139+ Best Hard Work Quotes to Unlock Your Power

Inspirational hard work quotes are universal nuggets of wisdom and may help shift your perspective.

Whatever your philosophy about life is, I am sure that one of these profound hard work quotes is sure to resonate with you. Also, they help you structure and reflect upon your daily thoughts and problems.

Here, we’ve rounded up the best powerful hard work quotes:

Motivational Hard Work Quotes

A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well. Frederick Douglass

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas

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

No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American. Anthony Bourdain

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

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

I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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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

The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! Marvin Phillip

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. Dolly Parton

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

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

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. Michael Phelps

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Calvin Coolidge

The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible. Charles Kingsleigh

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

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Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Seneca

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

Someday is not a day of the week. Janet Daily

The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action. Alexander Graham Bell

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. Colin Powell

Famous Hard Work Quotes

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Jim Rohn

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

Don’t give up. The beginning is always the hardest. Life rewards those who work hard at it. Unknown

Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. Gail Devers

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

Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. Steve Jobs

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt

You must tell yourself, No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it. Les Brown.

Without labor, nothing prospers. Sophocles

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There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you  unless your potion is hard work. Jeffrey Gitomer

Self-Belief and hard work will always earn you success. Virat Kohli

It’s not about money or connections  it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone. Mark Cuban

I have achieved everything through either hard work or luck. Sandra Bullock

If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way. Jane Goodall

Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden

Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands. Japanese Proverb

Success is dependent upon the glands  sweat glands. Zig Ziglar

Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls  family, health, friends, and integrity  are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. Gary Keller

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. Brian Tracy

Touring is a tough plane to get off the ground, and it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of investments. G-Eazy

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. Arianna Huffington

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen R. Covey

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. James A. Garfield

Quotes About Hard Work

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler

I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out. Theodore Roosevelt

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. Denzel Washington

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

Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals. Larry Hagman

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

The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty. Alex Spanos

When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all. Theodore Roosevelt

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

This is the real secret of life  to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. Alan Watts

I’m a firm believer in if you work hard, you should play hard. So, I try to keep my life as balanced as possible to keep my sanity. Alicia Sacramone

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Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first steps to succeeding. Jim Valvano

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

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey

You’re never a loser until you quit trying. Mike Ditka

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

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain

There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices, and persistence. Michelle Obama

Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning. Charles de Lint

You will never plow a field if you only turn it over in your mind. Irish Proverb

In any given moment we have two options. To step forward into growth or to step back into safety. Abraham Maslow

People from all walks of life and all over the world look at me and know my humble beginnings and know that everything I’ve done has been through hard work. People respect me as a marketer and brand builder. Sean Combs

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests. Sheryl Sandberg

It feels like my hard work has paid off, but at the same time, I still have the impostor, you know, syndrome. I still feel like I’m going to wake up, and everybody’s going to see me for the hack I am. Viola Davis

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

Short Hard Work Quotes

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho

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

How long you can continue to be good at something is how much you believe in yourself and how much hard work you do with the training. Jason Statham

Hard work always pays off, whatever you do. Dustin Lynch

A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things. Ralph Lauren

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

Hard work pays off. The harder you work, the more people will notice. Sydney Sweeney

Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. Larry Bird

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Talent without working hard is nothing. Cristiano Ronaldo

The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does. Gabby Douglas

I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work. Greg Behrendt

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. Henry Ford

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

Confidence and Hard-work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you a successful person. Abdul Kalam

Talent is nothing without dedication and discipline, and dedication and discipline is a talent in itself. Luke Campbell

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

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien

Hard work pays off if you’re patient enough to see it through. Michael Chandler

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

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

What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time. Don Zimmer

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

Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile. Dean Kamen

Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Malcolm Gladwell

Most Inspiring Hard Work Quotes

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. Ted Williams

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to. Jim Henson

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

I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready, and that gives me peace of mind. Peyton Manning

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up. Vince Lombardi

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

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss. Doug Williams

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I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali

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

Most people give up when they are about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from the winning touchdown. Ross Perot

Everyone’s like, ‘overnight sensation.’ It’s not overnight. It’s years of hard work. Margot Robbie

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. Thomas A. Edison

It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Rocky Balboa

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential. Liane Cardes

Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition. John Smith

You can’t just will your dreams to come true. You have to work hard. You have to give ’em wings, arms, legs…whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. Dolly Parton

Choices and decisions must be supported by your passion, resolve, and a productive work ethic. If these meet opportunity your success has finally come. Archibald Marwizi

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

Face your problems head-on. Do what you have to do to take care of it. Develop a good work ethic. George Chuvalo

Give your dreams all you’ve got, and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James

Every beautiful mind has great dreams, but rarely is anyone ever ready to work hard for their dreams. Terry Mark

Enjoy life, study hard, play hard, be kind to other people, set high standards, and don’t be afraid to say ‘No.‘ Nia Long

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. Steve Jobs

All good work requires self-revelation. Sidney Lumet

The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! Marvin Phillips

Perseverance, the secret of all triumphs. Victor Hugo

Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life. Tyler Perry

Dreams are not easy. Dreams are painful. They force work and commitment. They are challenging and motivating. Robert Kiyosaki

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. Dan Gable