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The following 77 quotations are about Hard Work.

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Apr 15, 2008

“Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.”

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (1917-1996);
Jazz Vocalist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Feb 24, 2009

“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.”

Ralph Marston

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Aug 21, 2009

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Helen Keller (1880-1968);
Author, Lecturer, Activist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Oct 09, 2009

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947);
Founder Of Ford Motor Company

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Oct 29, 2009

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”

Henry Ellis (1721-1806);
2nd Royal Governor Of Georgia

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“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

Indira Gandhi (1917-1984);
Prime Minister Of India

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“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.”

Vernon Sanders Law (born 1930);
Major League Baseball Pitcher

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“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895);
Invented Pasteurization

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“The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935);
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

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“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”

Richard David Bach (born 1936);
Writer

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“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”

James M. Barrie (1860-1937);
Novelist, Dramatist

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“There is no substitute for hard work.”

Thomas Edison (1847-1931);
Inventor, Businessman

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“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”

Thomas Edison (1847-1931);
Inventor, Businessman

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Thomas Edison (1847-1931);
Inventor, Businessman

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“Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.”

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955);
Philosopher

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“We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead.”

William James (1842-1910);
Psychologist, Philosopher, Author

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“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826);
3rd U.S. President

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“It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have.”

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826);
3rd U.S. President

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“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784);
Poet, Essayist, Lexicographer

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“The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.”

Colin Powell (born 1937);
65th U.S. Secretary Of State

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Aug 16, 2010

“I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.”

Ray Bradbury (born 1920);
Author

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“If there is no wind, row.”

Latin Proverb

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“The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”

Sam Ewing (born 1949);
Former Professional Baseball Player

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“If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played 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 streetsweeper who did his job well.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968);
Minister, Civil Rights Activist

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“By the work one knows the workman.”

Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695);
Author, Fabulist

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“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.”

Victor Hugo (1802-1885);
Poet, Novelist, Playwright

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“I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973);
Writer, Nobel And Pulitzer Prize Winner

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“If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort.”

Stephen G. Weinbaum (1902-1935);
Science Fiction Author

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“Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.”

Marian Wright Edelman (born 1939);
Childrens' Rights Activist

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“Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines.”

Gary Sinise (born 1955);
Actor, Director

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“Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947);
Founder Of Ford Motor Company

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“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945);
32nd U.S. President

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“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

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“He that would have the fruit must climb the tree.”

Dr. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661);
Clergyman, Writer

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“Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919);
26th U.S. President

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“Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President

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“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment; full effort is full victory.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948);
Indian Political And Spiritual Leader

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“I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948);
Indian Political And Spiritual Leader

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“Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.”

Paul Coffey (born 1961);
Retired Professional Hall Of Fame Ice Hockey Defenseman

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“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Vincent "Vince" Lombardi (1913-1970);
Athletic Coach

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“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.”

John Ruskin (1819-1900);
Poet, Writer, Art Critic

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“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882);
Poet

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

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933);
30th Us President

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“A leaf that is supposed to grow is full of wrinkles and creases before it develops; if one doesn't have the patience and wants the leaf to be as smooth as a willow leaf from the start, then there is a problem.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832);
Philosopher, Scientist, Author

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“I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.”

Mario Cuomo (born 1932);
Governor Of New York, U.S.

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“Any necessary work that pays an honest wage carries its own honor and dignity.”

W. Kelly Griffith

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“Hard work and togetherness. They go hand in hand. You need the hard work because it's such a tough atmosphere... to win week in and week out. You need togetherness because you don't always win, and you gotta hang though together.”

Tony Dungy (born 1955);
Former Professional Football Player And Coach

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“Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”

Bette Davis (1908-1989);
Bette Davis

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“Hard work doesn't guarantee success, but improves its chances.”

B. J. Gupta

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“Much effort, much prosperity.”

Euripides (480-406);
Greek Tragedian

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“Success is dependent on effort.”

Sophocles (496-406);
Greek Tragedian

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“If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.”

Michelangelo (1475-1564);
Sculptor, Painter, Architect

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“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

Aristotle (384-322);
Philosopher

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“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”

Horace (65-8);
Roman Lyric Poet

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“In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”

James Allen (1864-1912);
Writer

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“If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great.”

Tom Hanks
Playing Jimmy Dugan From \A League Of Their Own""""""""

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“As surely as the acorn becomes the oak tree, the images in your mind become your reality.”

Unknown

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“The greatest oak was once a little nut that held it's ground.”

Unknown

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“The one thing that matters is the effort.”

Antoine de Sainte-Exupery (1900-1944);
(1900 1944); Aviator, Writer

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“No friendly hands constructed and placed for his ambition a ladder upon which he might climb. His own brave hands framed and nailed the cleats upon which he climbed to the heights of public usefulness and fame.”

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901);
23rd U.S. President.

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“Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226);
Catholic Saint, Founder Of Franciscans

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“Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.”

Roger Staubach (born 1942);
Athlete

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“The greatest weariness comes from work not done.”

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983);
Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Oct 14, 2010

“Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.”

Steve Pavlina (born 1971);
Motivational Speaker And Entrepreneur

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“Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training.”

Michelle Kwan (born 1980);
Figure Skater, Olympic Medalist, United States Public Diplomacy Ambassador

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“[Regarding dyslexia) I knew I wasn't stupid, and I knew I wasn't dumb...They knew I wasn't lazy, but what was it?”

Whoopi Goldberg (born 1955);
Actress, Radio Host, Author, Comedian

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Apr 01, 2011

“The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”

John Ruskin (1819-1900);
Poet, Writer, Art Critic

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919);
26th U.S. President

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Aug 23, 2011

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.”

David Bly (born 1952);
Politician

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jan 23, 2012

“I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.”

Lucille Ball (1911-1989);
Actress, Producer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Mar 26, 2012

“An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.”

Lao Tzu (600-531);
Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.”

Vincent "Vince" Lombardi (1913-1970);
Athletic Coach

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”

Sam Ewing (born 1949);
Former Professional Baseball Player

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jun 18, 2013

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”

Thomas Edison (1847-1931);
Inventor, Businessman

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Jan 09, 2014

“The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.”

Horace Greeley (1811-1872);
Editor And Publisher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

“Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947);
Founder Of Ford Motor Company