Quotes about hard work remind us that accomplishment and success have their price. Use these hard work quotes to instill powerful self-discipline and work ethic that will free you to achieve your goals.
It’s entirely possible to work very hard and not get very
far. Positive life-change and self transformation isn't about throwing our
efforts away lightly.
If we are going to go for it - giving the task at hand everything we've got - it’s vital that we work smart, not just hard. We need to be effective in our efforts. We need to be judicious in the expenditure of our time and energy. We need to be purposeful. After all, time and energy are the stuff of life.
Everything we do should count.
Through hard work we develop character and grow in fortitude. This determines who we become. Use these quotes about hard work to form your own guiding inspiration.
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
~Henry David Thoreau
"Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done."
"Stop trying to squeeze professional results out of recreational hours."
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
"Rash indeed is he who reckons on tomorrow, or happily on the days beyond it; for tomorrow is not, until today is past."
"The one important thing that I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous."
"If you can`t stand the pain, and you can`t stand the rain, then you better take the easy way."
"Everything is worth what it's purchaser will pay for it."
"It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it's too late."
~W. Somerset Maugham
"Plough deep while sluggards sleep."
"A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man or woman who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose and due leisure, whether they be painter or ploughman."
~George Bernard Shaw
"The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run."
~Henry David Thoreau
"More sweat; less blood."
~Ancient Chinese Saying meaning that the more you train in times of peace, the less you bleed in times of war.