‘A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.’ – Colin Powell

‘Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.’ – Dwayne Johnson

‘Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.’ – Pele

‘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

‘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.’ – Gail Devers

‘Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.’ – Newt Gingrich

‘Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.’ – Virat Kohli

‘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.’ – Lou Holtz

‘All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.’ – Pope Paul VI

‘It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? – Ronald Reagan’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.’ – Booker T. Washington

‘With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.’ – Timothy Weah

‘There is no substitute for hard work.’ – Thomas A. Edison

‘Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.’ – Ann Landers

‘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

‘Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.’ – Ben Carson

‘Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.’ – Peter Drucker

‘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

‘Nobody starts off as a hero, that does not happen even in films. It is passion, hard work, and perseverance that makes the difference. Dream big, follow your passion and work hard towards fulfilling it and it will pay well.’ – Rakshit Shetty

‘No matter how talented you are or naturally gifted you are, there’s no substitute to hard work if you got to maintain standards.’ – Rohit Sharma

‘I believe in hard work, but I believe in vindication as well. You have a few nightmares, I imagine, before you reach your dream.’ – Cody Rhodes

‘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.’ – Kevin Hart

‘There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.’ – Hope Hicks

‘The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.’ – Tommy Hilfiger

‘The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.’ – Harry Golden

‘Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.’ – Stephen King

‘A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.’ – Ralph Lauren

‘If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.’ – Gordon B. Hinckley

‘Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts 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

‘I learned the value of hard work by working hard.’ – Margaret Mead

‘A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work.’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng

‘The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.’ – Deepika Padukone

‘Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.’ – Robert Half

‘With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.’ – Antoine Griezmann

‘I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.’ – Margaret Thatcher

‘Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.’ – Haile Gebrselassie

‘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

‘To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.’ – Summer Sanders

‘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.’ – J. Cole

‘Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.’ – Alex Rodriguez

‘Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.’ – Iain Duncan Smith

‘Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.’ – Julia Gillard

‘My story is going to be completely different than someone else’s story in terms of hard work. What I might feel like is hard work, another person is dying to do.’ – Lil Baby

‘Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.’ – Beyonce Knowles

‘The price of championships will never change. It’s been set long before me. It will be the same long after me. That price is hard work, sweat, blood, tears, fatigue and exhaustion and doing so much more than what is required of you.’ – Tom Herman

‘It keeps me humble just to know exactly where I came from and all the hard work I had to put in to be here. It feels good to reminisce about the past.’ – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

‘Sometimes hard work doesn’t pay off.’ – Jimmy Walker

‘Hard work always pays off, whatever you do.’ – Dustin Lynch

‘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.’ – Joshua Waitzkin

‘I think people really underestimate the power of just wanting to do it, and hard work, and competitive spirit, and preparation.’ – Joe Burrow

‘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.’ – Richard Branson

‘No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.’ – Jonathan Sacks

‘If anyone remembers me, it’s about my hard work.’ – Sunil Chhetri

‘The faith that anyone could move from rags to riches – with enough guts and gumption, hard work and nose to the grindstone – was once at the core of the American Dream.’ – Robert Reich

‘There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.’ – Henry Sy

‘Life is not decided by lines on a palm but by the power of the will, hard work and discipline.’ – Milkha Singh

‘All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.’ – Thomas J. Watson

‘Emotional self-control is the result of hard work, not an inherent skill.’ – Travis Bradberry

‘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.’ – Mike Rounds

‘Reality is easy. It’s deception that’s the hard work.’ – Lauryn Hill

‘I’m proud of my hard work. Working hard won’t always lead to the exact things we desire. There are many things I’ve wanted that I haven’t always gotten. But, I have a great satisfaction in the blessings from my mother and father, who instilled a great work ethic in me both personally and professionally.’ – Tamron Hall

‘With due apologies to Shakespeare, some people are born writers, some people achieve it after a lot of hard work, some people have a writing career thrust upon them. I am in that last group.’ – Amish Tripathi

‘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.’ – Lionel Messi

‘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.’ – Dr. Dre

‘There is no royal flower strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.’ – Madam C. J. Walker

‘I am proud of where I came from, and I am proud of what I’ve been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.’ – Wendy Davis

‘A lot of people mistake habit for hard work. Doing something over and over again is not working hard.’ – Shannon Sharpe

‘Everyone’s like, ‘overnight sensation.’ It’s not overnight. It’s years of hard work.’ – Margot Robbie

‘I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I think that shows hard work pays off. A good thing takes a while.’ – Cesaro

‘Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.’ – Helena Rubinstein

‘God Bless my mother and father for all the hard work they’ve done for our family.’ – Coy Bowles

‘The last thing you want is to not be recognized for all of the hard work you put in.’ – The Weeknd

‘Glory is attained from hard work, step by step.’ – Ma Long

‘There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.’ – Heather Bresch

‘Individual awards are always great. You know, they show you that your hard work has paid off. But I’m in a team sport, right? So, winning the ultimate trophy as a team is more important at the end of the day.’ – Leon Draisaitl

‘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.’ – Pope John Paul II

‘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

‘I promise hard work and I will do everything to help my team mates.’ – Paulinho

‘I’m really excited to see what the future hold for me in terms of work. It’s going to be hard, but it’s going to be good hard work, and I’m really excited for the challenge that awaits me.’ – Amybeth McNulty

‘It takes hard work, dedication, discipline and a positive attitude to get to the top – in business or in sports.’ – George Blanda

‘Actually creating a positive school climate, particularly in schools that are in communities that are themselves not calm and orderly, is hard work.’ – James Forman, Jr.

‘You can achieve anything you put your mind and hard work to.’ – Sara Sampaio

‘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.’ – Robert Kraft

‘A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.’ – Guy Kawasaki

‘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.’ – Bill Rancic

‘I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for.’ – Diana Lopez

‘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.’ – Michael Jordan

‘I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.’ – James Cash Penney

‘It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.’ – Virginia Woolf

‘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

‘The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.’ – Azim Premji

‘There is no magic formula to success. It is down to hard work and graft on the training ground and having a good attitude.’ – Eddie Howe

‘I’m thankful because all the hard work and sacrifices were worth it in the end.’ – WizKid

‘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

‘Talent! There’s no such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous hard work in the right way.’ – Winslow Homer

‘I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.’ – Charles Evans Hughes

‘We all naturally want to become successful… we also want to take shortcuts. And it’s easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.’ – Apolo Ohno

‘Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.’ – Horace

‘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

‘I have admired Taufik Hidayat for being exceptionally talented and Hendrawan for being a great player only because of his hard work and dedication. I have always looked up to them as players.’ – Lin Dan

‘I know I will have good days and bad days but the positivity comes from the hard work that I put in, which then gives me the self-belief and confidence to give it everything.’ – Hardik Pandya

‘The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.’ – Gabby Douglas

‘Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.’ – Luther Campbell

‘Only true love can fuel the hard work that awaits you.’ – Tom Freston

‘Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare – and special – human beings who use the fullness of their talents to do their very best.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.’ – Theodore Roosevelt

‘If you have a dream, it’s definitely achievable through hard work, through dedication, sacrifice, everything.’ – Carli Lloyd

‘It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them.’ – Boris Johnson

‘Whatever you go into, you have to go in there to be the best. There’s no formulas. It’s all about passion and honesty and hard work. It might look glamorous, but it takes a lot of hard work. The blessing with the arts is that you can do it forever.’ – Hugh Masekela

‘My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.’ – Mark Warner

‘There’s no shame in hard work.’ – Sixto Rodriguez

‘If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.’ – James A. Garfield

‘I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.’ – Greg Behrendt

‘We should celebrate when optimism and hard work triumph over cynicism, lethargy, and fatalism.’ – Sadiq Khan

‘Hard work pays off. The harder you work, the more people will notice.’ – Sydney Sweeney

‘All of my Polynesian counterparts in the NFL with roots in American Samoa understand how the values embedded in our South Pacific culture – community, hard work, perseverance, respect – contribute directly to our success.’ – Troy Polamalu

‘When I was younger, I thought you had to be in control of your own life. That takes a lot of discipline, hard work and focus. You just can’t let it all fall by the wayside. Later on, I learned that God is really in control of everything. But you still have to put your best foot forward and be the best you can possibly be.’ – Janet Jackson

‘That was my way of getting through difficult times of low confidence – hard work.’ – David Beckham

‘I believe in finding a soul mate. I’ve always been in monogamous relationships. I would never want to be in an open one. It’d be too awful. Monogamy can be hard work for some people. I don’t think it applies to everybody, and I don’t think a lot of people can do it.’ – Scarlett Johansson

‘The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own way. We must not create a deterrent to hard work.’ – Robert Taft

‘You will have ups and downs – but believe anything is possible. With hard work, it can come off.’ – Geraint Thomas

‘If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.’ – Hubert H. Humphrey

‘Simply, no one can stop hard work, that’s what a friend told me once, and I’m just going to keep working so that things keep going well, and I know that every step that I take is going to get harder, but I’m just going to keep working and with God first, everything is going to turn out well.’ – Brandon Moreno

‘There is that much to be done that no select or small portion of people can do; only the greater mass of the Irish nation will ensure the achievement of a Socialist Republic, and this can only be done by hard work and sacrifice.’ – Bobby Sands

‘The most important relationship you have in life is the one you have with yourself. And then after that, I’d say once you have that, it may be hard work, but you can actually design your life.’ – Diane von Furstenberg

‘When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?” – Don Marquis

‘Hard work doesn’t start during the game. Hard work starts the night before.’ – Ken Griffey Jr.

‘Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.’ – Roger Staubach

‘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.’ – Hidilyn Diaz

‘The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment.’ – C. V. Raman

‘Everyone is looking for the hack, the secret to success without hard work.’ – Sam Altman

‘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

‘When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.’ – Derek Jeter

‘Everyone has the ability to increase resilience to stress. It requires hard work and dedication, but over time, you can equip yourself to handle whatever life throws your way without adverse effects to your health. Training your brain to manage stress won’t just affect the quality of your life, but perhaps even the length of it.’ – Amy Morin

‘Anything is possible with hard work and determination. That’s something I tell kids all the time when they ask questions.’ – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

‘I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful.’ – Ron Conway

‘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.’ – Doris Lessing

‘There’s no shame in a bronze medal. I used to think that, and I’m so ashamed of thinking that because there’s so much joy and hard work and love in this.’ – Kerri Walsh Jennings

‘For me, real life is hard work. Making movies is like a vacation for my soul.’ – Guillermo del Toro

‘When I was at Paisley Grammar we were equipped to compete with the private-school kids – and encouraged to do so. The sky was the limit, provided we had ability, ambition and a capacity for hard work.’ – Andrew Neil

‘Wyoming is a special place: Where our farmers and ranchers rise before dawn and work until night to feed our nation. Where our coal miners and oil field workers produce the energy that powers America’s homes and businesses, and where our families are guided by faith, know the value of hard work, and deeply love our land.’ – Liz Cheney

‘Every step of my career was hard work.’ – Virgil van Dijk

‘It’s a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that I’ve put in.’ – Maya Moore

‘Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.’ – Dean Kamen

‘If you work for it, you’ll deserve what comes. Hard work.’ – DeMar DeRozan

‘The only recipe is hard work, persistence, and belief.’ – Julen Lopetegui

‘The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.’ – Maxine Hong Kingston

‘Hard work pays off – hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to be beat.’ – Robert Griffin III

‘I believe in destiny, God’s hand and hard work.’ – Katrina Kaif

‘How long you can continue to be good at something is how much you believe in yourself and how much hard work you do with the training.’ – Jason Statham

‘Effective networking isn’t a result of luck – it requires hard work and persistence.’ – Lewis Howes

‘There is hard work involved, and maybe many people wouldn’t like that. But for the best teams in the world who can do that without losing too many points, then it’s just great.’ – Kevin De Bruyne

‘I just keep getting better and keep learning. Keep an open mind, and live in the moment, and love what I do. Discipline myself, and hard work.’ – Glover Teixeira

‘Composing music is hard work.’ – John Williams

‘With a growth mindset, kids don’t necessarily think that there’s no such thing as talent or that everyone is the same, but they believe everyone can develop their abilities through hard work, strategies, and lots of help and mentoring from others.’ – Carol S. Dweck

‘It takes hard work to be legendary.’ – Da Brat

‘At Netflix, we think you have to build a sense of responsibility where people care about the enterprise. Hard work, like long hours at the office, doesn’t matter as much to us. We care about great work.’ – Reed Hastings

‘Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.’ – Michael Johnson

‘The simple truth is that in order to become good, you have to be obsessed. You have to put in an awful lot of time and hard work and couple that with desire and unflagging perseverance.’ – Yngwie Malmsteen

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

‘When you think about your heritage, you think about toughness and hard work.’ – Jeff Garcia

‘John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.’ – Barack Obama

‘For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.’ – Jessica Savitch

‘Hard work eliminates fear. That’s how I think.’ – Romelu Lukaku

‘When people go to a track meet, they’re looking for something, a world record, something that hasn’t been done before. You get all this magnetic energy, people focusing on one thing at the same time. I really get excited about it. It makes me want to compete even more. It makes it all worthwhile, all the hours of hard work.’ – Steve Prefontaine

‘Nothing beats hard work.’ – Lubna Olayan

‘I don’t rely on feng shui. I believe hard work brings us good luck and success.’ – John Gokongwei

‘I am sorry, but recording an album is just hard work; tedious, repetitive, and not very fun at all. Mixing is a bit better, but still pretty boring.’ – Varg Vikernes

‘I’m a believer in finding a passion, hard work and definitely not giving up on your dream.’ – La La Anthony

‘I’m so proud of myself. I got to this level through my hard work, my determination and I’m fortunate enough to be working for a football club that I adore, that have given me license to do this and I work with a set of players that were always in control, even when I didn’t feel like I was!’ – Emma Hayes

‘For me, sometimes it’s more important to perform well in training and know that I am improving rather than scoring in a game. It’s doing the hard work, day in, day out.’ – Marcus Rashford

‘If you represent your country and millions of people are watching, it comes through a lot of grit and hard work.’ – Michelle Kwan

‘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.’ – Michelle Obama

‘Conductors make too much fuss about conductors! Humility and hard work are virtues. We’re nothing without our musicians.’ – Simon Rattle

‘I’m so proud to represent my country at a World Cup because lots of players don’t ever get that opportunity, including our manager, Phil Neville. He’s reminded us of all the hard work he put in to try and get there, only for him to never make it past the last hurdle.’ – Millie Bright

‘It takes some discipline and hard work, but relying on credit when things go wrong is a trap.’ – Dave Ramsey

‘The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.’ – Thomas A. Edison

‘My view is that we need to engender the values of hard work and independence and self-reliance.’ – Pierre Poilievre

‘There are no shortcut to losing weight. Just hard work and dedication, hard work and dedication.’ – David Haye

‘Faith and hard work have been my mirror.’ – Patrick Beverley

‘It’s all about leading – leading and hard work. You don’t get Eagle Scout by just showing up. You gotta put a lot of work in. Gotta sacrifice a lot of time. Put in a lot of weekends. Doing that taught me how to get serious, put my head down, and go to work.’ – Josh Hart

‘I grew up in poverty and my mother had to sacrifice a lot for us to eat and get an education – just imagine in a house where we were more than six children! But hard work and dedication is what it took for me to be here today.’ – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

‘Like I said, repetition in practice and hard work.’ – Jerry Rice

‘There is no substitute for hard work. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out.’ – Mary Callahan Erdoes

‘We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.’ – Neil deGrasse Tyson

‘It is hard work to give life to new characters every single day. It is not as if I am God. I am just a tired, middle-aged woman trying to keep going.’ – Karin Fossum

‘Anytime you’re rewarded for the success you have, you’re going to be happy because you put the body of work in. A lot of hard work. A lot of training. A lot of things you do behind the scenes.’ – Aaron Donald

‘My parents taught me the value of hard work, that people don’t mind working hard as long as they get to share in the prosperity they create.’ – Raphael Warnock

‘Our contribution purely depends on our consciousness and our willingness to support those in need, to show vulnerability and accept the support of others, to share without expecting the credit, to give it our all and allow our hard work to decide the outcome, to understand that control can only be achieved with a shared responsibility.’ – Yehuda Berg

‘Confidence comes by practice. It doesn’t happen overnight. Nothing happens without hard work.’ – Seve Ballesteros

‘No matter how much you pray or fast, our country cannot grow without some of us deciding to do the hard work that makes nations work.’ – Yemi Osinbajo

‘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.’ – Steven Wright

‘I find being funny very hard work. I am always asked about it, and I feel guilty saying that, but it’s the truth. I love my work, but it ain’t easy.’ – Madeline Kahn

‘Growing up, yeah, I had a magic kit with learn tricks and learn card tricks, but I was never… I used to watch whatever magic special was on as a kid, but then, it’s not that I lost interest, but to be a magician, you really, it’s really hard work. Learning lines is hard enough; learning sleight of hand, that’s real practice.’ – Steve Buscemi

‘When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it’s a lot of hard work and patience. You can’t play for five or ten years and be a legend. It takes longer than that.’ – Burning Spear

‘I believe destiny and hard work go hand in hand. I was studying to be an engineer when my mom and my brother sent my pictures for the Miss India contest. I didn’t even know about it. If that isn’t destiny, what is?’ – Priyanka Chopra

