Quotes and Sayings about Hard work



"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
(Related: Time, Work, Day, Hard work, Nothing, Training)

"It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Work, Dream, Friends, Hard work, Will)

"You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Work, Hard work, Risk, Will)

"I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker."
- Carol Alt
(Related: Thought, Woman)

"It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work, Hard work, Yield)

"One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Age, Life, Men, Work, Childhood, Evening, Hard work, Labor, May, Sun)

"We continued the hard work of integrating TWA, because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St. Louis could be a profitable addition to our network."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Hard work, Network)

"Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else."
- Evelyn Ashford
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nothing)

"Luck? 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
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Hard work, Luck)

"My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

"Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work."
- Joseph Barbara
(Related: Happiness, Work, Fulfillment, Hard work, Sense)

"Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Work, Successful, Character, Cartoons, Hard work)

"I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Success, Work, Hard work)

"From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Work, Discipline, Hard work)

"But I don't just see the movie when I see the movie, I see all the great people who worked on it and all their hard work, because they could not have worked any harder."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Work, People, Hard work)

"As the 29th state to join the United States of America, it is our turn to show the nation what represents Iowa. Our commitment to quality education, hard work, and small-town values are all represented in the Iowa quarter."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Work, Quality, Values, America, Commitment, Hard work, Nation, State, states, United)

"The March on Washington was a culmination of years of hard work and dedication of many individuals."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Work, Dedication, Hard work, March, Washington, Years)

"She comes from the Midwest. She had me at a very young age and raised me on her own. She's a very hard worker."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Age)

"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
(Related: Love, Work, Hard work, Practice, Want)

"It's got too much hard work slapping them and telling them to shut up."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"I always think it's because of you know hard work, hard training. And if Susie's training hard, you know, why can't I train hard to get a world record. I'm doing the same thing."
- Inge de Bruijn
(Related: Work, Hard work, Training, World)

"The German people were not denied, however, the possibility of improving their lot by hard work over the years. Industrial growth and progress were not denied them."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Work, People, Progress, Growth, Possibility, Hard work, Years)

"Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect."
- Luther Campbell
(Related: Work, Goodness, Hard work, Respect)

"To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium like soap operas is great. The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it. And the people I work with are great. Funny, intelligent, hard working. They're all great to be around."
- David Canary
(Related: Work, Funny, People, Act, Living)

"Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nation, Reform, Suffering)

"Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better."
- John Carmack
(Related: Work, Success, Goal, Eyes, Hard work, Key)

"And so I love films that are kind of rural in atmosphere. And you know, it's just a nice place to be day after day. All be it, it can be hard, it can be hard work. You can get hot."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: Love, Work, Day, Hard work)

"There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Work, Acceptance, Day, Hard work, Patience)

"Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle."
- Cher
(Related: Exercise, Nothing)

"I was a hard worker, and I always knew my lines."
- Diane Cilento
"As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"In a daydream sort of way, I think it would be pretty cool to direct a movie. But I have been on movie and TV sets and know it is hard work. I like directing it in my mind. It is easier."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Work, Hard work, Mind, Pretty)

"Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Country, Suffering)

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

"Change is such hard work."
- Billy Crystal
(Related: Change, Work, Hard work)

"There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call 'the breaks.' In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things - read and write - and wait."
- Countee Cullen
(Related: Success, Work, Hard work, Order, Succeed, Writer)

"Writing is hard work, but a lot of fun, too. It allows me to live out some of my fantasies."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Work, Fun, Hard work, Writing)

"Last year, I was on Threat Matrix. We were on Thursday against Friends and Survivor; so this year it's fun to know people are watching, and to know that all of your hard work is not sort of wasted."
- James Denton
(Related: Work, People, Friends, Fun, Hard work)

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
- Gail Devers
(Related: Dreams, Faith, Work, Belief, Determination, Vision, Dedication, Hard work)

"Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication."
- Michael Diamond
(Related: Success, Work, Dedication, Hard work, Years)

"I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Work, Hard work, Key, Luck)

"I think that anything that you do, any accomplishment that you make, you have to work for. And I've worked very hard in the last ten years of my life, definitely, and I can tell you that hard work pays off. It's not just a cliche."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Work, Life, Accomplishment, Hard work, Years)

"Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that's what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Education, Work, Elegance, Hard work, Reality)

"My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Abuse, Childhood, Hard work, Importance)

"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Work, Hard work, Intentions)

"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
(Related: Work, Time, Comedy, Favorite, Hard work)

"It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Art, Work, Effort, Hard work, Research, Struggle, Writing, Years)

