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72 Motivational Quotes About Hard Work

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Motivational quotes get us through tough work days and inspire us along our passionate journeys to reach our goals.


Keep reading for 72 of the best motivational quotes about working hard, quotes about working together, and inspirational quotes about working on yourself.

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

  2. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

  3. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

  4. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

  5. “Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

  6. “We don’t just sit around and wait for other people. We just make, and we do.” – Arlan Hamilton 

  7. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” – Confucius 

  8. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

  9. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

  10. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.” –  Henry Ford

  11. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.”  – Jean-Francois Cope

  12. “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” – Les Brown

  13. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

  14. “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

  15. “If you believe something needs to exist, if it’s something you want to use yourself, don’t let anyone ever stop you from doing it.” – Tobias Lütke

“If you believe something needs to exist, if it's something you want to use yourself, don't let anyone ever stop you from doing it.” - Tobias Lütke
  1. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Stephen Covey

  2. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher

  3. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

  4. “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

  5. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius 

  6. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

  7. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

  8. “Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle” –  Ross Simmonds

  9. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

  10. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton

  11. “It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul Bryant

  12. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. Time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

  13. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

  14. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

  15. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by using it.” – Ruth Gordo

  16. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

  17. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

  18. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

  19. “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi
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Motivational quotes get us through tough work days and inspire us along our passionate journeys to reach our goals.

  1. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

  2. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” –  Harry Truman

  3. “Success is best when it’s shared.” – Howard Schultz

  4. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” –  African Proverb

  5. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein

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

  7. “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” – Vince Lombardi Jr.

  8. “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” –  Steve Jobs

  9. “When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.” –  Biz Stone

  10. “Lead by example, insist on teamwork and instill motivation. Self-discipline is what gets you to work every day, and hard work builds character.” – Dave Mueller

  11. “A team is not a group of people who work together but a team is a group of people who trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

  12. “A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” –  Proverb

  13. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Robert Schuller

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

  15. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie 

  16. “Work hard, have fun, make history.” – Jeff Bezos

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

  18. “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”- Margaret Thatcher

  19. “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

  20. “A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.” – Ralph Lauren

"A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things." - Ralph Lauren
  1. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead

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

  3. “Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want”  – Prabakaran Thirumalai

  4. “When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.” — Marissa Mayer

  5. ”Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.” – Kobe Bryant

  6. “Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” –  Patrick Suskind

  7. “A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint.” – Sarah Price

  8. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Neilson 

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

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

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

  12. “If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.” – Barack Obama 

  13. “People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.” – Frederick Douglass

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

  15. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

  18. “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

“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
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