We’ve collected the best Hard Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: William H. McRaven, Frank McCourt, Lauryn Hill, John Wayne, Questlove. Use them as an inspiration.
I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out.
I don’t have friends, and it’s hard for me to make new friends. Right now, the people that are in my life are the people that I work with.
I believe in hard work, but I believe in vindication as well. You have a few nightmares, I imagine, before you reach your dream.
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
I’ve worked really hard to bring something more to ‘pretty girl‘ roles over the years. I consider it a challenge.
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
A mentor is someone with a willingness to help others, who has a capacity to inspire, a determination to work hard, a clear sense of vision, an inspiring purpose, a deep sense of integrity and an appreciation for joy.
Struggling is hard because you never know what’s at the end of the tunnel.
Nothing in life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
In the world today many people rightfully feel entitled to have success and the good things in life, but they usually understand it will require sacrifice and hard work.
It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.
Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So, yes, that is definitely in my DNA.
Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates.
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what’s more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.
Young people are threatened… by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
Touring is hard on the body.
My parents survived the Great Depression and brought me up to live within my means, save some for tomorrow, share and don’t be greedy, work hard for the necessities in life knowing that money does not make you better or more important than anyone else. So, extravagance has been bred out of my DNA.
The right moral compass is trying hard to think about what customers want.
Respect and consistency, as hard work during the week is the only way to earn your place.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
For African-Americans, it’s still going to be – some people say double hard – I’d say four times as hard. Be an opportunist. Take advantage of your resources, because the only way to win is with education, self-esteem, having value in yourself.
Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
I knew two things from my father: keep working hard, stay humble, and someday you’ll be OK.
There’s no one else I would rather have as my manager than my mom because I know that she has our best interests at heart. Sometimes, it’s hard to separate manager mode from mom mode. I think as our manager, my mom will get more emotional about situations than she would if she was just our manager.
No matter how hard you try to teach your cat general relativity, you’re going to fail.
I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache – it’s a given. What’s not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn’t put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
I’ve had to accept that – that everyone cannot love me. Because when there’s love, there’s hate. When there’s light, there’s dark. But it was really hard to accept as an artist that there’s a lot of people that hate me, but on the other side, there are many more people who love me. I think everyone goes through that.
It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them.
For me, I think one of the biggest battles is mentally. You have good days, and you have bad days. Randomly, you’ll feel good for weeks, and then all of a sudden, you’ll have a bad day where you’re really sore. And you end up questioning yourself, like, ‘Am I doing the right thing? Why is this so hard?’
I have tried so hard to do right.
Instead of letting the hard times get me down, I’ve learned to keep going at to look for the hidden good.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Being a Punjabi, it is very hard to say this, but Punjabi food is very overrated.
If you want something bad enough and you work hard enough, anything’s possible.
That’s the easiest thing to do, is quit and give up when things are hard. You really see what you’re made of when those things are not going the way you want them to go.
The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers.
Everything you want is on the other side of hard.
Saying ‘yes’ to one thing means saying ‘no’ to another. That’s why decisions can be hard sometimes.
It’s a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that I’ve put in.
You see opportunity… Opportunity is like a window: every once in a while, it opens, if you’re ready for that opportunity. So be prepared, work hard, and follow your dreams.
Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that’s when you’re more successful. You have to choose to do it.
It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.
Autonomy leads to empowerment. We work hard to maintain a balance between collaboration and cooperation and independence.
We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future.
The most important thing when you study hypnosis is that you learn that humans are irrational. Until you understand that, hypnosis is hard to do… For me, it was this great awakening to understand that humans are deeply irrational, and it’s probably the greatest influence on me in terms of my writing.
I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.
A documentary film is a great way of helping people understand because, somehow, when one is able to see the people involved, it lends a certain immediacy and understanding that is hard to get on the page.
Hard work and dedication is important to success, and I have those qualities.
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.
I don’t think the dreams die – I think that people give up. I think it gets too hard.
All of your stakeholders have to have the right seat at the table, and they all have to be successful. It’s hard to do, but you have to keep your eye on developing a meaningful relationship where it is beneficial for them. Then you work backwards from there.
It’s a tough world out there and all the guys are fighting hard and the competition is really tough.
The dark side is when you are with family and friends, and you have paparazzi screaming at you – that’s been hard to deal with.
It’s not all about talent. It’s about dependability, consistency, and being able to improve. If you work hard and you’re coachable, and you understand what you need to do, you can improve.
No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.
Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.