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Common sense, Hard work, Worth)

"The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Hard work, Reason)

"There is no substitute for hard work."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Life, Politics, Work, Hard work, Importance, Living, Responsibility, Word)

"Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Work, Inspiration, Control, Hard work, Luck)

"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
(Related: Work, Character, Hard work, Noses)

"Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work."
- William Feather
(Related: Success, Work, Hard work)

"Writing is hard work; it's also the best job I've ever had."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Work, Hard work, Job, Writing)

"The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death - a tax on money that has already been taxed."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Death, Money, Work, Tax, Hard work, Inheritance, Years)

"No, but I've always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don't take my fans for granted."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Work, Talent, Appreciation, Commitment, Fans, Hard work, Respect, Words)

"If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Power, Work, Hard work, Skill)

"I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be."
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Marriage, Work, Romance, Fantasy, Hard work)

"Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Work, Building, Hard work, Testing)

"Staying focused is hard work and staying married is even harder."
- Crystal Gayle
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Work, Perseverance, Hard work)

"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work."
- Harry Golden
(Related: Work, Hard work, Luck)

"But everything has been so gradual that it's sort of all come from, just hard work and basically being at it."
- Kim Gordon
(Related: Work, Being, Hard work)

"Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Time, Work, Ideas, Hard work, Thinking)

"The thing that makes me happiest about Simpsons Illustrated are all the drawings that we get from readers. I wish we could print them all. They're really imaginative. They show a lot of hard work."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"It isn't always hard work that does the job."
- Paul Guilfoyle
(Related: Work, Hard work, Job)

"Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy."
- Robert Half
(Related: Work, Talent, Hard work, Shame, Tragedy)

"I find shoestrings very hard work. I like big budgets."
- Julie Harris
(Related: Work, Budgets, Hard work)

"Getting in shape for this role, which is incredibly demanding, vocally, has been a lot of hard work, but I'm nailing it. I'm even kind of, at times, blowing my own mind, because I am even able to talk right now."
- David Hasselhoff
(Related: Work, Hard work, Mind, Now, Right, Talk)

"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
(Related: Work, Accomplishments, Americans, Congress, Hard work, Results, Rhetoric, Sound, Want)

"What I am suggesting is hard work and it can be slow work, but the rewards are well worth it."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Work, Hard work, Worth)

"Because, you know, it's never a hard work when you enjoy yourself. Look, I've been here since 57 years, and I don't have to explain why I've stayed so long. I always enjoyed it."
- John Hench
(Related: Work, Hard work, Years)

"Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work."
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Work, Deception, Hard work, Reality)

"Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds."
- Gordon B. Hinckley
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nothing)

"I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter."
- Larry Holmes
"Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work."
- Horace
(Related: Life, Work, Hard work, Nothing)

"I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Men, Work, Hard work, Worry)

"If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Work, Thought, Ideas, Hard work, Man)

"No, I don't believe in hard work. If something is hard, leave it. Let it come to you. Let it happen."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Education, Work, Lie, Dream, Determination, Blame, Hard work, Lies)

"Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Environmental, Work, Father, Day, Hard work, Law, Laws, Nation, Office, President, Years)

"If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Life, Sports, Work, Games, Hard work)

"Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers."
- Elton John
(Related: Work, Hard work, Today)

"My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education."
- John H. Johnson
(Related: Education, Faith, Life, Work, Mother, Hard work, Influence, Justice)

"Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best."
- Michael Johnson
(Related: Life, Work, Opportunity, Being, Hard work, Marathon, Moments)

"Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how, whether it's hard work or easy work, it's always fun."
- Tommy Lee Jones
(Related: Work, Acting, Fun, Hard work)

"There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Work, People, Cure, Hard work, Minority, Poor, Preparation)

"Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Time, Work, Sacrifice, Hard work, Succeed, Will)

"A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent."
- Guy Kawasaki
(Related: Work, Idea, Hard work, Luck)

"But sometimes in the midst of worry, anxiety and hard work, it has been pretty hard to bear all these false reports going about the country - to see my friends alienated and being made to believe things that were absolutely false."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Work, Anxiety, Being, Country, Friends, Hard work, Pretty, Worry)

"I have had so many great moments, but I would have to say that dancing the Swan in 'Swan Lake' was such a unique and passionate experience for me. It was such bloody hard work, even at that very early age, that I would not want to try to replicate it again now."
- William Kempe
(Related: Experience, Age, Work, Dancing, Hard work, Moments, Now, Want)

"Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Work, Discipline, Hard work)

