131 Strong Work Ethic Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Strong Work Ethic Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The first qualification for success in my view is a strong work ethic. — Henry Ford II

Work ethic must exceed the expectation level. — Tom Coughlin

Hard work, dedication! — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic, and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from the earliest days of life right through to the present time. — George J. Mitchell

If you want to be successful, you have to be the best person doing it. And in order to be the best person doing it, you have to get your work ethic right and keep going. — Ne-Yo

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There is no substitute for hard work. — Thomas A. Edison

You have to be willing to put in the hard work if you want to succeed in life. — Joe Rogan

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Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work — Andre Agassi

I learned the value of hard work by working hard. — Margaret M. Fitzpatrick

Success is the result of hard work. — Thomas A. Edison

Good Work Ethic Quotes

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Dreams do come true, but not without the help of others, a good education, a strong work ethic, and the courage to lean in. — Ursula Burns

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. — David Robinson

I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl. — Amy Adams

Strong work ethic quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.

A lot of people think big business in America is a bad thing. I think it's a really good thing. Most people in business are ethical, hard-working, good people. And it's a meritocracy. — Steve Jobs

I'm not exceptionally fast or overly powerful. But I have a good work ethic, and I make up for it by using technique and trying to be smarter. — Dot Richardson

For when it is the good that is under consideration, and the ethical object is predominant, truth must be considered more in reference to art than science, if, that is, unity is to be preserved in the work generally. — Friedrich Schleiermacher

Strong work ethic quote Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise

Face your problems head on. Do what you have to do to take care of it. Develop a good work ethic. — George Chuvalo

Developing a good work ethic is a key [to success]. 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

I think I have a really good work ethic. — Ashlyn Harris

The harder I work, the luckier I become. — Terry Pratchett

Great Work Ethic Quotes

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Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers. — Magic Johnson

Everyone has a great idea but only a few have great work ethic. — Patrick Bet-David

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. — Big Sean

Strong work ethic quote Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

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. — Arsene Wenger

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' — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. — Theodore Roosevelt

Strong work ethic quote Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

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. — Catherine Bell

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. — Jason Derulo

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. — Natasha Richardson

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. — David Holmgren

Work Ethic Quotes

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Live by the creed that a strong work ethic, playing by the rules, and doing things the right way will bring about opportunities for success and, ultimately, happiness. — Nick Saban

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. — Alfred Adler

I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. — Michael Jordan

Strong work ethic quote Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behi
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.

I heard Russell Simmons say that, 'people have million dollar dreams with a minimum wage work ethic.' Basically, everybody wanna be rich but don't nobody wanna work for it. — Yo Gotti

For me the starting point for everything - before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience - is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude, you're dead in the water. — Bill Walsh

I have six jobs. — Jared Kushner

Strong work ethic quote A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres...
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.

A lot of people like to romanticize burning the midnight oil or waking up at the crack of dawn, but the truth is that success is neither of those things. It’s just whatever works for you. — Alex Hormozi

Underachievers think they're working harder than they actually are. Overachievers think they're not working hard enough. Underachievers think they know it all. Overachievers think they don't know it all. History favors the overachiever. — Patrick Bet-David

The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether its proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing. — Michael Jordan

If you want to work with me, you have to work harder than the others and do well in school. — Bernard Arnault

Value Of Hard Work Quotes

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All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. — Ralph Ransom

Hard money inherently requires an unavoidable production cost; proof of work is fundamental. People value gold as hard money, because it is scarce. And the scarcity inherently means there must be a production cost for more units. So it is with bitcoin, digital gold requires PoW. — Adam Back

I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work. — Lee Iacocca

Strong work ethic quote Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.
Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.

I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. — Vince Lombardi

If you want to make more money, it’s not about how hard you work… The difference lies in the level of value in the work that you do. — Russell Brunson

The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. — Andre Breton

Strong work ethic quote Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure
Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.

