Work Ethic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old work ethic quotes, work ethic sayings, and work ethic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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'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
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
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln
You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else. Albert Einstein
Three rules of work. 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
When the human body is put under exceptional strain, a range of dormant genes in the DNA are expressed and extraordinary physiological processes are activated. Anders Ericsson
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
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
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
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. David Bly
But I have no mind for business and considered staying awake to be enough of an accomplishment. David Sedaris
Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here. Donald Trump
To be persuasive we must be believable, to be believable. We must be credible, to be credible. We must be truthful. Edward R. Murrow
A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well. Frederick Douglass
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work. George Bernard Shaw
I am not afraid of work. The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did. Chinua Achebe
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
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be, now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. Jack Dorsey
You get lazy, you get sad. Start giving up. Plain and simple. James Dashner
We do what we have to so we can do what we want to. James Farmer
There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When your committed to something, you accept no excuses only results. Kenneth Blanchard
Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers. Magic Johnson
Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig. Malcolm Gladwell
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. Malcolm Gladwell