Hard Work Inspirational Quotes

These hard work inspirational quotes are for those times when you need to roll up your sleeves and get to it.

The folks who have figured out that hard work can take you places are the ones that succeed in life. The ability to put in the effort and stick to it may be the most important quality to accomplishing goals.

So, with that noted, it’s time to put in a little work to read the following quotations and sayings.

Best Hard Work Inspirational Quotes

1.) Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie

2.) There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas A. Edison

3.) The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way.
Robert Kiyosaki

4.) Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

5.) Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
Eleanor Roosevelt

6.) It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.
Robert T. Kiyosaki

7.) Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally.
David Frost

8.) You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Lorimer

9.) If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan and guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Jim Rohn

10.) We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

Best hard work inspirational quotes.

Inspiring Industrious Sayings

11.) Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.
Thomas Carlyle

12.) Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.
Albert Einstein

13.) If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.
Mario Andretti

14.) Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
Farrah Gray

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Short Inspirational Quotes For Work

15.) I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison

16.) Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali

17.) Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

18.) What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

19.) The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.
Richard Bach

20.) I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Emile Zola

21.) Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

22.) It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville

23.) People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie

24.) Light tomorrow with today.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

25.) Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
Arthur Christopher Benson

26.) Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou

27.) Great things never come from comfort zones.

28.) Dream it. Wish it. Do it.

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Work Quotes Short

29.) Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.
Mallika Tripathi

30.) Someday is not a day of the week.
Janet Dailey

31.) Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.

32.) Fall 7 times, stand up 8.
Japanese Proverb

33.) Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Truman Capote

34.) Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.

35.) The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand

36.) Make each day your masterpiece.
John Wooden

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37.) Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.

38.) It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
E.E. Cummings

39.) Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is a success.
Henry Ford

40.) Little things make big days.

41.) A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb

Positive Quotes For Work

42.) A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Albert Camus

43.) My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
Eleanor Roosevelt

44.) People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society.
Vince Lombardi

45.) Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Stephen Hawking

46.) There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford

47.) Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Khalil Gibran

Work is a necessity

48.) Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
Pablo Picasso

49.) We work to become, not to acquire.
Elbert Hubbard

50.) Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
George Lucas

51.) Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you’re not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
Joyce Meyer

Good Hard Work Inspirational Quotes

52.) Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus

53.) Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.
Gloria Steinem

54.) Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter Drucker

55.) What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

56.) Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

57.) Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
Dwayne Johnson

58.) Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Conrad Hilton

59.) If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.
Steve Jobs

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Motivational Quotes For Work

60.) I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

61.) Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.

62.) Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. And, your attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz

63.) Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

64.) All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

65.) It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Pablo Picasso

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

67.) Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali

68.) There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
Mother Teresa

Earnest Efforts

69.) No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
Samuel Goldwyn

70.) What is hard work? It takes strength, energy, and stress to truly care about others enough to place oneself last, but it is easy to wrap oneself up and selfishly scramble on the heads of others.
Chris Jami

71.) To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
Bette Davis

72.) Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is an opportunity and what isn’t.
Lucille Ball

73.) It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible.

74.) I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Stephen Leacock

Inspirational Work Sayings

75.) Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

76.) Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.

77.) Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted according to the graces we have received, and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
Mother Teresa

78.) Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

79.) Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler

80.) For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working; I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going, I wouldn’t do it.
Frank Gehry

Working Hard for the Money

81.) The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson

82.) When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
Jean de la Bruyere

83.) The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee on how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
Charles Kettering

84.) The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.
Tricia Cunningham

Kemmons Wilson Hard Work Inspirational Quotes

Kemmons Wilson was the founder of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels.

  • I like to work half a day. And I don’t care if it’s the first twelve hours or the second twelve hours. I just put in my half every day. It keeps me out of trouble.
  • Remember, a person who wins success may have been counted out many times before. He wins because he refuses to give up.
  • Work is the master key that opens the door to all opportunities.
  • A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation. He starts with himself because he possesses the key to his own ignition switch.

Inspirational Quotes For Working Women

89.) Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself; you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
Johnny Carson

90.) I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Oprah Winfrey

91.) I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart

92.) Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou

Working Hard Sayings

93.) Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.
Anita Roddick

94.) It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.
Taylor Swift

95.) Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.
Lady Gaga

96.) Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
Earl Nightingale

Coco Chanel Quotes – Hard Work Inspirational Quotes

Coco Chanel was a businesswoman and fashion designer.

  • Keep your standards high.
  • My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.
  • Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to go shopping.
  • There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love.
  • In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

Inspirational Hard Work Quotes

102.) The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.

103.) When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it; it simply means I can’t do it with them.
Karen E. Quinones Miller

104.) I have found in work that you only get back what you put into it, but it does come back gift-wrapped.
Joyce Brothers

105.) Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

106.) Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.

107.) Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

108.) A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
Colin Powell

109.) Dream bigger. Do bigger.

110.) All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
Pope Paul VI

Good Hard Work Quotes

111.) 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

112.) I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.
Ray Bradbury

113.) Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure, and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

114.) Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Joyce Brothers

115.) Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

116.) Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter Drucker

117.) I’d rather be completely exhausted from the hard times that breed success than well-rested from achieving nothing.

That’s it. All that’s left is for us all to get out there and work hard for a brighter future.

By Michael O’Halloran

Michael is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. He previously worked as president of Magnetic Poetry.


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