‘A man with a silver spoon may get his share of supporters, but he can never be an inspiration for somebody! Patience and hard work are the key to every man’s success.’ – Kailash Kher

‘I think that if you have a knack for storytelling, and you work really hard at it, you’ll have a chance to tap into something deep. But the fact remains that good sentences are hard won. Any writer worth a lick knows constructing a sentence, a paragraph, or a chapter is hard work.’ – Adam Ross

‘Being a boss takes guts and tenacity. Being a boss takes hustle and strength. Getting to the level of boss takes hard work – often times, harder than our male counterpoint because in many industries, we’re fighting our way into a boys’ club.’ – Rachel Hollis

‘I was taught to value hard work. At the end of day, I’m just Olivia.’ – Olivia Culpo

‘I’m young, but I’ve been doing this a long time… There’s obviously a lot of hard work that goes into it. It’s a hard town. There’s a lot of talent here. It’s all about timing, too. I just feel like I finally found the right town and the right song.’ – Maren Morris

‘Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.’ – Joseph Barbera

‘Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy.’ – Huey Long

‘I’m working hard. I’m putting in the hard work. I’m sacrificing. I ain’t asking for no handouts. I’m going to earn everything I’m given.’ – Max Holloway

‘Hard work always wins in the end.’ – Lucas Till

‘My dad was a plumber. That’s hard work. He never missed a day of work. I will never disrespect him by not showing up for an athletic competition that has a maximum duration of 25 minutes. There should be forfeiture if you have to pull out of a fight. If you don’t show up, it should be a loss on your record.’ – Chael Sonnen

‘Don’t expect fame to come overnight. That filtered through to me in my own career. Look at Madonna: she’s not the best singer in the world, but she’s got where she has through hard work.’ – Rick Astley

‘Work hard! In the end, passion and hard work beats out natural talent.’ – Pete Docter

‘It’s hard work making movies. It’s like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it’s emotional, tense work. If you don’t really love it, then it ain’t worth it.’ – George Lucas

‘Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.’ – William Feather

‘If we want to revive and achieve the American Dream, we need to change a situation in which the people whose hard work makes this country run cannot earn a living wage, while bankers, speculators, and corporate elites – the real ‘takers’ in today’s society – skim off far more than their fair share.’ – Stephanie Coontz

‘The proof is in the pudding. If you put your mind and hard work and prayer into what you do, it will happen.’ – Latto

‘Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.’ – Vince Lombardi

‘I always wanted to get better, I always wanted to be the best, and I knew from a young age, so I kept putting in the hard work and kept training around the outside courts outside my house and it paid off.’ – Jamal Murray

‘No man who has not tried it can imagine what dreadful hard work it is to listen. Splitting gum logs in the dog days is child’s play to it. I’ve tried both, and give the preference to the gum logs.’ – Davy Crockett

‘I never, ever objected to hard work.’ – Dominique Moceanu

‘Well mostly in song writing my experience is that there isn’t so much inspiration as hard work. You sit there for hours, days and weeks with a guitar and piano until something good comes.’ – Bjorn Ulvaeus

‘What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.’ – Margaret Thatcher

‘The one thing I’ve learned in the last ten years is that successful artists don’t get paid to write and sing songs, they get paid for the psychological roller coaster they’re going to have to ride. That’s the hard work.’ – Enrique Iglesias

‘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

‘The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work. You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.’ – Steve Bannon

‘Hard work isn’t enough. And more work is never the real answer. The sort of grit you need to scale a business is less reliant on brute force. It’s actually one part determination, one part ingenuity, and one part laziness.’ – Reid Hoffman

‘As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.’ – Irvin S. Cobb

‘North Carolina is strong because our people are strong. They define our state – by their hard work, commitment to their families and neighbors, their willingness to sacrifice so that their children can have a chance to forge their own path.’ – Kay Hagan

‘What I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life that was centered on hard work, and on faith and on thrift. Those values have stuck with me my whole life.’ – Rick Perry

‘I believe in hard work, not luck factor. The best efforts will reap the best fruits. Nobody can take all the credit. We don’t even talk about the efforts of the director, the writers, other technicians, etc. They all together take a film to another level.’ – Rakul Preet Singh

‘Zidane is a top player and he knows that if players do not perform, there needs to be a little bit of silence and hard work.’ – Marcel Desailly

‘I started with shoes, and with hard work and discipline, the business prospered.’ – Henry Sy

‘I went to school and made good grades and went to college. So I was afforded an opportunity through my parents’ hard work that most people don’t have.’ – Anthony Mackie

‘Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off.’ – David Naughton

‘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.’ – Robert Greene

‘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.’ – Martin Garrix

‘My dad is really the reason I have this hard work ethic. I can fully remember him leaving home at 5 o’clock in the morning and not coming back until midnight.’ – Mustafa Ali

‘I think the vast majority of us in this country hunger for more unity and hospitality, and we all share and shoulder the burden of hard work to build that.’ – Lee Isaac Chung

‘See, winners embrace hard work.’ – Lou Holtz

‘I’ve been blessed to be somebody that’s been climbing that success mountain top for years of hard work, you know, but now it’s all connecting. And now, the whole world is watching, you know what I’m saying, and it feels good ’cause it’s good energy. This is all positive vibes, and good vibes and good energy, so it feels incredible.’ – DJ Khaled

‘Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.’ – Nadia Comaneci

‘Marriage is hard work, period.’ – Kyle Chandler

‘My game reflects my origins. It’s a working-class style, because my game is based on energy and hard work.’ – Jude Bellingham

‘There’s a difference between someone who’s ‘harsh’ and someone who is ‘hard.’ Life was hard. You lived in the South, as my grandparents did, and you had to survive. That is hard. In order to respond to that, he had to become a hard man, with very hard rules, very hard discipline for himself, very hard days, hard work, et cetera.’ – Clarence Thomas

‘People from all walks of life and all over the world look at me and know my humble beginnings and know that everything I’ve done has been through hard work. People respect me as a marketer and brand builder.’ – Sean Combs

‘You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.’ – Haile Gebrselassie

‘I don’t have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does – and I’m much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.’ – Jennifer Garner

‘It took more strength and hard work than I would’ve believed myself capable of, but with God’s grace and strength, I managed to lift myself up and become a better person that I’d ever imagined – I believe I have become a loving husband, a compassionate father, and a stronger wrestler.’ – Eddie Guerrero

‘There is something quintessentially American about the USWNT. Last-minute, dramatic finishes and technical finesse aside, the spirit of the program reflects a determination and perseverance that resonates with the deeply held belief that with hard work, anything is possible.’ – Ali Krieger

‘I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as an nation, and it’s a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy.’ – Mike Rowe

‘I believe anything can be achieved by hard work.’ – Rakhi Sawant

‘I enjoy hard work; I love setting goals and achieving them.’ – Jewel

‘I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural.’ – Carl Sandburg

‘I’ve never farmed before. It’s unforgiving, it’s hard work, hard graft – but I loved it, and I loved everyone I met who guided me along the way.’ – Josh O’Connor

‘Kyrie Irving, before he even played one game of college basketball, had 7,000 fans on Twitter. Seven thousand. So these kids these days are put on this pedestal up here. I really think it discourages the value of hard work and of patience.’ – Jay Williams

‘Those things that are basically foundational – hard work, high standards, playing for your teammates, putting the team first – those things are ingrained in my fabric.’ – Brian Flores

‘If I finish my term and have inflation down to a single digit, I will be very happy. That’s four years of hard work.’ – Alberto Fernandez

‘Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.’ – Colin Powell

‘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

‘I try to always motivate young kids who want to be singers or actors or whatever it is they want to be that anything is possible with hard work. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what language you speak – as long as you work hard, you can achieve those goals.’ – Prince Royce

‘It’s good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can’t be personalized.’ – Barbara Kruger

‘When we think of Olivier Giroud, the word example comes to mind. He is an example of resilience, hard work and perseverance. A professional and an example for young people. And, above all, he’s a good player and he scores when he plays. You couldn’t ask for better in a group.’ – Edouard Mendy

‘I like having a woman. I like having someone to come home to, to make all of the hard work feel worth it. I need someone with me. And I want someone.’ – Neil Diamond

‘Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.’ – Adrienne Bailon

‘I have been fortunate to have worked with immensely talented writers and directors who have had faith in me. There’s been very little hard work but a lot of learning. I have learnt from each of my characters, and I think that’s rather amazing.’ – Sriti Jha

‘I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence. My passion is to serve the public: to be in the arena of public policy, to have the opportunity to solve problems for our country, to be in a position where I can make a difference.’ – Kelly Ayotte

‘I played for Bologna in Serie A when I was 16, and those experiences made me this person. Just as importantly, I never played for a big club. My teams were normal, ordinary, but through hard work, we became successful.’ – Roberto Mancini

‘Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.’ – Caitlyn Jenner

‘I’ve realised that there is no magic trick to television; it just comes down to hard work and being prepared for every appearance and trying to get your point across as clearly as possible.’ – Alex Scott

‘Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.’ – Anna Pavlova

‘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

‘When I was in high school, I used to have breakfast with my grandpa every morning. He instilled a lot of values in me: hard work, loyalty. He grew up during the Great Depression in Philly in poverty – he didn’t have enough to eat as a kid. Sometimes his family would get kicked out of their apartment because they couldn’t pay the rent.’ – Matthew Quick

‘In the so-called age of girl power, we have failed to cut loose our most regressive standards of female success – like pleasing others and looking sexy – and to replace them with something more progressive – like valuing intelligence and hard work.’ – Rachel Simmons

‘I’ve got a wonky nose. Is it classical, is it not? That’s what’s hard work, getting down into the nitty-gritty of who are the human beings behind the front of what they present?’ – Ciaran Hinds

‘It’s nice when the hard work pays off.’ – Remco Evenepoel

‘I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work.’ – Jerry Rice

‘I think KISS has always been about celebrating self-empowerment. Celebrating the idea that anything is possible with determination and hard work.’ – Paul Stanley

‘For me, dance is about the aesthetics and the hard work that goes into creating something so beautiful. Motivation and dedication to the craft is what pushes me to do my best, to always strive to do better, and the outcome is always worth it.’ – Yuan Yuan Tan

‘I was never a comic-book fan, but I loved cartoons. I don’t enjoy reading: for me, it’s hard work.’ – Joe Gilgun

‘Athletics talent is more prominent in the villages than in the urban areas because the main factor determining the difference is hard work which is an integral part of an athlete’s training.’ – Milkha Singh

‘Although, at times, soccer is a challenge to mind, body, and spirit, fundamentally, the progression of the U.S. women’s game and those who play it reflects a distinctively American culture, rooted in our struggle, shared aspiration, hard work and self-determination.’ – Ali Krieger

‘People ask why I always play crazy people and free spirits. I guess it is because I like to have fun. But I am more ambitious than your average free spirit. This job is hard enough that, without drive and hard work, you will never make it work.’ – Lucy Punch

‘Whenever you get to win, you feel the satisfaction of all of your hard work, all the sacrifices, all the blood, sweat and tears. It feels right and makes you realise that you are really doing the right thing.’ – Abby Wambach

‘To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay is a real honor and I am so pleased that years of hard work, determination and sacrifice have all come together.’ – Oscar Pistorius

‘But sometimes in the midst of worry, anxiety and hard work, it has been pretty hard to bear all these false reports going about the country – to see my friends alienated and being made to believe things that were absolutely false.’ – John Harvey Kellogg

‘I have gone through some bad times with my own business. At one point, I was working my socks off, driving, delivering, baking. It was hard, hard work. But I worked through it. Running your own bakery is hard. I never came close to bankruptcy, but I had to cut back on staff.’ – Paul Hollywood

‘There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you – unless your potion is hard work.’ – Jeffrey Gitomer

‘We know in order to get where we want to be and do what we want to be doing, sometimes we have to do what we don’t feel like doing. It takes hard work, and the band name is a constant reminder of that.’ – Tyler Joseph

‘It wasn’t an easy journey to participating in the Olympics. It has taken me 14 years of training and hard work.’ – Dutee Chand

‘Nobody wants to be a lawyer – it’s hard work. But it was kind of my academic route.’ – Vinny Guadagnino

‘The success that Americans are said to worship is success of a specific sort: accomplished not through hard work, primarily, but through the ingenious angle, the big break. Sit down at a lunch counter, stand back up a star. Invest in a new issue and watch it soar. Split a single atom, win a war.’ – Walter Kirn

‘It’s never late to go after your dreams. All it takes is believing and hard work.’ – Vitor Belfort

‘I have always believed that technology should do the hard work – discovery, organization, communication – so users can do what makes them happiest: living and loving, not messing with annoying computers! That means making our products work together seamlessly.’ – Larry Page

‘All movies aren’t fun; some are hard work. You try to do something and convey a set of emotions that have to do with some real life kind of stuff.’ – Samuel L. Jackson

‘My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.’ – Sargent Shriver

‘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.’ – Alphonso Davies

‘It’s a lot of hard work, competing and not giving up. I think you get more appreciated the older you get.’ – Daniel Nestor

‘I just was never into performing. It’s just hard work. It’s hard work.’ – Abby Lee Miller

‘Art, whatever form it takes, requires hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. As a writer, I know my grammar, cadence, the music of prose, and the art of the narrative.’ – F. Sionil Jose

‘The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.’ – Kamisese Mara

‘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

‘Becoming an artist is not empirical; it’s not about hard work. You have to put the work in, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to make it.’ – Amy Sherald

‘The dream doesn’t lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.’ – Alphonso Jackson

‘For a memoir to really succeed, the author has to do such hard work before they come to the page. They have to do a brutal self-examination of everything they believe to be true.’ – Alexandra Fuller

‘If you have to cheat to win, it doesn’t mean as much as if you did it on natural abilities and hard work.’ – Marquise Goodwin

‘Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.’ – Jahangir Khan

‘I instilled in my children the importance of good values in business: hard work, determination, integrity, and optimism.’ – Henry Sy

‘Football helped me with confidence that I needed. It gave me a sense of independence and earning my own money and my own keep. That’s what it served. It gave me the strength to be able to deal with rejection, politics, hard work, and being introduced to pain and embracing what’s uncomfortable.’ – John David Washington

‘Nobody knows the hard work that goes in the morning before I do anything.’ – Matt Harvey

‘I learned you’re going to have to start from the ground up, and honestly, it starts with hard work, hard work in the offseason, and no shortcuts really.’ – Jared Goff

‘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

‘I like being in movies that have a great story. I’m not so interested in being a Hollywood star. It’s a job, you know. When you wake up at six in the morning every day for a week, it feels like hard work.’ – Kristen Stewart

‘Success comes to you with luck and a lot of hard work, but it doesn’t give you the right to be any better than anybody else.’ – Nick Nolte

‘To be recognized for the hard work my team and I put into ‘Starboy’ is an honor.’ – The Weeknd

‘TV’s hard work. I don’t know how the hell Angela Lansbury survived doing ‘Murder, She Wrote’ all those years. And sure, everyone wants to be Bruce Willis or George Clooney – they want to be in film for the range of characters you get to play.’ – Christopher Meloni

‘I’d like to show people that if you put the hard work in and you believe in yourself, then you can do whatever you want to.’ – Oscar Pistorius

‘What matters is hard work, and emotional intelligence.’ – Mickey Drexler

‘The Jewish culture has a wonderful thing about education. It has a great thing about family; it has a great thing about unity, hard work, dedication. I would like to say the African-American community should emulate that.’ – Jim Brown

‘Hard work is really paying off.’ – Moneybagg Yo

‘It is only through hard work and awareness that we can truly own our identity.’ – Neri Oxman

‘Making art, good art, is always a struggle. It can make you happy when you pull it off. There’s no better feeling. It’s beauteous. But it’s always about hard work and inspiration and sweat and good ideas.’ – Damien Hirst

‘Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.’ – Jesse James Garrett

‘Writing is part intuition and part trial and error, but mostly it’s very hard work.’ – Cheryl Strayed

‘Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.’ – M. H. Abrams

‘Others will have opinions on how I do and that’s just fine… I’ve been elected four times, delivered results for my constituents and delivered legislative policy changes that have helped veterans, for example. So, I’m going to keep doing the hard work that I’ve done that has worked so far for my community and for our team.’ – Pierre Poilievre

‘Most players who’ve been around any length of time think of training camp as a time of hard work, frustration and monotony. But I can honestly say I look forward to it.’ – George Blanda

‘We truly believe with hard work, dedication and perseverance, we can become the best at what we do. No one wants to become mediocre.’ – Andy Biersack

‘Nothing replaces hard work. The harder you work, the luckier you get.’ – Ed Schultz

‘And so I love films that are kind of rural in atmosphere. And you know, it’s just a nice place to be day after day. All be it, it can be hard, it can be hard work. You can get hot.’ – Keith Carradine

‘Great companies are built in the office, with hard work put in by a team.’ – Emily Chang

‘The government is not your salvation. The government is not your road to prosperity. Hard work, education will take you far beyond what any government program can ever promise.’ – Mia Love

‘Delivering the ‘Grand Rapids Press’ taught me responsibility, accountability, and all the principles of the rewards of hard work.’ – Richard M. DeVos

‘If you are passionate about something, with hard work and opportunity, you will continue as long as you are enjoying what you do.’ – Kiara Advani

‘When you put so much effort and hard work in a project, you wish to see the results.’ – Mahira Khan

‘In fitness, there are no short cuts. It involves immense discipline and hard work.’ – Mahesh Babu

