120 quotes about success and hard work


These various collections of quotes about success and hard work inspires me in all of my daily affairs. I believe you could also find the inspiration that you need to set sail on the journey of life.



  1. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” ROBERT COLLIER


  1. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” COLLIN POWELL



  1. Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” SWAMI SIVANANDA


  1. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” WINSTON CHURCHILL



  1. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” WAYNE HUIZENGA


  1. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein H.” JACKSON BROWN JR.


  1. “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” ORISON SWETT MARDEN


  1. There is no substitute for hard work.” THOMAS EDISON



  1. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” MICHAEL JORDAN


  1. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first yourself.” MARK CAINE



  1. I can’t give you a sure -fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” HERBERT BAYARD SWOPE


  1. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” THOMAS A. EDISON




  1. “Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” LAIN DUNCAN SMITH


  1. “A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” JOYCE BROTHERS



  1. I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. LARYY BIRD



  1. Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” HAILE GEBRSELASSIE


  1. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” DWAYNE JOHNSON


  1. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” RALPH WALDO EMERSON



  1. For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” JACK CANFIELD


  1. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your lie; think of it, dream of it. Live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” SWAMI VIVEKANANDA


  1. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” JOSEPH CAMBEL


  1. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” ANONYMOUS



  1. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” STEPHEN KING


  1. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” ANN LANDERS



  1. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” PABLO PICASSO



  1. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” MARGARET MEAD


  1. Fortune sides with him who dares.” VIRGIL


  1. “Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand” HAYLEY WILLIAMS



  1. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” BENJAMIN DISARAELI


  1. “The road to success is always under construction.” LILY TOMLIN



  1. “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.


  1. “Without hard work. Nothing grows but weeds.” GORDON B. HINCKLEY


  1. If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. JIM ROHN


  1. 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



  1. “No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.” ANONYMOUS




  1. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”  WINSTON CHURCHILL


  1. “Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.” WILFRED PETERSON


  1. “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” JIM VALVANO



  1. “Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”  STEVE MARABOLI


  1. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” WAYNE DYER




  1. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” JOHN WOODEN


  1. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” HELEN KELLER


  1. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So, I did ten times more work.GEORGE BERNAD SHAW



  1. It isn’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” ROCKY BALBAO


  1. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”  THOMAS JEFFERSON



  1. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” HERMAN MELVILLE


  1. “I wanted to be successful, not famous.” GEORGE HARRISON


  1. “Celebrate your success. Find some humor in your failures.” SAM WALTON




  1. “My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later.” DOUGLAS PRESTON


  1. “Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.” DOUG WILLIAMS


  1. “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” BEN CARSON


  1. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” HENRY FORD



  1. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” OPRAH WINFREY


  1. “Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.” SHAH RUKK KHAN


  1. “In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” TOMMY LASORDA


  1. ‘Each day provides its own gifts.” MARCUS AURELIUS



  1. “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” ROBERT HALF


  1. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” LOUIS PASTEUR

  1. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them are what makes life meaningful.” JOSHUA J. MARINE


  1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” WALT DISNEY




  1. “Don’t fear failure, fear being in the exact same place next year as you today.” ANONYMOUS


  1. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR



  1. “Success is lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” BILL GATES


  1. “Composing music is hard work.” JOHN WILLIAMS



  1. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” ANONYMOUS



  1. “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 JR.


  1. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” WASHINGON IRVING


  1. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.”  TONY ROBBINS


  1. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” DAVID JOSEPH SCHWARTZ


  1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” MARK TWAIN



  1. “It’s hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant.” KATARINA WITT


  1. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” WINSTON CHURCHIL



  1. No one is going to give a damn about your resume; they want to see what you have made with your own little finger.” DAVID CARR


  1. “Success in any thing will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.” DEWAYNE JOHNSON


  1. “Most people give up when they are about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from the winning touchdown.” ROSE PEROT



  1. The heights be great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW


  1. Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” SHIV KHERA


  1. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”  BEVERLY SILLS




  1. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL


  1. You might be seeing obstacles but the only thing standing in your way is yourself.” BOSS BABE



  1. Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” TYLER PERRY


  1. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” BILL GATE


  1. No excuses, no complains. Go out there and crush it.” BOSS BABE


  1. We cannot procrastinate. The world of the future in our making. Tomorrow is now.” ELEANOR ROOSEVELT


  1. “If you don’t like the road you are walking start paving another one.” DOLLY PARTON


  1. “There is in all things a visible wholeness.” THOMAS MERTON


  1. There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the differences between mediocrity and accomplishment.” NORMAN VINCENT PEAL


  1. “For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.” JESSICA SAVITCH


  1. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” HENRY LINK


  1. When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath then you’ll be successful.” ERIC THOMAS



  1. Run when you can, walk if you have to, craw if you must; just never give up.” DEAN KARNAZES


  1. “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” THEODORE ROOSEVELT


  1. Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you consistently.” MARIE FORLEO


  1. “Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.”  MARY E. PEARSON


  1. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” BOBBY UNSER



  1. The secret to change is to focused all energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” SOCRATES


  1. “There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” COLIN POWELL


  1. Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” TOM PETERS


  1. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” ESTEE LAUDER


  1. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ARTHUR ASHE




  1. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” VINCE LOBARDI


  1. “It is always the simple that produce the marvelous.” AMELIA BARR



  1. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” STEPHEN COVEY


  1. There are two types of people who will tell that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” RAY GOFORTH


  1. “If you don’t go after what you want you’ll never have it. If don’t ask the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward the you’re always in the same place.” NORA ROBERTS


  1. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” BABE RUTH


  1. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”  THOMAS EDISON


  1. “Those at the top of mountain didn’t fall there.” ANONYMOUS



  1. “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


  1. “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” MORIHEI UESHIBA



  1. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN


  1. “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.” TOMMY HILFIGER


  1. 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


  1. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ELEANOR ROOSEVELT


  1. The best cure for procrastination is to have so much on your plate that procrastination is no longer an option.” TAVI GEVINSON


  1. “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” ARNOLD H. GLASOW



  1. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” CHRIS GROSSER


  1. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” MICHAEL JOHN BOBAK



  1. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” ANTHONY ROBBINS


  1. To see what is right and not do it is lack of courage.” CONFUCIOUS