Quotes about Work Ethic

Do you believe in hard work? Well, you definitely should since it’s the key towards the attainment of success. Whatever you are doing, you need to perform it with utmost hard work for attaining for the best results. You all might have heard about work ethic. Work ethic refers to a prevalent principle which notifies that hard work is worthy of desirable rewards. If you want to stay focused on your goal and always look forward to attain it, nothing’s better than the various quotes about work ethic. 

These quotes are very inspirational and also, they would never fail to let you feel demotivated with their usage of words. Work ethic is continually notified as one of the most important aspects while moving towards success. If you yourself want to succeed or help your friends for succeeding in life, you should definitely start reading the quotes about work ethic. We have brought up various kinds about the same, see them below: 

  • “It’s not what you do but that kind of job you do that makes the difference.” ― Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  • Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.- Benjamin Franklin
  • “Work hard. Have fun.”
  • 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
  •  “You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to your reflexes – your training. That’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of morning, you’re getting found out now, under the bright lights.” ~ Joe Frazier
  •  “There is no substitute for hard work.”
  • “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” ~ Bruce Lee
  • I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done.- Ranbir Kapoor
  • “How long should you try? Until.” ~ Jim Rohn
  • Any idiot can point out a problem. A leader is willing to do something about it! Leaders solve problems.- Tony Robbins
  • “Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • It’s just the way we are, the way we were raised. Our work ethic was everything, and that never left us. We like to work hard, and we like to try to do everything 100 percent.
  • Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.- Jim Rohn
  • Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan. ― Margaret Thatcher
  • There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results. ― Kenneth Blanchard
  •  “Never stop learning—learn something new every day.”
  •  “What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.” ― Jason Fried, Rework
  •  “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
  • It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ― Warren Buffett
  • Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up go to work.- Stephen King
  • People who work in an environment where doing their best is recognized have a better chance of feeling good about their work.- Marilyn Suttle
  • 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
  • We didn’t have a lot when I was growing up, and it’s the best thing that happened to me because I appreciate everything. I developed a strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted.
  • It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal. ― Helen Keller
  • “My circumstances of unrelieved responsibility and permanent distraction necessitated the short story form.” ― Raymond Carver
  • “I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  • The harder I work, the luckier I get. ― Samuel Goldwyn
  • Professionalism shouldn’t be defined by a persons paycheck, role or title. It should be defined by a persons work ethic.
  • “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” ― Samuel Goldwyn
  • “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Have a clear plan or strategy to translate your success philosophy into desired results. Adopt an effective work ethic, with a laser-focus and requisite execution strategies to produce results.
  •  “The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.” ― Habeeb Akande
  • “It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever.”
  • Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling. ― Valdemar W. Setzer
  • I have a work ethic. If I say I am going to do something, I do it. ― Viggo Mortensen
  •  “Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.” ~ Unknown
  • Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. ― Joseph Sugarman
  •  “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
  • Choices and decisions must be supported by your passion, resolve and a productive work ethic. If these meet opportunity – your success has finally come!
  •  “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”― Tim Fargo
  • When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.-Buddha
  • “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” ― Donald Trump
  • “When the human body is put under exceptional strain, a range of dormant genes in the DNA are expressed and extraordinary physiological processes are activated.” ~ Anders Ericsson
  • “Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
  •  “what is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first one is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.”
  • You have to have a work ethic, and you have to be educated in what you’re doing. You have to take it seriously. It doesn’t mean that everything you do has to be serious. But you’ve got to have the tools.
  •  “Perfect is the enemy of good.” ― Voltaire
  •  “We are all judged by what we finished, not by what we started.”
  • Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.
  • Three rules of work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ― Albert Einstein
  • “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.- Bo Jackson
  •   “When you work on something that only has the capacity to make you 5 dollars, it does not matter how much harder you work – the most you will make is 5 dollars.”
  • “My work was done, so it was time to start digging my grave again.” ― Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue
  • Face your problems head on. Do what you have to do to take care of it. Develop a good work ethic.
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ ― Muhammad Ali
  • The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! ― Marvin Phillips
  •  “The harder I work the luckier I get.”
  •  “There’s nothing of any importance in life—except how well you do your work.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  • Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. ― Mohandas Gandhi
  • “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  • 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.
  • If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. ― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers
  • I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. ― Bill Gates
  • “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.” ~ Alan Schoenfeld
  • Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.- Albert Einstein
  • “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  • The first qualification for success in my view is a strong work ethic.
  • Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.- Frank Tyger
  • I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. ― Steve Jobs
  • Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ― Napoleon Hill
