65 Hard Way Quotes On Success In Life

These hard way quotes will inspire you. Hard way, in a way that involves difficult or painful experiences He found out the hard way that crime doesn’t pay.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging hard way quotes, hard way sayings, and hard way proverbs.

Best Hard Way Quotes

  1. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end.” ~ Gilda Radner
  2. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” ~ Al Franken
  3. “There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroads in your life: There is the bad way, when you sort of give up, and then there is the really hard way, when you fight back. I went the hard way and came out of it okay. Now, I’m sitting here and doing great.” ~ Matthew Perry
  4. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” ~ Albert Einstein

  5. “Jason always tried to build a good relationship with his team. He’d learned the hard way that if somebody was going to have your back in a fight, it was better if you found some common ground and trusted each other. But Nico wasn’t easy to figure out.” ~ Rick Riordan
  6. “A freedom fighter learns the hard way that it is the oppressor who defines the nature of the struggle,and the oppressed is often left no recourse but to use methods that mirror those of the oppressor.At a point, one can only fight fire with fire” ~ Nelson Mandela
  7. “For example, the dwarfs found out how to turn lead into gold by doing it the hard way. The difference between that and the easy way is that the hard way works.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  8. “Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.” ~ Gilda Radner

  9. “I have 5 teenage daughters, and I learned the hard way – it’s difficult to talk to any person under the age of 25 without the presence of a cell phone.” ~ Marc Ostrofsky
  10. “Just be you. I’ve learned the hard way and in the end, some people are just so full of hate that no matter what you say or do, they’ll always have something to say.” ~ Megan Fox
  11. “I don’t want people thinking of me sexually. I don’t want people to be like, ‘She’s hot-looking,’ you know? I want them to listen to me for what I am saying. And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits, and like, sit and burp every now and then. It just completely throws people off. I had a couple of offers to do some hot scenes in the shower with some guy and to make it real hot and sexy. The next thing you know, I’d be the next J.Lo or something. But that’s easy. I want it the hard way.” ~ Michelle Rodriguez
  12. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius

  13. “An honorable human relationship- that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love”- is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.
    It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.
    It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.
    It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.” ~ Adrienne Rich
  14. “Falling in love was a solo act. I knew that, had learned that the hard way. You just jumped and hoped your parachute opened. Sometimes you looked up and saw you were falling by yourself, the object of your desire still on the plane, not interested in jumping, watching you descend into that scary place alone.” ~ Eric Jerome Dickey
  15. “I’ve always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I’ll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life.” ~ Karen Allen
  16. “Surround yourself with people who are doers!” ~ Wayne Dyer

  17. “Do it the hard way! Think ahead of your job. Then nothing in the world can keep the job ahead from reaching out for you. Do it better than it need be done. Next time doing it will be child’s play. Let no one or anything stand between you and the difficult task, let nothing deny you this rich chance to gain strength by adversity, confidence by mastery, success by deserving it. Do it better each time. Do it better than anyone else can do it. I know this sounds old-fashioned. It is, but it has built the world.” ~ Harlow Curtice
  18. “I have learned the lesson the hard way and I hope it serves as a lesson to lots of other young people. I would also like to apologise to all loyal Blue Peter viewers.” ~ Richard Bacon
  19. “What I know about money, I learned the hard way – by having had it.” ~ Margaret Halsey
  20. “I’ve always been my own person. Everything I’ve ever done in my life I did the hard way.” ~ Bray Wyatt

  21. “Being thrown into the fire and getting the thing turned around in a hurry made it more difficult. Things have been done the hard way. I think you learn better when things are done the hard way.” ~ John Elway
  22. “I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way.” ~ Pete Cashmore
  23. “Take it from me because I learned the hard way: circumcisions are best left to professionals.” ~ Mark Hoppus
  24. “She did it the hard way.” ~ Bette Davis

  25. “I’ve learned so many things and a lot of things I’ve learned the hard way. I look at failure as education in that respect I’m very well educated.” ~ Kathy Ireland
  26. “You see, Frank found out the hard way that the dark things lurking in the night don’t haunt old houses or abandoned ships. They haunt minds.” ~ David Wong
  27. “Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.” ~ Mary E. Pearson
  28. “I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.” ~ Allen Iverson

  29. “I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what ‘pull my finger’ meant the hard way.” ~ Danica McKellar
  30. “I’ve learned the hard way at the national level that any erroneous statement will very quickly be magnified. So, as someone who talks for a living, I’ve learned to check, double-check and triple-check my sources.” ~ Michele Bachmann
  31. “I have learned the hard way to mind my business, without judging who people are and what they do. I am more troubled by the lack of space being provided for the truth to unfold. Humans cannot seem to wait for or honor the truth. Instead, we make it up based on who we believe people should or should not be.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant , Learning the hard way quotes
  32. “The right way is the hard way.” ~ Bikram Choudhury

  33. “Later, she would remember these years, and realize with astonishment that she had, by fifteen, decided on most of the assumptions she would carry for the rest of her life: that people were essentially not evil, that perfection was death, that life was better than order and a little chaos good for the soul. Most important, this life was all. Unfortunately, she forgot these things, and had to remember them the hard way.” ~ Marilyn French
  34. “”Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before,” Bokonon tells us. “He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.”” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  35. “He pushed his glasses up on his nose and gave me a sidelong look, the one that meant he was so sure you were wrong that he could just wait and let you find out for yourself the hard way.” ~ Patricia C. Wrede
  36. “I was not a natural. . . . This is the story of becoming . . . the Hard Way.” ~ Cressida Cowell

