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35 Inspirational Quotes For Work To Hustle Hard

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Last Updated on 16 July, 2021
35 Inspirational Quotes For Work To Hustle Hard

If you are reading this, you've already taken the first step towards success. You want success. You crave for it. You know that you have unlimited potential inside of you. But it's tough to feel motivated each and every day. That is where these inspirational quotes for work will come into work.

Everyone wants some form of success in their life. But not everyone is prepared to do the hard work, the grind, giving your 100% - day in and day out.

While we get too comfortable with our lives, others are out there living our dream. This is what makes the difference between winning and losing.

Feel Motivated After Seeing These 35 Inspirational Quotes For Work

Ranging from presidents to celebrated Olympians, all of the superhumans below have created history rightfully. Their praises will be sung long after they die.

Here's what they have to say about giving the best that you have:

1. Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed but whether you are content with your failure.

2. Maya Angelou

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.

3. Michael Jordan

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

4. Steve Jobs

When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it; you can influence it. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.

5. Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

6. Babe Ruth

You just can't beat the person who never gives up.

7. Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

8. Helen Keller

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

9. Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

10. Mahatma Gandhi

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

11. Jim Rohn

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

12. Vince Lombardi

Excellence must be pursued; it must be wooed with all of one's might, and every bit of effort that we have each day, there's a new encounter; each week is a new challenge.

13. Winston Churchill

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

14. Kobe Bryant

The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win.

15. Leo Messi

I start early, and I stay late, day after day, year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.

16. Mildred Witte Stouven

A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.

17. Steven Spielberg

You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!

18. Elon Musk

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

19. Steve Wozniak

If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach.

20. Oprah Winfrey

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.

21. Indra Nooyi

An important attribute of success is to be yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.

22. Louis Pasteur

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.

23. David Cassidy

It's not about the fame and the money because if you do good work, all that stuff comes.

24. Jurgen Klopp

Only silly idiots stay on the floor and wait for the next defeat. Of course, we will strike back – 100%. We struck back today in the game.

25. Magnus Carlsen

Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it’s OK to lose. I don’t. You have to be merciless.

26. Aaron Swartz

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people say intelligence just boils down to curiosity.

27. Bill Gates

It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

28. Christian Bale

Whatever you do, do it completely. Don’t do it half-arsed. Do it more than anybody else would.

29. Michael Phelps

The one thing that’s common to all successful people. They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do.

30. Amelia Earhart

The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, and the procedure, the process, is its own reward.

31. Freddie Mercury

I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend.

32. Walt Disney

If you can dream, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.

33. Usain Bolt

Easy is not an option. No days off. Never quit. Be fearless. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.

34. Marie Curie

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.

35. Pablo Picasso

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.


Don't only work hard; aspire to do good work. When you feel down, look at this list of inspirational quotes for work and remind yourself of why you started in the first place. Success is yours to take, but the price is in your blood, sweat, and tears.

You might also like our article on 40 motivational quotes for work. Do check it out!

This article is written by Barasha Medhi who is a part of the marketing team at Vantage Circle. Barasha can be found either searching for interesting HR, company culture, and corporate buzzwords to write about or looking at pictures of cozy Bel Air mansions. For any related queries, contact

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