If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. — George Monbiot

And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond; that you do what you say you're going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them and even if you don't agree with them. — Michelle Obama

When you chase a dream, you learn about yourself. You learn your capabilities and limitations, and the value of hard work and persistence. — Nicholas Sparks

He who eats my bread, does my will. — Marcus Aurelius

Work Ethics Quotes

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A lazy tailor finds his thread too long — Greek Proverbs

My goal when I come in here everyday is to make sure that if someone beats me – its not because they outworked me! — Layne Norton

There was no way we'd ever get spoiled. Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic. — Kathie Lee Gifford

Strong work ethic quote Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks diff
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.

The American work ethic is something to be admired. Our workforce, regardless of position, works hard to produce the best product and serve customers to the best of their ability. — Leonard Boswell

Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age. It's about work ethic. Winning never gets old. — Lisa Leslie

We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Strong work ethic quote Stay positive, work had and make it happen.
Stay positive, work had and make it happen.

If someone is winning at a higher level than you are, either lower your expectations to match your work ethic or increase your work ethic to exceed your expectations. If you do neither, you'll be miserable. What it all boils down to is that alignment is the key to fulfillment. — Patrick Bet-David

They see a work ethic in both of us. But, they also see that my husband is more in control of his future, and I am more reliant on other sources for my career. — Jami Gertz

Money is of a prolific generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more. — Benjamin Franklin

I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. So if you put forth the work, what are you fearing? You know what you're capable of doing and what you're not. — Michael Jordan

Hard Work And Determination Quotes

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Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. — Gail Devers

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. — Colin Powell

Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They're realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks. — Elbert Hubbard

Strong work ethic quote If you're not willing to do the work, don't complain about the result.
If you're not willing to do the work, don't complain about the result.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. — Vince Lombardi

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. — Adrienne Rich

The backbone of success is...hard work, determination, good planning, and perserverence. — Mia Hamm

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it. — Michael Jordan

Do what you can, with what you have and do it now! — George Washington Carver

The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity. — Joshua Waitzkin

You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success - on the far side of failure. — Thomas J. Watson

Hard Work And Perseverance Quotes

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Success is not easy and I think everyone should know that hard work and perseverance and being open to giving back are so much more powerful than stepping all over people to get to the top. — Misty Copeland

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Milton Berle is an inspiration to every young person that wants to get into show business. Hard work, perseverance, and discipline: all the things you need...when you have no talent. — Dean Martin

Physical strength (hard work), mental strength (perseverance) and spiritual strength (love & acceptance) are the keys to continuous growth. — Rickson Gracie

If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.. Follow your Dreams. — Jane Goodall

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If at first you don't succeed, try hard work. — William Feather

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The harder I work the more I live. — George Bernard Shaw

I have no Napoleonic dream. I'm just hard-working and pragmatic. — Roman Abramovich

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Believe in your dreams and work hard to make them a reality. You have the power to create your own future. — Edward Barber

Motivation And Hard Work Quotes

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Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high. — Jim Rohn

I learned from a very young age that no one owes you anything and nobody's gonna give you a damn thing. But you can have anything you want, if you work hard enough for it. — Branch Warren

People make a big mistake when they say, 'I need to be motivated.' You motivate yourself. I might inspire somebody, but that person has to be motivated within themselves first. Look inside yourself, believe in yourself, put in the hard work, and your dreams will unfold. — Billy Mills

...The final secret is that there is no secret. Devote yourself to your leader. Work hard. Be grateful. Act boldly. Some may deride such suggestions as commonplace, and they'd be right: They are common. But to see them successfully enacted in this world is rare indeed. — Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Good things come to those who hustle — Chuck Noll

Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune. — Jim Rohn

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Good things come to those who wait. — Jess C Scott

You don't win by being good. You win with hard work and sacrifice. Without that, skill is just potential. — Bobby Orr

...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything. — Patrick Süskind

