500 Work Ethic Quotes

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Work Ethic Quotes

1. “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” – Donald Trump

2. “You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin’ up. Plain and simple.” – James Dashner

3. “Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, “I did it before, so I can do it again.” – Idowu Koyenikan

4. “It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.” – Michael Grant

5. “Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever.” – Idowu Koyenikan

6. “Perfect is the enemy of good.” – Voltaire

7. “What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.” – Jason Fried

8. “It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

9. “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.” – Malcolm Gladwell

10. “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo

11. “[On writing:] “There’s a great quote by Julius Irving that went, ‘Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.” – David Halberstam

12. “… there are people who try to look as if they are doing a good and thorough job, and then there are the people who actually damn well do it, for its own sake.” – John D. MacDonald

13. “The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.” – Habeeb Akande

14. “Some say if you want success surround yourself with successful people. I say if you want true and lasting success surround yourself with people of integrity.” – Charles F. Glassman

15. “Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.” – William S. Burroughs

16. “But I have no mind for business and considered staying awake to be enough of an accomplishment.” – David Sedaris

17. “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

18. “It’s not what you do but that kind of job you do that makes the difference.” – Ben Carson

19. “what is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first one is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.” – Bertrand Russell

20. “My circumstances of unrelieved responsibility and permanent distraction necessitated the short story form.” – Raymond Carver

21. “I think certain types of processes don’t allow for any variation. If you have to be part of that process, all you can do is transform – or perhaps distort – yourself through that persistent repetition, and make that process a part of your own personality.” – Haruki Murakami

22. “Everything yields to diligence.” – Thomas Jefferson

23. “My work was done, so it was time to start digging my grave again.” – Anthony Kiedis

24. “There’s nothing of any importance in life – except how well you do your work.” – Ayn Rand

25. “I often think about dogs when I think about work and retirement. There are many breeds of dog that just need to be working, and useful, or have a job of some kind, in order to be happy. Otherwise they are neurotically barking, scratching, or tearing up the sofa. A working dog needs to work. And I am a working dog.” – Martha Sherrill

26. “One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions.” – Wernher Von Braun

27. “We do what we have to so we can do what we want to.” – James Farmer

28. “It was good work, the kind of work that let you sleep soundly at night and, when you awoke, look forward to the day.” – Jeannette Walls

29. “Take the word for it of a man who has made his way inch by inch, and does not believe that we’ll wake up to find our work done because we’ve lain all night a-dreaming of it; anything worth doing is devilish hard to do!” – Henry James

30. “If I have a handful of silver it is because I work and my wife works, and we do not, as some do, sit idling over a gambling table or gossiping on doorsteps never swept, letting the fields grow to weeds and our children go half-fed!” – Pearl S. Buck

31. “A bad hair day is not a valid excuse for calling in sick.” – Tadahiko Nagao

32. “The only place where compensation comes before service is in the dictionary or anywhere the government meddles.” – Orrin Woodward

33. “Hard work makes you feel good because you have accomplished something.” – Alcurtis Turner

34. “… unless men work at occultism as they work for the prizes of their professions they will not achieve.” – Dion Fortune

35. “Occasionally I ponder all the things I’d have time to notice if I had more free time.” – S. Kelley Harrell

36. “They founded a society based not upon currency and commodities but on the elementary notion that if you failed to raise enough to eat, you would go hungry.” – Shirley Abbott

37. “Making something take longer than necessary is probably the worst example of work ethic and is patently lazy, but looks busy…not cool.” – Richie Norton

38. “A well-paid four-hour workday will increase the number of workers.” – Samael Aun Weor

39. “Whatever you do, be sure to do it well.” – Andrena Sawyer

40. “How easy it is to slip. How hard it is to climb. How wise it is to keep in step And never fall behind.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

41. “Even when you love what you do, work is work. By definition, the act of growth is defined by a certain level of struggle and a willingness to endure pain in the pursuit of progress.” – Raymond Rasmusson

42. “We must work together on a common vision and a common goal.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

43. “If you want more to do,” said Kim, “then do more. That’s the rule of thumb in any workplace.” – Meg Wolitzer

44. “You have to work hard in the dark to shine in the light.” – Kobe Bryant

45. “Nothing can hurt you while you are willing.” – Meir Ezra

46. “Lazy, begets poverty, every time!” – Mark Dawson

47. “Today’s inaction is tomorrow’s reality.” – Noel Jhinku

48. “Dreams give birth to passion and passion produces action. Your work ethic, consistency and determination deliver excellent results.” – Victor Kwegyir

49. “The other day someone asked me why I am not being patient, to whom I answered, well I am very patient, I am just at war against time.” – Hisham Fawzi

50. “The fed can print credit as long as someone will borrow it into existence… the fed cannot print product (or production).” – Anonymous

51. “Hang On To People That Inspire You. Do Work That Energises You.” – Wesam Fawzi

52. “Your job is just your job. You are not your job!” – Mahendar Singh Jakhar

53. “When you do physical labor, you end up being no longer useful when your physical condition deteriorates. However hard I work, however dependable I am, when my body grows old then no doubt I too will be a worn-out part, ready to be replaced, no longer of any use to the convenience store.” – Sayaka Murata

54. “The conditional programs inherently use poverty as a threat. That’s Cruel. Shouldn’t we be ashamed of ourselves?” – Karl Widerquist

