Quotes

hard work quotesI have often wondered why some talented individuals with incredible natural abilities often struggle to make something out of life whereas persons of seemingly lesser powers are having results. Could it be that these individuals feel overly smug in the excellency of their talents? Or is it luck, or lack thereof- that explains the divergence between talent and eventual success?  Rather than the latter- because a man makes his own luck, it is the former. Or, the indolence and dissuasion from hard work it sometimes breeds.

I wrote a post recently about hard work being requisite for success and I thought it timely to pen some of my favourite quotes about the subject. I hope these quotes become the fuel that ignites your passion to work harder- and smarter towards the achievement of your goals. Enjoy!

 

The quotes
  1. Dreams don’t work unless you do

John Maxwell

 

  1. If you can’t outplay them, outwork them

Ben Hogan

 

  1. If people knew how hard I had to work to achieve my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all

Michelangelo

 

  1. A dream does not become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work

Collin Powell

 

  1. There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success

Heather Bresch

 

  1. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them

Ann Landers

 

  1. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra

Jimmy Johnson

 

  1. Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors , masters and bachelors of the most renowned universities

Ludwig Von Mises

 

  1. The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success and hard work can help you achieve anything.

Vince Lombardi Jnr

 

  1. Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard

Kelvin Durant

 

  1. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you

Arnold Palmer

 

  1. All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point

Eric Thomas

 

  1. Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory

Gandi

 

  1. The world belongs to the energetic

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  1. Striving for success without hard work is like trying to sow where you haven’t planted

David Bly

 

  1. Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they are making to win. Losers on the other hand see it as a punishment. And, that’s the difference.

Lou Holtz

 

  1. Talent is cheaper that table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful individual is a lot of hard work

Stephen King

 

  1. All growth depends upon activity. There is no development, intellectual or physically or intellectually without effort and effort means work

Collin Powell

 

  1. I am a greater believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it

Thomas Jefferson

 

  1. Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat

Ann Landers

 

And, lastly;

 

  1. Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy

Robert Half

 

 

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