In this article we share with you the world’s most popular hard work quotes on the planet. Hard work is often hailed as the cornerstone of success. It is a requirement for anyone seeking to get ahead in life.

While we believe that success is an inside job.  We understand that the inner work required to succeed is often the hardest work. The hard work starts from within and it manifests itself on the outside.  However, we all need words of encouragement from time to time and below we have curated some of the best quotes about hard work you get through the days, months and years.  Enjoy!

Hard Work Quotes by Women and For Women

“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.” Oprah Winfrey

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” Oprah Winfrey

“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” Marge Piercy

“Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry.” Barbara Dale

“It’s important for women to work. They need to keep their independence, to keep earning and being challenged.” Tamara Mellon

“A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.” Ellen Barrier

“I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.”  Estee Lauder

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” Charlotte Whitton

“She wraps herself in strength carries herself with confidence and works hard, strengthening her arms for the task at hand.” Proverbs 31:16-17

Hard Work Quotes by Michelle Obama

“That whole ‘so you can have it all.’ Nope, not at the same time. That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that s*it doesn’t work all the time.” Michelle Obama

“Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” Michelle Obama

“Am I good enough? Yes I am.” Michelle Obama

“When they go low, we go high.” Michelle Obama

Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Michelle Obama

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” Michelle Obama

“Choose people who lift you up.” Michelle Obama

Hard Work Quotes for by Madonna

“Never forget to dream.” – Madonna

“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna

“I’ve been popular and unpopular successful and unsuccessful loved and loathed and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore I feel free to take whatever risks I want.” – Madonna

Hard Work Pays Off Quotes

“Hard work only pays off when it meets the right plan of action.”  Edmond Mbiaka

“Have a goal. Work towards it. Because there is not a thing more fulfilling than reaping the fruits of your labor.” Amanda Shivrattan

“If you want Clout, WORK for it!”  Germany Kent

“What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.”  Anonymous

“The harder you work for something, the better you feel when you achieve it.”

“Sweat now, shine later”

“Dreams don’t work unless you do”

Funny Hard Work Quotes

“Hard work pays off! PERIOD!”

“Hard work pays off later, laziness pays off now.”

Derek Jeter Hard Work Quotes

“I love it when people doubt me, it makes me work hard to prove them wrong.” Derek Jeter

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.” Derek Jeter

Hard Working Women Quotes

“Black women are the strongest hardest working women I know.”

“A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Before feminism, work was largely defined as what men did or would do. Thus, a working woman was someone who labored outside the home for money, masculine-style.”  Gloria Steinem

“Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry.” Barbara Dale

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” Charlotte Whitton






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