‘Early intervention programs enrich adverse family environments. The largest effects of the early intervention programs are on noncognitive traits. Now, what do I mean by that? I mean perseverance, motivation, self-esteem, and hard work.’ – James Heckman

‘My life has been a happy accident. Anybody who succeeds in anything should count their lucky stars, because that’s the biggest element. It’s not hard work; it’s not necessarily talent.’ – Terry Wogan

‘I believe in fate, but I also believe that hard work and diligence plays a very important role in our lives.’ – Chanda Kochhar

‘As a young girl, football is where I met the people who, to this day, are my best friends. It is also where I began to learn about the important relationship between hard work, teamwork, and fun.’ – Ali Krieger

‘There’s no escalators – there’s only staircases to success. There is no substitute for hard work.’ – Lilly Singh

‘London is a wonderful city, but I am here for Chelsea. It’s 100 per cent hard work, 90 per cent fun.’ – Maurizio Sarri

‘When I was 4 years old, my brother and sister died of hunger, so I achieved my success through confidence, self-motivation and my hard work.’ – Chen Guangbiao

‘Collyhurst and Moston was where I learned about professionalism. I’d never had a job prior to walking in the gym, and I witnessed the hard work that went into being a boxer.’ – Bugzy Malone

‘Age has given me the gift of me; it just gave me what I was always longing for, which was to get to be the woman I’ve already dreamt of being. Which is somebody who can do rest and do hard work and be a really constant companion, a constant, tender-hearted wife to myself.’ – Anne Lamott

‘I don’t stress about the outcome because I know the only thing I have control over is my own hard work. So long as I’m being honest about that and striving to be the best version of myself, I’m happy.’ – Kiara Advani

‘Writing is hard work and bad for the health.’ – E. B. White

‘In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution.’ – Wendell Willkie

‘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

‘The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.’ – Herbert V. Prochnow

‘Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication.’ – Michael Diamond

‘Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.’ – Edward Weston

‘Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.’ – Thomas Carlyle

‘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

‘I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved.’ – Ted Stevens

‘The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family’s income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work.’ – Mikhail Khodorkovsky

‘I have had so many great moments, but I would have to say that dancing the Swan in ‘Swan Lake’ was such a unique and passionate experience for me. It was such bloody hard work, even at that very early age, that I would not want to try to replicate it again now.’ – William Kempe

‘Acting is fun for me and it doesn’t really matter how, whether it’s hard work or easy work, it’s always fun.’ – Tommy Lee Jones

‘It is hard work to be good when you are very little and very hungry, and have many sticks to beat you, and no mother’s lips to kiss you.’ – Ouida

‘May hard work, and justice, always cement our bonds of unity that we may get our country back to production.’ – Mwai Kibaki

‘You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.’ – Donald Sutherland

‘Writing is far too hard work to say what someone else wants me to. Serving it as a craft, using it as a way of growing in my own understanding, seems to me to be a beautiful way to live. And if that product is shareable with other people, so much the better.’ – Jane Rule

‘Hard work – I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn’t fly. It’s all in the practice. It does take work and it ain’t easy – but man, the rewards!’ – Susan Powter

‘My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education.’ – John H. Johnson

‘The fans in Dallas were hard on me my first year, but after having a great year last year they are now supporting me. It feels great to have my hard work pay off, especially when the fans made it hard for me.’ – Steve Nash

‘It’s been a straight strip, I must tell you, I’ve enjoyed it all the way. If I’m saying things to make it sound like it’s hard, hard work, it’s not. It’s beautiful work. It’s fun work. It’s everything you’d ever want to do.’ – Aaron Spelling

‘The only genius that’s worth anything is the genius for hard work.’ – Kathleen Winsor

‘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

‘The nature of the task needs to be renewed so people just don’t feel that all the hard work is in the same groove all the time, under the same circumstances and in the same environment.’ – Timothy White

‘My favorite work is The Full Monty because I got an Oscar for it. But it was really hard work at the time. Sometimes comedy is not a bundle of laughs to actually do.’ – Anne Dudley

‘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

‘Well if done a lot of hard work to try and get people to act rationally, the fact that weve had 15 deviant Muslims, plus 5 or 8 others that got away does not mean that all Muslims are deviant or extremists.’ – Lee Kuan Yew

‘From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work.’ – Dirk Benedict

‘Writing is hard work; it’s also the best job I’ve ever had.’ – Raymond E. Feist

‘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

‘I do enjoy making videos, even though they are long days and very hard work.’ – Tanya Tucker

‘This acting was very hard work.’ – Jack Levine

‘The academy gave me a grounding in discipline and hard work that has sustained me throughout my life, and the lessons I learned there I now try to impress on young people.’ – Georg Solti

‘Staying focused is hard work and staying married is even harder.’ – Crystal Gayle

‘I think as far as kids go, you just have to work hard. Work on your skills, keep focused.’ – Frank Lampard

‘That made me feel very disturbed, because it never seemed to be about how much hard work was involved. Ever. It was about… ‘hazel eyes’. It does help if you can brush that stuff off.’ – Julia Ormond

‘Ice skating is very difficult. It takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hard work. It’s fun, but you are there on the ice every morning freezing and trying to do these moves and these tricks.’ – Michelle Trachtenberg

‘So, I certainly subscribe to what Bette said about acting being very hard work.’ – Marie Windsor

‘I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.’ – Maria Bartiromo

‘I find shoestrings very hard work. I like big budgets.’ – Julie Harris

‘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

‘You can browse to your heart’s content but it’s hard work and not easy on the feet unless you do it through catalogs or the Internet, and I like to touch and try on the things I buy.’ – Judith Krantz

‘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

‘Writing is hard work, but a lot of fun, too. It allows me to live out some of my fantasies.’ – Christopher Darden

‘I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I’ve talked to coal miners, and that’s really hard work.’ – William Shatner

‘It isn’t always hard work that does the job.’ – Paul Guilfoyle

‘What I am suggesting is hard work and it can be slow work, but the rewards are well worth it.’ – Jesse Helms

‘It’s got too much hard work slapping them and telling them to shut up.’ – Jo Brand

‘It is first and foremost very hard work! But I have a wonderful part and I do have fun. The company, cast and crew of ‘Passions’ are wonderful to work with.’ – Juliet Mills

‘Memories are fallible and a timer can save a lot of hard work from going out of the window.’ – Delia Smith

‘I’m glad that I’m being acclaimed as an actor. Today, when my hard work has paid off I can chill out about it.’ – Akshay Kumar

‘Regarding one’s career: always be prepared, no short cuts – hard work is the only alternative that really works.’ – Kiana Tom

‘When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.’ – Kiana Tom

‘It will be hard work. It’s always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team – technical director, mechanics, drivers, engineers – everyone in the team.’ – David Leslie

‘Last year, I was on Threat Matrix. We were on Thursday against Friends and Survivor; so this year it’s fun to know people are watching, and to know that all of your hard work is not sort of wasted.’ – James Denton

‘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

‘The March on Washington was a culmination of years of hard work and dedication of many individuals.’ – Leonard Boswell

‘I’d had episodes before, but I swept them under the carpet. This time, I couldn’t do that because everyone knew. I got on with the hard work of getting better and haven’t had a blip in almost 10 years.’ – Margot Kidder

‘Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I’m going to be an actress.’ – Jacqueline Susann

‘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

‘Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.’ – Thomas Perry

‘My hard work and excellent training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors.’ – Pola Negri

‘Let us hope that for many it does mean the end of trouble so far as earning a livelihood is concerned, that it means happy and comfortable home living honestly earned. But there are other troubles ahead for her, and plenty of hard work.’ – Florenz Ziegfeld

‘Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition to that which they do when they appear, smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up. Giving a performance is the least of their worries.’ – Florenz Ziegfeld

‘It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.’ – Bela Lugosi

‘I’m not too fond of the hard work and the constant battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write, but I figure that’s part of the territory.’ – Robert Sheckley

‘In truth, making films doesn’t feel like hard work because I always have such a good time doing it.’ – Christian Slater

‘My brother Larry. He taught me how hard work and dedication to the game was the only way to make it. He’s taken care of all my business activities for me and my family for many years, and I thank him for that.’ – Robin Yount

‘Actually, after while, finding the ideas is the easy part. Sorting them through and turning them into stories, now, that’s the hard work.’ – Sarah Zettel

‘The actual producing, mixing, and mastering is hard work, harder than what I do.’ – Mandy Moore

‘After two years of hard work and debate, Congress has passed a highway bill that will help fuel our economy by creating roughly 500,000 new jobs, as well as address many critical transportation needs in Ohio and the 18th Congressional District.’ – Bob Ney

‘I love what I’m doing most of the time, but it’s hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don’t know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in.’ – Gavin Rossdale

‘I don’t know any musician who got to the top without hard work. Take whoever you want. They all work bloody hard, harder than you think.’ – Gavin Rossdale

‘Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people’s attention and holding it are very difficult.’ – David Ogden Stiers

‘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

‘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

‘I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.’ – Gene Tierney

‘But everything has been so gradual that it’s sort of all come from, just hard work and basically being at it.’ – Kim Gordon

‘No, I don’t believe in hard work. If something is hard, leave it. Let it come to you. Let it happen.’ – Jeremy Irons

‘People think I must have been so talented at an early age, but I don’t know – was it talent or hard work? Who knows?’ – Monica Seles

‘For my constituents, owning a home is the culmination of many years of hard work and the realization of the American Dream. At no time should a local entity take those years of hard work solely to increase their tax revenue.’ – Solomon Ortiz

‘It was a very difficult 10 years of very hard work.’ – Jeffrey Skilling

‘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

‘Hard work does pay, and you just have to continue to work, and you got two guys, when you’re talking about Gary and myself, we have a God-given talent, but we worked at it and we’re happy to be where we are today.’ – Jason Kidd

‘But I don’t just see the movie when I see the movie, I see all the great people who worked on it and all their hard work, because they could not have worked any harder.’ – Brad Bird

‘I must work hard to make my singing above reproach; there must be no faults which hard work would take care of.’ – Kate Smith

‘It’s hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant.’ – Katarina Witt

‘No one likes to work for free. To copy an artist’s work and download it free is stealing. It’s hard work writing and recording music, and it’s morally wrong to steal it.’ – Gary Wright

‘I think it was the preparation and every thing Lombardi represented, you know, about hard work and that every game was important. So when you get to the real important games, you were ready to go.’ – Ray Nitschke

‘I think talent is dangerous to have if you take it for granted. If you use it well and put hard work with it together, it’s hard to catch that guy. And I think that’s what you’re seeing right now.’ – Ivan Lendl

‘But a lot of my training can be done in Aston – a lot of the hard work, so to speak. But a new atmosphere, a new place, and it’s good for me because I didn’t want to get stuck in one spot, so coming home is good, back and forth, you know, where my roots are.’ – Elvis Stojko

‘If I wasn’t dyslexic, I probably wouldn’t have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily… and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.’ – Caitlyn Jenner

‘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

‘I think that with a lot of hard work and dedication, I feel that I could be the best in the world. I’m still only 35 years old… I have a fresh start physically and mentally, and I feel that I can achieve my goal to be the best again.’ – Mario Lemieux

‘I would rather have one article a day of this sort; and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent a whole day’s hard work in the way of concentrated, intense thinking and revision, polish of style, weighing of words.’ – Joseph Pulitzer

‘I’ve been spending this last month trying to find four outfits to wear to the different premieres of The Two Towers. It’s hard work.’ – Liv Tyler

‘The thing that makes me happiest about Simpsons Illustrated are all the drawings that we get from readers. I wish we could print them all. They’re really imaginative. They show a lot of hard work.’ – Matt Groening

‘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

‘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

‘Change is such hard work.’ – Billy Crystal

‘It seems we always exceed even our own expectations-after a lot of hard work, though!’ – Roberta Williams

‘Thinking is hard work. One can’t bear burdens and ideas at the same time.’ – Remy de Gourmont

‘My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with.’ – Mark Messier

‘Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.’ – Elton John

‘I’m lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.’ – Neil Diamond

‘There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.’ – Cesar Chavez

‘Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else.’ – Evelyn Ashford

‘There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure.’ – Barbara Jordan

‘Acting is really scary, but it’s also challenging, fun, hard work. There’s always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted.’ – Michael Pitt

‘To be a dramatic writer takes hard work, talent, and discipline. And that’s why I just make up crap.’ – Colin Mochrie

‘I got a nomination for director, which means the world to me; it’s just the most exciting thing for me and my family. You do the good hard work, and the rest of it is something you shouldn’t get too caught up in, but when it happens – boy! I respect it.’ – David O. Russell

‘I’m glad I don’t have to make a living farming. Too much hard work. Too many variables you don’t have control over, like, is it going to rain? All I can say is, god bless the real farmers out there.’ – Fuzzy Zoeller

‘As Americans, we don’t see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility.’ – Rick Perry

‘And it hurts as a player, that you put a lot of hard work in during the week, and at the end of the week, Sunday, when you get on the field, that’s when they acknowledge about the hard work that you put in throughout the week. That’s actually a disappointment.’ – Randy Moss

‘Winning in women’s singles felt surreal. I felt that everything I had done – the hard work, the tough times – was all worth it.’ – Kristi Yamaguchi

‘It’s pretty easy for me because I have a wonderful wife. We put God first and it takes a lot of hard work.’ – Bo Bice

‘Everybody out there watches the show and has expectations of wanting to be an ‘Idol’, but we’re going to teach them how much hard work goes into it.’ – Bo Bice

‘I had a bad experience doing public speaking at school. I had to talk about a pen for five minutes and it was really hard work. I couldn’t wait to get off the stage.’ – Karl Pilkington

‘The solid, middle-class values of hard work, responsibility, family, community, and faith my father talked about tirelessly from Iowa to New York, he lived at home. The hopes he had for his family and for me, he had for all Americans. I think Americans understood this.’ – Chelsea Clinton

‘These were the moments when I was disappointed and frustrated, when I got so low because it seemed all my hard work had been wasted. But the moments passed, and the motivation to go back to rehab was there again.’ – Kim Clijsters

‘I’m happy I was able to stick through it and was being very disciplined with what I had to do, because I know eventually hard work will pay off. It’s only a matter of now just trying to make sure I get matches under my belt and I feel more and more comfortable playing matches.’ – Kim Clijsters

‘I was never specifically associated with a part, I didn’t have tons of money, I wasn’t conventionally tall or handsome, so you know the things that were available to me were hard work and perseverance.’ – Seth Green

‘Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it’s also the only gift that does not keep on giving.’ – Paulina Porizkova

‘Midwestern people stick together. Gee willikers, they work hard. There’s no glitz, no glamour. When I was a girl in Duluth, Minnesota, I used to get up early and milk cows, so I know what hard work is.’ – Gena Lee Nolin

‘And this year, when we end the cruel, defeatist practice of passing children who cannot read into fourth grade, and when our most diligent students begin to graduate from high school in 11 years, and get a head start on college costs with the dollars they earned through their hard work, others will take notice of Indiana yet again.’ – Mitch McConnell

‘Being a mother is quite tiring. There’s not much time to do anything. You just rush around and it’s hard work.’ – Kirsty Gallacher

‘People in the U.S. didn’t know what taekwondo was. But they saw what the Lopezes were able to do with all the love and support and hard work we put in, and what we accomplished. It makes me feel real lucky to be in a position like that.’ – Steven Lopez

‘Just all that hard work, all those hours in the pool, I feel like it’s about to pay off. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see this summer.’ – Ryan Lochte

‘Honestly, it’s not the medals that I feel so proud of. It’s the way I conducted myself as an athlete, the hard work that I put forward.’ – Kyle Shewfelt

‘Even now I don’t consider myself skinny, but I have put a lot of hard work into my body over the years, and in the process, I’ve really learned to love myself.’ – Kelly Osbourne

‘I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.’ – Ann Romney

‘I have a theory that I really want my kids to know – the only coloration that they make between dad being in films and reality is just a lot of people doing a lot of hard work.’ – Eric Bana

‘I have had lots of luck in my career but there has also been a lot of hard work.’ – Maria Sharapova

‘And I think more than anything else, I know when I go to bed that no one’s working harder doing what I’m doing, and I think, quite frankly, simply that hard work at some point was gonna pay off.’ – Ryan Seacrest

‘When we’re children we’re told love is going to be great: Just fall in love, the rest will take care of itself – and then we fall in love and we realize, Okay, this is actually really, really hard work. This guy doesn’t just tell me I’m great every day, you know?’ – Jewel

‘It can be difficult to be subtle and not cartoony in prosthetics. But when you see characters like Bubbles and Desiree from ‘Little Britain’ on screen, it makes all the hard work worth it. It’s such fun watching those transformations.’ – David Walliams

‘Physical rehab is often very, very hard work.’ – David Copperfield

‘I was a little, uh, incorrigible as a kid, so the kitchen was a good place to give me structure and balance. It taught me hard work, but then I grew to love it.’ – Aaron Sanchez

‘I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility.’ – Ted Cruz

‘I’ll tell you, in my life I’ve never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler, because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging. Those are all conservative values – faith, family, hard work, responsibility.’ – Ted Cruz

‘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.’ – Rob Portman

‘I don’t want to be competing in a sport where I feel that I’m here not on my talent and my hard work but because of a piece of equipment.’ – Oscar Pistorius

