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

List Of Motivational Working Hard Quotes And Sayings

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

J.G. Holland

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

Larry Bird

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.

Ann Landers

Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.

Marlon Wayans

Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.

George Lucas

Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.


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

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

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

George Bernard Shaw

Best Inspirational Working Hard Quotes And Proverbs


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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

It’s blood, sweat, sometimes tears.

Bob Hayes 

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot.

Robert Townsend 

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

Henry David Thoreau 

I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.

Maria Bartiromo

Don’t ever, ever, believe anyone who tells you that you can just get by, by doing the easiest thing possible. Because there’s always somebody behind you who really wants to do what you’re doing. And they’re going to work harder than you if you’re not working hard.

Maria Bartiromo

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.

Andre A. Jackson 

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.

Malcolm Forbes

Famous Humorous Working Hard Quotes And Proverbs


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.

H. Jackson Brown 

If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.

James A. Garfield

Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.


To brings one’s self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.

Thomas A. Buckner 

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.

Margaret M. Fitzpatrick 

No matter how hard you work to bring yourself up, there’s someone out there working just as hard, to put you down.

Dr. Dre

You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success.

Julie Benz

Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.

Byron Dorgan

No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence.

William Glasser 

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.

Frank Wilczek