  •  “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
  • Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top professional.- Jahangir Khan
  • “I often think about dogs when I think about work and retirement. There are many breeds of dog that just need to be working, and useful, or have a job of some kind, in order to be happy. Otherwise they are neurotically barking, scratching, or tearing up the sofa. A working dog needs to work. And I am a working dog.” ― Martha Sherrill
  • “Some say if you want success surround yourself with successful people. I say if you want true and lasting success surround yourself with people of integrity.”
  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.- Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • Do it from the heart or not at all. ― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion
  • Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. ― David Bly
  • A lot about this industry is about who you know. If you set a really good example for yourself, and someone likes that, then they might recommend you to someone else. It doesn’t matter what job you’re in, any profession, it’s always the same.-Tom Holland
  • “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” ~ Tim Duncan
  • Setting goals are the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
  • The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.- Steven Spielberg
  • Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career. ― Ryan Freitas
  • A disorganized workspace means disorganized work habits. A sloppy work environment equals sloppy results.- Larry Winget
  • There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it’s always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.
  • 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.
  • “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” ~ Muhammad Ali
  • A can-do attitude, a positive personality, and a strong work ethic are still the primary ingredients for success at Nordstrom.
  • “Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.” ~ B.C. Forbes
  • The professionals must set a good example.- A. Bartlett Giamatti
  • Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.- Anne Frank
  • 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.
  •  “Everything yields to diligence” ― Thomas Jefferson
  • You can work really hard in your job and make a living. You can work really hard on yourself and make a fortune. Love your life, and leave a legacy worth remembering.
  • How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top. ― Yvon Chouinard
  • Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.- Venus Williams
  • I just feel like you should be able to have a respectful work environment because if you do, you’ll be your best self.- Peggy Johnson
  • 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.
  • “A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well.” ― Frederick Douglass, The Portable Frederick Douglass
  • Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off. ― Mary Lou Retton
  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. ― Steve Jobs
  • I believe work is good. There is dignity in work. I also believe that a hard-work ethic forges strong leaders.
  •  “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
  • Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. ― Steve Jobs
  • “Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.” ~ Magic Johnson
  • What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.- Zig Ziglar
  • Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. ― Jack Dorsey
  • I never took the work less than serious, my work ethic is ingrained in me. But I’ve always had a sense of humor about myself.
  •  “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.” ― Chuck Close
  • “Sheer effort enables those with nothing to surpass those with priviledge and position.” ~ Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  • In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. ― Warren Buffet
  •  “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”
  • If you set a good example, you need not to worry about setting rules.- Lee Iacocca
  • “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” ~ Michelangelo
  • Every beautiful mind has great dreams, but rarely is anyone ever ready to work hard for their dreams.
  • “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  • Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. ― Ann Landers
  • Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.
  • Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
  • Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions. ― Maria Razumich-Zec
  • “Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” ~ Mary Lou Retton
  • 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.
  • Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. ― Tim Duncan
  • “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  • All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point. ― Eric Thomas
  • 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
  •  “You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin’ up. Plain and simple.” ― James Dashner, The Maze Runner
  • If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. ― Stephen King
  • If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead you anywhere.- Frank A.Clark
  • The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything. ― Vince Lombardi
  • “I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.” ~ Alan Bond
  • Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • “It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.” ~ Helen Keller
  • “…there are people who try to look as if they are doing a good and thorough job, and then there are the people who actually damn well do it, for its own sake.” ― John D. MacDonald, Free Fall in Crimson
  •  “Work smarter, not harder.”
  • “Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, “I did it before, so I can do it again.”
  • I was taught a very strong work ethic that included punctuality, which I’ve always felt is a sign of respect for others.
  • If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected.
  •  “but I have no mind for business and considered staying awake to be enough of an accomplishment.” ― David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day
  •  “It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.” ― Michael Grant, Gone
  •  “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
  • “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
  • To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. ― Edward R. Murrow
  • “The highest compliment you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” ~ Wayne Gretzky
  • A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.- Oprah Winfrey

Are you now wholly encouraged to work even harder towards the attainment of your goal? Well, you would have by now got highly encouraged and determined to do the activities for following your goal. Such is the perfection lies in the above-mentioned work ethic quotes. You would never feel dissatisfied, instead you would be left spellbound on seeing such a great usage of words. Feel free to share and even send screenshots to your known ones so that they also know the secret for success.

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