‘A relationship is hard in and of itself. And having kids is really hard work, but I think it’s really meaningful, as is a relationship. But they all take work.’ – Joan Cusack

‘If you have a government that is elected, they need to do the hard work – because if they don’t, they won’t be around the next time the ballot box is open.’ – Abdullah II of Jordan

‘You see, without hard work and responsibility, there is no American Dream. Hard work lays the foundation. Our solidarity makes work pay – for all of us. For the greater good. That’s what our vision of shared prosperity is all about.’ – Richard Trumka

‘My family has spent 400 years farming on the banks of the Rio Grande. We know the value of hard work, love of the community, love for water and land.’ – Ken Salazar

‘I got my degree. More importantly, I got a key to American opportunity. That’s who we are – a nation that rewards ambition with opportunity. Where hard work can lead to success, no matter where you start.’ – Eva Longoria

‘We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting – our shoulders square, our lipstick on – because you deserve equal pay for your hard work.’ – Barbara Mikulski

‘I was raised Jewish, my wife was raised Catholic. Though we respect each other’s heritage, and while many of our friends are deeply religious, we have chosen to focus on our similarities, not our differences. We teach our children compassion, charity, honesty and the benefits of hard work.’ – Steven Levitan

‘If Britain is to have a stable, affordable pension system, people need to work longer, but we will reward their hard work with a decent state pension that will enable them to enjoy quality of life in their retirement.’ – Iain Duncan Smith

‘We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work.’ – Iain Duncan Smith

‘I’m not a fan of reality shows, but I am a fan of people who use their brains and skills and hard work to outsmart people, not to steal someone’s man or get drunk on TV.’ – Sandra Bullock

‘Movies are hard work. The public doesn’t see that. The critics don’t see it. But they’re a lot of work. A lot of work.’ – Robert De Niro

‘When I was young, I was just about hard work. But as I got older, I did experience anxiety, doubt, judgment, and it’s so easy to lose yourself for a second.’ – Jennifer Lopez

‘Most blacks will argue that they excel because of hard work, because of intellect, determination, sweat, blood, tears and risk.’ – Jesse Jackson

‘Kids are meant to believe that their stepping stone to massive money is ‘The X Factor.’ Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work.’ – Iain Duncan Smith

‘Individual responsibility, hard work, paying attention in school, faith, family all these things are important.’ – J. C. Watts

‘Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals.’ – Larry Hagman

‘I had parents who instilled in me the importance of love, morals and hard work. I give God all the glory because he has brought me through so much.’ – Junior Seau

‘I used to lie awake at night, willing myself to put in the hard work, the determination, the passion.’ – Kevin Pietersen

‘I don’t want to say I’m never going to direct again, but directing’s hard work.’ – Kyle Chandler

‘Think of all that hard work our founding fathers put in – the revolutionizing, the three-fifths compromising, having to write the entire Constitution with a quill – and yet they neglected to include the right to vote.’ – Mo Rocca

‘I think sometimes when I go to make a move on something, people try to disqualify any talent that I have or any hard work that I’ve done.’ – Gabrielle Reece

‘There’s also a level of discipline I use as a writer, designed to get better at what I’m doing, that requires quite a lot of study and quite a lot of hard work as well.’ – P. J. Harvey

‘I think it’s nice to know that people in the industry are paying attention to all of the hard work you’ve done throughout the years and rewarding you for it. It reminds you to keep doing it, to keep pushing yourself, and to always remain that way.’ – Joan Smalls

‘I guarantee the people who study are going to be successful. Nothing can replace hard work.’ – Freeman A. Hrabowski III

‘We must remind Americans that the promise of opportunity remains unbroken – that every person in this great nation can succeed through hard work, courage and personal responsibility.’ – Brian Sandoval

‘My career has been successful, but it’s been a grind of hard work.’ – Emmanuelle Chriqui

‘I try to be straightforward and honest with my kids, and I believe nothing beats good old hard work.’ – Simon Baker

‘I definitely want to go back to the theatre. It is hard work, it is repetitive, but it is intensely rewarding.’ – Matthew Rhys

‘Ballet is an incredibly difficult, beautiful art form that takes a lot of training, a lot of time, and a lot of hard work.’ – Sutton Foster

‘A lot of hard work has to go into your career, and preparation, and being your best at all times.’ – Leven Rambin

‘I have a lot of optimism about new doctors because I think it’s really clear that it’s a lot of hard work and no guarantee of a lot of money.’ – Anna Deavere Smith

‘Listening is not just hearing what someone tells you word for word. You have to listen with a heart. I don’t want that to sound touchy-feely; it is not. It is very hard work.’ – Anna Deavere Smith

‘My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later.’ – Douglas Preston

‘From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance.’ – Luke Bryan

‘Somehow, knowing that Alzheimer’s is coming mocks all one’s aspirations – to tell stories, to think through certain issues as only a novel can do, to be recognised for one’s accomplishments and hard work – in a way that old familiar death does not.’ – Jane Smiley

‘Teachers do the noble work of educating our children. And we can’t thank them enough for the hard work they put in every day to ensure a bright future for all of us.’ – Denise Juneau

‘Raising a daughter is hard work. There’s no other way to describe it for me.’ – Isaiah Mustafa

‘Aside from what it teaches you, there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea – the profound solitude – that does it for me.’ – Billy Campbell

‘The entire issue is that women bear a disproportionate share of the hard work. Birthing, carrying, the whole thing – it’s hard work.’ – Pete Sessions

‘I think monogamy is a little unnatural, if I’m totally honest. You change. Things alter. It’s the exception rather than the rule and I think it’s exceptional to cope with it and manage it. It’s hard work.’ – Robert Powell

‘Marriage of attraction is a gamble anyway, so you might as well marry into a family that is similar to your own, and make that much less of an adjustment. But the ‘love marriage’, as it is called, is equally common in India now. But it would be interesting to do a comparison of what would work better. Marriage is hard work, and it is a gamble.’ – Mira Nair

‘There is a lot more hard work to do in the future for the well-being of our sisters and brothers, the people of Thailand.’ – Yingluck Shinawatra

‘I think hard work is what gets most people to the top.’ – Rupert Sheldrake

‘In 2004, I was on the West End stage in The Woman In White, and for every show I had to climb into a fat suit to play the obese Count Fosco. It was hard work, and unbearably hot, but I sailed through because I’d always kept myself fit.’ – Michael Crawford

‘Film buffs who don’t live in Hollywood have a fantasy about what it’s like to be a director. Movies and the people who make movies have such glamour associated with them. But the truth is, it’s not like that. It’s very different. It’s hard work.’ – John Carpenter

‘At the end of the day, both men and women who become CEOs have showed tenacity and hard work to succeed in their careers. It takes not just skills but also extreme dedication and commitment. And regardless of gender, CEOs are measured by the same criteria – the growth and success of the business.’ – Susan Wojcicki

‘During my 30 years on Wall Street, taxes on ‘unearned income’ have bounced up and down with regularity, and I’ve never detected any change in the appetite for hard work and accumulating wealth on the part of myself or any of my fellow capitalists.’ – Steven Rattner

‘The theater was my first training ground. It taught me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work.’ – Ben Vereen

‘You know, being an entrepreneur is super hard work, and if you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, you’re probably not going to succeed.’ – Jeff Raikes

‘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.’ – Lauren Conrad

‘Being a chef would be too much hard work.’ – Sophie Ellis-Bextor

‘I don’t repeat myself and I don’t look back because everything is hard work and the only way forward is to continue to be creative.’ – Timbaland

‘Write for yourself, not for a perceived audience. If you do, you’ll mostly fall flat on your face, because it’s impossible to judge what people want. And you have to read. That’s how you learn what is good writing and what is bad. Then the main thing is application. It’s hard work.’ – Wilbur Smith

‘Well, television is grueling. The hours are grueling, it’s hard work, and there’s a lot of pressure to get it done without a lot of rehearsal time.’ – Evan Peters

‘The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. Yet the story of perseverance, creative genius, and hard work persists.’ – Eric Ries

‘I have so much respect for athletes like LeBron James. I get motivation from them because I know how many hours they put into it. It takes a lot of hard work and drive.’ – Ciara

‘It’s a job. When I’m writing I’m going to do it five to six days a week and I’m going to work for four to six hours a day. There’s no magic writing fairy. It’s just hard work.’ – Candace Bushnell

‘I’m not a believer of luck. I think opportunity and hard work becomes luck.’ – Prabal Gurung

‘Television is not like making records. I wanna tell all you kids, do not try this at home, ’cause it’s hard. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of practice, and a lot of different takes.’ – Master P

‘Fault lines run along color lines in American public life, and the women’s movement is no exception. Over the years, feminism has become more inclusive but there is still hard work to be done to include LGBT women and communities of color.’ – Christine Pelosi

‘The promise of Social Security was reflected in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inter-generational compact that rewards hard work and provides retirement security.’ – Christine Pelosi

‘My parents didn’t believe in luck. They believed in hard work and in preparing me to take advantage of opportunity. Like many parents, they taught me to be generous but never to depend on the generosity of others.’ – Naveen Jain

‘I used to help my grandfather on the farm, driving tractors, raising crops and animals. I used to feed some of the baby cows and pigs, and I had to be no older than 7 or 8. Then at about 9 or 10 I started driving tractors. It showed me at an early age what hard work was all about and how dedicated you have to be, no matter what you do.’ – Tyson Chandler

‘Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.’ – Rob Delaney

‘The heat around young actors burns out. Natural ability and magnetism only get you so far. The rest is hard work.’ – Ben Foster

‘My children were taught at an early age how money works and that it comes from hard work. They’ve been on a commission – not an allowance – since they were little. They learned that if they worked around the house, they got paid. If they didn’t work, they didn’t get paid.’ – Dave Ramsey

‘Every film is hard work, and a few lucky people do get Oscars for what they do, and it’s recognition for all that hard work on a certain level. If you didn’t do the hard work, you wouldn’t be standing there. On the other hand, people do a lot of hard work and don’t get Oscars, so it’s a mixture of glory and injustice at the same time.’ – Walter Murch

‘A man came up to me at a party and asked if I wanted to be in his video game. I of course said yes. And then it turned out it was ‘Assassin’s Creed’, so that was great. They let me ad lib a lot and mess about and be very snarky indeed, and I’m thrilled by the success of all their hard work.’ – Danny Wallace

‘I’m a big believer in personal responsibility. My life wasn’t always peaches and roses. Where I am today is through a belief in hard work and never saying no.’ – Steve Wilkos

‘For a lot of kids, reading is not magical. It’s really hard work.’ – Jon Scieszka

‘Beauty, pleasure, freedom and plenty of sleep: these are the hallmarks of a successful idler’s break. Travel should not be hard work.’ – Tom Hodgkinson

‘You know, I think it’s so ironic that we’re calling hard work, striving for excellence, don’t blame others, you know, don’t give up, that we’re calling these, quote, ‘Chinese values,’ ’cause I always thought of them as American values.’ – Amy Chua

‘Westerners often laud their children as ‘talented’ or ‘gifted’, while Asian parents highlight the importance of hard work. And in fact, research performed by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has found that the way parents offer approval affects the way children perform, even the way they feel about themselves.’ – Amy Chua

‘A picture of me as this super affable sales guy gets painted, but in actuality, I’m pretty driven by hard work and love working with teams. What people discount is, I grew up in a very small blue-collar town in Massachusetts and have basically scrapped my way career wise.’ – Tim Armstrong

‘In the Seventies and Eighties we all had our fun, and now and then we went really too far. But, ultimately, it required a certain amount of clear thinking, a lot of hard work and good make-up to be accepted as a freak.’ – Grace Jones

‘I was a bit of a troubled kid growing up, let’s put it that way. I didn’t take pleasure in hard work.’ – Matt Taibbi

‘Being and working in America, it’s very important to work hard, work smart and work in a certain way. France and Europe has, with the tradition and culture, it’s slow-moving and it’s not always good.’ – Mireille Guiliano

‘I always hustled to make money and pay for school. I was never afraid of hard work.’ – Tom Freston

‘Enterprise is hard work. You have to integrate the client with the optimized systems of all the servers and software.’ – Samuel J. Palmisano

‘Writing is work. It takes a lot of contemplation, concentration, and out-and-out sweat. People tend to romanticize it, that somehow your work appears by benefit of some mystical external force. In reality, to be a writer, you have to sit down and write. It’s work, and often it’s hard work.’ – Wendelin Van Draanen

‘Freedom under law is hard work. If rulers cannot be trusted with arbitrary power, it is up to citizens to raise their voices at injustice.’ – Anthony Lewis

‘Making a film is very hard work, and you live or die by the sword just a little bit every time you do it, but I wouldn’t chuck it in.’ – Matthew Goode

‘I believe in meditation – it’s a good tool to centre yourself, but unfortunately, I’m too lazy to do it. It’s very hard work, and I prefer to watch ‘Nothing To Declare’ on TV!’ – Helen Mirren

‘Everyone wants to be a movie star or a model, to be in the papers, but few realise just what hard work it is, getting up early, and so on.’ – Helen Mirren

‘Dance has helped me with everything. It was a great foundation for discipline, hard work and, unfortunately, the ever-elusive idea of perfection. It lends itself easily to fight choreography, because that’s what it really is. Choreography. And knowing how to move with someone.’ – Keri Russell

‘Hollywood always represents this big dream and fairy tale in people’s minds, but to me, it’s just hard work. Of course, we play fairy tale on the red carpet. It’s all Cinderella. But when the clock strikes midnight, I turn into a gray mouse and I go home, and I take my dress off and it’s over. That’s Hollywood.’ – Olga Kurylenko

‘You want good ratings, you want people to like the show, you want to be appreciated for the hard work you put in. You don’t always get it. Every show is not beloved.’ – Yvette Nicole Brown

‘You may have seen me in movies like ‘Fast & Furious’ and ‘Avatar.’ But I wouldn’t have been able to do any of that without hard work and determination. You can accomplish anything if you just stay out of trouble and do the right things.’ – Laz Alonso

‘Playing college soccer was going to be the top of my athletic feats. I wasn’t going to the Olympics. I was a decent player, but it’s because of hard work, not because I was Freddy Adu. I wouldn’t have a medal from the Olympics if I wasn’t in a chair. I wouldn’t have gone to the Olympics and experienced the whole atmosphere.’ – Mark Zupan

‘I would be an actress for the rest of my life just because it’s really relaxing. Writing is hard work, and stand-up is so stressful before you get on stage, but acting is a complete ensemble experience.’ – Kristen Schaal

‘I refuse to be typecast, and I’ll have a go at anything so long as it’s different, challenging, hard work and demands great versatility.’ – Pete Postlethwaite

‘There were high school coaches such as Charles Boston that took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of football. And when I went to college there was Robert Hill who took me there and he showed me what hard work and determination would do if you put forth the effort and you take a little time.’ – Walter Payton

‘There is nothing better than to make it to the College World Series. All of the extra reps in the weight room, all of the early morning practices, and all the hard work spent the entire year makes it worth it.’ – Jennie Finch

‘I do not doubt that services like social games and coupons bring delight to people’s lives, and I mean no disrespect to the hard work that has made them possible. But in the face of threats to humanity’s future on the one hand and the extraordinary potential of mankind on the other, at some point we must ask: are we capable of more?’ – Justin Rosenstein

‘It is so much hard work writing your first novel. You’re not even sure that it is possible to do.’ – Asa Larsson

‘Debates require a lot of hard work and preparation. If you try to wing it, it shows.’ – Mark McKinnon

‘I’m not afraid of hard work. I like it! It’s the other bit – the not working – I find more problematic. If I’m not busy, I just get antsy. I’ve been this way since I was a child. Sitting still is like torture for me.’ – Pixie Lott

‘Making books is hard work. Some books are, of course, more demanding than others.’ – David Macaulay

‘Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.’ – Russell Simmons

‘Artistry is important. Skill, hard work, rewriting, editing, and careful, careful craft: All of these are necessary. These are what separate the beginners from experienced artists.’ – Sarah Kay

‘To get a horse to hit a mark without a rider, to get it to stand up, to get it to rear, to get it to pick up a bucket and bring it over is amazing. It’s hard work and very rewarding but can be dangerous.’ – Benedict Cumberbatch

‘You work hard for your income, and that hard work is what fuels the economy.’ – Emily Oster

‘My dad always said that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard enough.’ – Katee Sackhoff

‘Success has a lot to do with luck, but it also involves a lot of real hard work. The thing about success is you really can’t gauge things by album sales.’ – Jerry Cantrell

‘All players have ‘ordinary’ periods in their career and it’s hard to explain why. So at these times, its all about self belief, hard work and hopefully you get the break and your form returns.’ – Ryan Giggs

‘Part of the middle class promise is that, after a lifetime of hard work, you’ll be able to retire and enjoy the fruits of that labor. Medicare was established to secure that promise.’ – Al Franken

‘I come from a pretty working-class neighborhood in Chicago. Hard work was just expected of you. It wasn’t some noble thing you did; it was a prerequisite. It’s what a man did. You get up, you put on your boots, and you work hard. We’ve lost a lot of that, I’m afraid.’ – John C. Reilly

‘I’ve been pretty good about keeping my nose to the grindstone. I feel like I won a lot of matches from hard work and persistence, even maybe when I had better options as far as shot-making.’ – Andy Roddick

‘Spreading an idea is hard work.’ – Geoff Mulgan

‘Futures thinking is hard work. Fortunately, you do get better at it with practice. It’s worth the effort.’ – Jamais Cascio