55. “You’ll never find a harder, more dedicated, more loyal worker than someone who’s already been passed over by somebody else.” – Seanan McGuire

56. “Who is there that can be handsomely Supported in Affluence, Ease and Pleasure by another, that will chuse rather to earn his Bread by the Sweat of his own Brows?” – Benjamin Franklin

57. “Father always maintained that a man would do more work in twelve hours, if he had a rest and all the egg-nog he could drink, morning and afternoon.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

58. “I’d rather be half-assed at a hundred things than a virtuoso at one.” – Jay Reatard

59. “I don’t mind getting a job, but You need to understand that I have an 80 foot motor yacht on my Vision board.” – Dmitry Dyatlov

60. “I am not afraid of work. The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did.” – Chinua Achebe

61. “I believe that in the last century men have developed the desire for work, and they must not starve it. It’s a new desire. It goes with a great deal that’s bad, but in itself it’s good, and I hope that for women, too, ‘not to work’ will soon become as shocking as ‘not to be married’ was a hundred years ago.” – E.M. Forster

62. “Imagine being a poor person and you find out that the Queen who literally does nothing is making 100 million dollars in a year.” – Joe Rogan

63. “Not only does every job come with its own set of difficulties, so no job is ever perfect, but also, it is your responsibility to tailor your work to make it as meaningful as possible.” – Yukari Mitsuhashi

64. “We do things we don’t want to do in order to avoid doing the things we actually want to do.” – Cave Man

65. “We must rethink and change the worn out concept of the “job market” under capitalism, which is designed to dispose of people in a second if deemed unprofitable to the system.” – Louis Yako

66. “Whatever else Shera lacked, she’d always had her own peculiar sense of responsibility. And while she would shirk a job at the slightest excuse, she never left one half-done.” – Will Wight

67. “A man is fed, not that he may be fed, but that he may work.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

68. “If anybody asks, ‘Can you do this job? Can you handle it?’ you tell ’em ‘Absolutely.’ By the time they find out that you can’t, you’ll have already learned, and the job’ll be yours. And who knows, it might just turn out to be the opportunity of a lifetime.” – Philip Roth

69. “I prefer to believe that good things come to those who work their behinds off but I suppose that’s a matter of opinion.” – D.J. Walters

70. “If you believe the American work ethic is ‘old school,’ you’d better repeat the class.” – Frank Sonnenberg

71. “Those who take initiative at work, do so not because they are stupid but because they understand the concept of responsibility.” – Harmon Okinyo

72. “You’re lucky you chose Houston. It’s a true meritocracy here. I’m from Dallas, which is more closed. Houston is wide open. Here, you work hard, you succeed. It doesn’t matter who your parents or grandparents were. Nearly all doors are open. If one isn’t, you build your own door and march right through it.” – Marc Grossberg

73. “The less I say the more my work gets done.” – Elton John

74. “We have heard theres a thin line between love and hate… but there is also a thin line between get it done Jack… and get it done Jackass.” – Kevin Kolenda

75. “Politicians kick the can and rarely get anything done. They look busy until the latest election cycle ends, then they wait until the next election cycle to ramp it up and get busy again.” – Jeff Dixon

76. “Looking back over a life of hard work… my only regret is that I didn’t work even harder.” – H.L. Mencken

77. “Sometimes, if you are going to be a professional, you just have to dig the damn ditch.” – David Brooks

78. “A way to appreciate the daily grind of work is to reframe our job as a daily opportunity to define and express ourselves; to grow in failure and success, and to learn to celebrate equally the small and great victories.” – F.A. Barillas

79. “Build your preferred system, stick to it, be patient, work on yourself FIRST and then on your new found way and ability to serve others.” – Nick Catricala

80. “I decided being good at something didn’t mean you had to do it. Just ’cause something’s easy doesn’t make it right.” – Julie Murphy

81. “I don’t believe in speaking things into existence. I believe in acting things into existence. You can speak all you want but if you don’t act, nothing will change.” – D.J. Walters

82. “If you want Clout, WORK for it!” – Germany Kent

83. “I don’t chase success in life. I live life following my principles and ethics. One of the foremost aims of my life is to create value. For me success is creating value while doing the work that one loves doing.” – Avijeet Das

84. “She was successful at sustainable unhappiness, stable enough so that she came to work without fail but soaked so thoroughly in misery that each night she couldn’t remember what she’d done that day and melted like a rum cake in her whipped-cotton-sheeted, cool white bed.” – Chaya Bhuvaneswar

85. “The discipline of work helped me push through many quitting points though my life and put me on to the path of blessing.” – Gary Rohrmayer

86. “Don’t kill yourself and those around you in the pursuit of wealth. Be industrious and work hard but show some wisdom in knowing when your industriousness becomes an addiction. Remember wealth is elusive, it can be here today and gone tomorrow.” – Gary Rohrmayer

87. “Find out what you’re good at and then get even better. That’s the key.” – A.J. Pearce

88. “Suddenly’ miracles are made of quiet moments of faithfulness.” – Andrena Sawyer

89. “It takes many years to become an overnight success.” – Frank Sonnenberg

90. “Many “suddenly” miracles are made of quiet moments of faithfulness.” – Andrena Sawyer

91. “A genius is produced not by a woman’s womb but by a man’s efforts.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