I always feel like it’s two key ingredients when it comes to following your dreams, making something happen that the average person deems difficult. If you truly believe it, that’s step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it.
In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.
Everyone has different paths. I’ve been lucky to have a good support system – my family, friends and colleagues to keep me grounded and humble and to keep working hard. I never give up.
You have to stay focused and be mentally tough. That’s what I’ve really learned: every day is a grind, and you have to go hard.
Facebook is quite entrenched and has a network effect. It’s hard to break into a network once it’s formed.
There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.
When I say I’m going gangster, I’m working really hard at something.
If you want to be at the highest level, then you have to really work hard every day.
It is hard to read a newspaper or watch a television newscast without encountering someone who has come up with a new ‘solution‘ to society’s ‘problems.’
Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a difficult, hard, full-contact, participatory endeavor.
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.
I can jog, but I can’t run. That’s hard for me. I like the fact that I can jog for fitness, but to me there’s a huge difference between jogging and running.
Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.
Hard times are when a man has worked at a job for 30 years – 30 years – and they give him a watch, kick him in the butt, and say, ‘Hey, a computer took your place, daddy.’ That’s hard times!
I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
You just have to find that thing that’s special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen.
The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless.
A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.
Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.
I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.
Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
Work hard. Through determination and self-focus and discipline, you can accomplish anything.
I was told that with the right attitude, and with enough hard work, if you get up after every time you fail, you can amount to something and you can do positive work. You can leave a positive mark for our world, and that’s what I aim to do.
At the end of the day, it’s a game. You play the best that you can. You need to keep a smile. You need to be nice to others. Everybody’s trying hard.
Dying, dying, someone told me just recently, dying is easy. Living is hard. for everyone.
With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.
When you work hard, you are not going to be happy the whole time, you are going to have frustration, bad times in life.
I think a lot of stuff like people’s emails getting hacked or that an email you sent is stored on a hard drive somewhere, that kind of stuff worries me a little bit. It’s a weird thought that someone else could get into my information that easily. That stuff’s pretty scary.
Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
I’m lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.
Conservatism is the perfect antidote to underdevelopment. Its commitment to individual responsibility, education, hard work, personal initiative, traditional family values and free markets is a universal formula for success in a free society.
You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.
When things get hard you’ve got to run with it, and when things get good you run with it.
When you love someone and care about them, you want what’s best for them, and it’s always the hardest thing to realize maybe you aren’t what’s best for them, how hard you try.
Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.
I’ve had some rank auditions where I embarrassed myself to new heights, which is hard for me to do. I was never good at auditioning. There are a number of actors over the years come up the ranks who are horrific at auditioning.
Whatever you wanna be, just, at the end of the day, if you’re being a good person, which is not hard to be, and you’re putting positive energy into the world, and you’re appreciative and loving to the people around you that care about you and everybody in general, then it’ll work out.
Pause today and notice something you have worked hard on and recognize yourself for it. Acknowledge your effort.
Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
For me, I know that people always expect me to be perfect, so when I’m not perfect, it’s really frustrating. I’m really hard on myself and want things to work out right away.
Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top – or on the bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things… Life is one crisis after another.
Life is what you make of it. You can make it easy on yourself or you can make it hard.
You have to punch hard for knockouts, and to beat me, you have to knock me out.
I come from a very rough background, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too.
It’s hard to change information in books, but if we have everything online, then a somewhat untrustworthy group of people controlling the thing – which I think is what we have – gives us ‘1984.’
It was incredible being on tour with Taylor Swift: she was the epitome of a professional, and she works so hard. For someone as successful as her to work that hard every night – truly inspirational.
I cut off my dreadlocks, but I couldn’t face throwing them away. They were so hard to grow, man. There’s a lot of work goes into those things. Some people keep a diary or a photo album to remind them of their past lives – well, I’ve got hair. Who knows? One day, maybe my grandchildren might want to see it.
It’s hard to predict the future, but some people think that Bitcoin could do to finance what the Internet did to communications.
Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you.
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.
Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
Life is too short to work so hard.
You have to always continue to strive no matter how hard things get, no matter how troubled you feel. No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win.
Efficiency is a great secret that can drop us right into our ideal life path, but it is a hard one to practice and something that takes constant maintenance and work.
If you don’t know your worth, if you don’t know your value, if you don’t know how fantabulous you are – it’s going to be hard for other people to see it. Being appreciative of self is beauty to me.
Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.
These times are so hard, and they’re getting even harder.
There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.