"Generally the younger generation are not hard working. They will have to put in more effort to achieve results in tournaments. most of them can perform well but they cannot deliver when they play abroad."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Effort, Play, Results, Will)

"The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work."
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Related: Time, Work, Family, Duty, Future, Hard work, Income, Property, Right)

"May hard work, and justice, always cement our bonds of unity that we may get our country back to production."
- Mwai Kibaki
(Related: Work, Country, Hard work, Justice, May, Production, Unity)

"Hard work does pay, and you just have to continue to work, and you got two guys, when you're talking about Gary and myself, we have a God-given talent, but we worked at it and we're happy to be where we are today."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Work, Talent, God, Hard work, Talking, Today)

"I'd had episodes before, but I swept them under the carpet. This time, I couldn't do that because everyone knew. I got on with the hard work of getting better and haven't had a blip in almost 10 years."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Work, Time, Hard work, Years)

"Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
- Stephen King
(Related: Work, Talent, Successful, Hard work)

"The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Work, Gods, Hard work)

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves."
- Joseph Kirkland
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"You can browse to your heart's content but it's hard work and not easy on the feet unless you do it through catalogs or the Internet, and I like to touch and try on the things I buy."
- Judith Krantz
(Related: Work, Heart, Content, Feet, Hard work, Internet)

"It's good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can't be personalized."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Work, Eloquence, Hard work, Mind, Practice)

"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
(Related: Work, Actor, Being, Hard work, Today)

"I don't think I had a reputation as a hard worker, but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Being, Reputation)

"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Work, People, Hard work)

"I think that with a lot of hard work and dedication, I feel that I could be the best in the world. I'm still only 35 years old... I have a fresh start physically and mentally, and I feel that I can achieve my goal to be the best again."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Work, Goal, Dedication, Hard work, Old, World, Years)

"I think talent is dangerous to have if you take it for granted. If you use it well and put hard work with it together, it's hard to catch that guy. And I think that's what you're seeing right now."
- Ivan Lendl
(Related: Work, Talent, Hard work, Now, Right)

"It will be hard work. It's always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team - technical director, mechanics, drivers, engineers - everyone in the team."
- David Leslie
(Related: Work, Hard work, Will)

"I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Life, Work, Truth, Hard work, Writer, Writing)

"This acting was very hard work."
- Jack Levine
(Related: Work, Acting, Hard work)

"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."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Success, Work, Hard work)

"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Life, Work, Sacrifice, Perseverance, Authority, Dedication, Football, Hard work, Respect, Self)

"Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Work, Goal, Hard work, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Success, Work, Determination, Dedication, Hard work, Job)

"Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy."
- Huey Long
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Work, Hard work, Years)

"The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Work, Education, Knowledge, Effort, Fun, Hard work, Importance)

"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'"
- Don Marquis
(Related: Work, Hard work, Man)

"I learned the value of hard work by working hard."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Work, Hard work, Value)

"TV's hard work. I don't know how the hell Angela Lansbury survived doing 'Murder, She Wrote' all those years. And sure, everyone wants to be Bruce Willis or George Clooney - they want to be in film for the range of characters you get to play."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Work, Film, Hard work, Hell, Play, Want, Years)

"My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Work, People, Hard work, Symbol)

"I am also a hard worker and people are sometimes surprised to see that as well."
- Christina Milian
(Related: People)

"It is first and foremost very hard work! But I have a wonderful part and I do have fun. The company, cast and crew of 'Passions' are wonderful to work with."
- Juliet Mills
(Related: Work, Company, First, Fun)

"The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: People, Socialism)

"To be a dramatic writer takes hard work, talent, and discipline. And that's why I just make up crap."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Work, Talent, Discipline, Hard work, Writer)

"The actual producing, mixing, and mastering is hard work, harder than what I do."
- Mandy Moore
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"The fans in Dallas were hard on me my first year, but after having a great year last year they are now supporting me. It feels great to have my hard work pay off, especially when the fans made it hard for me."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Work, Fans, First, Hard work, Now)

"Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off."
- David Naughton
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"My hard work and excellent training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors."
- Pola Negri
(Related: Work, Hard work, Training)

"After two years of hard work and debate, Congress has passed a highway bill that will help fuel our economy by creating roughly 500,000 new jobs, as well as address many critical transportation needs in Ohio and the 18th Congressional District."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Work, Congress, Debate, Economy, Hard work, Help, Jobs, Needs, Will, Years)

"I think it was the preparation and every thing Lombardi represented, you know, about hard work and that every game was important. So when you get to the real important games, you were ready to go."
- Ray Nitschke
(Related: Work, Games, Hard work, Preparation)

