Hard Work quotes

  • Brains first and then Hard Work.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Work #Hard Work #Brain

  • The mighty edifice of Government science dominated the scene in the middle of the 20th century as a Gothic cathedral dominated a 13th century landscape. The work of many hands over many years, it universally inspired admiration, wonder and fear.
    -- A. Hunter Dupree

    #Hard Work #Government #Hands

  • It's been a straight strip, I must tell you, I've enjoyed it all the way. If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard, hard work, it's not. It's beautiful work. It's fun work. It's everything you'd ever want to do.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Beautiful #Fun #Hard Work

  • The thing about travelling is that you work hard and play hard, but you can do all those things without your parents knowing.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Hard Work #Play #Knowing

  • The monarchy that I hand over to my son is not going to be the same one that I have inherited. ... There is a tendency by a lot of officials to hide behind the king. And it's about time that officials take their responsibility and are responsible in front of the people. Because today, if you're appointed by the king, they don't feel that they're responsible for the people. If you have a government that is elected, they need to do the hard work — because if they don't, they won't be around the next time the ballot box is open.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Kings #Responsibility #Hard Work

  • If you have a government that is elected, they need to do the hard work - because if they don't, they won't be around the next time the ballot box is open.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Hard Work #Government #Needs

  • You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Hard Work #People #Principles

  • Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, Hard Work is the solution
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Hard Work #Thinking #Way

  • Practice is a talent. Perseverance is a talent. Hard work is a talent.
    -- Abhinav Bindra

    #Perseverance #Hard Work #Practice

  • Nothing so soon the drooping spirits can raise As praises from the men, whom all men praise.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Encouragement #Hard Work #Spirit

  • Labor is the true standard of value.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hard Work #Standards #Labor

  • Labor is the great source from which nearly all, if not all, human comforts and necessities are drawn.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hard Work #Comfort #Source

  • Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hard Work #Merit #Should

  • I don't believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good. So while we do not propose any war upon capital, we do wish to allow the humblest man an equal chance to get rich with everybody else.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #War #Believe #Hard Work

  • Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hard Work #Half #Lost

  • The working men are the basis of all governments, for the plain reason that they are the most numerous...
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hard Work #Men #Reason

  • Writing is hard work, and if anything's true about the process, it's that fact that a good story is hard to find and even trickier to get on paper. What's less romantic than staring alone at a blank screen? And edgy? I've changed the cat little because I didn't know what my characters were going to say next.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Character #Cat #Hard Work

  • I do love the films I've done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Hard Work #Past #People

  • I don't know who I touch and who I don't. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don't have any secrets. I don't know the reasons I've been so well received.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Growing Up #Hard Work #People

  • The powers of nature are never in repose; her work never stands still.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Hard Work #Stills

  • Then we'll work a hundred years without physics and chemistry.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Hard Work #Years #Chemistry

  • I dedicate myself and work hard in the weight room and treat every practice as if it were a game.
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Hard Work #Practice #Games

  • Autism doesn't have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.
    -- Adrienne Bailon

    #Hard Work #Artist #Autism

  • Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Strong Women #Hard Work #Mean

  • Spirituality does not require that you work hard toward achieving a result in the future as much as it requires you to be fully present, sincere and committed now, with absolute honesty and willingness to uncover and let go of any illusions that come between you and the realization of Reality.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Letting Go #Honesty #Hard Work

  • AERIN is saturated with the qualities that have surrounded me my entire life, many of which came from my grandmother, Estee: passion, style, hard work, family, and, of course, all things beautiful.
    -- Aerin Lauder

    #Beautiful #Hard Work #Passion

  • I'm glad that I'm being acclaimed as an actor. Today, when my hard work has paid off I can chill out about it.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Hard Work #Actors #Today

  • A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician. You can only get a little of his time because he spends so much time covering up that no one will know that he is a thief. A hard-working crook will-and can-get those birds by the dozen, but right down in his heart he won't depend on them-hates the sight of them.
    -- Al Capone

    #Hate #Hard Work #Heart

  • Part of the middle class promise is that, after a lifetime of hard work, you'll be able to retire and enjoy the fruits of that labor. Medicare was established to secure that promise.
    -- Al Franken