  37. “Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music better or do anything better. All dope can do for you is kill you – and kill you the long, slow, hard way.” ~ Billie Holiday
  38. “But I’ll tell you something else, too. Something I’ve learned, the hard way. I guess”—Gram laughed a little—”I’m the kind of person who has to learn things the hard way. You’ve got to hold on. Hold on to people. They can get away from you. It’s not always going to be fun, but if you don’t—hold on—then you lose them.” ~ Cynthia Voigt
  39. “Absolute certainty is not something I strive for anymore. I’ve learned the hard way that destiny usually looks upon our most strident convictions with amusement, or perhaps even pity.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  40. “I learn things late-and only the hard way.” ~ James Ellroy

  41. “Well, I would turn into a dragon and fly you home, but something tells me you would protest. (Sebastian) No doubt. I imagine the scales would also chafe my skin. (Channon) True. Not to mention, I once learned the hard way that they really do call the military out on you. You know, fighter jets are hard to dodge when you have a forty-foot wingspan. (Sebastian)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  42. “Most of us have learned the hard way that there are very few things you can absolutely count on in life.” ~ Graydon Carter
  43. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~ Lucille Ball
  44. “because I have learned the hard way how deadly these beauties can be.” ~ Suzanne Collins

  45. “We can do this the easy way,’ Oblivious snarled. ‘Or the hard way.’ ‘What’s the easy way?’ ‘You leave immediately.’ ‘And what’s the hard way?’ ‘We make you leave.’ Skulduggery’s head tilted. ‘What was the easy way again?” ~ Derek Landy
  46. “I don’t believe in censorship, but I do believe that an artist has to take some moral responsibility for what he or she is putting out there. And I think a lot of these young kids are going
    to have to learn the hard way before they realize that you can actually do some damage if you’re being careless or frivolous in what you’re saying.” ~ Tom Petty
  47. “Corruption is subtle, just like the Bible said. Many young poets have come to me and asked, How am I gonna make it? They feel, and often with considerable justice, that they are being overlooked while others with less talent are out there making careers for themselves. I always give the same advice. I say, Do it the hard way, and you’ll always feel good about yourself. You write because you have to, and you get this unbelievable satisfaction from doing it well. Try to live on that as long as you’re able.” ~ Philip Levine
  48. “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  49. “There’s a big difference between wanting to work and having to work. And I had to learn that the hard way. Now money is very important to me, because I ain’t got it.” ~ James Caan
  50. “In an evolutionary context, the goal of the spiritual life is not peace; it’s perpetual development. Evolutionary enlightenment is about the ecstasy that compels us to create the future. And it’s not a future that’s going to unfold by itself while we go back to sleep. It’s a future that we forge the hard way through direct, conscious, intentional engagement with the life-process itself.” ~ Andrew Cohen
  51. “We’re richer, but that wealth doesn’t reflect durable, authentic economic value – which is hitting fast diminishing returns. The growth that we’re pursuing is neither sustainable – nor is it, in many ways, real growth at all. Boardrooms from finance to autos to energy to pharma to fashion have learned that the hard way.” ~ Umair Haque
  52. “I found out the hard way that if we don’t disciple people, the culture sure will.” ~ Alan Hirsch

  53. “Working at Pixar you learn the really honest, hard way of making a great movie, which is to surround yourself with people who are much smarter than you, much more talented than you, and incite constructive criticism; you’ll get a much better movie out of it.” ~ Andrew Stanton
  54. “Governments of all stripes want to deliver growth and rebalance their economies now that they have learned the hard way that, left to their own devices, markets pick expensive banking losers.” ~ Frances O’Grady
  55. “The alphabet was a great invention, which enabled men to store and to learn with little effort what others had learned the hard way-that is, to learn from books rather than from direct, possibly painful, contact with the real world.” ~ B. F. Skinner
  56. “I have come up the hard way.” ~ Johnny Olson

  57. “I was always accused of being too stiff. In 1974, when I ran my first primary race for state rep, I was chief aide to the speaker of the House, I knew the issues and understood state government. But what I found out the hard way is that you can know all the ins and outs but people want to know you, your family.” ~ Jim Edgar
  58. “One of the things that I truly have had to learn, sometimes the hard way, but that I’d like to share with you is to trust your own instincts no matter what people might say about you, no matter what criticism or what negativity might come your way for just being who you are, and just being yourself, it’s so important. Tonight is your night.” ~ Christina Aguilera
  59. “Walking on thin ice, I’m paying the price.
    I’m throwing the dice in the air.
    Why must we learn it the hard way
    And play the game of life with your heart?” ~ Yoko Ono
  60. “John Lennon at his best despised cheap sentiment and had to learn the hard way that once you’ve made your mark on history those who can’t will be so grateful they’ll turn it into a cage for you.” ~ Lester Bangs
  61. “Until Scrubs, I didnt have a business manager. I learned everything on my own – and I learned the hard way.” ~ Donald Faison

  62. “I never would just open a door and walk through, I had to bust it down for the hell of it. I just naturally liked doing things the hard way.” ~ Edna Ferber
  63. “One thing you can’t beat in this world is time. I learnt that the hard way. You can’t play basketball forever. You can’t play football forever. You can’t bodybuild forever. I mean you CAN do it, but not at a high level against younger guys who have more time and have not reached their peaks yet. There’s only so much the body can do and once you’re done, you can’t go back in time.” ~ Ronnie Coleman
  64. “I had to learn the hard way. There was a blindness, without any education or will or drive. Everything I started in the beginning from skate shops to record labels to a million and one side hustles that I went in without knowing how I was going to do it, a lot of those ventures just went out of business.” ~ Rob Dyrdek
  65. “Humorists are not humorous twenty-four hours a day. In fact, when you get to know them well, they are often not humorous at all. They tend to be hypersensitive, taut, neurotic creatures driven by God know what obscure compulsion to earn their living the hard way.” ~ Margaret Halsey

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