't really love it, then it ain't worth it."
--George Lucas

18. "Composing music is hard work." --John Williams

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

20. "If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all." -- Michelangelo

21. "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

22. "My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another." --Sargent Shriver

23. "I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work." --Jerry Rice

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

25. "I'm a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it's frivolous or superficial, but it's not that way at all. It's actually very hard work." --Donatella Versace

26. "I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it" -- Thomas Jefferson

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

28. "Movies are hard work. The public doesn't see that. The critics don't see it. But they're a lot of work. A lot of work." --Robert De Niro

29. "My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later." --Douglas Preston

30. "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

31. "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

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32. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." -- Babe Ruth

 33. "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." --Abraham Lincoln

34. "It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant." --Katarina Witt

35. Performance-wise, you really need to be down in the trenches; you need to do the hard work, for a lot of reasons: To build yourself as a performer, to get a sense of the audience, to work hard and to wonder, 'Do I really want to do this?'" --Joan Jett

36. "I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I've talked to coal miners, and that's really hard work." --William Shatner

37. "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

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