"John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Work, America, Hard work)

"That made me feel very disturbed, because it never seemed to be about how much hard work was involved. Ever. It was about... 'hazel eyes'. It does help if you can brush that stuff off."
- Julia Ormond
(Related: Work, Eyes, Hard work, Help)

"For my constituents, owning a home is the culmination of many years of hard work and the realization of the American Dream. At no time should a local entity take those years of hard work solely to increase their tax revenue."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Home, Time, Work, Dream, American, Tax, Hard work, Years)

"It is hard work to be good when you are very little and very hungry, and have many sticks to beat you, and no mother's lips to kiss you."
- Ouida
(Related: Work, Kiss, Mother, Hard work)

"Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Work, People, Advertising, Desire, Evil, Hard work, Satisfaction)

"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Life, Work, Values, Building, Hard work, Struggle, Today)

"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
(Related: Success, Work, Hard work, Measure)

"I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Work, Life, Excuses, Hard work, Problems)

"Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Experience, Work, Chastity, Hard work, Patience, Pretty, Reading)

"Acting is really scary, but it's also challenging, fun, hard work. There's always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted."
- Michael Pitt
(Related: Work, Acting, Actor, Fun, Hard work)

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Work, Dream, Determination, Hard work, Magic, Reality)

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Success, Work, Failure, Hard work, Learning, Preparation, Result, Secrets)

"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Success, Work, Failure, Hard work, Learning, Loyalty, Perfection, Persistence, Result)

"Hard work - I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn't fly. It's all in the practice. It does take work and it ain't easy - but man, the rewards!"
- Susan Powter
(Related: Work, Hard work, Laziness, Man, Practice)

"The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work."
- Herbert Prochnow
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Hard work, Trouble)

"I would rather have one article a day of this sort; and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent a whole day's hard work in the way of concentrated, intense thinking and revision, polish of style, weighing of words."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Work, Day, Hard work, Style, Thinking, Words)

"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today."
- Ralph Ransom
(Related: Life, Work, Values, Building, Hard work, Struggle, Today)

"It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Work, Chance, Hard work)

"Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance."
- Alex Rodriguez
(Related: Work, Success, Chance, Hard work)

"I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Work, Being, End, Hard work, Man, May, Pity, Worth)

"I love what I'm doing most of the time, but it's hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don't know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: Love, Work, Time, People, Hard work)

"I don't know any musician who got to the top without hard work. Take whoever you want. They all work bloody hard, harder than you think."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: Work, Hard work, Want)

"We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Work, Cause, Criticism, Decisions, Effort, Future, Hard work, Will)

"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."
- Helena Rubinstein
(Related: Work, Hard work, Mind, Spirit)

"Writing is far too hard work to say what someone else wants me to. Serving it as a craft, using it as a way of growing in my own understanding, seems to me to be a beautiful way to live. And if that product is shareable with other people, so much the better."
- Jane Rule
(Related: Work, People, Hard work, Understanding, Writing)

"I got a nomination for director, which means the world to me; it's just the most exciting thing for me and my family. You do the good hard work, and the rest of it is something you shouldn't get too caught up in, but when it happens - boy! I respect it."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Family, Work, Hard work, Respect, Rest, World)

"I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Time, Work, Hard work, Mathematics)

"For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Work, Glamour, Hard work)

"People think I must have been so talented at an early age, but I don't know - was it talent or hard work? Who knows?"
- Monica Seles
(Related: Age, Work, Talent, People, Hard work)

"I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I've talked to coal miners, and that's really hard work."
- William Shatner
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"I'm not too fond of the hard work and the constant battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write, but I figure that's part of the territory."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Work, Battle, Hard work, Self)

"My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Work, Hard work, Parents, Struggle)

"The 1993 Social Security tax penalizes seniors who have planned for their retirement through savings, investment and hard work. That's wrong, and that's why the double tax on Social Security must end."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Work, End, Tax, Hard work, Investment, Retirement, Security, Wrong)

"It was a very difficult 10 years of very hard work."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Work, Hard work, Years)

"In truth, making films doesn't feel like hard work because I always have such a good time doing it."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Time, Work, Truth, Hard work)

"Memories are fallible and a timer can save a lot of hard work from going out of the window."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Work, Hard work, Memories)

"I must work hard to make my singing above reproach; there must be no faults which hard work would take care of."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Work, Care, Faults, Hard work, Singing)

"The academy gave me a grounding in discipline and hard work that has sustained me throughout my life, and the lessons I learned there I now try to impress on young people."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Work, Life, People, Discipline, Hard work, Now)

