Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.— Magic Johnson
Off-limits Great Work Ethic quotations
Years ago, while I was watching a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers, I remember staring in awe at Cal Ripken. I realized during this game that 'you don't have to be flashy' or have 'power numbers' to be great. It's about the simple things that are the hard things. It's about leadership, work ethic and commitment.
What I need to do is have a great positive attitude and a great work ethic.
Those two things validate me. Yes, it's important that I have good numbers, and I'm well-respected as a player. But I think it's more important that I'm respected as a man.
There are so many people with great work ethics that I've been around.
I try and take the best qualities from the people I admire and apply it to my own self.
I believe in work, in connections between the players, I think what makes football great is that it is a team sport. You can win in different ways, by being more of a team, or by having better individual players. It is the team ethic that interests me, always.
He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well'
Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.
I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life.
We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great, hard-working, honest, ethical person.
I just really want to continue on the same intensity of work ethic, I don't want to slow now. I'm 21-year's old and I feel like this era and a few years to come are my prime years, so I want to utilise them.
I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress.
But it's inspiring. You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.
The permaculture's whole principle of having to work with nature, rather than fight against it, is not just an ethical restraint. It's also about realizing you're not the one in control. Nature is not only a nurturer but also a great destroyer.
The harder I work, the luckier I become.
I'm one of those people who does a lot of things.
I'm lucky. I get up and I have a lot of energy. I have a great work ethic.
I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic.
A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have in fact used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard worker is just as dysfunctional as the sloth.
We brought him [Raffi Torres] in because he was an emotional, physical player.
He's had nothing but a great attitude and a great work ethic with us all year long. He comes to play, prepares himself real well. We need him to play the way he does. You know, he's a little bit sometimes outside the box, but you've got to let him be who he is.
Great readers, great listeners, and all have great work ethics.
... They work hard at what they do and they're devout to their reading and listening.
Under the Providence of God, our means of education are the grand machinery by which the 'raw material' of human nature can be worked up into inventors and discoverers, into skilled artisans and scientific farmers, into scholars and jurists, into the founders of benevolent institutions, and the great expounders of ethical and theological science.
Ive been blessed with a lot of great things in my life, and one of them was work ethic. And with work ethic, you can make anything happen.
NFL cheerleading is harder than most people think.
They train up to six hours every day with games on Sundays. They gave me a great work ethic.
I suppose I get a lot of questions about Tiger.
But Tiger Woods is a tremendous talent. He plays well. He has a great work ethic. He's probably as talented of a golfer as anyone who's ever played.
I move on as quickly as possible. I tend to be really hard on myself anyway, which is great for work ethic and such, but sometimes outcomes are just out of your control and there was nothing you could've done anyway. If I'm at fault, I make note and do my best to try again. "No" isn't really a word I understand.
I know some artists who come out of country music and the three sessions a day work ethic where you walk in, and you're told you play this note, this note, and this note, and you don't vary it. I know that works great for some people. It wouldn't work for me.
'Our parents' generation had it a lot tougher than we did.
They had to live through the Depression, World War II, and then they had to, you know, try to pick up the pieces of their lives and bring up their children. And, it was a great example for us. I guess we grew up with a certain amount of the ethics our parents had, which is, you know: work hard, make your own way, be independent.
My childhood was epitomized by my parents who were uneducated but had a doctorate in love. My dad pressed coats and through my mom and dad I learned about love, family and respecting people. They never went to high school but they had within them every element that makes a great American. They had pride and a great work ethic and they knew how to do things the right way.
I've always relied on discipline to achieve goals great and small.
At a young age, my father instilled a real work ethic in me - and a fear of men. I always felt like if I didn't have a natural knack for something, I could kind of out-discipline the competition as it were. So I would always work as hard as I possibly could, sometimes to my own detriment and my personal life. For me, I think will power and discipline are very synonymous.
Look at all of the great strengths of America: entrepreneurialship, work ethic, natural resources, a democracy, a transparency, a willingness to be critical. Around the world, they look at us, and they say, "Why are you criticizing yourself? Why are you people arguing during the political process to elect a president or somebody else?" That's the great strength of this country.
All My Children taught me a great work ethic;
you work so hard on a soap opera! It is a good way to start in the business, get success without getting a big head and learn your craft.
By the time I got to be director of product management at Thomas-Conrad, I was in a better negotiating position, as I had accumulated more accomplishments and gained a reputation for having a great work ethic.
All My Children' taught me a great work ethic; you work so hard on a soap opera!
I guess something people wouldn't expect me to listen to are artists like Alicia Keys. But she is so incredibly talented. She has this huge voice and great work ethic, which I really respect in an artist. She is also very humble and gracious and devoted to her skill.
The Leftovers is a great basketball book that shines a light on what true competitors can overcome with a solid work ethic.
Money doesn’t know about clocks, schedules or holidays and you shouldn’t either. Money loves people that have great work ethic.
My inspiration comes from the message Duke Ellington gave - you are unique, be yourself, put out that thing that is you, then use your work ethic and produce great music.
Training for me is a metaphor for life, period.
The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures - I take that into life.