92. “Values beat experience when experience doesn’t work hard.” – Doug Radkey

93. “Work hard. You’re expected to pull your own weight, not to weigh down the team.” – Frank Sonnenberg

94. “Hard work is even more pleasing in the rich, whereas laziness is even more disgusting in the poor.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

95. “Multitasking is overrated – I’d rather do one thing well than many things badly. Quality supersedes quantity every time.” – Stewart Stafford

96. “There is no need for comparison. Be happy with yourself and find satisfaction in your work.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

97. “A good effort is not necessarily our best. And our best effort is not necessarily good.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

98. “No one is indispensable; but a dependable person is never expendable.” – Kayambila Mpulamasaka

99. “Unless you want to go to jail, you’re not working hard enough.” – Dmitry Dyatlov

100. “Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. ‘Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.” – Quincy Jones

101. “Hard work isn’t a punishment; it’s a gift.” – Frank Sonnenberg

102. “Why, some of the work that I have by me now has been in my possession for years and years, and there isn’t a finger-mark on it.” – Jerome K Jerome

103. “You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.” – Napoleon Hill

104. “Remember also that fun does not come before work. I know people who like to rest or play more than they work, sometimes even before they have worked. Most of them are either always broke or dumb or both.” – Saidi Mdala

105. “If assumptions weren’t challenged, innovation would cease.” – Todd Henry

106. “Somebody said that dirt is matter in the wrong place. The same definition applies to nine-tenths of those called lazy. They are people gone astray in a direction that does not answer to their temperament nor to their capacities.” – Peter Kropotkin

107. “Talent is given to us by our nature. Greatness, by our efforts.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

108. “Never underestimate a plan plus discipline.” – Freequill

109. “Find canvases for other people to paint on. Clear the path for the people above you and you will eventually create a path for yourself. Greatness comes from humble beginnings; it comes from grunt work. It means you’re the least important person in the room – until you change that with results.” – Ryan Holiday

110. “It’s not with ideas, my dear Degas, that one makes verse. It’s with words.” – Ryan Holiday

111. “Give God a break: work for what you are praying for.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

112. “People frequently ask me why I work so hard – prolong hours, infrequent vacations, and never calling in sick or missing work for any other reason. The short answer is that work is indivisible from life itself.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

113. “My policy is if they haven’t found a job in twelve months then they take the first one that’s offered them. And no choice in the matter. They’ve had twelve months to find the job they want, and they’ve done fuck all about it, so it’s time to grab them by the scruff of the neck and send them out to work. Agreed?” – Karl Wiggins

114. “Why should you and I pay for the lazy sods? They’ve given up looking for a job! Why should we pay for them? While you drag your arse out of bed and put in a shift, they sleep, play video games, watch Jeremy Kyle, eat and shit. And yet you and I have to pay for their very existence!” – Karl Wiggins

115. “Anybody who has been on Jobseeker’s Allowance for more than six months must carry out some form of community work to earn their money.” – Karl Wiggins

116. “Most people do not deserve everything they need.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

117. “Make no mistake, no one has ever become great by mistake.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

118. “If you don’t know your tendencies and can’t analyze when you are most effective, then how can you get the most done in the least amount of time with the best results?” – Loren Weisman

119. “I don’t mind being a team player. I’m just tired of being the soccer ball.” – Quentin R. Bufogle

120. “Work. Work doesn’t fit any season. In the winter its too cold, in the spring too alive, the summer too hot and fall is too nostalgic for work. Work is not natural and should be banned.” – Martijn Benders

121. “It was my shop, which meant I could come and go as I pleased. But it was my shop, which meant my absence was noted.” – C.D. Reiss

122. “So much is learned by seeing how well or how poorly someone accomplishes a job he dislikes.” – Joseph Boyden

123. “After some point, working harder makes achieving the goal harder or even impossible.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

124. “A man who has cursed the boss all evening to his confreres is almost always a man who goes to bed feeling at peace with the world, and who wakes up ready to put out a good day’s work.” – Louise Dickinson Rich

125. “If talent is the floor and character the ceiling, then work-ethic is the altitude of personal achievement.” – Orrin Woodward

126. “You may start switching from one method to another, one idea to another, and yet achieve nothing significant.” – Vishal Ostwal

127. “Expecting Perfection is only when you do with Satisfaction.” – Praveen Kumar E

128. “Professionalism shouldn’t be defined by a persons paycheck, role or title. It should be defined by a persons work ethic.” – Janna Cachola

129. “Hard work works harder than luck!” – Germany Kent

130. “A Star is always a star no matter what stage they are on or at.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

131. “If you don’t own your grunt work, can you really say you’ve done the climb?” – Tommy Caldwell

132. “If it comes easy, it will go fast.” – Andrena Sawyer

133. “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is to not train them and keep them.” – Zig Ziglar

134. “If you have to repeatedly chase after someone when you have a great opportunity, don’t bother, if they aren’t responsive, they aren’t the type of person who’ll succeed at it anyway.” – Rob Liano

135. “We all need salespeople with humility, honesty, integrity, empathy and an old-fashioned work ethic that ensures the job gets done.” – Chris Murray

136. “Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do but you suck it up and do it anyway, and that’s what teaches you humility, work ethic, responsibility, and follow-through.” – Julie Lythcott-Haims