‘I don’t think you need any kind of backing here in the industry. I think what you achieve in your life is the result of your own talent and hard work.’ – Deepika Padukone

‘To me, acting is all about hard work and talent. Once you get your first wrinkle, if you are a female actress, nobody will care about what you look like – it’s all about what you can do.’ – Dominik Garcia-Lorido

‘People don’t realize that doing a horror movie is hard work. You’re out there all day screaming your lungs out, breathing in toxic make-up fumes, rolling around in the dirt, getting your eyebrows burned off – it’s not like doing a sitcom.’ – Clint Howard

‘I always feel like hard work leads the way, and from there, I leave it up to the powers that be.’ – James Wolk

‘My mother taught me what it is to have a sense of humour; my dad, who was a headmaster, everything you need to know about hard work. My dad is the most decent man you could come across.’ – James Nesbitt

‘I no longer do a film for the wrong reasons. I have to be convinced ethically and morally. Both the director and I have to be on the same page. There are just five songs in most films these days, and they have to be amazing. There has to be a twist in the screenplay. The editing has to be crisp. Your hard work should show, but effortlessly.’ – Salman Khan

‘I’ve been out with lots of other artists opening for them on tour, and you just learn that none of their success came easy – it was all hard work for them, and you have to buckle down and get ready for the hard work yourself, too.’ – Luke Bryan

‘It’s shown and proved that hard work pays off. Make goals, achieve them and replace them with new goals.’ – Lance Gross

‘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.’ – Josie Loren

‘Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.’ – Ashton Kutcher

‘I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work.’ – Ashton Kutcher

‘I am much more wired to be an athlete than anything else. I understand the ‘hard work = payoff’ equation in sports. I run marathons and I box. And that’s my Puerto Rican flag hanging in Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing gym. I gave it to him. My last N.Y.C. marathon time I ran in three hours flat.’ – Kirk Acevedo

‘One can do a film and not work for six months, but on TV, you have to produce good content every week. It involves a lot of hard work, as one has to fight for ratings every week. But I have always got love from the audiences, be it during ‘The Great Laughter Challenge’ or ‘Comedy Circus.” – Kapil Sharma

‘With Shakespeare, the hard work is to find out why he said it and how it can relate to the audience.’ – Ruben Santiago-Hudson

‘When I think about parallels between myself and an Olympian, I believe that success in the world of business is underpinned by very similar principles of perseverance and hard work.’ – Lakshmi Mittal

‘It’s hard work, ‘Doctor Who,’ but let’s be frank about it, I’m fortunate to be rewarded in the ways that I am. I don’t just mean financially, I mean the nature of the part and everything that comes with it.’ – Matt Smith

‘The American economy has been built and sustained by risk-taking entrepreneurs whose pioneering ideas and hard work gave birth to flourishing businesses.’ – Mike Pence

‘I know it’s financially lucrative to go out on my own, but I don’t like it. It’s really hard work, just the performance aspect. I like people who look like they’ve been together for too long and sound like they’ve been together too long. I like rock n’ roll bands.’ – Jason Isbell

‘I don’t really get stuck in a time warp where, if my film is a success, I have to keep partying till the next one releases, or if my film is a flop, I keep wallowing in sorrow until the next comes my way. My hard work in each film is always there.’ – Rani Mukerji

‘Grandmasters decline with age. That’s a given. There is nothing special about the age of 40, but age eventually takes its toll. That much is clear. Beyond that, it’s about how long you can put off the effects and compensate for them. Mistakes will crop in, but you try to compensate for them with experience and hard work.’ – Viswanathan Anand

‘I love doing comedy. I find comedy quite hard work. Comedy’s underrated, I think, by actors, you know? It’s difficult to get it right and get it funny. I really enjoy doing it. I kind of wish I’d done it more. I can’t complain. I’ve had a fair crack of the whip.’ – Ralph Brown

‘The actor that taught me the most was Bernie Mac. I did my first big budget studio film with he and Angela Bassett, ‘Mr. 3000′ for Disney. Bernie taught me by example what creates success is humility and hard work.’ – Brian J. White

‘My mother was a secretary that elevated herself to having her own international company, my father elevated himself to an NBA player and perennial all-star. So I learned from my parents that it’s about hard work, about both of them getting their education, putting people first and leading a life of integrity.’ – Brian J. White

‘Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.’ – Pat Gillick

‘I have achieved everything through either hard work or luck.’ – Sandra Bullock

‘It’s a lot of hard work to do a weekly TV show. It’s certainly not fun.’ – Michael Moore

‘I think that there’s something in the American psyche, it’s almost this kind of right or privilege, this sense of entitlement, to resolve our conflicts with violence. There’s an arrogance to that concept if you think about it. To actually have to sit down and talk, to listen, to compromise, that’s hard work.’ – Michael Moore

‘I like working with the public, and I like that it’s really hard work.’ – Amy Sedaris

‘Lots of things are hard work, but I think writing, for me, after I started acting at 13 years old. I like writing now much more than I do acting only because, well, partly because the scripts that are offered are junk.’ – Gene Wilder

‘You realise the responsibility of carrying a film on your shoulders when people are investing money in you and they recognise the hard work you have to put in.’ – Vir Das

‘In a faraway land called ‘pre-2000,’ what Earthlings now call blogging was called ‘keeping a diary.’ It’s hard work to do well. I tried doing it in the early 1990s but had to stop because I no longer had a life – instead I had this thing that generated anecdotes to go into my diary. The diary took over and I had to stop.’ – Douglas Coupland

‘I probably get a deeper satisfaction of having taken a very good photograph than of having written something very good, a very good story. Maybe it’s because the element of magic is so present in a good photograph – luck and magic, but also hard work and being ready and all that.’ – Teju Cole

‘Dog rescue remains a gamble, of course. For all the good will, hard work, and noble motivation, nobody can really predict with certainty how a traumatized, dislocated dog will respond in a new environment.’ – Jon Katz

‘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.’ – Donatella Versace

‘What is so weird is that young people who want to be ‘celebrities’ do not want to put in the hard work. They don’t want to do the training, go to drama school, read Shakespeare, try different accents and study technique. They just want to be famous. It is not just in England; it’s the same in America and all over Europe.’ – Joan Collins

‘Performance-wise, you really need to be down in the trenches; you need to do the hard work, for a lot of reasons: To build yourself as a performer, to get a sense of the audience, to work hard and to wonder, ‘Do I really want to do this?” – Joan Jett

‘I would argue that education, actual learning – it is hard work. It’s very personal. Your parents don’t teach you anything. Your teachers don’t teach you anything. The government doesn’t teach you anything. You read it. You don’t understand it; you read it again. You break a pencil and read it again.’ – Dean Kamen

‘I don’t like flirting, and when I love someone, I always give everything, maybe too much. And then you have to work at it all the time. I mean, the first months are always great, but afterwards it becomes hard work. It’s not as passionate and crazy.’ – Eva Green

‘I think it’s very important to recognize talent in all facets of filmmaking. Making a movie is such a lengthy and intense experience, so it’s wonderful to honour actors, directors, producers and all crew members who put so much hard work and passion into a project.’ – Eva Green

‘I really try hard not to work, not to engage, because I know what that means. What hard work it is; it takes me away from my family.’ – Jeff Bridges

‘I’d never done a straight play before, never, and it was very hard work – really, really hard work. It was dense, really wordy, and I was determined to learn every word of it – not just skip over bits and pieces.’ – Bette Midler

‘Seeking can become stressful when you apply the same laws that you apply in the material world – hard work, exacting plans, driving ambition, and attachment to outcome.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘I was reading an article in the ‘New York Times;’ it talked about being in the zone, and being in the zone you’re so focused that time ceases to exist. It’s when you think, ‘Oh, I’ve been doing this for five hours and didn’t even know it.’ It’s the difference between hard work and going, ’12 o’clock, not moving.” – Steve Martin

‘There’s a lot of work that goes into it – if you think about how many collections a year that Karl Lagerfeld has to do, with Chanel and all the other things he does – you can’t do that unless you are working 18 hours a day. It’s really a lot of hard, hard work.’ – Penelope Cruz

‘I just find the people I want to work with and put it all together, and it’s a lot of hard work, and all kinds of catastrophes happen, but I don’t really get too much resistance. But when you make a movie, it seems like there’s nothing but resistance. It’s kind of a miracle that any movie ever gets made.’ – Madonna Ciccone

‘When all is said and done, science actually takes hard work and a willingness to sometimes find out that your most cherished hypothesis is wrong.’ – Alice Dreger

‘It’s key to know which essential foods will keep you going and help your body recover after hard work.’ – Marcus Samuelsson

‘I understood early on that I was not the best-looking girl in the room. But I knew my advantage was a hard work ethic and I was ambitious: I knew I could be a great model.’ – Erin O’Connor

‘To live as an artist requires hard work or some extraordinary good fortune to come your way.’ – William Boyd

‘If I were rewriting ‘Love, Medicine & Miracles,’ I might consider changing its title to ‘The Side Effects of Cancer.’ Healing is hard work, as is any change one must make in one’s life. I and others have learned, however, that the side effects of cancer may not all be bad ones.’ – Bernie Siegel

‘I take pride in working very hard. You need to understand that hard work doesn’t instantly pay off. My career grew gradually and taught me a lesson every step of the way.’ – Trey Songz

‘I grew up off the grid in Vernon, and I saw my parents work hard every day, as teachers but also while farming and building a log home. So from a young age I knew the value of hard work.’ – Ryan Holmes

‘Working with actors is something I’ve never done before. I find it tremendous. It’s hard work.’ – Anton Corbijn

‘I got into science because I thought that, with inspiration and hard work, I could figure out how life works.’ – Randy Schekman

‘Writing music is not so much inspiration as hard work.’ – George Gershwin

‘AERIN is saturated with the qualities that have surrounded me my entire life, many of which came from my grandmother, Estee: passion, style, hard work, family, and, of course, all things beautiful.’ – Aerin Lauder

‘There’s a danger in romanticizing what it means to be a writer. Because what it really means is hard, hard work. It means tearing your hair out. Feeling like your head is about to explode.’ – Dani Shapiro

‘I’m John the Fourth, so I think there’s a lot of things in life that have been truly handed to me by the hard work and the pain of others.’ – John Ridley

‘Slavery was not a bad day on the job. It was not your boss yelling at you. It was not hard work for little pay. This was a full system of human subjugation.’ – John Ridley

‘Art doesn’t spring from the muses alone, but from hard work.’ – Tom Rachman

‘You can learn what you want to learn through hard work. And a good employer will teach you what you want to learn as long as you show the right attitude and behaviors.’ – Gerald Chertavian

‘Understand the ways in which your hard work is going to be necessary to achieve the goals that you want.’ – Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

‘Youths write me and tell me that their band will go nowhere because of all the bad bands in the world. I tell them there has always been awful music and that no great band ever wasted any time complaining, they just got it done. Their ropey ranting is just a way to get out of the hard work of making music that will do some lasting damage.’ – Henry Rollins

‘I suggest that those groups whose culture and values stress delayed gratification – education, hard work, success, and ambition – are those groups that succeed in America, regardless of discrimination.’ – Richard Lamm

‘I loved ‘Matilda.’ The kids are so brilliant and uninhibited. They were inspiring. Seeing them onstage, just going wild, reminded me of when I was that age. I was excited for them and completely taken by their innocence and hard work.’ – Matthew James Thomas

‘It’s hard work to find your own voice and not to copycat anything.’ – Arnaud Desplechin

‘Charlie and I discovered at a really young at that we had a passion for figure skating, and I think that passion drives us to work every day to improve and grow. We have really learned to love our sport more and more, year to year. And the hard work really pays off.’ – Meryl Davis

‘Mentally, my key is just focusing on the little things I need to do in a race, whether that’s tempo, turn entry, start speed, things like that. I’m not thinking about that much before or during a race. I just trust in my ability and all the hard work I put in and let the race come to me.’ – Shani Davis

‘The real preparation for races is done in the off-season. I put in the hard work during the summer and fall, and I’m always working on technique so that when the actual races come around I’m ready to go.’ – Shani Davis

‘My parents were both born and raised in the Depression. They instilled great values about integrity and the importance of hard work, and I’ve taken that with me to every job.’ – Mary Barra

‘Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.’ – Roger Staubach

‘In Korea, when I started, there wasn’t a trend where people chose to be both actors and singers. I was the first to do both. It was a great deal hard work, but I got a lot of support and love from my audience. And for me to receive the same treatment overseas, I felt that I was also very lucky.’ – Rain

‘I don’t have any formula. I just work with my heart, putting in a lot of hard work.’ – Ranbir Kapoor

‘I don’t know the definition of a star; I am just an actor. I prefer doing hard work, as I feel luck can’t do much in absence of hard work. I am a lazy person – when I entered into this industry, I thought it was a cakewalk, but I have realised it needs a lot of patience and hard work.’ – Emraan Hashmi

‘I was an assistant director for a year, and I realized, ‘God, this is a lot of hard work. This is going to take time. So what’s the shortcut? What’s the better option?’ Then thankfully, someone said, ‘Why don’t you become an actor?” – Emraan Hashmi

‘I guess it’s hard work… whatever the decision is, how to show it to people that aren’t necessarily dancers, how to get people to think about more than themselves.’ – Kyle Abraham

‘Acting and the industry of making movies is beautiful, but it’s so exhausting and such hard work; if you don’t absolutely 100% want to do something, it defeats the purpose.’ – Debby Ryan

‘I think my best teacher and my best study was theater in general. It taught me a lot of patience and a lot of hard work, and I think that theater teaches you that you’ve got to know your stuff because you only get one chance.’ – Chelsea Kane

‘It’s really hard work being a model.’ – Jasmine Guinness

‘It was tough going to boarding school. It was very hard work.’ – Jasmine Guinness

‘I returned to India because I believe in an India of honesty and hard work, not of corruption and crookedness. I believe in an India of openness and straightforwardness, not of hypocrisy and double-dealing. I believe in an India where opportunities are available to all, and not just to a chosen few.’ – Shashi Tharoor

‘Nationally, more than one million Asian American entrepreneurs create jobs in their communities, helping fuel local commerce. In New York, we have seen firsthand how this community has helped drive our economy forward through hard work and ingenuity.’ – Nydia Velazquez

‘My grandfather was an amazing man. You talk about character and integrity, everyone who knew him, whether they agreed with him or not, said, ‘George Romney is a good man, and he sticks to his principles: a man of honesty and hard work, integrity.” – Tagg Romney

‘I always follow my heart and my guts. If I want to do something, I have immense belief in hard work and myself. I have it in me to do well anywhere and in anything I do. I have a deep desire to excel in everything I do.’ – Preity Zinta

‘I’m not an overnight sensation. I’m a Texan. And I’m a Texas success story. I am the epitome of hard work and optimism.’ – Wendy Davis

‘I look forward to the day when being called ‘another Monica Lewinsky’ refers to the hard work behind a master’s degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics, after spending the first act of one’s life deflecting the shame of a scandal that should have rested on the shoulders of a man old enough to have known better.’ – Julie Klausner

‘Hard work and a good education will take you further than any government program.’ – Aaron Schock

‘My parents are very conservative. They taught me the value of hard work – don’t depend on other people, do it yourself.’ – Kyrsten Sinema

‘The development of science is basically a social phenomenon, dependent on hard work and mutual support of many scientists and on the societies in which they live.’ – Charles H. Townes

‘Young adults living with a stutter is hard work. How do they handle job interviews? What do they do when the phone rings? How do they ‘chat someone up’? All these things the average person takes for granted prove to be a stammerer’s biggest challenge.’ – Gareth Gates

‘I speak for all Malaysians in expressing my admiration for the Queen and the grace, poise and selflessness with which she has carried out her duties during her long reign. She represents the very best of British traits: dignity, resilience and hard work.’ – Najib Razak

‘As society has shifted from an agrarian to an urban structure, the joy and necessity of diligent, hard work have been neglected.’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

‘If China someday gains a more fair, just, and accountable system of government, it will be due to the hard work and efforts of the Chinese people, not due to the inexorable workings of any particular technology.’ – Rebecca MacKinnon

‘The only constant I can find is hard work.’ – Paul Dano

‘My off-the-field heroes, the people who gave me the values to live by and who inspired me with their hard work and unselfish dedication to their family, were my mom, Catherine, and my dad, William.’ – Allan Ray

‘Before it was decided that I was going to be adopted, my mother was going to abort me. I was born with tangled legs; they never thought I’d be able to dance… without knowing it, as a child I overcame a lot thanks to really doting, loving parents and a great family and a hard work ethic on my part.’ – Lindsay Pearce

‘It was a lot of hard work, but everyone loved my Amy Childs’ Collection, so I decided to have a boutique as well as my salon. I love designing my own dresses, and everyone is loving the collection. I can’t believe how well the boutique and the clothing online is going.’ – Amy Childs

‘For me, it was a lot of hard work doing theater eight nights a week around the country, going from job to job.’ – Brian Baumgartner

‘Expressing truth is hard work.’ – Timothy Noah

‘The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues – probity, kindness, hard work, sympathy for the down-trodden, the sanctity of domestic life – even as his novels exposed the violence, hypocrisy, greed, and cruelty of the Victorian age.’ – Robert Gottlieb

