Hard Work Quotes
Most popular hard work quotes
We don't reach the mountaintop from the mountaintop. We start at the bottom and climb up. Blood is involved.
For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius.
I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful.
There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird. It would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.
Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.
Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.
The idea that excellence at performing a complex task requires a critical minimum level of practice surfaces again and again in studies of expertise. In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.
Their research suggestes that once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That's it. And what's more, the people at the very top don't work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.
Achievement is talent plus preparation. The problem with this view is that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play and the bigger the role preparation seems to play.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.
Anything I have begun is always on my mind, and I am not easy while away from it until it is finished.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
We work to become, not to acquire.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Toil, says the proverb, is the sire of fame.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-it-iveness; third, common sense.
Toil and pleasure, in their nature opposites, are yet linked together in a kind of necessary connection.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Koreans came up from nothing in the auto business. They worked 84 hours a week with no overtime for more than a decade. At the same time every Korean child came home from grade school, and worked with a tutor for four full hours in the afternoon and the evening, driven by these Tiger Moms. Are you surprised when you lose to people like that? Only if you're a total idiot.
If we're going to prosper, we have to work. We have to have people subject to carrots and sticks. If you take away the stick the whole system won't work. You can't vote yourself rich. It's an idiotic idea.
Let us be grateful to Adam our benefactor. He cut us out of the "blessing" of idleness and won for us the "curse" of labor.
I had long known that there were worlds of difference between males and men, as there were between females and women. Genitalia indicated sex, but work, discipline, courage, and love were needed for the creation of men and women.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
When a man guards his gift and doesn't do his work, he doesn't fulfill his mandate and remains primitive; when he is overly enthusiastic about his work, he forgets his gift and creates a constructivist ethic: he believes everything is the fruit of his own hands and that there is no gift.
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.
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take many small steps.
Go the extra mile. It's never crowded.
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.
In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: hit the line hard.
If you never budge, don't expect a push.
On this earth, in the final analysis, each of us gets exactly what he deserves. But only the successful recognize this.
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Work is something you can count on, a trusted, lifelong friend who never deserts you.
The biggest mistake you can make is to believe that you are working for someone else.
The work praises the man.
One of the greatest sources of energy is pride in what you are doing.
Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.
Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for its own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.
There's no labor a man can do that's undignified—if he does it right.
Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work.
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
The best preparation for work is not thinking about work, talking about work, or studying for work: it is work.
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
It's hard to detect good luck—it looks so much like something you've earned.
Luck is the residue of design.
Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.
Luck is not chance, it's toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned.
One half of life is luck; the other half is discipline—and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with your luck.
If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
Probably the most honest "self-made man" ever was the one we heard say: "I got to the top the hard way—fighting my own laziness and ignorance every step of the way."
You can't expect to make a place in the sun for yourself if you keep taking refuge under the family tree.
The important thing in life is not to have a good hand but to play it well.
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.
The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Pixar's seen by a lot of folks as an overnight success, but if you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.
Well, I won't say I can or I can't [walk on water], but if I do, I do it before most people get up in the morning.
There are only two ways of getting on in this world: by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others!
Always behave like a duck—keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.
A genius? Perhaps, but before I was a genius, I was a drudge.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Ninety eight per cent of genius is hard work. As for genius being inspired, inspiration is in most cases another word for perspiration.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
I'll sleep when I'm dead.
Work as hard as you can. Even though who you work with and what you work on are more important than how hard you work.
Hard work is rewarding. Taking credit for other people's hard work is rewarding and faster.
Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
There are no shortcuts in life—only those we imagine.
Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential.
For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.
Mediocrity obtains more with application than superiority without it.
Our delight in any particular study, art or science rises in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.