137. “Like many lazy people, once I started work I could not stop; perhaps that is why we avoid it.” – Cyril Connolly

138. “If you work hard and get help from good friends, together you can overcome almost any challenge, no matter how great.” – Mike Massimino

139. “A hallmark of virtuous adulthood is learning to find freedom in your work rather than freedom from your work, even when work might hurt.” – Ben Sasse

140. “There are some men who will always prefer to deal with another man, any man, rather than a woman… I can see him struggling to place me: I’m not married to him, clearly I’m not his mother, I didn’t go to school with his sister and I’m sure as hell not going to go to bed with him. So what, he must be asking himself as he chews on his pigeon, is this girl doing here? What is she for?” – Allison Pearson

141. “Some people never stop working, especially the demanding type of person whom the world never seems to touch, the indomitable person whom is determined to make the world their own place.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

142. “This takes time, of course, but sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut.” – Haruki Murakami

143. “Human labor, the manual work that people engage in to build their world, both physical and spiritual, defines the realization of their conceptual realm.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

144. “There’s an art in every labour.” – Ellis Peters

145. “Information that a book possesses is made of time.” – Sunday Adelaja

146. “If you’re not aiming at perfection, you’re not trying hard enough.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

147. “Nothing I do is natural, realistic, organic or accidental. I’m never spontaneous, I’m completely premeditated.” – Nuno Roque

148. “Only those who never stand up, never fall down.” – John Kavanagh

149. “Reason develops passion, passion creates motivation. Motivation is the driving force behind all actions = GREAT RESULTS.” – Ray Mancini

150. “Deliver more than you promise and earn the respect and gratitude of the intelligent, the wise, and the honourable.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

151. “The ice cream cone charm you will never work a day once you discover a passion that makes your life rich & sweet.” – Viola Shipman

152. “If you want to know the real reasons behind that attitude, think of the thought behind that attitude.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

153. “… all work is worth doing well. And there are things to be enjoyed about most jobs…” – Cynthia Voigt

154. “I do not play this instrument so well as I should wish to, but I have always supposed that to be my own fault because I would not take the trouble of practicing.” – Jane Austen

155. “Don’t let your work define you. But let you define what works for you to defy and refine you even more.” – Ana Claudia Antunes

156. “Her work ethic was second to none. And by that I mean: if you made a list of all the levels of work ethics, hers would be just above none.” – Michael Schur

157. “You ain’t get nothing for staying low, lazy. The world only tremble at the feet of the few craziest doers ever lived.” – Olawale Daniel

158. “When you master the art of work, then your life becomes a work of art… and you’re the artist and no one else paints your life for you.” – Sotero M Lopez II

159. “After staring at the poor in the eyes, my thoughts on how best to help people have dramatically changed.” – Moutasem Algharati

160. “You are self employed. You work to pay your bills, build your dreams and create your life, regardless of who signs your paycheck.” – Rob Liano

161. “It’s very hard to do when you put trust on others capability more than yours.” – Unknown

162. “If you are going to complain, blame, or criticize, then do something about it… Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.” – Shu Hattori

163. “If you never want to work, love what you do.” – Lily J Sant

164. “Show your vulnerability, but have faith. You will succeed. Growth is not glamorous.” – Shu Hattori

165. “I don’t know how to do it today, but I will know how to do it tomorrow and do it.” – Shu Hattori

166. “If there is no perfection of a work , be sure the perfection of a plan.” – Cucuk Espe

167. “Anything done without character can only end in catastrophe.” – Bidemi Mark-Mordi

168. “Sir, I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man’s happiness, glad of other men’s good, content with my harm and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck.” – William Shakespeare

169. “He believed with all his heart that we should spend our lives in happiness and service, in joy and work, in kindness and in love, and he lived… and died… what he believed.” – Aleksandra Layland

170. “The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.” – Garth Henrichs

171. “One of the really tough things is figuring out what questions to ask. Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy.” – Ashlee Vance

172. “Work was intended not to give a man a reason to live, but rather to give him a means to live.” – Criss Jami

173. “You can get a lot of work done if you stay with it and are excited and its play instead of work.” – Joseph Campbell

174. “The prudent man always studies seriously and earnestly to understand whatever he professes to understand, and not merely to persuade other people that he understands it; and though his talents may not always be very brilliant, they are always perfectly genuine.” – Adam Smith

175. “Sometimes we just have to suck it up and do what we have to do, until we are able to do what we want to do.” – Mark W Boyer

176. “People need self-respect, that self respect must be earned – it cannot be self-respect if it’s not earned – and the only way to earn anything is to achieve it in the face of the possibility of failing.” – Charles Murray

177. “Rut, routine, robotic. These are the three R’s of adult-hood. Wake up, eat, go to work, eat, work more, come home, eat, sleep, and repeat every day until we all reach retirement, or death.” – Craig R. Key

178. “Something for nothing given to one group is nothing for something taken from another.” – Orrin Woodward

179. “She had always worked as hard as she could, at everything she did, and she simply did not understand how anybody could do otherwise. How could they sit there, as they did, and stare into the space in front of their desks when they could be adding up figures or checking the drivers’ returns?” – Alexander McCall Smith

180. “My two most unproductive days of the week have always been yesterday and tomorrow. Keeping that in mind, I try to focus majority of my attention on today.” – Mark W Boyer

