Quotations on Hard work

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Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Reading)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Risk, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Work, Thought, Hard work, Network)

Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else.
- Evelyn Ashford
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Dedication, Hard work, March, Washington, Years)

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
(Keywords: Love, Work, Hard work, Practice, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, People, Progress, Growth, Possibility, Hard work, Years)

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

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Success, Goal, Eyes, Hard work, Key)

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

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
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Mind, Pretty)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Fun, Hard work, Writing)

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

I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
- Neil Diamond
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Education, Family, Work, Abuse, Childhood, Hard work, Importance)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, People, Opportunity, Hard work, Reason)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Character, Hard work, Noses)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Years)

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



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