50+ Inspirational and Motivational Hard-Work Quotes

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Bookmark this page and read it every time you need a dose of inspiration and motivation to work harder. These quotes will inspire you to transform your talent into work and convert failure into success.

Inspirational and Motivational Sayings

  • Even the biggest of dreams remain the smallest of ideas without hard work. Even the smallest of dreams become the biggest of ideas with hard work.
  • You can lose even if you work hard, but you can never win if you don't work hard.
  • Does hard work pay? Why don't you find out for yourself?
  • Don't boast about your intelligence because without hard work, it is as good as a racehorse who never takes part in races.
  • The only substitute for hard work is smartness, but to be smart, you need to work hard.
  • The difference between being lazy and working hard is similar to the difference between expecting miracles and creating miracles.
  • The fruits of hard work are sweeter than the sweetest of nectars.
  • The only way to redeem your sins is an honest day's work for the rest of your life.
  • Let hard work and focus keep you on your toes; let laziness and lethargy be your foes.
  • Hard work is a hedge against bad luck and ill fate.
  • The biggest favor you can do to yourself is to work hard today so you can reap its benefits tomorrow.
  • If you don't believe the magical powers of hard work, try it.
  • Stop punishing your dreams and ambitions by flogging them with laziness. Rather give them the glimmer of hard work to make them see the light of day.
  • Don't be afraid of working hard. Experience is its only side effect.
  • Hard work is not a thing that you do. It is a way of life that you cultivate.
  • You can never be proud of rewards that are a result of luck or good fortune. But you can hold your head high and be proud of rewards that are a result of working hard.
  • The amount of hard work you put into achieving something is directly proportional to how bad you want it.
  • You can either look for inspiration and motivation in quotes about hard work, or you can work hard to inspire and motivate others. What will you do?
  • The art of delegation is not a substitute for hard work because learning how to delegate effectively is hard work itself.
  • Dreaming big without working hard is as good as not dreaming at all.
Hard work quote: Hard work is a hedge against bad luck and ill fate.

Hard work quote: Hard work is a hedge against bad luck and ill fate.

  • If your hard work is not paying off, maybe you are not working as hard as you should be.
  • Nothing and nobody can stop you if you believe in yourself and work hard.
  • Hard work and laziness are exceptional examples of how opposites don't attract.
  • The funny thing about hard work – everyone talks about it, but only a few do it. Which one are you?
  • Hard work is never easy, but the results are always worth the effort.
  • Hard work makes up for a lack of talent. The only way to beat people more talented than you is to work harder than they ever can.
  • Hard work, humility, and honesty – the secret to living a happy and satisfied life.
  • Stop complaining about how you couldn't make it. Start thinking about how you can and work hard at it.
  • Working hard today will allow you to work less tomorrow.
  • It is because of the sheer hard work of people who invented computers and smartphones that you are being able to read this quote. What contribution are you making to the lives of people around you?
  • Even beer tastes sweet after a day's hard work.
  • Luck may come and go, but the fruits of hard work will remain with you forever.
  • The beauty of hard work is that it appears easy to people who are not doing it.
  • Hard work is an investment in which the rate of return always keeps increasing.
  • Hard work is an intangible asset that is more valuable than any tangible asset you will ever own.

Working Hard, Success, and Failure

  • Hard work can lead to either success or failure, but not working hard will only lead to failure.
  • Hard work and success are not friends. You need to work hard to make them like each other.
  • How hard should one work in life? That's like asking how successful do you want to be? There is no limit.
  • Two tablespoons of determination, one tablespoon of goals, and generous quantities of hard work is the recipe for success.
  • Hard work is the toll-free highway that links failure to success.
  • Blaming luck for your failure is like crediting luck for your success. If you want to credit hard work for your success, blame the lack of it for your failure.
  • Hard work is the petrol which will drive your car called Life to its destination called Success.
  • Expecting success without hard work is like asking someone else to workout at the gym for you.
  • The ingredients of hard work are pain, sweat, and suffering. Yet the taste of success is one of the sweetest things known to mankind.
  • Hard work is the only shortcut to success.
  • You will never be able to succeed if you don't give your best shot. You will never be able to give your best shot if you don't work hard.
  • Talent is the spark that ignites the fire of success. Hard work is the firewood that makes it possible.
  • There are only two ways to become successful. One is hard work. The other is not known to mankind yet.
  • There is no secret ingredient in the recipe for success. There is only one ingredient, which is hard work.
  • Humans need air to survive. Success needs hard work.
  • Laziness is success' worst enemy while hard work is its best friend. Which one will you befriend?
  • Destiny is a journey to the city of success on the hard work highway. Destiny is also the city of failure on the laziness highway. Which route will you take to reach your destiny?
  • You have two choices in life: You can work hard and try to be successful, or you can be lazy and be an assured failure.
  • Success and failure are notional. Hard work is real.
  • For the tree of success to grow, first, you need to plant the seeds of hard work.


TAHREEM on October 03, 2018:


G . Punya on April 18, 2017:

Super. Very inspirational quotes.

JUDITH OKECH from NAIROBI - KENYA on March 08, 2013:

I love your quotes, nothing comes on a silver plate. Quite encouraging.

Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on March 03, 2013:


These are really great quotes for success living. I like #32 on Inspirational and motivational sayings and #16 quote on Working hard, success and failure. Obviously i would like to avoid Laziness at all cost. Voted up and useful.

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