181. “I’ve discovered I am most comfortable outside my comfort zone.” – Mark W Boyer

182. “When he studied, it was not so much for a promotion as to EXCEL at his job.” – David Halberstam

183. “If you aren’t hurting after a good workout then obviously you haven’t done something right.” – Mark W Boyer

184. “Americans have long been taught to hate all people who will not or cannot work, to hate even themselves for that. We can thank the vanquished frontier for that piece of common-sense cruelty. The time is coming, if it isn’t here now, when it will no longer be common sense. It will simply be cruel.” – Kurt Vonnegut

185. “The problem would not exist if I asked beforehand. Hence, it is vital to ask honest questions (even if it sounds “stupid”) rather than making assumptions. Everybody makes mistakes; the good news is that everything can be fixed.” – Anna Agoncillo

186. “Feedback is an opinion, grounded in observations and experiences, which allows us to know what impression we make on others.” – Sheryl Sandberg

187. “If you haven’t made any mistakes lately, then obviously you haven’t been trying too hard.” – Mark W Boyer

188. “For five years he [Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)] served as personal secretary to, yes, Francis Bacon. In fact, I’ve noted over a course of years that the job of a secretary can be utterly fulfilling just in case one’s boss happens to be Francis Bacon.” – Daniel N. Robinson

189. “I will sacrifice today for tomorrow.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

190. “Pono always say slow-motion vulgar.” – Kiana Davenport

191. “He saw the pleasure you took from your job every day of his life, and THAT was what he wanted.” – David Halberstam

192. “I have seen young boys in this village get married. They think it all bed, poor fellows. I see it quite different to this. I’m in no hurry at all. I must work. I mustn’t be worried or distracted. Not yet. I couldn’t spend time on my work if I was married.” – Ronald Blythe

193. “Talent and work ethic are nothing without belief.” – A.D. Posey

194. “Astray from a deep sleep chronic as I write by phonics, like insomnia I will always live the onyx night for revealing, and, upon it, still I’ll steal the bright light of day right away just to keep building at speeds hypersonic.” – Criss Jami

195. “The trouble with the world was that nobody stopped or took any care.” – Flannery O’Connor

196. “Getting something done is like digging a well. You can dig a well seventy feet deep, but if you don’t hit water it’s just an abandoned well.” – Mencius

197. “Maybe anyone can do what he or she loves, but only the wealthy can avoid going into debt to pay for it.” – Miya Tokumitsu

198. “When you’ve earned something, I mean really earned it, no one can make you doubt that you deserve it. They can’t say it isn’t yours. There’s something about getting a thing that you’ve bled and fought for that makes the getting that much sweeter.” – Rachael Allen

199. “We are endowed with different kinds of gifts for different kinds of services.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

200. “Do the work in your unique style.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

201. “When people devote themselves to something they always ruin it on the verge of success. Finish with the same care you took in beginning and you’ll avoid ruining things.” – Lao Tzu

202. “You need to make effort and commit time to do what you love.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

203. “Do what you love allows us to valorize elite workers, those who choose to overwork, and ignore those who have to overwork.” – Miya Tokumitsu

204. “The spirit of volunteerism is the spirit of service.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

205. “You have a responsibility to keep your homes, surroundings and city clean.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

206. “Working together for a great mission is very fulfilling!” – Lailah Gifty Akita

207. “When it come to working out: It would seem, the days we feel like it the least are the days we need it the most.” – Mark W Boyer

208. “Work your craft; until it becomes an art from.” – Johnnie Dent Jr.

209. “We must experience Heaven on earth; May your homes, surroundings and work places portray a safe clean environment.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

210. “It was a horrible process to get to this. It took me my whole life. If you’re new at this – and by ‘new at it,’ I mean 15 years in, or even 20 – you’re just starting to get traction… Give it a minute.” – Louis ck

211. “Don’t just exchange your time for money, your life is worth more than that, do something that is meaningful and purposefull.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

212. “I work with great gladness for what I want.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

213. “Always work enthusiastically.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

214. “Sometimes, on duty, if one trusts a stranger, one’s nerves are on edge. What if I am making a mistake!” – Anuradha Bhattacharyya

215. “I will work while I can.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

216. “Your true passion in life is what you’d be doing if somebody handed you 100 million dollars.” – Maggie Young

217. “Wherever you are, you have to work for your living.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

218. “Work passionately.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

219. “Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

220. “if one characteristic of Lyndon Johnson was a boundless ambition, another was a willingness, on behalf of that ambition, to make efforts that were also without bounds.” – Robert A. Caro

221. “It is an exciting adventure, doing what you love.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

222. “No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.” – Max Beerbohm

223. “There are two types of people in life: those who say ‘you can’t’ and those who say ‘why not?” – Tommy Cotton

224. “Work for what you want, the pursuit of life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

225. “You have to love what you do, to give your best.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

226. “Don’t work for appraisal or appreciation, work for your personal growth.” – Sivaprakash Sidhu

227. “You need alot of patient to keep working. It takes time for the goals to be realized.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

228. “It’s absurd to be upset by a lack of results when the cause is a lack of activity.” – Orrin Woodward

229. “You can work to create a bright future.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

230. “Team spirit promotes greater accomplishment.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

231. “Every ever you are in the world, you have to work to earn a living.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