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If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. — Steve Jobs

Hard Work Dedication Quotes

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Success in science and scientific work come not through the provision of unlimited or big resources, but in the wise and careful selection of problems and objectives. Above all, what is required is hard sustained work and dedication. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

My success symbolizes loyalty, great friends, Dedication, hard work, routine builds character. In a world full of snakes, rats and scavengers — Nas

No person is born great. Great people become great when others are sleeping. — African Proverbs

I know how I could beat myself: by not being disciplined, by slacking, by not dedicating myself to my craft, by not working hard, by not listening, by thinking I know it all - short like that. — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Be patient. No matter how hard you work; progress won’t happen fast. Consistency, dedication, tenacity, and patience will take you farther than any other traits. — Layne Norton

Eat plants, sleep well, train hard, work harder, meditate hardest, believe in yourself, give in service, and most of all love deep & wide. — Rich Roll

Average talent, plus hard work and dedication, will always beat talent by itself. — Clinton Anderson

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The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand — Vince Lombardi

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. — Vince Lombardi

A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work and dedication is required to make that vision a reality. — Strive Masiyiwa

Inspirational Hard Work Quotes

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Confidence and Hard work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you successful person. — Abdul Kalam

I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. — Bill Gates

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. — Nora Roberts

When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity...you do not slam it shut behind you...you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. — Michelle Obama

People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work. — Alexander Hamilton

Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives. — Michelle Obama

Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for somthing we love is called passion. — Simon Sinek

There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it. — Roger Federer

Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people - the ones who really belong in your life - will come to you. And Stay. — Will Smith

Work hard in silence, let success be your noise. — Frank Ocean

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More Strong Work Ethic Quotes

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My parents instilled a very strong work ethic in me from a young age, fortunately. — Matthew Gray Gubler

I was taught a very strong work ethic that included punctuality, which I've always felt is a sign of respect for others. — Nicole Kidman

A can-do attitude, a positive personality, and a strong work ethic are still the primary ingredients for success at Nordstrom. — Robert Spector

I don't take anything for granted. — Bubba Watson

I believe work is good. There is dignity in work. I also believe that a hard-work ethic forges strong leaders. — Mike Krzyzewski

My family are my priority but I've always had a strong work ethic and I like to be busy. — Amanda Holden

My parents both worked - my mom was an accountant, and my dad is a builder - and that taught me about having a really strong work ethic, and I respected them a lot for that. — Miranda Kerr

I'm pretty conservative when it comes to money. My parents were very working class and constantly working. There was always a very strong work ethic and that's put a more conservative, "save for a rainy day" mentality into me. — Lemar

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. — Oscar Wilde

I have a really, really strong work ethic and I learned that from my dad because my dad was a workaholic but he always had even more time for us. As hard as he would work, he always made the time. So it's just about balancing family, I think, and work - and giving everything 100%. And that's what he taught me. — Tori Spelling

I think one of the areas of favor and grace that God has allowed us to see is internally he's just given us a strong sense of work ethic and craftsmanship. We really do work hard to make GOOD quality music. — LeCrae

I'm kind of the long-hauler type of person. I also have a strong work ethic and gratitude for people that I work with. — Patricia Arquette

The best thing about where comedy is now is if you have a little bit of talent and a strong work ethic, and strong social skills, you can make a name for yourself and you can make money. — Donnell Rawlings

I have a very strong work ethic, and I'm very grateful for that. But I think there was a moment when I realized, "Oh, I can play a little as well." — Carla Gugino

My parents have a strong work ethic, but their attitude to life, their philosophy, is: 'whatever makes you happy. — Sally Hawkins

My dad is good at sticking with stuff and he has a strong work ethic, which is imbued in me. Growing up, he would constantly ask what I was doing and was I achieving anything. — Pete Cashmore

I try to be very much in control when it comes to work. I have a strong work ethic. — Alison Brie

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