I noticed that there are no B batteries. I think that’s to avoid confusion, cause if there were you wouldn’t know if someone was stuttering. ‘Yes, hello I’d like some b-batteries.’ ‘What kind?’ ‘B-batteries.’ ‘What kind?’ ‘B-batteries!’ and D-batteries that’s hard for foreigners. ‘Yes, I would like de batteries.’
I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I’m funny, and I’m a good person.
Find someone who is having a hard time, or is ill, or lonely, and do something for him or her.
I’m actually a very honest person, and sometimes I end up like, ‘Man, I said too much.’ It’s hard for me not to tell the truth when you ask me.
I will try to work very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa.
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
I always knew I wanted to play golf and go to college. I try hard to be a positive role model, especially on the golf course. I try to carry myself well, and don’t do anything outrageous. I try to play the game like a gentleman and give everyone respect. That’s how the game should be played.
I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood. We just knew the rule was you’re going to have to work twice as hard.
Popularity is a bubble. It’s a mountain: you can go up really hard but walk down really fast.
If you have a dream, it’s definitely achievable through hard work, through dedication, sacrifice, everything.
Somebody said the key to life is to work hard, play hard, rest hard, and I’ve pretty much adopted that.
‘Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
The hard part about following your purpose is the distraction everyone pulls you toward.
I feel very lucky. My family and I have worked hard, and I feel very grateful.
Work hard and never make excuses.
Anyone who says they are a hard man – they aren’t.
Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.
I’ve worked very hard for everything I have and nothing has come easy.
If you just try long enough and hard enough, you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.
My moods are like a roller coaster. It’s hard for me to just feel one way all the time.
Being a chef would be too much hard work.
You’re still a person with or without that gold medal. It just represents the hard work.
If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.
Right angles don’t attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man.
Life is hard, but we make it much harder.
I can be a different person at different moments. I may sound chatty and friendly but that could really be a reserved person trying hard not to appear to be an introvert.
The American Dream is still alive out there, and hard work will get you there. You don’t necessarily need to have an Ivy League education or to have millions of dollars startup money. It can be done with an idea, hard work and determination.
I believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it’s all easy.
If you’re not hopeful and optimistic, then you just give up. You have to take the long hard look and just believe that if you’re consistent, you will succeed.
It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I didn’t work hard to get to where I am.
You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan well, focus, work hard, and be very determined to achieve your goals.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
I’m a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it’s frivolous or superficial, but it’s not that way at all. It’s actually very hard work.
Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.
I’m a hard headed lawyer.
I learned conservatism through my grandfather; I didn’t know that was the name. I didn’t know these were conservative principles. Starting his life on a sharecropping farm. Working tremendously hard. Five years old, picking cotton and laying tobacco out to dry on a farm, and today he now owns that farm.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
I’m grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way.
And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don’t, it’s just real hard to get through the day, and I’ll get really down, and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over.
No matter where I’m at in life, whether I’m in the music industry, rich, poor, everybody need love in their life. Gangsta or not, everybody need love in their life. You can’t act too hard about that.
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.
Effective networking isn’t a result of luck – it requires hard work and persistence.
I’ve been blessed to have a lot of mentors in my life that just have been good people and hard workers. Jae Crowder is one of them; Jimmy Butler is one of them.
I’ve always had a ‘Work hard, play hard’ attitude to life – I still do – but sometimes you get involved in something that needs a calm, methodical approach.
I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.
Don’t give up, no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you’re going to get out of it.
A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
I look up to a strong woman; maybe that’s why I fell for Gaga. She works incredibly hard and is very strong and inspirational like Mom, with a great work ethic.
Life is hard so why does my relationship have to be hard at the same time?
The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success.
We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.
Oh, how hard it must be to die anywhere but in one’s birthplace.
I just love working hard. I love being part of a team; I love working toward a common goal.
The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man‘s bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs.
Whatever you want to do, do with full passion and work really hard towards it. Don’t look anywhere else. There will be a few distractions, but if you can be true to yourself, you will be successful for sure.
Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I’d died. I’ve been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife – I’ve had a few so it’s hard to pinpoint which one – but who knows for sure?
The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better.
You’ve got to work hard for your success and you’ve got to have a steady presence. That’s the secret.
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it’s hard to beat bread and butter.
Nothing will see us through the age we’re entering but high consciousness, and that comes hard. We don’t have a good, modern myth yet, and we need one.
Of all our dreams today there is none more important – or so hard to realise – than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality.
Not having a private life is hard.
Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.
Success isn’t supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There’s no guarantee you’re going to succeed. There’s nothing set in stone.
