63+ Best Work Ethic Quotes: Exclusive Selection

work ethic is a set of moral principles a person uses in their job. Inspirational work ethic quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Work Ethic Quotes

Choices and decisions must be supported by your passion, resolve and a productive work ethic. If these meet opportunity – your success has finally come! – Archibald Marwizi

A can-do attitude, a positive personality, and a strong work ethic are still the primary ingredients for success at Nordstrom. – Robert Spector

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

How long should you try? Until. – Jim Rohn

Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best. Your reward may come unexpected. – Lailah Gifty

Face your problems head on. Do what you have to do to take care of it. Develop a good work ethic. – George Chuvalo

Every beautiful mind has great dreams, but rarely is anyone ever ready to work hard for their dreams. – Terry Mark

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

Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands. – Zig Ziglar

You have to have a work ethic, and you have to be educated in what you’re doing. You have to take it seriously. It doesn’t mean that everything you do has to be serious. But you’ve got to have the tools. – Jakob Dylan

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

I have a work ethic. If I say I’m going to do something, I do it. – Viggo Mortensen

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

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

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything. – Vince Lombardi

We didn’t have a lot when I was growing up, and it’s the best thing that happened to me because I appreciate everything. I developed a strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted. – Sarah-Jessica Parker

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

I never took the work less than serious, my work ethic is ingrained in me. But I’ve always had a sense of humor about myself. – George Hamilton

empowering work ethic quotes

Developing a good work ethic is a key to success. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life. – Tyler Perry

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

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

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King

I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. So if you put forth the work, what are you fearing? You know what you’re capable of doing and what you’re not. – Michael Jordan

Professionalism shouldn’t be defined by a persons paycheck, role or title. It should be defined by a persons work ethic. – Janna Cachola

You can work really hard in your job and make a living. You can work really hard on yourself and make a fortune. Love your life, and leave a legacy worth remembering. – Dan Miller

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

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

powerful work ethic quotes

Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. – Theodore Roosevelt

It’s just the way we are, the way we were raised. Our work ethic was everything, and that never left us. We like to work hard, and we like to try to do everything 100 percent. – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it’s always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time. – Lauren Conrad

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. – Winston Churchill

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

Sheer effort enables those with nothing to surpass those with priviledge and position. – Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst. – Campbell Scott

Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old. – Lisa Leslie

I believe work is good. There is dignity in work. I also believe that a hard-work ethic forges strong leaders. – Mike Krzyzewski

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

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

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill

Live by the creed that a strong work ethic, playing by the rules, and doing things the right way will bring about opportunities for success and, ultimately, happiness. – Nick Saban

popular work ethic quotes

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

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

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

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

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

The first qualification for success in my view is a strong work ethic. – Henry Ford II

I was taught a very strong work ethic that included punctuality, which I’ve always felt is a sign of respect for others. – Nicole Kidman

A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have in fact used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard worker is just as dysfunctional as the sloth. – Criss Jami

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

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

Have a clear plan or strategy to translate your success philosophy into desired results. Adopt an effective work ethic, with a laser-focus and requisite execution strategies to produce results. – Archibald Marwizi

I know what I need to work on; I know my weaknesses, but I have that work ethic to improve every day. I have that want to be the best player at my position, and I have the belief in myself that one day that will come true. – Justin Tuck

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

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

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

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

My father was a watchmaker and an inventor. I saw him working in the house every day. The work ethic, I got from him. He worked hard and he never complained about it. – Carl Reiner

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

Across professions, consistency is a direct product of work ethic. – Harsha Bhogle

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

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

The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty. – Alex Spanos

We all need sales people with humility, honesty, integrity, empathy and an old-fashioned work ethic that ensures the job gets done. – Chris Murray

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