Hardwork Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hardwork quotes, hardwork sayings, and hardwork proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Nothing will work unless you do.     

Maya Angelou

I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.     

Margaret Thatcher

If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.     

James A. Garfield

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.     

Thomas Alva Edison

If you want to achieve some really big and interesting goals, you have to learn to fall in love with hard work.     

Steve Pavlina

Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.     

Steve Pavlina

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

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.     

Booker T. Washington

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

Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.     

John Carmack

Hard work pays off - hard work beats talent any day, but if you're talented and work hard, it's hard to be beat.     

Robert Griffin III

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 S. Sharma

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.     


It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.     

Babe Ruth

Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better.     

Jim Rohn

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

Michelangelo Buonarroti

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.     

Jimmy Johnson

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

No one ever drowned in sweat.     

U.S. Marine Corps

Do not let your good ideas to spend your brain energy, do it with all the effort because the shadow of the success can become a reality only with hard work.     


You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.     


God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.     

J.G. Holland

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.     

Edward H. Harriman

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

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm.     

Sidney J. Phillips

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves     

Garth Henrichs

There's nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.     

Mark Burnett

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.     

Robert Townsend

It takes struggle, a goal and enthusiasm to make a champion.     

Norman Vincent Peale