Hustle Sayings and Quotes

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

I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn't take any ability to hustle.     

Wade Boggs

My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling.     

Young Jeezy

You gotta run more than your mouth to escape the treadmill of mediocrity. A true hustler jogs during the day, and sleepwalks at night.     

Jarod Kintz

Hustle beats talent, when talent doesn't hustle.     

Ross Simmonds

Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise.     


Lift up the weak; inspire the ignorant. Rescue the failures; encourage the deprived! Live to give. Don't only hustle for survival. Go, and settle for revival!     

Israelmore Ayivor

I want the peace in knowing that is wasn't for lack of hustling that I missed a target for my dream. I want to know that the one thing in my control was under control.     

Jon Acuff

Quit hating and trying to be like the next man. Get on your own grind and be better than the next man, whether you gotta hustle, work a job, or whatever just do you.     

Surgeo Bell

Mine's a pretty simple strategy: there's not a lot of talent here, but there's a lot of hustle. I have to be in every place I can, and be busy.     

Ryan Seacrest

My entire life can be summed up in four words: I hustled. I conquered.     


I'm living everyday like a hustle. Another drug to juggle. Another day, another struggle.     

Notorious BIG

There's a lot of females that hustle, just like men hustle.     

Fetty Wap

Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else.     

Mos Def

Greatness only comes before hustle in the dictionary.     

Ross Simmonds

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

Abraham Lincoln

The best kinds of people in your life aren't those who gather to celebrate your success, but those who gather to help your hustle.     

Usman Ismaheel

Hustle isn't just working on the things you like. It means doing the things you don't enjoy so you can do the things you love.     


The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately.     

Chelsea Rowe

Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.     

Natalie Massenet

Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.     

Gary Vaynerchuk

The hustle brings the dollar. The experience brings the knowledge. The persistence brings success.     

Ross Simmonds

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.     

Thomas A. Edison

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a dance step – it's an old business procedure.     

Fran Lebowitz

I'm from where your hustle determines your salary.     

Rick Ross

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

Don Zimmer

I'm sharp. What the street taught me how to do is how to hustle. How to make something out of nothing.     


You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.     

Brene Brown

Some hustle for respect. Some hustle for love. Others hustle for truth. We all hustle to survive.     

Jay Cole Swahili

Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself     


Good things happen to those who hustle.     

Chuck Noll

Unnecessary hustle is one of the American follies. We hustle at both work and play and consequently enjoy neither to the utmost.     

William Feather

It's a terrible shame if you're born the brightest guy in your class. If you're not, then you have to hustle—and that's good.     

Hal Prince

The present age, for all its cosmopolitan hustle, is curiously suburban in spirit.     

Norman Douglas

Like the irresponsible black water bugs on summer ponds, the people in the cities crawl in circle and hustle about idiotically, without aim or purpose.     

O. Henry

No matter how many errors you make, no matter how many times you strike out, keep hustling. That way, you'll at least look like a ballplayer.     

Tony Kubek

If you play an aggressive, hustling game, it forces your opponents into errors.     

Pete Rose

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we often forget to take the time to be still, to the point where it is often uncomfortable and alien to us.     

Aaron Fisher

She's truly an amazing person who deserves all she has because none of it was given to her—it was all hustled with class.     

Rufus Troy Alexander

You need to hustle. When you want something, hustle for it.     

Martisha Glover

Here, where HANSARD's pages rustle, / Three a show of rush and bustle, / But there's ne'er a chance to hustle; / You must shirk.     

Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Soon we'll leave the Snares behind, blusterous and strong / Up'll come the Westerlies and hustle her along: / Running like a driven deer through the thundering gales, / Racing under royals for the January Sales!     

Cicely Fox Smith

Though we work and toil and hustle in our life of haste and bustle, / All that makes our life worth living comes unstriven for and free; / Man may weary and importune, but the fickle goddess Fortune / Deals him out his pain or pleasure, careless what his worth maybe.     

Andrew Barton Paterson

How would the cave ever realize that it was entrenched / with divinely peace; unless and until it witnessed the / rambunctiously boisterous hustle-bustle of the city; the / unruly mobs of different tribes fighting spuriously for blood; /in the name of God?     

Nikhil Parekh

The States are full of mush and pie / And houses twenty stories high, / Saw-mills and millionaires and bustle; / The people there 'have got to hustle.'     

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

I love the cheery bustle / Of children round the house, / The tidy maids a-hustle, / The chatter of my spouse; / The laughter and the singing, / The joy on every face: / With frequent laughter ringing, / O, Home's a happy place!     

Robert William Service

Don't stay in bed unless you can make money in bed.     

George Burns

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.     

Henry Van Dyke

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

Stephen C.Hogan

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.     

Marcus Washling

You can't begin and then stop. If you begin, you must keep on beginning: that's the truth. No rest for the wicked.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.     

Chinese Proverb

Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy.     

Donald Trump

When you don’t forget you were once a scrappy kid from Scranton and you hustle until your family is set when you're gone. HUSTLE, like no one, is awake. Day or night. Sunrise—sunset. Hustle quietly, when the lights are on and when the lights are off.     

Jill Telford

I don't make excuses. I hustle.     

Avijeet Das

Maybe the cure for any burnout is to work harder.     

Phil Knight

The fastest way to get what you actually want in your life is to drop the false belief that you must continue to wait in order to have it.⁣     

Richie Norton

All the so-called 'secrets of success' will not work unless you do.     

Jaymin Shah

People who are going to be successful know it’s gonna happen. And those people tend to hustle until it does happen.     


Take a leap of faith on your dreams, not for me and not for the society, just for yourself.     

Vinay Garg

Got dreams in my mind that got me hustling all the time.     

Osama Al-Hasan