"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
(Related: Work, Fun, Hard work, Saying, Sound, Want)

"Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Life, Success, Work, Effort, Hard work, Nothing)

"I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Agreement, Compromise, Hard work, Houses, Reform, Today, Voice)

"I like being in movies that have a great story. I'm not so interested in being a Hollywood star. It's a job, you know. When you wake up at six in the morning every day for a week, it feels like hard work."
- Kristen Stewart
(Related: Movies, Work, Being, Day, Hard work, Hollywood, Job)

"Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people's attention and holding it are very difficult."
- David Ogden Stiers
(Related: Work, People, Attention, Hard work, Writing)

"But a lot of my training can be done in Aston - a lot of the hard work, so to speak. But a new atmosphere, a new place, and it's good for me because I didn't want to get stuck in one spot, so coming home is good, back and forth, you know, where my roots are."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Home, Work, Hard work, Training, Want)

"Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I'm going to be an actress."
- Jacqueline Susann
(Related: Work, Acting, Glamour, Hard work, Writing)

"You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me."
- Donald Sutherland
(Related: Work, Talent, Truth, Fortune, Hard work, Pursuit)

"The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own way. We must not create a deterrent to hard work."
- Robert A. Taft
(Related: Work, People, Effort, Hard work)

"I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Work, Hard work, Pretty, Will)

"What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Work, Success, Purpose, Hard work, Sense)

"I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Work, Fathers, Hard work)

"Regarding one's career: always be prepared, no short cuts - hard work is the only alternative that really works."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Success, Work, People, Successful, Hard work, Hiring, Persistence, Questions)

"Ice skating is very difficult. It takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hard work. It's fun, but you are there on the ice every morning freezing and trying to do these moves and these tricks."
- Michelle Trachtenberg
(Related: Work, Discipline, Fun, Hard work, Trying)

"I do enjoy making videos, even though they are long days and very hard work."
- Tanya Tucker
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"I've been spending this last month trying to find four outfits to wear to the different premieres of The Two Towers. It's hard work."
- Liv Tyler
(Related: Work, Hard work, Trying)

"My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed."
- Mark Warner
(Related: Success, Work, Advice, Friends, Hard work, Luck, Mentors, Support, Trying)

"Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nothing, Result, Worth)

"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Men, Work, Hard work, Order, Problems, Thinking, Trouble, World)

"Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Work, Hard work, Photography, Recreation)

"Writing is hard work and bad for the health."
- E. B. White
(Related: Health, Work, Hard work, Writing)

"The nature of the task needs to be renewed so people just don't feel that all the hard work is in the same groove all the time, under the same circumstances and in the same environment."
- Timothy White
(Related: Nature, Work, Time, People, Circumstances, Environment, Hard work, Needs)

"It seems we always exceed even our own expectations-after a lot of hard work, though!"
- Roberta Williams
(Related: Work, Expectations, Hard work)

"In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Work, Comfort, Danger, Direction, Hard work, Resolution, Will)

"So, I certainly subscribe to what Bette said about acting being very hard work."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Work, Acting, Being, Hard work)

"The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work."
- Kathleen Winsor
(Related: Work, Genius, Hard work, Worth)

"It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant."
- Katarina Witt
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Age, Work, Genius, Cleanliness, Extravagance, Hard work, Riot)

"No one likes to work for free. To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing. It's hard work writing and recording music, and it's morally wrong to steal it."
- Gary Wright
(Related: Work, Music, Artist, Hard work, Writing, Wrong)

"Well if done a lot of hard work to try and get people to act rationally, the fact that weve had 15 deviant Muslims, plus 5 or 8 others that got away does not mean that all Muslims are deviant or extremists."
- Lee Kuan Yew
(Related: Work, People, Act, Fact, Hard work)

"My brother Larry. He taught me how hard work and dedication to the game was the only way to make it. He's taken care of all my business activities for me and my family for many years, and I thank him for that."
- Robin Yount
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Brother, Care, Dedication, Hard work, Years)

"Actually, after while, finding the ideas is the easy part. Sorting them through and turning them into stories, now, that's the hard work."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Work, Ideas, Hard work, Now)

"Let us hope that for many it does mean the end of trouble so far as earning a livelihood is concerned, that it means happy and comfortable home living honestly earned. But there are other troubles ahead for her, and plenty of hard work."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Home, Work, Hope, End, Hard work, Living, Trouble)

"Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition to that which they do when they appear, smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up. Giving a performance is the least of their worries."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Work, Performance, Giving, Hard work)