‘Hard work is not why I have been successful as a model.’ – Cameron Russell

‘The barrier to entry, to being a model, is not hard work. You don’t need a degree. You don’t need to win an award. It’s just about how you look.’ – Cameron Russell

‘I think people overplay the ‘Saturday Night Live’ schedule. I mean, yeah, it can be some late hours. But the late hours are usually only one or two nights out of the week. You might have a crazy six-day week, but you’ll work three weeks, and then you get a week off work. I’d take most jobs if it was hard work and then I got a week off.’ – Hannibal Buress

‘For over two centuries, Americans have grown up in a society that rewards hard work, protects innovation, and allows its citizens to constantly break new barriers. The key element to this success rests on freedom and the ability of individuals to strive toward achieving their dreams and making their children’s futures better than their own.’ – Renee Ellmers

‘I love hard work. ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ was so physically tiring I ached all the time, but I took a massive amount of pride in the fact that I only ever missed two shows.’ – James Corden

‘I kind of became a gym rat. The more results I saw, the more dedicated I became. It is such a great feeling to see your hard work pay off. I mean, if I’m gonna skip the In-N-Out burgers, there better be light at the end of the tunnel!’ – Jonathan Lipnicki

‘My parents were working performers, so obviously I saw that there wasn’t a lot of fairy tale going on there. It was a precarious world. One that they were deeply committed to and deeply loved, but one that required a lot of hard work.’ – Megan Follows

‘As an older and wiser man, I don’t believe in luck. I believe in hard work and talent and determination.’ – Dexter Fletcher

‘I’ve heard of nothing coming from nothing, but I’ve never heard of absolutely nothing coming from hard work.’ – Uzo Aduba

‘My mother wanted a conservative, secure life, and she has been married to my father since she was 18… A lot of hard work went into that marriage and a lot of not getting what you want.’ – Kimberly Quinn

‘I’m a realist, not a sugar coater. I believe in always letting people know what their obstacles are. And at the end of the day, I just want to be respected for my hard work.’ – Tichina Arnold

‘Lesson to would-be fame seekers: It’s not really a new world when it comes to celebrity. There are no shortcuts. It’s still talent, perseverance and hard work. Even the speed and reach of the Net can’t create lasting value and income overnight.’ – Sarah Lacy

‘I like to work hard and see the results of my hard work.’ – Erin Heatherton

‘We need a tax code that promotes savings, investment, achievement, innovation, and hard work.’ – Erik Paulsen

‘What I believe will make my acting career successful going forward is hard work. I like to challenge myself. Then it’s the people I meet and choosing the projects I want to work on correctly. There’s a lot of characters I can play.’ – Barkhad Abdi

‘It’s no surprise companies that quickly grow in value attract those who may want to also profit from the hard work of others.’ – Evan Spiegel

‘The notion of overnight stardom is really dangerous. For almost every person who has success in this business, there are years and years of hard work to get there. To have longevity, you really have to train, and you really have to work.’ – Caitlin Fitzgerald

‘There’s nobility in hard work, traditional values.’ – D. B. Sweeney

‘I can see my work as a job. I do it for money. I likely already look forward to the weekend on Thursdays. And I probably will need a hobby as a leveling mechanism. In a career, I’m definitely more engaged. But at the same time, there will be periods when I think, ‘Is all that really hard work really worth my while?” – Stefan Sagmeister

‘On television, I have watched countless athletes from different countries, sports and Olympics stand proudly at the top of the podium and shed tears. They symbolized the Olympics for me because Olympic medals represent all of the hard work and sacrifices made by the athletes as well as the people who helped them reach the top of their sports.’ – Hannah Kearney

‘Whether it’s learning to hit a backhand in tennis, learning high school chemistry, or getting better at ski racing, I really believe with hard work and analytic preparation, you can skip a few steps and find the faster way.’ – Mikaela Shiffrin

‘I like it when hard work pays off.’ – Mikaela Shiffrin

‘Motherhood is wonderful, but it’s also hard work. It’s the logistics more than anything. You discover you have reserves of energy you didn’t know you had.’ – Deborah Mailman

‘Any lazy or biased fool can have opinions; making judgments is the hard work of responsible and compassionate people.’ – Lewis B. Smedes

‘You hit one level of the sport, and then you want to get to the next level. Until, eventually, the Olympics becomes part of that dream, part of that goal set and the mindset of wanting to get there. And then you realize there’s so much incredible hard work and determination and effort that you need to put in along the way.’ – Mitch Gaylord

‘When I grew up, my father taught us the value of hard work. He wanted us to enjoy ourselves, but he also wanted to know what it took to be successful. He coached a lot of our sports teams growing up. We weren’t very good, but we learned about hard work and enjoying life and your teammates.’ – Andrew Luck

‘I would always contend that talent is an element, but over the long run, ultimately, a minor part of it all; it is mostly hard work.’ – Pat Metheny

‘It’s good to like yourself, and that only comes from hard work, from doing. But vanity is dangerous; it can trip you badly.’ – Pierce Brosnan

‘It’s hard work just being on set 14 hours a day.’ – Luke Evans

‘We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life.’ – Hillary Clinton

‘Joe Gibbs helped define what the Washington Redskins stand for – integrity, hard work, determination, winning and championships.’ – Daniel Snyder

‘I’m definitely bigger than a Rihanna. Pop stars nowadays are all perfect Barbie-doll bodies, and they talk about how they keep their bodies up with hard work, so in my eyes, it’s good to have a regular, average body type in the charts.’ – Meghan Trainor

‘My participation in the Art of the Olympians is a natural extension of my athletic career. I find creating a piece of art in many respects mirrors my long jumping efforts illustrating that hard work and inspiration will always be the foundation for success.’ – Bob Beamon

‘This culture is sort of antithetical in everything it says to the kids. I don’t want to pick on ‘Jersey Shore,’ but it’s pretty clear. I would tell the kids good behavior and hard work will pay off, and then they go home and watch TV and go, ‘Oh, that’s not true.” – Tony Danza

‘I would be happy if they just gave out nominations and there weren’t any Oscars. But winning them is definitely an experience – to get up there and make a speech. Every film is hard work, and a few lucky people do get Oscars for what they do, and it’s recognition for all that hard work on a certain level.’ – Walter Murch

‘John Kerry was always in front of the camera but not out doing the hard work.’ – Mitt Romney

‘In the workplace, employees should be judged on their merit and hard work and not on aspects that are irrelevant to their performance.’ – Paul Singer

‘Intentionality and talent always matter. An extraordinary feat is certainly made more likely by someone’s focus, hard work, etc. But chance also matters.’ – Leonard Mlodinow

‘When I sit down to begin penciling a page, most of the hard work for me is done. I can concentrate solely on my art from that point on, which is the fun part!’ – Raina Telgemeier

‘Like basketball, fashion is hard work.’ – Amar’e Stoudemire

‘T.V. found me. I was offered jobs. It came in handy when I started having babies. Just one night’s work, and then I could go home. I loved ‘Surprise Surprise’, but it was hard work. ‘Blind Date’ was a doddle by comparison.’ – Cilla Black

‘I believe in a world where there are no heroes, and I’ve read and know humanity a lot. There are moments that I admire in a person courage, intellect, hard work. These are the qualities I admire in an intellectual, in a writer, and there are so many people who have these things.’ – Orhan Pamuk

‘Mostly, in song writing, my experience is that there isn’t so much inspiration as hard work. You sit there for hours, days and weeks with a guitar and piano until something good comes. But the urge to write is something you have to have. A conviction, an ambition to write and never stop until you think, ‘This is the best I can do.” – Bjorn Ulvaeus

‘Making a movie like ‘Felony’ is hard work because you’re really putting your own ideas on the screen. You can’t hide behind some other person’s script; you’re saying, ‘This is my brain, and I want you to know what I think’.” – Joel Edgerton

”Pale Fire’ by Vladimir Nabokov was bloody hard work but really thrilling.’ – Domhnall Gleeson

‘I used to tell my graduate students at Stanford, ‘Don’t worry about what job you have to pick because your job picks you. Let your job pick you. Find something you are passionate about. Then when you are passionate, be persistent. Just keep doing it for a while because progress is always hard work. It never rests in ideas.” – Sebastian Thrun

‘For any band that ends up becoming really big, yeah, hard work has something to do with it, but a lot of it is just pure luck.’ – Kellin Quinn

‘People are in a hurry. They don’t want to look at a long list of ingredients. Cooking is terribly hard work.’ – Ruth Glick

‘Starting my business has been very hard work. I have received no help from any officials at all.’ – Chen Guangbiao

‘For lots of people who became rich, they believe they earned their fortune through hard work. They don’t think about society and only want to leave their fortune to their children.’ – Chen Guangbiao

‘It’s important my daughters learn from the hard work my wife and I put into this company. Who better to look out for your best interests than family?’ – Do Won Chang

‘I believe that anyone can be what they want to be; it just comes down to hard work.’ – Kiesza

‘To me, I approach a small-budget, artsy, European movie the same way as a big commercial Hollywood movie. That’s the most important thing. Hollywood usually represents this big dream in people’s minds, but to me, it’s just hard work.’ – Olga Kurylenko

‘Some things is made by destiny, yes, other things by hard work, but quality you don’t learn. Quality you are born with.’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

‘There is no ‘master plan’ on the road to the Nobel Prize. It represents a lot of hard work, a passion for that work and… being in the right place at the right time. For me, that place was Caltech.’ – Ahmed Zewail

‘I drove right into the music with the same sort of attitude as I went into the football stuff with. Just found a routine and hard work, and it helped me progress a lot faster.’ – Sam Hunt

‘I think any form of self-expression is half confidence, half sheer hard work and, maybe, a bit of talent thrown in.’ – Kate Winslet

‘I have a fear of public speaking. It’s very hard work. Words are not my skill, and because they’re not my skill, I have to work doubly hard.’ – Kerry Stokes

‘From the beginning, our community has been focused on people outside of Christianity. But that emphasis means that a lot of hard work is represented in every person who is baptized.’ – Erwin McManus

‘Sporting success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes hard work and determination on the part of the individual athletes. And it also takes investment in facilities and training support.’ – Nicola Sturgeon

‘Many people think that it is important to have a title before you begin writing the book, but I think you should never sit around waiting for the right title to strike before you start writing. Crack on with the story, put in the hard work, and the title will come eventually.’ – Darren Shan

‘In every role that I do – whether I’m a teacher, actor or mentor – I do it with total dedication and as much honesty as I feel is required because there’s no alternative to honesty and hard work.’ – Anupam Kher

‘Fostering the leadership necessary for transformational outcomes in education is hard work, and in countries around the world, there is a constant search for easier solutions.’ – Wendy Kopp

‘I have to laugh to myself. I don’t find it work to write music, because I enjoy it. I’d find an evening of bridge hard work because you have to think like hell, and at the end, you get nothing for it.’ – Richard Rodgers

‘One of the biggest problems women have is they work really hard and put their heads down and assume hard work gets noticed. And hard work for the wrong boss does not get noticed. Hard work for the wrong boss results in one thing – that boss looks terrific, and you get stuck.’ – Ruth Porat

‘You can get a bit ‘head in the clouds’ – well, I do – and full of myself if I stick in front of the camera for too long. I forget there is hard work that needs to be done.’ – Tom Goodman-Hill

‘Short stories are often strong meat. Reading them, even listening to them, can be challenging, by which I do not mean hard work, simply that a certain amount of nerve and maturity is required.’ – Sarah Hall

‘Writing is hard work: it is like doing homework for the rest of your life. You are always chipping away at it.’ – John Lutz

‘It’s always been hard work for us to manufacture in the U.K. It’s not a particularly profitable place for us.’ – Jim Ratcliffe

‘Writing a book is very personal. It’s a very personal relationship. A book will start with something as simple as two men talking about work. That gets the fire going. Sustaining that fire is the hard work. It takes attention and empathy to hone the characters.’ – Ron Carlson

‘Judi Dench has always been the benchmark for me. Everything I have seen her do is incredible. I also really admire Cate Blanchett. In terms of people I have worked with, there is no one more admirable than Hugh Jackman, for his spirit, energy, generosity and hard work.’ – Laura Donnelly

‘I belong to a family where I think we’re all fairly treated, boys or girls. Although I have to work doubly hard just to be able to be recognised. That meant long hours, but the hard work paid off.’ – Teresita Sy-Coson

‘To my mind, the best investment a young man starting out in business can possibly make is to give all his time, all his energies, to work – just plain, hard work.’ – Charles M. Schwab

‘I’m making better than two million a year, but it’s hard work. The luxuries and pleasures I enjoy in my spare time keep me in condition to do that work. Carnegie and Frick have more money than I have, but I’m getting more value for my dollars than they are.’ – Charles M. Schwab

‘Fundamentally, the basis of all modern progress is the efficiency of labor. And the only sure road to restored prosperity is through the thrift and hard work of our people as a whole.’ – Charles M. Schwab

‘My mom and dad are second-generation Greek-Americans who instilled in our middle-class family the values of hard work, self-reliance, and service, exemplified by my father’s tenure as a U.S. Marine who was stationed at Camp David under President Truman.’ – James Costos

‘It took several years of trial and error, soul-searching and hard work to shape the ROI program into the ROI Community. In the first few years, we got to see the power of these gatherings and the resulting connections that spanned the globe. It inspired us to think about how we could transform an annual gathering into a year-round community.’ – Lynn Schusterman

‘When it comes to getting promoted, you want to present yourself in a way that feeds into the biases that bosses have about what makes someone promotable. You’re already doing the hard work, so why not frame your effort in such a way that it increases your chances of obtaining the position you want?’ – Travis Bradberry

‘Confidence is a crucial building block in a successful career, and embracing it fully will take you places you never thought possible. With proper guidance and hard work, anyone can become more confident. Once you pass a certain point, you’ll feel it from the inside.’ – Travis Bradberry

‘The romantic idealism of my youth has been replaced with realism and hard work at what I love.’ – Monique Roffey

‘Just put football first, or your job first. Give everything you’ve got all week, work hard, work super-hard to take it to the next level every week. And when you feel like you got to the point where you want to be, you definitely need the time to go out, relax, have a good time, take all the stress off it.’ – Rob Gronkowski

‘Writing is hard, hard work; that’s just the way it is.’ – Marissa Moss

‘When the dark days come, many wonderful moments, those will all seem dead and empty to you. It will take practice and even hard work to find the joy sometimes.’ – Taya Kyle

‘Hearing that people read my books when they were sick, or that the books helped them find an escape when they were having a hard time… stuff like that makes all the hard work pay off.’ – Sarah J. Maas

‘It’s just been a lot of hard work and lot of auditions. A lot of ups and downs, but a lot of ups, and I’m really happy for my downs, too. I’m really thankful.’ – Bresha Webb

‘Career had a lot to do with 80 percent of my breakups. It’s very tough to date a struggling musician. The idea of it is enticing and fun and mysterious. But the reality is long hours and hard work. I have a lot of respect for the women I’ve dated.’ – Taylor Hicks

‘The work I did on ‘Killing Kennedy’ was very meticulous and, in some ways, actually tedious. It was hard work because there is so much known about John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald. To try to distill that into a clear narrative that’s interesting and tells two great stories was a real challenge.’ – Kelly Masterson

‘My guess is the great majority of teachers would welcome a system where innovation is embraced, where their hard work and their students’ achievement are applauded and rewarded.’ – Lionel Sosa

‘When I say that Latinos share conservative values, when Ronald Reagan said that, we mean the love of family, the love of country, a commitment to personal responsibility, to hard work.’ – Lionel Sosa

‘I’ve been a Republican all my life because I embrace the conservative values of hard work, personal freedom, less government and fewer taxes. But I also believe in compassion, inclusion, and helping those who want to help themselves.’ – Lionel Sosa

‘I believe that we are missing a great opportunity. We as Republicans are not really emphasizing what brings us together, and that’s conservative values: love of the country. Love of family. Personal responsibility. Hard work. Optimism. Those are the things that we should be communicating to Latinos, and we’re doing that very poorly.’ – Lionel Sosa

‘For all founders, going public is a momentous milestone that has to be experienced to be fully understood. It is the culmination of years of hard work and personal sacrifice.’ – Jay Samit

‘I’m looking forward to partnering with TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners. This transaction is a clear endorsement of J. Crew and the hard work and dedication of all of our associates.’ – Mickey Drexler

‘It’s fashionable with the Sarah Palin set to attack Harvard and treat its graduates as elitists. But if you spend any time on campus, you see students drawn from all over the world – an astonishing number these days with roots in Asia – whose chief assets are brainpower and hard work.’ – David Ignatius

‘I am very hopeful that my personal success in Qatar will ignite others, especially those in the so-called non-traditional sports, to try even harder because now they can see for themselves that significant achievements can be attained. But let me stress that it takes a lot of work – in fact, very hard work – mixed with very heavy doses of patience.’ – Alia Atkinson

‘I never thought that I would co-host something at TED. I’ve been attending TED conferences since 2009, so I’ve been in the audience for many, many years, enjoying the very hard work of the TEDsters.’ – Sara Ramirez

‘If the Senate can’t perform its most basic responsibilities, I worry about how we’re going to make the tough decisions and do the hard work that will be necessary to get our country on a path to fiscal solvency.’ – Bob Corker

‘I don’t consider this hard work. I love it, and I think I get to make a difference. I really believe in Secretary Clinton, and I want to feel like I’m part of making a difference; I really do.’ – Xavier Becerra