232. “In the grave, there is neither learning nor working. Learn while you can, work while you can.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

233. “You can find fulfillment in your work, work with all your heart.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

234. “You can always create the life you want. Workhard to fulfill your dreams.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

235. “Do the hard thing when you don’t have to, so you can do the easy thing when you do.” – Benjamin Lotter

236. “Follow your passion? Sure…but for most one needs to follow their passion after work and on weekends.” – Bobby Darnell

237. “Work hard to achieve your dreams.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

238. “God’s divine power is mighty upon us to do good works.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

239. “Work enthusiasm. Give your very best in all that you do. It is a great gift to yourself and world.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

240. “You get what you work for.” – Mark Boyer

241. “You can’t expect to reap a harvest that you’re not willing to plant.” – Yvonne Pierre

242. “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw

243. “Tell me again about how it’s impossible to do and how it can’t be done, then get out of my way and watch me do it.” – Mak W Boyer

244. “He was a typical workaholic, driven to succeed and willing to put in the hours to do so. It didn’t leave much time for a social life. (Greg).” – Lynsay Sands

245. “I am persuaded that normal human beings are biologically built for an activity that is aimed toward a goal and that idleness, or aimless work (like Auschwitz’s Arbeit), gives rise to suffering and to atrophy.” – Primo Levi

246. “A man will will never know a woman until he knows her work.” – Richard Llewellyn

247. “If everything came easy in business everyone would have a business and be millionaires. It takes hard work, consistent effort and courage to keeping fighting the monster of failure.” – Delaine Robins

248. “If some musicians put half as much effort in to the business side as they do their outer look and appearances, they could be twice as far.” – Loren Weisman

249. “Resist the short term temptation of procrastination; the immediate pleasure and relief that it brings does not fair in comparison to the long lasting damage it does to your dreams and goals.” – Noel DeJesus

250. “Whenever I’m running an hour late for for work, it always makes me feel better when I can leave an hour early at the end of the day to make up for it.” – Mark W Boyer

251. “Whether it be training, dieting, working out, or work ethic, for every great excuse “Not” to do something, there are 100 “better” reasons for you to do it.” – Mark W. Boyer

252. “The sweat of industry would dry and die, But for the end it works to.” – William Shakespeare

253. “Failure is the ultimate motivator, the supreme teacher, and the definitive guarantee of life. Failure is what makes success so addictive.” – Noel DeJesus

254. “I had a dream that I would be successful and happy in life…I woke up running out of breath, because I’ve been chasing this dream for quite a while now.” – Starley Ard

255. “Sheer effort enables those with nothing to surpass those with privilege and position.” – Toyotomi Hideyoshi

256. “If you give your work life, your work will give you life. Vies-versa.” – Maria Renteria

257. “Don’t tell ever “Only I can do that work”, tell always “I can do that work also.” – Chiranjit Paul

258. “The private decisions we make about where we want to raise our families, the agreement we make with other parties, and the amount of work we decide to do, are all choices that have an effect on our personal health, wealth, and happiness.” – Judge Andrew Napolitano

259. “I’m the new age miner, going to work at the company’s gold mines, where they charge me for the pick axe.” – Volatalistic Phil

260. “A collection of chairs seems to show someone that is used to resting while others get the work done. I have no use for finely crafted furniture.” – Kat Daughtry

261. “Working good brings me closer to the man in the mirror…” – Brahmananda Patra

262. “The striking thing is that the transatlantic divergence in working patterns has coincided almost exactly with a comparable convergence in religiosity. Europeans not only work less; they also pray less – and believe less.” – Niall Ferguson

263. “Studied all year and wrote in my journal like a nun works a Rosary, dog with a new bone, bee in his hive’s back room.” – Dennis Vickers

264. “It’s not what you do, but what you appear to do.” – James Pritchert

265. “Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.” – Jim Collins

266. “I always started a job with the feeling that I’d soon quit or be fired, and this gave ma a relaxed manner that was mistaken for intelligence or some secret power.” – Charles Bukowski

267. “Each day of not writing, of comfort, of being that which he despised, dulled his ability and softened his will to work so that, finally, he did no work at all.” – Ernest Hemingway

268. “No matter how you are feeling, get up every morning and prepare to let your light shine forth.” – Paulo Coelho

269. “It’s good to remember that success may be just beyond the next failure, and you’ll get there, not because you’re destined to, but because you’re determined to.” – Steve Goodier

270. “The inmost significance of the exaggerated value which is set upon hard work appears to be this: man seems to mistrust everything that is effortless; he can only enjoy, with a good conscience, what he has acquired with toil and trouble; he refused to have anything as a gift.” – Josef Pieper

271. “All work is creative work if done by a thinking mind.” – Ayn Rand

272. “You always need to work hard. You always need to be willing to work hard. Not everything will be hard, but you should, at the very least, be willing to work hard.” – Tom Giaquinto

273. “If you are not working towards something, your life will end with nothing.” – Habeeb Akande

274. “Respect can only be given to those who have earned it by working for it.” – Habeeb Akande

275. “Our shortcomings drive us, motivate us – to work harder or realize another purpose/talent.” – Aaron B. Powell

276. “I’ve met actors where you think, if only you could just clean up your act and get it together, people would want to work with you. Some people are so difficult, it’s just not worth working with them.” – Patrick Stewart