    #Hard Work #Class #Promise

  • I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success. But I think people are very jealous about success. I work very hard and they don't appreciate that.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Hard Work #Jealous #Thinking

  • I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want.
    -- Alan Lewis

    #Team #Hard Work #Player

  • But perhaps when you were too obedient, and did not do openly what others did, and were quiet in church and hard-working at school, then some unknown rebellion brewed in you, doing harm to you, though how I do not understand.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Hard Work #School #Church

  • Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Hard Work #Problem #Easy

  • Hard work does not go unnoticed, and someday the rewards will follow.
    -- Alan Rufus

    #Business #Hard Work #Doe

  • Run away from laziness; work hard. Touch intuition and listen to the heart, not marketing directors. Dream.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Running #Dream #Hard Work

  • The designers, photographers and models I work with, they are really hard-working people who are devoting their lives to fashion. They're kind of like nuns of fashion.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Fashion #Hard Work #People

  • My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature and by no other feeling. My love for justice and striving to contribute towards the improvement of human conditions are quite independent from my scientific interests.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Hard Work #Independent #Justice

  • For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.
    -- Albert M. Greenfield

    #Hard Work #Luxury

  • If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Horse #Hard Work #Accomplishment

  • Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it's never really over until the whistle blows.
    -- Alex Morgan

    #Giving Up #Hard Work #Athlete

  • Capitalists work hard to produce what consumers want. Artists who work too hard to produce what consumers want are often accused of selling out. Thus, even the languages of capitalism and art conflict: a firm that has 'sold out' has succeeded, but an artist that has 'sold out' has failed.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Art #Hard Work #Want

  • People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Inspirational #Hard Work #People

  • ... My achievements in the field of chess are the result of immense hard work in studying theory ...
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Hard Work #Learning #Achievement

  • Dream, believe, work hard and succeed.
    -- Alexander Stubb

    #Dream #Believe #Hard Work

  • I think everyone shares a fear of failure - that you're only as good as your most recent collection. That's definitely a fear, but it's a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges.
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Hard Work #Thinking #Challenges

  • While I can't promise you that I'm going to be a perfect candidate and I can't promise you that I'm not going to make mistakes, I can unequivocally promise you that no one, no one, will work harder on your behalf, no one will fight harder with you and no one will make you more proud.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #Mistake #Hard Work #Fighting

  • I have to work hard to be punctual, to not lose my temper, take direction and be told what to do - and most of all listen rather than talk.
    -- Alfie Allen

    #Hard Work #Temper #Punctual

  • The mathematical life of a mathematician is short. Work rarely improves after the age of twenty-five or thirty. If little has been accomplished by then, little will ever be accomplished.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Hard Work #Age #Twenties

  • It's important to understand it's OK to control the subject. If most editorial stories were photographed just as they are, editors would end up throwing most in the waste basket. You have to work hard at making an editorial picture. You need to re-stage things, rearrange things so that they work for the story, with truth and without lying.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #Photography #Lying #Hard Work

  • The late Alfred P. Sloan, Ir., long-time executive of General Motors Corporation, had a fivepoint "secret of success." It was: 1. Get the facts. 2. Recognize the equities of all concerned. 3. Realize the necessity of doing a better job every day. 4. Keep an open mind. 5. Work hard.
    -- Alfred P. Sloan

    #Jobs #Hard Work #Long

  • All statements about the hydrides of boron earlier than 1912, when Stock began to work upon them, are untrue.
    -- Alfred Stock

    #Hard Work

  • If a mathematician wishes to disparage the work of one of his colleagues, say, A, the most effective method he finds for doing this is to ask where the results can be applied. The hard pressed man, with his back against the wall, finally unearths the researches of another mathematician B as the locus of the application of his own results. If next B is plagued with a similar question, he will refer to another mathematician C. After a few steps of this kind we find ourselves referred back to the researches of A, and in this way the chain closes.
    -- Alfred Tarski

    #Wall #Hard Work #Men

  • I enjoy myself a lot but I derive more joy in working. I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It's hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and wake up by 5am. I don't rest until I achieve something.
    -- Aliko Dangote

