120 Motivational Hard Work Quotes To Succeed in Life

Hard work is the key to success. It is not just a saying; it is a truth. Very few people will achieve success without hard work. Hard work and determination make it possible for people to achieve their goals.

Everyone knows that hard work is the key to success. But what is hard work? Hard work means you must be willing to put in long hours day after day, week after week, year after year. You have to be willing to take on the most difficult tasks, try new things, and keep trying until you find a solution.

Most people want a quick fix for their problems, or they want someone else’s help, but that’s not how successful people are made. Successful people know that they must do the things themselves if they wish to succeed.

The following are some of the most inspirational hard work quotes to get you motivated and make you put in that extra effort to work harder and achieve your goals:

Here are 120 Motivational Hard Work Quotes

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” ― Elon Musk

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

“A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” ― Colin Powell

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

“Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” ― Iain Duncan Smith

“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” ― Arnold H. Glasow

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” ― Buddha

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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

“Work hard and become a leader, be lazy and become a slave.” ― Anonymous

“If you don’t work hard for your dreams you are going to end up being mediocre.” ― ATGW

“Work harder than you think you did yesterday.” ― Alex Elle

“When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.” ― Zig Ziglar

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” ― Barack Obama

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

“Hard work has a future payoff; Laziness pays off now.” ― Anonymous

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle.” ― Steve Jobs

“Never expect anyone to give you what you want. Work hard, show some dedication and go get it yourself.” ― Anonymous

“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.” ― Ed Bradley

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

“Stop doubting yourself, work hard, and make it happen.” ― Anonymous

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

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ― Jack Dixon

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” ― Conan O’Brien

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

“No struggle, no progress, no success.” ― Maxime Lagacé

“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” ― William A. Ward

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

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ― Dale Carnegie

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ― Walt Disney

“The wiser you get, the less you take yourself seriously, the more work looks like play.” ― Maxime Lagacé

“Be thankful for what you have. Work hard for what you don’t have.” ― Anonymous

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ― Beverly Sills

“Hard work does pay off.” ― Michael Phelps

“Nothing can beat hard work.” ― Conor McGregor

“Without labor, nothing prospers.” ― Sophocles

“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

“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

“Do not whine… Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.” ― Joan Didion

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ― Thomas Paine

“You just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week.” ― Elon Musk

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

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

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

“It does not matter where you are standing right now.” ― Sanchita Pandey

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ― Jimmy Johnson

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” ― Mark Twain

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” ― Michael Jordan

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

“Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.” ― Kobe Bryant

“The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” ― Alexander Graham Bell

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” ― Coco Chanel

“If your success was earned through hard work and honesty never apologize for it.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

“To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.” ― Manoj Arora

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

“What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old.” ― Japanese proverb

“No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder.” ― Elon Musk

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“Opportunities are usually disguise as hard work, so most people don’t recognise them.” ― Ann Landers

“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean

“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.” ― Dr. Seuss

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” ― Estee Lauder

“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

“The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.” ― Anonymous

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

“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.” ― Vincent van Gogh

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” ― Margaret Mead

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

“The hard work puts you where the good luck can find you.” ― Anonymous

“Work without love is slavery.” ― Mother Teresa

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” ― Tim Notke

“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.” ― George Allen Sr

“Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.” ― Helen Hanson

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things, you’re excited to get up in the morning.” ― Larry Page

“Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” ― Anonymous

“Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work.” ― David Ogilvy

“Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus and effort, and we control both.” ― Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ― Colin Powell

“When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” ― Steve Pavlina

“Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.” ― Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

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

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” ― Augusta F. Kantra

“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

“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

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

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

“Dream big, work hard, stay focused and surround yourself with good people.” ― Anonymous

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Confucius

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” ― Arnold Palmer

“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” ― Alain de Botton

“If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.” ― Orson Scott Card

“To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession.” ― Walt Disney

“Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.” ― Paulo Coelho

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth

“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

“Work hard in silence; let success make the noise.” ― Frank Ocean

“The ones who say you can’t are too afraid you will.” ― Nike

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” ― Thomas Edison

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life — and that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan

“You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training.” ― Tom Hopkins

“Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.” ― Blair Waldorf

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” ― Wayne Huizenga

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

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

“What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy.” ― Unknown

“All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point.” ― Anonymous

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” ― Tommy Lasorda

“Nothing worth having comes easy.” ― Anonymous

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

“Make each day your masterpiece.” ― John Wooden Click to tweet

“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.” ― Oscar Wilde

“If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.” ― Sam Walton

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

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

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” ― Coco Chanel

“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” ― Zig Ziglar

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