277. “I have a lot of money, many millions some earned and more inherited. What I don’t have is a desire to work. I’m not sure where I left it, but it’s been missing for a while, and I haven’t searched real hard.” – David Rosenfelt

278. “… stood there and watched and didn’t do a thing to help me.” – Jodee Blanco

279. “When you accept a position of responsibility, be responsible to the position.” – Karen Larson-Reuter

280. “Because there is no challenge, there is no reason to work hard. And with no reason to work hard, we all have become lazy. Lazy people are like cancer. They spread. Before you know it, the entire country is destroyed.” – Tahir Shah

281. “People who are winning at working don’t ignore the problems they encounter.” – Nan S. Russell

282. “Allow the beauty of all that we love be reflected in who we are and in our actions.” – Mark W Boyer

283. “Someday, I suppose I’ll give up, and sit in the rocking chair. But I’ll probably be rocking fast, because I don’t know what I’ll do without a job.” – Pat Summitt

284. “The most gratifying action plan that one can conceive is one that others deem unattainable only to be proven wrong.” – Mark W Boyer

285. “The effort you put forth in whatever you do is directly proportional to the results you produce.” – Mark W Boyer

286. “All I’ve ever wanted is an honest week’s pay for an honest day’s work.” – Nat Hiken

287. “You’ll never get anything done by sitting on your hands or by wringing them. Try getting them dirty for a change and you’ll be surprised by how much you can accomplish.” – Belva Rae Staples

288. “It’s not about what you have to do, it’s what you need to do.” – Habeeb Akande

289. “Life will be better when we start to enjoy it.” – Putu Satria Jaya Guna

290. “He wanted to believe it was of the Agency’s unwritten protocol; the less you know about your associates, the better it is for both of you professionally.” – Derek Haas The Right hand

291. “A self employee will always walk an extra mile.” – Ronnie Cornelisz

292. “Just relax. Everyone around you is working too hard.” – Bauvard

293. “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – United States Marine Corps

294. “Hard work is much more important than talent.” – Carlo Rotella

295. “Beginner’s luck is great for beginners.” – Robert Fripp

296. “Confidence is a pencil best sharpened with paper.” – Kale Burton

297. “Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.” – Valdemar W. Setzer

298. “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

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

300. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey

301. “Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” – Mary Lou Retton

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

303. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers

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

305. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

306. “Do it from the heart or not at all.” – Jeanette Winterson

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

308. “If you have built castles in the air; your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

309. “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

310. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” – Tim Duncan

311. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Samuel Goldwyn

312. “Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.” – Margaret Thatcher

313. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” – Bill Gates

314. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

315. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

316. “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips

317. “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

318. “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” – Kenneth Blanchard

319. “It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.” – Helen Keller

320. “Three rules of work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

321. “I have a work ethic. If I say I am going to do something, I do it.” – Viggo Mortensen

322. “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

323. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

324. “If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed 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.

325. “Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.” – Joseph Sugarman

326. “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.” – Steve Jobs

327. “Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions.” – Maria Razumich-Zec

328. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” – Ryan Freitas

329. “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.” – Edward R. Murrow

330. “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” – Warren Buffet

331. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard

332. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey

333. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

334. “A lot about this industry is about who you know. If you set a really good example for yourself, and someone likes that, then they might recommend you to someone else. It doesn’t matter what job you’re in, any profession, it’s always the same.” – Tom Holland

335. “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” – Albert Einstein

336. “If you set a good example, you need not to worry about setting rules.” – Lee Iacocca

337. “The professionals must set a good example.” – A. Bartlett Giamatti

338. “Setting goals are the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

339. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

340. “Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.” – Venus Williams

341. “If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

342. “Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.” – Frank Tyger

343. “I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done.” – Ranbir Kapoor

344. “People who work in an environment where doing their best is recognized have a better chance of feeling good about their work.” – Marilyn Suttle

345. “A disorganized workspace means disorganized work habits. A sloppy work environment equals sloppy results.” – Larry Winget

346. “I just feel like you should be able to have a respectful work environment because if you do, you’ll be your best self.” – Peggy Johnson

347. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up go to work.” – Stephen King

348. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

349. “Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top professional.” – Jahangir Khan

350. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

351. “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” – Buddha

352. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” – Steven Spielberg

353. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

354. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

355. “Any idiot can point out a problem. A leader is willing to do something about it! Leaders solve problems.” – Tony Robbins

356. “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” – Anne Frank

357. “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead you anywhere.” – Frank A.Clark

358. “I am just an average man, but by God I work harder than the average man.” – Winston Churchill

359. “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” – Chuck Close

360. “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

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

362. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” – Larry Bird

363. “What you do in practice is going to determine your level of success. I used to tell my players, ‘You have to give 100 percent every day. Whatever you don’t give, you can’t make up for tomorrow. If you give only 75 percent today, you can’t give 125 percent tomorrow to make up for it.” – John Wooden

364. “I don’t know what your future is, but if you’re willing to take the harder way, the more complicated one, the one with more failures at first than successes, the one that has ultimately proven to have more meaning, more victory, more glory – than you will not regret it.” – Chadwick Boseman