    #Believe #Hard Work #Joy

  • There's a lot of bitterness, there's a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.
    -- Allen Boyd

    #Anger #Hard Work #Bitterness

  • Always be prepared; always work hard and take pride in your work no matter what it is. I still follow that advice and have already tried to pass it on to my children. They, of course, ignored me.
    -- Allen Covert

    #Children #Hard Work #Pride

  • I just wanted to set a good example. I wanted to do things that I hadn't done before. My whole thing was to just try to be professional. I think when you work hard, good things happen, so obviously, because we're going to the Finals.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Hard Work #Thinking #Effort

  • When you work hard, good things happen
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Hard Work #Good Things #Things Happen

  • If you work hard, it will pay off.
    -- Amandla Stenberg

    #Hard Work #Pay

  • Work hard, learn all you can, and never miss the chance to connect with someone new.
    -- Amber Naslund

    #Inspirational #Hard Work #Missing

  • I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Girl #Hard Work #Shoes

  • Westerners often laud their children as 'talented' or 'gifted', while Asian parents highlight the importance of hard work. And in fact, research performed by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has found that the way parents offer approval affects the way children perform, even the way they feel about themselves.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Children #Hard Work #Parent

  • Comedy isn't really something where you get discovered. You can't network your way to being funny or talented. It's not hard to get seen if you're funny. If you're funny, talented, and work hard, you will go somewhere.
    -- Amy Schumer

    #Hard Work #Way #Comedy

  • I want people to say, 'She is really sweet and kind.' Anyone can work hard enough and be 'pretty.' Not many people are nice nowadays.
    -- Amy Weber

    #Sweet #Nice #Hard Work

  • Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Hard Work #Tennis #Substitutes

  • Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Motivational #Sports #Hard Work

  • Genius consists of equal parts of natural aptitude and hard work.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Hard Work #Aptitude #Genius

  • Those who dismiss rappers as vulgar outsiders miss the way that Jay-Z and Kanye embody the American dream: starting from humble beginnings, both rose by dint of hard work and talent to wealth and success. Jay embraces this role, styling himself as much a CEO as an artist, and he and Beyoncé have become, in a significant way, more fully America's first couple than their friends the Obamas.
    -- Andrew Hoberek

    #Dream #Couple #Hard Work

  • How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being demoted to the status of equality with non-whites? . . . How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do?
    -- Andrew Manis

    #Strong #Responsibility #Hard Work

  • Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate farmers, liquidate real estate. It will purge the rottenness out of the system. High costs of living and high living will come down. People will work harder, live a more moral life. Values will be adjusted, and enterprising people will pick up from less competent people.
    -- Andrew Mellon

    #Real #Hard Work #People

  • Hard work and talent are crucial to success, and intangible qualities like heart and clutch are generally real - but luck is just as important. Nobody gets to the top by accident, but nobody’s on top without some pretty phenomenal accidents of fate.
    -- Andrew Sharp

    #Real #Hard Work #Heart

  • Bush has legitimized a huge expansion of the welfare state, liberalizing immigration, and using force for democratization abroad. All the next Democratic president has to do to finish Bush's hard work is to raise taxes to pay for it all.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Hard Work #President #Expansion

  • For me the most important thing has always been tennis, and that's what I want to get across the image I want to portray is a hard-working tennis player.
    -- Andy Murray

    #Hard Work #Player #Tennis

  • Great readers, great listeners, and all have great work ethics. ... They work hard at what they do and they're devout to their reading and listening.
    -- Andy Wilkinson

    #Reading #Writing #Hard Work

  • If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
    -- Anita Roddick

    #Meaningful #Kids #Hard Work

  • I believe modeling is a combination of natural talent, the ability to adapt to different situations, hard work, and, most importantly, luck.
    -- Anja Rubik

    #Believe #Hard Work #Luck

  • Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead; that is where your future lies. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. There are really only three types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, What happened?
    -- Ann Landers

    #Lying #Live Life #Hard Work

  • I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Believe #Hard Work #Home

  • Listening is not just hearing what someone tells you word for word. You have to listen with a heart. I don't want that to sound touchy-feely; it is not. It is very hard work.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Hard Work #Heart #Listening