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Personally, I’ve learned about perseverance: when you hear the word ‘No,’ and when you hear rejection, that it’s not always final. And that timing is everything, and you have to stay the course and just keep working hard and know that, when your time comes, that it will be sweet and that it will be the perfect time.
It doesn’t matter how you look. As long as you train hard, you focus and you’re hungry, and that drive is in you to follow your dreams, everything is possible.
I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family.
Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.
I think for people who are inside these relationships that are really hard to leave, there is always a compelling reason to stay. It’s not that they are wholly bad people.
Life is hard enough. Life is always going to be hard, so you need to push for what you want.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that God holds tomorrow, so it is exciting. Even when I have hard things happen, He loves me so big, so much. I come through it and I grow from it, because He has got me.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
I ride my bike for transportation a great deal – occasionally I ride it for fun. But I also have a generator bike that’s hooked up to my solar battery pack, so if I ride 15 minutes hard on my bike, that’s enough energy to toast toast, or power my computer.
Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.
It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before.
Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour.
The main advantage of blockchain technology is supposed to be that it’s more secure, but new technologies are generally hard for people to trust, and this paradox can’t really be avoided.
I think it’s difficult to say what exactly made me become a successful DJ. It depends on so many different things. If I were given an award, I would thank my family, friends, Tiesto and the great team behind me for all their support and hard work. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
I work hard, like I’m sure everyone else does, and I’m very honest with the work I do.
Everyone’s like, ‘overnight sensation.’ It’s not overnight. It’s years of hard work.
If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.
Sometimes we make the process more complicated than we need to. We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long it will take or how hard it will be. We make the journey by taking each day step by step and then repeating it again and again until we reach our destination.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
If you have a business that isn’t growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders.
Change is hard, but change is good.
My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.
I believe in comfort. If you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes, it’s hard to think of anything else.
It’s hard for the donkeys to win the race if they’re going to carry the elephants on their backs.
In a lot of ways, success is much harder than I thought it would be. I figured that you’d get here and then everything would be happily ever after. But, it’s hard work, almost harder once you’re successful because you’ve got to maintain it.
Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
Memorizing lines isn’t really hard. Only with really hard words and stuff.
When you have tough times, and when you learn you can’t be perfect in every situation, it’s hard to accept, you know, because I still do expect that. But you just have to, because, you know, it’s not about the situation. It’s how you deal with it. You always have a choice.
Glory is attained from hard work, step by step.
Just be thankful for what you have in the moment, but most importantly, work hard. The things that you work hard on have a lot of impact.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.
No matter what job or industry you’re in, life is hard, but we’re all going through a difficult time and the best thing we can do is pick each other up and move on together.
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.
I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
Good luck happens to people who work hard for it. Sometimes people just fall into the honey pot, but I’ve consistently strived to create whatever good fortune I can get in my life – and consistently strive just as hard not to screw it up once I have it!
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
Look, sometimes, no matter how hard you try, sometimes you need a bit of luck.
Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.
Even if I have a good day, I still am aware of other people that are going through really hard, tumultuous things. I don’t want to be the person who has a platform and neglects the things I see in my life and experiences.
In my neighborhood, people were truckers and teachers and store clerks and bus drivers and everything else under the sun. But what they all had in common was that everyone was dependable and worked really hard. We all got what we needed, but it didn’t always come easy.
Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.
It is hard to conceive of the utter demoralization, of the political blindness and immorality, of the patriotic dishonesty, of the cruelty and degradation of a people who supplemented the incomparable Declaration of Independence with the Fugitive Slave Law.
You have to love your children unselfishly. That’s hard. But it’s the only way.
Don’t try too hard to be something you’re not.
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table – There’s nothing wrong with them, but it’s hard to stop thinking about it.
Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness.
Life is hard. It is. And it’s like, I don’t want anybody feeling any pain.
Sometimes hard work doesn’t pay off.
If you want something, work hard for it, go after it. I can’t worry about all the ‘no’s, because I believe there’s a yes, and I’ve been very fortunate to find those in my career and made the most of those opportunities.
It’s hard to say goodbye to the streets. It’s all how you do it. You can pass by and say, ‘What’s happening?’ and keep it moving, but it’s a certain element that’ll never be able to roll with you once you get to this level, because that’s the separation of it all.
It’s hard to kill that father-son bond.
Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
Realistically, looks offer an advantage to an actor. I’m going to work hard to maintain my skin. I’m going to prevent aging as much as possible. And I will keep trying to become a better person on the inside as much as I spruce up the outside.
If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your destination.
Never get married in college; it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake.