‘Boxing gave me a path in life. Because of boxing, I learned what I’m capable of achieving if I put my mind to it and how hard work can and will pay off in the end. It gave me confidence and taught me to face fear straight on and dig down deep when times get tough.’ – Mandy Bujold

‘When I was young, I watched my mom and dad build everything that matters: a family, a business and a good name. I was raised to believe in hard work, in faith and family. My dad, Ed Pence, was a combat veteran in Korea.’ – Mike Pence

‘Sinatra’s endurance has become a rallying point for many people who feel that their sacrifices and hard work are no longer honored.’ – Pete Hamill

‘I would like my kids to inherit a world where people succeed because of merit and hard work, not entitlement, and where people accept others for what they are and not try to change them.’ – Guy Kawasaki

‘People like myself have been pushing, competing, and promoting female MMA for a long time, and to see the fans accept a female division in the UFC so quickly is vindication that all that hard work amounted to something.’ – Miesha Tate

‘I work hard at my job, and I guess hard work pays off.’ – Walt Handelsman

‘I think, instead of the pessimism of the Remain campaign, we have an opportunity to think of the next generation. If we have faith in their talent, in their generosity, in their hard work, we can, if we leave the E.U., ensure the next generation makes this country once more truly great.’ – Michael Gove

‘My views are very fluctuating. I have very contradictory takes on the subject. Dating is easier, while marriage is hard work. You see your friends having early divorces, and on the other hand, you see your parents having a successful marriage.’ – Kangana Ranaut

‘I was raised to believe in hard work, in faith and family.’ – Mike Pence

‘Television is hard work. It’s all hard work. Theatre is hard work. I tell you, I have bruises from changing backstage. Those quick changes are really difficult.’ – Loretta Swit

‘There’s so much hard work, dedication, and focus goes in from not just the athletes but from the coaches, officials, governing bodies, and Sport Wales. It’s a real team effort, and it’s rightly called Team Wales.’ – Lynn Davies

‘With athletics, you put all that training in for only two major championships a year and the Olympics every four years. So when you get on top of the podium, it is relief and excitement and… Oh! it has all been worthwhile… the hard work, the sacrifices.’ – Jessica Ennis-Hill

‘Obviously, you need talent to do well in your sport, but I think hard work goes a long way. You need to be lucky within the sport too, though. In badminton, you can benefit from good draws and people getting injured.’ – Rajiv Ouseph

‘I fully recognize we need to improve the path to citizenship, just as we need to value the hard work of folks who become American citizens legally.’ – Bill Flores

‘There is a need for a vision that’s compelling and uplifting, especially in a time when people are worried. At the same time, in this era, hard work and lofty rhetoric are not going to compel you to the presidency.’ – Jeff Fortenberry

‘Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey residents and business are continuing the hard work of recovery.’ – Rodney Frelinghuysen

‘Through our own hard work and ingenuity, America has spent much of its history as the world’s dominant economic power. But our dominance is not pre-ordained – history does not roll along on the wheels of inevitability.’ – Evan Bayh

‘As a father and now a grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren, I know how magical the first year of a child’s life is but also how much hard work it takes. Being able to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones is absolutely vital, especially early on.’ – Richard Branson

‘To be an Olympian – not many people can say that. But first of all, I’ve got to make the team, and I know a lot of hard work is going to go into it, so hopefully it pays off.’ – Sonny Bill Williams

‘Before I turned 30, through a lot of hard work and support, I won many badminton titles. But after turning 30, Lin Dan should change that mindset and start in a new direction and do things that are more meaningful.’ – Lin Dan

‘It takes a lot of hard work to stay committed and focus on what I wanted to achieve.’ – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

‘Hard work is something that comes without saying for us to achieve the things we want.’ – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

‘I like to balance competing with studying. It’s hard work at the moment, but it could be worse.’ – Katarina Johnson-Thompson

‘For a long time, I thought it was all down to dedication, hard work, and visualising doing well – that worked for a bit, but then it stopped. I’ve realised you have to be more practical and mature to make things actually happen.’ – Katarina Johnson-Thompson

‘I’m not a cheater, but if I win Olympic gold and people are looking at me and saying I am a cheat because I’ve won, it’s hugely disrespectful given the hard work I’ve put in.’ – Adam Peaty

‘I literally did it through hard work and dedication. People out there who think you have to have loads of money to do this sport… it just shows you.’ – Charlotte Dujardin

‘I could have been banned. That’s what I was most scared about. All the hard work being for nothing. It was basically my livelihood and my sport being taken away from me. It was everything.’ – Lizzie Armitstead

‘I owe so much to my dad and what he has done for me. And it’s hard work doing what he has done, so he’s entitled to a break.’ – Katie Taylor

‘I always had a lot of respect for the hard work and the hours and the dedication it takes to do these jobs but even more now, yes. The fact that we’ve gotten the opportunity to go to the FBI and meet the people who do this for real and also have consultations with them.’ – Thomas Gibson

‘I believe in hard work. I think that everything flows out of that.’ – Aisha Tyler

‘Know that even when you want to give up or throw in the towel, in the end it will all be worth the hard work.’ – Ashton Eaton

‘There are many ways to improve your writing. Here’s the bad news: 1.They all require hard work. 2.There is no magic bullet.’ – Antony Johnston

‘It’s hard work to ensure that all schools are safe and welcoming places for all children. It means changing policies, practices and cultures; providing school support personnel; and funding programs like restorative justice – not simply resorting to excessive and often discriminatory discipline.’ – Randi Weingarten

‘I’ve worked in public education for 30 years – as a teacher, a lawyer and union leader. I’ve visited hundreds of schools and districts. I’ve seen leaders from the classroom to the national stage who have been willing to set aside their differences and do the hard work that’s necessary to create real, enduring change.’ – Randi Weingarten

‘We fitted, amusingly enough, into none of the form categories of ‘The Young American Couple’… security to us is in ourselves, and no job, not even money, can give us what we have to develop: faith in our work and hard, hard work, which is Spartan in many ways.’ – Sylvia Plath

‘Mr. C. Klackner has for sale four etchings etched by myself, at the expense of two years’ time & hard work – ‘The Life Line,’ ‘Peril on the Sea,’ ‘Eight Bells,’ ‘Mending Tears,’ – all of which are very good and should have been put forward long ago, but C. Klackner is waiting for me to die, is my idea of the matter.’ – Winslow Homer

‘I’ve never been more motivated to be No. 1 in the world. I’ve never been more motivated to try to extend that lead from one to two. All the hard work that I’ve put into my game right now has paid off, but I’ve got to keep working hard to win as much as I can.’ – Jason Day

‘I’m under pressure with all my films. And the reason we are always under pressure is because it’s only in our profession that months and even years of hard work is judged by the first show on Friday.’ – Mahesh Babu

‘My life has been forged by middle class values: faith, hard work, deep respect for America and all that she stands for.’ – Dan Carter

‘I did a business in a box called College Pro Painters. They taught you how to paint houses, how to hire and fire, how to sell, how to deal with customers. You got a one-year franchise. It was the hardest year of my life in terms of hard work. I won manager of the year. It was very successful.’ – Kimbal Musk

‘In Philly, there are a lot of social programs. If you have a degree, you can go and apply. I was basically a social worker, but I became sort of a sub teacher in a special program, helping kids with reading or math. But we would also do plays, learn about music… We were doing lots of fun stuff, but that was such hard work.’ – Diplo

‘I have learned that raising children is the single most difficult thing in the world to do. It takes hard work, love, luck, and a lot of energy, and it is the most rewarding experience that you can ever have.’ – Janet Reno

‘It’s extremely hard work keeping fresh.’ – Norm Crosby

‘Terrorists need no excuse to attack us here. They’ve shown that for decades and decades. We should be proud for the way we treated these savages at Guantanamo Bay and the way our soldiers conduct themselves all around the world to include the people doing the very hard work at Guantanamo Bay.’ – Tom Cotton

‘Nothing comes without hard work. I’ve been taught that by many people growing up.’ – Taylor Lautner

‘We were told that hard work and talent and character would get you somewhere. At school, we learned it was important to share. On Arbor Day, we all planted trees.’ – Theresa Rebeck

‘My summer jobs for three years were going to work in my dad’s factory and earn a bit of pocket money. I absolutely loved it, and I think I learnt more there than I did at Cambridge, actually, in terms of how hard work is and how tough it is finding a job, keeping a job, managing a job and family and commitments outside of work.’ – Jo Cox

‘In American history, it’s about hard work and self-reliance. It’s not about collecting giveaways or being on unemployment forever. That the economy moves ahead for people who are going to work to realize the American dream, own a home, send your kids to college. I think it’s the founding cornerstone of America.’ – Ryan Zinke

‘I feel like there’s a dangerous culture among young actors of going to posey joints and socialising – not doing hard work. I don’t want to go and hang out in Soho House L.A. That’s literally my worst nightmare. I’d rather be at home reading scripts.’ – Will Poulter

‘I like CrossFit. I agree with a lot of their coaching tips and the foundation of functional movements and hard work. They embody all that stuff. But I also think there’s a bit of a cult following within the CrossFit community, a bit of a fraternity, which obviously creates a bias and a little bit of a tunnel vision.’ – Roman Reigns

‘I think the success that I have is due to hard work and destiny. It is important to stay grounded and not take things for granted.’ – Alia Bhatt

‘Apart from hard work and being in the right projects, you need to re-invent yourself. I’d be bored doing the same thing over and over, and the audience wouldn’t like it, too. The trick is to break that monotony.’ – Kajal Aggarwal

‘You feel good if you’ve done hard work. You sleep better. You get stuck in your head if you have too much time to think.’ – Ryan Gosling

‘I would want to bring up my children. Therefore, I have no dream to make my mark. Instead, I enjoy economic freedom my hard work has given me. It means that I can give my children the best start in life.’ – Caroline Wozniacki

‘My mum and dad are both sportspeople and know what’s it all about. They know it’s hard work, but they also know what it takes to become a professional athlete. I don’t think – without their help, I wouldn’t have got this far.’ – Caroline Wozniacki

‘A lot of people think that to make it as a model you just need to be pretty and slim, but they’re wrong. There’s a lot of hard work involved. You have to be very focused, know what kind of work you’re aiming for.’ – Irina Shayk

‘I think success is very hard work, so, you know, if you work hard and you have some success, you have to give up something.’ – Irina Shayk

‘I think that, occasionally, fame and popularity can garner more attention for individuals or films. But as a person who believes in my craft, I like the romantic notion that skill and hard work is more important than notoriety.’ – Nargis Fakhri

‘Hard work and dedication is important to success, and I have those qualities.’ – Nargis Fakhri

‘I’ve always been someone who has been very driven. I think my circumstances, how I grew up, hard work and work ethic are absolutely vital to any success that people might have, regardless of what they might be doing.’ – Jerry West

‘There’s a big difference between where I came from and the NFL. Things like this don’t happen to people from there often. It just took a lot of hard work and dedication, staying on the right path, believing in myself, and having an inner drive.’ – Michael Oher

‘I really respect actors much more now that I am one because I realise what hard work goes into being part of the industry.’ – Tiger Shroff

‘After working for a couple of years, I have realised how much hard work it takes to become an actor, and my father has gone through it all these years. It’s draining, both physically and mentally, but he makes it look so effortless.’ – Tiger Shroff

‘It triggers something in you as a human being because you forget what your parents did for you. But when you become a parent, you’re like, ‘Whoa! It’s hard work.’ No wonder your parents always tell you off! They’ve done a lot for you.’ – Mo Farah

‘Destiny plays an important part, but talent and hard work is also important.’ – Kriti Sanon

‘It was a great feeling to be named an All-Star starter, to know that my hard work is paying off and fans around the world are recognizing that.’ – Kawhi Leonard

‘It’s definitely fun when you’re able to translate your practice into the game. It’s fun, and you know that your hard work paid off.’ – Kawhi Leonard

‘It’s all about the hard work, knowing your strengths and weaknesses. You work on what you know you can do best. I have speed.’ – Caster Semenya

‘A lot of hard work goes into making a film. It’s not all fun time, as people tend to think. There are always stereotypes attached to every profession, but I found out this industry breaks them all.’ – Rakul Preet Singh

‘For newcomers, modelling is like a stepping stone to acting. The exposure and experience in modelling helps… But for acting, we have to show a lot of hard work and dedication towards it.’ – Rakul Preet Singh

‘Behind every easy role, there is a lot of hard work that goes in.’ – Nawazuddin Siddiqui

‘The easier it looks on screen, the more hard work goes into making it so.’ – Nawazuddin Siddiqui

‘I won’t give the credit to ‘good fortune.’ Whatever I have achieved is because of my hard work and passion.’ – Nawazuddin Siddiqui

‘Jose Mourinho has been really clear about what he expects from me, saying he wants me working hard rather than just scoring. Hard work is what he values.’ – Diego Costa

‘Listen: God doesn’t care whether or not you make your next jump shot. God will give you a lot of things in life, but he’s not going to give you your jump shot. Only hard work will do that.’ – Ray Allen

‘My parents got to see all my hard work pay off.’ – La’Porsha Renae

‘My respect for politicians has increased. It’s hard work – even hard physical work.’ – Chrystia Freeland

‘I toured for 13 years, and it was very lonely, and it was hard work.’ – Sia

‘Doing ‘Kingsman’ is such hard work. It’s so physical and demanding.’ – Taron Egerton

‘The smells are very strong on ‘Game of Thrones’: the incense, the fire, the heat of all the burns. The smell of Lancel’s Faith Militant cloth is very thick in my nostrils right now. And I think the warmth of it all: the hard work ethics, the ambiance, the temperature of the set. There are so many sensory memories of it, which will never leave me.’ – Eugene Simon

‘So many girls trying to be models, like, ‘Oh my god, I want to be a model!’ Nobody really knows the reality of it. It’s a lot of hard work, but at the same time, it’s a lot of fun.’ – Olga Fonda

‘My game is hard work and pride. On the all hard-work team, I’d pick myself five times.’ – Moses Malone

‘That’s the thing about awards – it’s for the people who do all the hard work behind the scenes. An award is just a clap at them.’ – Sia

‘Trawl through the world of blogs and tweets, and you will find readers complaining when they stumble upon a word they don’t recognise, an attitude that doesn’t accord with their own, a passage of thought they find hard work, a joke they don’t get or of which they don’t approve.’ – Howard Jacobson

‘I’ve worked hard throughout my entire life, but I don’t think all the hard work could have produced the same results without all the genetics I was given.’ – Odell Beckham, Jr.

‘I was able to really see that connection as a football player where success requires a lot of hard work and effort, physically and mentally.’ – Sam Hunt

‘After graduating college, I was coming out of a routine I’d been in for several years, all the way back to high school. It was a year-round process of constantly having to work and be disciplined, and I was able to understand and connect the dots between all those characteristics – especially hard work and success.’ – Sam Hunt

‘When you’re from an unknown place, I think it’s hard for you to believe it’s possible. You think you have to go to L.A. or New York to make it, but I don’t think that’s true. I’m glad to be an example that you can make it from where you are. All you need is talent and hard work.’ – Alessia Cara

‘When I was playing James Bond, it was the best job in the world. I mean, it was hard work, all that filming and travelling and tedium on set, but I earned a lot of money, and it was not a taxing job. I just had to say, ‘Shaken, not stirred.” – Roger Moore

‘Trying to get over to the ‘on camera’ side of things has been hard work.’ – Essie Davis

‘It is hard work composing a song for a film and showing it to makers: 50% of the tune remains the same, and the remaining 50% is changed to suit the script.’ – Mohit Chauhan

‘Selfless service to the people and resolution of their problems should be the top priority of local bodies representatives, as they can come up to the expectations of the people only through service, hard work, and honesty.’ – Shehbaz Sharif

‘Dance has always been the center of who I am. It has given me the inspiration to help other people find a hobby, passion, and activity that fulfills them. It also taught me some of the many skills I need as an entrepreneur: a hard work ethic that takes practice to master and the confidence to persevere through any challenges.’ – Payal Kadakia

‘I’m always surprised when a sequel is not as good or better than the first one. I never understand that. You’ve already set your own bar. You’ve already done the hard work. It should be easier to make the second one, but a lot of the times, it’s not.’ – Steven Van Zandt

‘It was the combination of hard work and a hand up that allowed me to become one of the first women to fly in combat missions and achieve my American Dream.’ – Tammy Duckworth

‘I’m a watch guy – to me, they symbolize hard work and determination.’ – Philip Winchester

‘There are really four ‘headlines’ for me: honesty, integrity, hard work, and what I call a ‘can-do’ attitude. You could call that ‘can-do’ attitude optimism, but it is not Pollyannaish optimism. Rather, it is a ‘we’ll figure it out’ type of mentality.’ – Dylan Taylor

‘Hard work and making the most of life – that’s what makes Georgians great.’ – Karen Handel

‘I love doing the research for the novels. For me, the writing is hard work.’ – Clive Cussler

‘I was at a slight disadvantage in that I had never played in bands or done any performances before, and that’s just as important as writing, recording, and putting records out. It’s been a lot of hard work, balanced with a lot of pinch-myself moments of touring in crazy parts of the world.’ – Washed Out

‘I’d say just go with the flow. And I take my hat off to any mother out there who works full-time and raises a family as well. It’s hard work.’ – Julie Andrews

