125 Work Ethic Quotes to Inspire Determination and Hard Work

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The Most Famous 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

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

Work ethic must exceed the expectation level. — Tom Coughlin

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Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work — Andre Agassi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Work Ethic Quotes

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  • 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
  • Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers. — Magic Johnson
  • I have six jobs. — Jared Kushner
  • Everyone has a great idea but only a few have great work ethic. — Patrick Bet-David
  • If you want to work with me, you have to work harder than the others and do well in school. — Bernard Arnault
  • A lazy tailor finds his thread too long — Greek Proverbs
  • There was no way we'd ever get spoiled. Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic. — Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age. It's about work ethic. Winning never gets old. — Lisa Leslie
  • Money is of a prolific generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more. — Benjamin Franklin

Top 10 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

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

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

I have six jobs. — Jared Kushner

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

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

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

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

Work Ethic Image Quotes

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Work ethic quote by Kanye West

If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic. — Kanye West

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.

Hard Work Ethic Quotes

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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

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.

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

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

Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor. — Brian Tracy

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 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

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

Movies are hard to make, and you have to work toward a common ethic and do your best. You don't want to work with people who don't care or who are acting out some neurotic, crazy thesis on the set. — Robert De Niro

Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds. — Malcolm Gladwell

We play by the rules, we play hard and we prepare hard. The work ethic of our team and preparation is like no other in my opinion and we try to make our fans in America proud. — Robert Kraft

The humanists' replacement for religion: work really hard and somehow you'll either save yourself or you'll be immortal. Of course, that's a total joke, and our progress is nothing. There may be progress in technology but there's no ethical progress whatsoever. — David Bowie

Strong 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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Great Work Ethic Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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. — Jamie Lee Curtis

Good Work Ethic Quotes

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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

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

Work ethic quote Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason it will.
Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason it will.

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

As a leader, these attributes - confidence, perseverance, work ethic and good sense - are all things I look for in people. I also try to lead by example and create an environment where good questions and good ideas can come from anyone. — Heather Bresch

Work ethic quote You must be prepared to work always without applause.
You must be prepared to work always without applause.

I grew up in New England. I think I was brought up with the Puritan ethic: that if you worked really hard in life, then good would come to you. The harder you work, the luckier you get. I've come to believe that it's the smarter you work, the better. — Ken Blanchard

Science has taught us how to put the atom to work. But to make it work for good instead of for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human dignity. We are now facing a problem more of ethics than of physics. — Bernard Baruch

These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions ... The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life. — Aristotle

Football, that's just athletics. But in the business world - doing everything - people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town. — Herschel Walker

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

Work ethic quote Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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

Work ethic quote Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise.
Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise.

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

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More Work Ethic Quotes

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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

This great honor recognizes the history of CRISPR and the collaborative story of harnessing it into a profoundly powerful engineering technology that gives new hope and possibility to our society. What started as a curiosity-driven, fundamental discovery project has now become the breakthrough strategy used by countless researchers working to help improve the human condition. I encourage continued support of fundamental science as well as public discourse about the ethical uses and responsible regulation of CRISPR technology. — Jennifer Doudna

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. — Ron White

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

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

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

The advantages of having decisions made by groups are often lost because of powerful psychological pressures that arise when the members work closely together, share the same set of values and, above all, face a crisis situation that puts everyone under intense stress — Irving Janis

We now see that young students have more and more trouble concentrating or working long hours. — Emmanuelle Charpentier

In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving. — William Baldwin

You can get pretty damn far by just being someone that people can count on to show up and do the work. — Sahil Bloom

Weirdly enough, the best thing for my mental health was giving into my innate nature to work. And the most depressed I get is when I try to restrict it, like, 'I don't work weekends' or 'I don't work this day.' — MrBeast

Campaign finance and ethics reform only works if it curtails all special interest groups equally and does not carve out any exceptions to benefit one party or another. 'Pay to play' reform was passed to limit the influence of big spending contractors over the public officials from whom they are trying to obtain work. — Thomas Kean, Jr.

What works for someone else may not work for you. We all have different goals, incomes, and work ethics. Focus on yourself and create an investing system that works for you. — Jaspreet Singh

There’s policy issues like facial recognition and how to treat images of people that we need to address and work through. We need to figure out, like, where the sort of danger zones are — where the red lines are — and then clarify that over time. — Greg Brockman

Work ethic, confidence, a laser focus and commitment to accomplish a goal that most people can never imagine. — Daniel Cormier

Capitalism works. It's those who don't work that hate Capitalism, unfortunately. — Patrick Bet-David

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and buy Bitcoin. — Michael Saylor

The way he eats is the way he works. — Polish Proverbs

Sometimes I think about dying. And then I wonder about going to hell. And then I think that if and when I go there, the place will be completely organized and run by lost souls, with a council and a works committee and an ethics panel, and I'll feel right at home. — Charles Sheffield

In Conclusion

So why not dive into the sea of work ethic quotes? Why not let them ignite a spark in you, challenge you, and encourage you to push your limits? If you find yourself struggling with a lack of motivation, or falling into the trap of bad work ethics, these quotes can serve as a gentle reminder of the path you want to tread. They can provide explanations, perspectives, and guidance, helping you to realign your focus. Reading work ethic quotes is like having a conversation with some of the greatest minds and hardest workers in history. It's an opportunity to learn, grow, and ultimately, to transform your work ethic for the better. So go ahead, let these quotes inspire you to achieve your best. You've got this!

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