It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
If you look hard enough, you’ll find something good about me and say it.
It’s important to set your own goals and work hard to achieve them.
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty – not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
Work hard, earn a great living, get whatever you want out of life, have all the stuff you want. But there should be a ceiling on it-enough is enough!
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
It sounds simple telling people to work hard and never quit, but to really execute and demonstrate those principles takes discipline and faith. Those are the two factors that I believe separate the good from the great, the successes from the failures.
There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.
I had a jazz trio, a rock n’ roll band, and I played drums in junior high, high school, college, big bands, and I played timpani in the symphony. I am a drummer. It’s the one instrument I actually play pretty well. It’s just hard to carry on your back.
The way to an American economic comeback, the way to help those out of work today find a paycheck, is to unleash the forces of job creation in America. The source of new jobs isn’t going to be the bureaucracies of Washington, but rather the creativity, ingenuity, and hard work of the American people.
I’ve always hated criminals and crime. Life is hard enough without someone walking into your life on purpose and making it worse.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
I’ve really been extremely lucky. Some people work just as hard, are just as intelligent, and they don’t get their breaks. I’ve just gotten the breaks. Maybe it’s good karma.
Once you get into the world of dystopia, it’s hard to avoid plagiarism, because other people have had such powerful visions.
I have a dream to have a normal life, someday have a child, get older. But it is hard, it’s a big commitment.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
A lot of things are going to happen that you can’t necessarily control all the time, but you can control what you do after it happens. So that’s what I try to do, keep my head up, keep moving forward, stay positive and just work hard.
Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.
All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
You have to have patience, work hard and preserve in order to follow your dreams.
It’s very hard to find your own words – and you don’t actually exist until you have your own words.
I always thought, ‘That’s just the way you do it.’ You work as hard as you can for as long as you can, and the small gains you make will eventually pay off.
Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true.
I feel like dreams are always a little tricky, you know? But if you just push through the struggles and the hard times, it’ll be so worth it in the end because you will be able to get to your dreams.
Activism is very seductive, and writing is painful and hard. It’s very scary to have a death threat living over your head. Activism is very sustaining. But I don’t view myself as a political person. I’m just someone who desperately wants to stay alive.
I have practically no private life. I’m already used to this and ready for it. Yes, sometimes it is hard, but it is the choice I made.
Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
I don’t know much about creative writing programs. But they’re not telling the truth if they don’t teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.
A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don’t have things go their way. And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perserverance. You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough.
Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.
I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.
It’s hard being a Barbie doll all the time.
If you work hard and enjoy what you are doing and go after your dreams anything is possible.
Once you get a taste of success, it’s a hard thing to turn down.
It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side… and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.
For me, education has never been simply a policy issue – it’s personal. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in the neighborhood where I grew up went to college. But thanks to a lot of hard work and plenty of financial aid, I had the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in this country.
Telling lies is the easy bit, but telling the truth and pretending you are lying is hard.
Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.
The message to the young players is that hard work and dedication is everything. As a footballer, or anything in life, if you’re dedicated you have to fight for that and don’t give up however hard it is.
I’ve been so lucky to work with such great people: people that are such hard workers and have such a respect and appreciation for one another.
No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.
Growing up in the ghetto is pretty hard. It’s poverty; it’s frustration.
I like ice hockey, but it’s a frustrating game to watch. It’s hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.
Some kids win the lottery at birth; far too many don’t – and most people have a hard time catching up over the rest of their lives. Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or in society, but they are also much less likely to be healthy adults.
If you’re not willing to put in the hard work, to endure and fail, there’s no point. You win only if you’re willing to do whatever it takes.
Five years from now I see myself still working hard to get where I want to be, because I think big.
It’s really hard to argue that bitcoin doesn’t have many legitimate benefits to companies that are legal businesses when you have Dell and Expedia and all these companies now accepting it.
When every moment is constantly being filmed, it’s hard to relax.
I think that I was raised by two of the best people ever. My mother and father are just the definition of hard work, like what hard work brings to you. They’ve taught me and my brothers and sisters to set your goals high and to give everything to reach them.
Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
I’m a pretty tough guy, you know. I’m a pretty hard man. I’ve got a lot of compassion, but I don’t waste time with people.
I have no regrets. I don’t believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard… and achieving as much as I could.
You can achieve anything you put your mind and hard work to.
Some things is made by destiny, yes, other things by hard work, but quality you don’t learn. Quality you are born with.
It takes hard work, dedication, discipline and a positive attitude to get to the top – in business or in sports.