‘Everyone says marriage is hard work, but they don’t tell you that actually being yourself and respecting yourself is hard work.’ – Alexandra Fuller

‘Just because somebody says you are not trustworthy, that doesn’t mean it is so… CNN’s brand equity is built over 37 years doing hard work in very dangerous places… those who rely on CNN trust CNN more than ever.’ – Jeff Zucker

‘Every point in your career is a learning lesson – I learned a lot about how much work is required to grow a user base and create a new product. I also learned that things take time and extreme hard work and passion.’ – Whitney Wolfe Herd

‘If you’re in a job that you hate, don’t be scared of seeking out something that might be riskier. Anything can turn into something with passion and hard work.’ – Whitney Wolfe Herd

‘Having a co-founder is incredible, but it has to be the right person: someone who shares your values and ethics, absolutely, but also someone who has a similar vision for the future in terms of their appetite for risk, for low salaries, for hard work.’ – Kathryn Minshew

‘My parents raised me with a never-give-up attitude, telling me I could be anything I wanted to be. I was a serious violinist and a valedictorian of my high school class. I knew all about hard work.’ – Gretchen Carlson

‘All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace in which talent, hard work and loyalty are recognized, revered, and rewarded.’ – Gretchen Carlson

‘As for pressure, there’s always the desire to give my best to every film. After all, so many people put in so much of hard work.’ – Vijay

‘Sometimes, having a reputation can be the best thing because people expect you to be really difficult, perhaps a bit caustic, and hard work – and I’m none of those things.’ – Boy George

‘It is very hard work, but I am a big believer in not micromanaging; I hire really, really talented people and trust them to do their jobs.’ – Jennifer Konner

‘There have been a lot of challenges, but I’m still standing on my own, and it’s quite an achievement knowing that I own my own business and created my own success through hard work and vision.’ – Jeremy Scott

‘The American Dream means any person can achieve prosperity through hard work and ingenuity because there are no inherent barriers in our society.’ – Anthony Scaramucci

‘Hard work beats talent, and I live by that.’ – Jason Pierre-Paul

‘I wasn’t given a scholarship out of high school, and that allowed me to learn what hard work was early on.’ – Scottie Pippen

‘I would like to go down as the greatest receiver in this game. I’m not doing all this hard work for nothing.’ – Calvin Johnson

‘Daddy – I remember when he first let me drive the cultivator for him, you know… He eased you into the hard work that you had to do later.’ – Glen Campbell

‘Akshay Kumar is like a guru. He made a mark in the industry without any godfather. Akshay sir is a superstar only because of his hard work and talent.’ – Arfi Lamba

‘I didn’t open a restaurant, but I did go to a few cooking schools. It was too much like hard work!’ – Christine McVie

‘I am happy with the way things are turning out for me because it is only my hard work and no one else’s push.’ – Ali Fazal

‘To see that hard work paying off is very good.’ – Angelique Kerber

‘The hard work pays off.’ – Angelique Kerber

‘We were in an atmosphere in the household that you could accomplish anything you set your mind to. If you were willing to put in the hard work, nothing was beyond your grasp.’ – John Knoll

‘Americans should be able to enjoy a secure retirement after a lifetime of hard work. But too many Americans reach retirement without enough savings to supplement their Social Security benefits.’ – Tom Perez

‘Good novel is a conjunction of many factors, the main of which is, without a doubt, hard work. There are many things behind a good novel, but in particular, there is a lot of work – a lot of patience, a lot of stubbornness, and a critical spirit.’ – Mario Vargas Llosa

‘When states and cities and our country say we’re going to tax the rich – and that word ‘rich’ or ‘wealthy’ doesn’t sound like it comes from success of hard work, but from something negative – I resent it.’ – Judy Sheindlin

‘I went around in my teens and early 20s thinking that life was a con trick. I had managed to grow up believing in all sorts of romantic ideas about hard work and justice and truth, and it seemed the real world was much more complicated and shaded than I wanted to believe.’ – Claire Messud

‘My view is that you have to deal with who you are. It’s hard work, in a way, but somebody has to do it.’ – Sonia Rykiel

‘My modelling career is about hard work.’ – Winnie Harlow

‘I’ve always respected and appreciated Punk, but we never really hung out. We came from the same route, but we didn’t necessarily hang out in the same circles. I’ve always had a great appreciation and respect for his hard work.’ – Daniel Bryan

‘What makes Samsung so mysterious is that it’s not altogether clear who leads the company or what its leaders do. The company follows an avowedly Confucian model of consensus-driven decision-making, values bone-crushingly hard work, and shows tremendous deference to the founding Lee family, despite its lack of a controlling interest in its shares.’ – Adam Lashinsky

‘All my brothers, they deserve all the respect they get from everybody. I’ve seen all the hard work they put in first hand. The deserve everything they got.’ – Glenn Gronkowski

‘Your hard work and talent will not pay off.’ – Bo Burnham

‘Touring is a tough plane to get off the ground, and it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of investments.’ – G-Eazy

‘I’ve always been taught that hard work doesn’t fail.’ – Zach LaVine

‘There are a lot of critics out there, a lot of people that you want to prove wrong. But that’s what your hard work is for in the offseason, spending hours and hours in the gym.’ – Zach LaVine

‘I’ve never seen hard work fail.’ – Zach LaVine

‘Hard work, years of sacrifice, and dedication are necessary to succeed in the real world. Snowden’s most notable accomplishment was lying about his military service, his experience, and education to procure a job with the NSA in the first place.’ – Pete Hoekstra

‘I am proud to be the first British champion, and headlining MSG is a testament to all the hard work.’ – Michael Bisping

‘I’ve kind of walked into a realm where it’s paid off for all the hard work that I’ve put into it, and I get to bless my family. And that’s the one thing I love doing. I love giving.’ – Danny Gokey

‘Someone might look like an overnight success, but there’s a lot of hard work that goes into it, and rightfully so. That’s the way it should be. There are exceptions to that rule, but in country music, people really have to pay their dues.’ – Frankie Ballard

‘No matter what your company does – build, manage, produce, import – as an owner, you can’t avoid the hard work and skip straight to success. No class can give you that, no YouTube video can teach it, and no book can mark it off your list.’ – Michael Gerber

‘Opening a business is going to be hard work, no matter what choices you make. If you decide to fall on your sword and just slog through all the work as an operator instead of an owner, then you take responsibility for the entire operation and the actions of the business.’ – Michael Gerber

‘Putting labels on entire groups of people makes things much simpler. If all New Yorkers are pushy, or all politicians are dishonest, we don’t have to do the hard work of figuring out who’s who.’ – Robert J. Waldinger

‘I do think there’s no substitute for really hard work. But I think the thing that launched my career at AT&T, I had a pretty tragic thing happen in my family. My sister died, and I was leading a big team at the time, and I had to take time off.’ – Dan Schulman

‘Millennials easily connect the dots between good education and good opportunities, and they also understand that it isn’t just hard work that determines how well a child will be educated – it also depends on where they live and the resources their parents commit to their education.’ – Kristen Soltis Anderson

‘I think a kid from the inner city, if I had to recruit, is the ideal person for MMA. They’d be less likely to be affected by hard work. They’d be less likely to not appreciate something when someone is helping them out, because they probably don’t have a ton of stuff.’ – Tyron Woodley

‘USADA tested me, and I came back positive for hard work and beast-like characteristics.’ – Tyron Woodley

‘It takes a lot of hard work to be successful in the NFL.’ – Antonio Brown

‘We gotta show up and pay attention to details, embracing the process of hard work, and developing our bodies and minds to get ready for the season.’ – Antonio Brown

‘Despite our hard work and the number of hours we put in, content is the hero of every show.’ – Sriti Jha

‘It’s great to see my hard work paying off, even if it’s not finished.’ – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

‘I’m sorry, but I am not interested in getting cheap popularity. I’ve earned my success through sincere hard work. And that’s the only success I want.’ – Yo Yo Honey Singh

‘To see a small, modest team built on hard work, where the players are so close, so together, win week after week, stay up there and play so well, when they’re so consistent and they win the league, that makes people take them to their hearts.’ – Diego Godin

‘I like the fact that the audience does notice the hard work that I put in to maintain my physique, and there is nothing better than having your hard work appreciated!’ – Ashish Sharma

‘It feels like my hard work has paid off, but at the same time, I still have the impostor, you know, syndrome. I still feel like I’m going to wake up, and everybody’s going to see me for the hack I am.’ – Viola Davis

‘I have always said, ’40 is the new 20,’ and I truly believe that, but it for sure takes a lot of hard work, education, and discipline to keep it all together as we make our way to 50 and beyond.’ – Yolanda Hadid

‘Being acknowledged and appreciated by your child and stepchild is the greatest gift for all the hard work we put in as parents.’ – Yolanda Hadid

‘I’ve had the honour of being elected as a Labour councillor, MP and mayor, thanks to the hard work of Labour members, and I believe that the will of our membership should be respected.’ – Sadiq Khan

‘Every project that you write about or read about, it goes through years of hard work. We write a screenplay; we design. Then you submit those and the budget, and it’s out of your hands.’ – Guillermo del Toro

‘If the film is a hit, people talk about the hard work, but if it fails, they may not notice, but I give my best for all films.’ – Allu Arjun

‘People will bring up all kinds of masala, but all that matters to me are my fans. They are my strength. I am overwhelmed by their support and love. It just pays off for all the hard work you put in.’ – Karan Patel

‘I definitely think if you’re born into the industry, you get easier access, but that’s about it. I have never denied that, but after that, only talent and hard work sustains you.’ – Varun Dhawan

‘Nothing – and, I repeat, nothing – can affect what you build with sheer hard work. You either wait for people to define your worth or you define it with your own actions. I believe in the latter.’ – Mawra Hocane

‘I knew it would be hard work, but that’s the reason you’re an actor. If you’re a bricklayer, you don’t want to just show up at someone’s house and put a little row of bricks around their garden. You want to build a building.’ – Casey Affleck

‘Sometimes, I pinch myself. Through everything, its about hard work… believing in yourself and in the American dream. Believe that you can make something out of yourself.’ – Buddy Valastro

‘The ‘People’s Budget’ rewards hard work and invests in our country. It ensures that everyone has an opportunity to get a good education, find a good job, live in a safe and secure home, put food on the table, have affordable health care, save for retirement, and maybe have a little left over.’ – Jan Schakowsky

‘I much prefer writing fiction. History books, for me, are very hard work, very serious.’ – Simon Sebag Montefiore

‘The music industry is hard work, especially for women. A lot of people pit us against each other, comparing two body types or two women that are completely different. It’s a lot of pressure.’ – Bibi Bourelly

‘When I was 4, I had a schedule. I was playing softball. My brother was playing football. My parents were teachers, and they’d owned businesses. We like to work hard. Work and then books. Books and then work. We just knew that we had to excel. It sounds militant, but trust me, it was fun.’ – Dawn Richard

‘Every Hispanic player goes through that. It’s a lot of hard work, to be able to communicate with your teammates. English is fundamental to be able to express yourself fully in a game.’ – Carlos Ruiz

‘I won’t start quite at the beginning… but the emigration of my parents from Nazi Germany and their new life in the U.S.A. A one sentence summary of these events is that after some years of trouble and considerable hard work, my parents established a satisfactory if not comfortable life for themselves and their two children.’ – Michael Rosbash

‘It’s really indescribable. All the hard work you put in and all the sacrifices.’ – Becky Sauerbrunn

‘I often say that paying off your debt is like dieting. There are no miracle cures; it takes discipline and hard work.’ – Lisa Madigan

‘Hard work, careful planning, and realistic financial advice will be required by many to regain solvency.’ – Lisa Madigan

‘In places where money comes out of the ground, luck and a willingness to take risks are the main denominators that determine one’s future, not talent or education or hard work. Money that is so easily acquired somehow comes to seem well deserved, because those who have it must be either uniquely perspicacious or divinely favored.’ – Lawrence Wright

‘I’ve put myself in the best possible positions through my daily training and my recovery processes and my offseason regimen and preparation. I break down when I have these freak injuries happen, when the hard work is basically thrown out.’ – Blake Griffin

‘My mom’s parents were farmers, so every summer, my sisters and I would help out, hauling pipe and pulling maggots off the corn. We hated it, but it taught me the meaning of good hard work.’ – Ashley Graham

‘I’m the benefactor of people who are doing so much hard work championing women composers.’ – Du Yun

‘The most important thing for me is realism. I don’t like writing which does somersaults on the page, and I’m no great fan of the hard work literary novel.’ – Nick Hornby

‘I really have a lot of respect for music, the art form of music. It’s my whole life. I don’t care about any of that other stuff. And I have always felt that way. I’ll build a career on my own merits, my own hard work and nothing else.’ – Jim James

‘Of course I knew that writing was terrifically hard work and that there was no secret code, as in a video game, that would unlock Tolstoy-mode, enabling me to crank out canon-worthy novellas before lunch.’ – Ben Dolnick

‘The values of integrity and hard work are necessary for the development of our nation.’ – Yemi Osinbajo

‘It must be tiring being Bob Dylan for the past 50 years. People act like he’s not even human, which must be hard work. Every room he walks into just goes quiet.’ – Winston Marshall

‘The basic skills of leaders are always the same: be driven by a deeper purpose, be a human being, have a passion for what you do, and it’s also about hard work and ethics.’ – Paul Polman

‘Here’s something we’re rarely told growing up: our world rewards wealth, not hard work or talent.’ – Winnie Byanyima

‘We don’t want to tell young girls and boys that the odds are stacked against them from the start. Instead, we could tell them that with passion, conviction, and determination we can build a better future. This future is possible by redesigning our economy to truly reward hard work rather than wealth.’ – Winnie Byanyima

‘TV is really, really, really hard work. You sacrifice a lot of your personal life, a lot of your sanity, just to do one show.’ – Julie Plec

‘We are building a country where a person’s prospects are determined by their own initiative and hard work and not by the color of their skin, place of birth, gender, language, or income of their parents.’ – Cyril Ramaphosa

‘It’s not like I was just dropped onto a snowboard and I was able to go 15 feet into the air. There was a lot of hard work that came with it. That’s something that people don’t really notice sometimes and the amount of sacrifice my family made.’ – Chloe Kim

‘I never borrowed money from Mom. I lived at home, but my parents never helped me. I worked hard and moved out. I treated my blog like a business; hard work is important.’ – Leandra Medine

‘Growing up poor taught me a lot. It instilled in me the ethics of hard work.’ – Chieh Huang

‘Women are the key to successful development and ongoing progress. In the workforce, their ingenuity, determination, and hard work help our economies thrive. In the government, they offer valuable perspective that can inform policy and remove barriers.’ – Tedros Adhanom

‘Hollywood is, of course, loaded with egos, but it’s amazing to see how, despite the egos, those collaborators pull together and focus on telling a story rather than butt heads and sabotage what is extremely hard work and investment just because their ego apparently demands it.’ – Christopher Priest

‘I sometimes compare starting a business to having a child. You have a moment of profound inspiration, followed by months of thankless hard work and waking up in the middle of the night.’ – Andrew Yang

‘Hard work makes us better people and helps our communities flourish.’ – Joe Lonsdale

‘Hard work enables us to improve ourselves and the world around us, to combat injustice, reduce suffering, and increase human freedom.’ – Joe Lonsdale

‘Education, hard work, dedication, a support system, and knowing my life had value – these were what had made all the difference.’ – Susan Burton

‘I don’t think I am an action movie star now; I’ve just done a couple of action movies! I’m just so respectful of the people that have come before me and the hard work they’ve put in.’ – Ed Skrein

‘I have my dream job. If I was seven years old and you asked me what I’d want to be 30 years from now, I’d say exactly who I am. So, ‘rare’ and ‘lucky’ are the exact right words. It took a lot of hard work, and I took a weird route to get here, but man, am I grateful for it.’ – Tom King

‘Hard work most often leads to success, but it’s not every day, and it’s not every week. It will pay off at different times over the course of your career.’ – Sallie Krawcheck

‘There are a lot of things in business that are completely out of your control, but hard work isn’t one of them.’ – Sallie Krawcheck

‘Leadership is a lot of hard work. I hoped, when I was younger, that I would just be a natural leader or that it was something that was innate, but it is really a learned skill.’ – Sallie Krawcheck

‘I get this thing where people are like, ‘Man, you got to tell me what to do’ – like I have a cheat code to being successful. It’s hard work; it’s trial and error. I failed, but I never let failure get to my head or to my heart.’ – Karen Civil

‘I don’t have family in this business. I had two parents that loved me, that worked 24-7, and this is what instilled hard work in me. So you hear the stories about my upbringing, my religion.’ – Karen Civil

‘A lot of times, you see everyone’s highlight reels because of social media. You don’t know the work that went into getting to that point. This is something that’s going to take time, hard work, and you have to be dedicated towards your craft.’ – Karen Civil

‘I did the ‘right’ thing and got a corporate job on Wall Street. That did not last long. I felt like I was throwing all my years of hard work and relationship-building down the toilet. I eventually quit, went and bought a camera, and built a website. That was the birth of KarenCivil.com.’ – Karen Civil

‘Steve had a broad, easy smile and the biggest hands I had ever seen. I could tell by his stature and stride that he was accustomed to hard work.’ – Terri Irwin

‘Science and math are hard for everybody, and it’s usually not a matter or being born gifted at it or not. It’s hard work, but it can be a lot of fun!’ – Eileen Pollack