Inspirational Quotes About Hard Work
Are you looking for quotes about how hard work leads to success? When work is challenging, it can be helpful to read advice on how to succeed. Review these motivational and inspirational quotes from creators, achievers, entrepreneurs, authors, heroes, and others who provide inspiration for effort at work.
Success isn't always easy, and the road to achieving it can be bumpy. Even some of the world's most successful - and famous - people, including JK Rowling, Steve Jobs, and Oprah Winfrey, lost their jobs and overcame challenges before they became someone whose name almost everyone would recognize.
Failing can even be a motivator that helps guide future success. When you have to struggle to overcome challenges, it can help you work even harder to achieve your goals.
Enjoy these quotes about working hard and learning from your failures - and successes.
Quotes About Hard Work
"Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed." — Michelle Obama
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." — Colin Powell
“Believe you can and you're half way there.” — Theodore Roosevelt
"It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done." — Nelson Mandela
“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
“Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” — Steve Jobs
"Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on." — Hillary Clinton
“You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down.” — Steve Jobs
“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
“If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” — Bill Clinton
“If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.” — Bill Gates
“It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Thomas Jefferson
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” — Newt Gingrich
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” — Stephen King
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill
“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth
“The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.” — Barack Obama
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — Barack Obama
“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” — Thomas A. Edison
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” ― Newt Gingrich
“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
"It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." — Bill Gates
“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 it should get you pretty near.” — Margaret Thatcher
“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” — Booker T. Washington
“When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.” — George Bernard Shaw
“ Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. Ann Landers
“For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.” — Jessica Savitch
“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” — Gordon B. Hinckley
“I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” — Larry Bird
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” — Ralph Marston
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