  • I have a lot of optimism about new doctors because I think it's really clear that it's a lot of hard work and no guarantee of a lot of money.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Hard Work #Thinking #Doctors

  • Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
    -- Anna Pavlova

    #Success #Hard Work #Initiative

  • My favorite work is The Full Monty because I got an Oscar for it. But it was really hard work at the time. Sometimes comedy is not a bundle of laughs to actually do.
    -- Anne Dudley

    #Hard Work #Laughing #Oscars

  • I'd love to be an artist that's multifaceted. At the moment, I am not. But wouldn't that be cool if I was like, 'Yeah, let me pull out my guitar and play you a song.' I would adore that. I am so far not gifted in that way. But I am a very hard worker and a very determined person, so who knows?
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Song #Hard Work #Artist

  • Age has given me the gift of me; it just gave me what I was always longing for, which was to get to be the woman I've already dreamt of being. Which is somebody who can do rest and do hard work and be a really constant companion, a constant, tender-hearted wife to myself.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Hard Work #Wife #Age

  • You are desperate to communicate, to edify or entertain, to preserve moments of grace or joy or transcendence, to make real or imagined events come alive. But you cannot will this to happen. It is a matter of persistence and faith and hard work. So you might as well just go ahead and get started.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Real #Hard Work #Persistence

  • Of course, an exhausting day at sail lines and nets left little energy to expend on running or laughing. Perhaps that was why her parents couldn't appreciate her music-it wouldn't appear to be hard work to them. Menolly shook her hands, letting them flap from her wrists. They ached and trembled from the constricted movements and tension of an hour of intensive playing. No, her parents would never understand that playing musical instruments could be as hard work as sailing or fishing.
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Music #Running #Hard Work

  • I work hard, and managing an inventory-based business can be extremely stressful. The upside is that, as long as I get my job done, I can take time off pretty much any time I want.
    -- Anne Taintor

    #Jobs #Hard Work #Long

  • No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Dream #Hard Work #Appreciate

  • You can't really discover the most interesting conflicts and problems in a subject until you've tried to write about them. At that point, one discovers discontinuities in the data, perhaps, or in one's own thinking; then the act of writing forces you to work harder to resolve these contradictions.
    -- Anthony F. C. Wallace

    #Hard Work #Writing #Thinking

  • I went to school and made good grades and went to college. So I was afforded an opportunity through my parents' hard work that most people don't have.
    -- Anthony Mackie

    #Hard Work #School #Opportunity

  • Writing is a combination of intangible creative fantasy and appallingly hard work.
    -- Anthony Powell

    #Hard Work #Writing #Creative

  • [M]y work, which I've done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most other men. And therewithal, whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.
    -- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

    #Hard Work #Men #Discovery

  • I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way.
    -- Antony Hewish

    #Believe #Hard Work #Ideas

  • Broadcasting is definitely in my cards for the future, and I'm determined to work hard at it - to perfect it and create my style and niche.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Hard Work #Perfect #Style

  • We all naturally want to become successful... we also want to take shortcuts. And it's easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Hard Work #Successful #Sacrifice

  • School choice is one of the strongest ways we have to educate our children, .. believes in school choice and he is going to work hard to enact school choice.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Children #Believe #Hard Work

  • People will always work harder if they're getting well paid and if they're afraid of losing a job which they know will be hard to equal. As is well known, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
    -- Armand Hammer

    #Jobs #Get Well #Hard Work

  • You see, for me [art]'s not one of life's ornaments, rococo relaxation to be greeted affably after a day of hard work; I'm inverted on this : for me it's my very breath, the one thing necessary, and all else is excretion and a latrine.
    -- Arno Hintjens

    #Art #Hard Work #Relaxation

  • Anxiety and conscience are a powerful pair of dynamos. Between them, they have ensured that I shall work hard, but they cannot ensure that one shall work at anything worthwhile.
    -- Arnold J. Toynbee

    #Powerful #Hard Work #Anxiety

  • The key to success? Work hard, stay focused and marry a Kennedy.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Hard Work #Keys

  • The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Attitude #Hard Work #Self Confidence