Top 25 Work Ethic Quotes

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Top 25 Work Ethic Quotes!
Work Ethic seems to be universally accepted as one of the most important factors contributing to one’s success. The harder you work – the more successful you’ll be. “Do a bunch by lunch…be a winner by dinner!” ~ Unknown.

And in this day and age, with so many things spiraling out of control and leaving us in tougher and tougher economic situations, it can feel good to get a grip and take charge over at least one aspect of our current situation that can have a significant impact on our future success. Although not necessarily easy to control, with the right mindset, the right map, and the right mantra you’re sure to get to where you want to be a heck of a lot faster than from laying down, eating leftovers, and watching Law and Order: SVU. Remember, “The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.” ~ Unknown.

We’re not saying that breaks are bad. But, when you can align your life passion with purpose and persistence, the lines between ‘working’ and ‘playing’ dissolve and become one ever flowing part of your life. Listen to what some of the quote authors had to say below, on work ethic and take note of how they’re all saying essentially the same things! Find your passion, work extraordinarily hard on it (without really ‘working’), and take control of your future successes!  Enjoy:

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 #25

“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

 #24

“How long should you try? Until.” ~ Jim Rohn

 #23

“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

 #22

“Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” ~ Zig Ziglar

 #21

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 #20

“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

 #19

“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

 #18

“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

 #17

“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

 #16

“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

#15

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” ~ Albert Einstein

 #14

“Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

 #13

“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

 #12

“Sheer effort enables those with nothing to surpass those with priviledge and position.” ~ Toyotomi Hideyoshi

 #11

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” ~ Michelangelo

 #10

“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

 #9

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~ Napoleon Hill

 #8

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” ~ Tim Duncan

 #7

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” ~ Wayne Gretzky

 #6

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

 #5

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

 #4

“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

 #3

“I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.” ~ Alan Bond

 #2

“When the human body is put under exceptional strain, a range of dormant genes in the DNA are expressed and extraordinary physiological proccesses are activated.” ~ Anders Ericsson

 #1

“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

Bonus:

“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

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  • noah

    it really made me feel so much better bout my self thank you

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  • khurt

    hard work is the greatest

  • Joe

    people work smarter not harder but nothings beats a good hard days work

  • rebecca

    I’m taping the bonus quote above my desk – thank you!!!

    • http://myhigherdrive.com/ Matt

      Awesome! Keeping it in a place where you can see it often will definitely make a difference in your mindset.

  • allinoisgrind

    Every time i go to workout I end up staying out there until somebody makes me come in to eat or some thing because nomatter how hard I work I feel like it isn’t good enough

  • Louise

    Hi Matt! I want to learn martial arts from you :) Anyway, thanks for great quotes so inspiring!

    • http://movemequotes.com/ Matthew Hogan

      Thanks for the positive feedback – and YES! – If you’re ever in Buffalo, give me a shout and you’re more than welcome to come and train with me! :)

  • laxman

    good quote.

  • Sunny

    Great quotes!
    I believe the bonus quote is by Eric Thomas.

    • http://movemequotes.com/ Matthew Hogan

      I can definitely see Eric Thomas saying that! But, I can’t find any source attributing the quote to him… :/ If you find any sources, let me know!

      …And thanks for looking out! :)

  • Mohit

    i love 2. no. quote :) but bonus one is nice

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