365. “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

366. “You have to work hard in the dark to shine in the light. Meaning: It takes a lot of work to be successful, and people will celebrate that success, will celebrate that flash and hype. Behind that hype, though, is dedication, focus, and seriousness – all of which outsiders will never see.” – Kobe Bryant

367. “You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to your reflexes – your training. That’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of morning, you’re getting found out now, under the bright lights.” – Joe Frazier

368. “While others were out partying, I was training. While they were out dancing at the clubs, I was training… and training… and training.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

369. “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” – William Arthur Ward

370. “Work is finding yourself alone at the track when the weather kept everyone else indoors. Work is pushing through the pain and crappy first drafts and prototypes. It is ignoring whatever plaudits others are getting, and more importantly, ignoring whatever plaudits you may be getting. Because there is work to be done. Work doesn’t want to be good. It is made so, despite the headwind.” – Ryan Holiday

371. “The agony of defeat is as low as the joy of winning is high. However, they’re the exact same to me. I’m at the gym at the same time after losing 50 games as I am after winning a championship. It doesn’t change for me.” – Kobe Bryant

372. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

373. “Many athletes have tremendous God-given gifts, but they don’t focus on the development of those gifts. Who are these individuals? You’ve never heard of them – and you never will. It’s true in sports and it’s true everywhere in life. Hard work is the difference. Very hard work.” – John Wooden

374. “Genes can’t make you successful if you’re not doing the work. Yes, it’s possible that the ripped trainer at they gym has better genes, but if you haven’t put in the same reps, it’s impossible to say if you have been dealt a better or worse genetic hand. Until you work as hard as those you admire, don’t explain away their success as luck.” – James Clear

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

376. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

377. “Success isn’t owned. It’s leased, and rent is due every day.” – J.J. Watt

378. “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

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

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

381. “All wealth is the product of labor.” – John Locke

382. “Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” – Malcolm Forbes

383. “The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.” – John Ruskin

384. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” – Zig Ziglar

385. “I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out.” – Theodore Roosevelt

386. “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” – Dwayne Johnson

387. “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

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

389. “Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” – Joseph Joubert

390. “Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.” – Henry Ford

391. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

392. “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

393. “Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but improves its chances.” – B.J. Gupta

394. “Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.” – Horace

395. “We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead.” – William James

396. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison

397. “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Half

398. “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

399. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day.” – Wayne Gretzky

400. “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

401. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

402. “Employment is nature’s physician, and is essential to human happiness.” – Galen

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

404. “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work.” – Ashton Kutcher

405. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur

406. “I’m always kind of doing something – there’s never really any downtime.” – Henry Rollins

407. “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

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

409. “Work keeps at bay three great evils: boredom, vice, and need.” – Voltaire

410. “It’s only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy, and resolute courage , that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

411. “The best things in life make you sweaty.” – Edgar Allan Poe

412. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee

413. “Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare – and special – human beings who use the fullness of their talents to do their very best.” – Robin Sharma

414. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington

415. “The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.” – Steven Pressfield

416. “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” – David Rockefeller

417. “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Napoleon Hill

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

419. “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Unknown

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

421. “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

422. “You wasted $150,000 on an education you could have got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.” – Matt Damon

423. “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

424. “Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs

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

426. “Without labor, nothing prospers.” – Sophocles

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

428. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

429. “Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.” – Unknown

430. “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

431. “All good work requires self-revelation.” – Sidney Lumet

432. “I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the lover of it. I live it.” – Maya Angelou

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

434. “Leadership is more than just being able to cross the t’s and dot the i’s. It’s about character and integrity and work ethic.” – Steve Largent

435. “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

436. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

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

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

439. “Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers

440. “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

441. “Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.” – Unknown

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

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

444. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

446. “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

447. “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

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

449. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka

450. “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

451. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

452. “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

453. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

454. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi

455. “You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is a real joy.” – Arthur Ashe

456. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas

457. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street

458. “In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – Tommy Lasorda

459. “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

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

461. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London

462. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford

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

464. “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

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

466. “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

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

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

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

470. “You will never plow a field if you only turn it over in your mind.” – Unknown

471. “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

472. “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

473. “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh

474. “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

475. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Seneca

476. “Someday is not a day of the week.” – Janet Daily

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

478. “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn

479. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

480. “Don’t work for recognition but do work worthy of recognition.” – H. Jackson Brown

481. “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

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

483. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

484. “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

485. “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

486. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey

487. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

488. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

489. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis

490. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

491. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

492. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

493. “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

494. “A can-do attitude, a positive personality, and a strong work ethic are still the primary ingredients for success at Nordstrom.” – Robert Spector

495. “You have to have a work ethic, and you have to be educated in what you’re doing. You have to take it seriously. It doesn’t mean that everything you do has to be serious. But you’ve got to have the tools.” – Jakob Dylan

496. “We didn’t have a lot when I was growing up, and it’s the best thing that happened to me because I appreciate everything. I developed a strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted.” – Sarah-Jessica Parker

497.“I never took the work less than serious, my work ethic is ingrained in me. But I’ve always had a sense of humor about myself.” – George Hamilton

498. “The poor man and the beggar are two quite different classes: one commands respect, the other arouses anger.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

499. “I do not care what was first, the brown nose worker or the arrogant boss; I simply hate it and will not be part of it.” – Rodolfo Peon

500. “I go the extra mile for my clients!” – Rudolf Jerome Ragay