65 Work Ethic Quotes On Success In Life

These work ethic quotes will inspire you. Work ethic is a belief that work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability, virtue, or value to strengthen character and individual abilities.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging work ethic quotes, work ethic sayings, and work ethic proverbs.

Best Work Ethic Quotes

  1. “How long should you try? Until.” ~ Jim Rohn
  2. “I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  3. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” ~ Albert Einstein
  4. “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” ~ Bruce Lee
  5. “I’ve been blessed with a lot of great things in my life, and one of them was work ethic. And with work ethic, you can make anything happen.” ~ Jon Runyan

  6. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  7. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” ~ Muhammad Ali
  8. “I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. So if you put forth the work, what are you fearing? You know what you’re capable of doing and what you’re not.” ~ Michael Jordan
  9. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  11. “Developing a good work ethic is a key [to success]. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” ~ Tyler Perry , Life work ethic quotes
  12. “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work” ~ Steve Jobs
  13. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” ~ Samuel Goldwyn
  14. “Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  15. “Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.” ~ Lisa Leslie

  16. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” ~ Steve Jobs
  17. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  18. “Across professions, consistency is a direct product of work ethic.” ~ Harsha Bhogle
  19. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  20. “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” ~ Will Smith

  21. “Work ethics eliminates fear.” ~ Michael Jordan
  22. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” ~ Wayne Gretzky
  23. “From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic, and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from the earliest days of life right through to the present time.” ~ George J. Mitchell
  24. “I have an old saying that the harder I work, the luckier I get.” ~ John Engler
  25. “The harder I work, the luckier I become.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  26. “He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lives a great street sweeper who did his job well'” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  27. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” ~ Steve Jobs
  28. “I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic.” ~ Vince McMahon
  29. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  30. “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

  31. “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy man.” ~ Stephen Covey
  32. “Work ethic, confidence, a laser focus and commitment to accomplish a goal that most people can never imagine.” ~ Daniel Cormier
  33. “For me the starting point for everything – before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience – is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude, you’re dead in the water.” ~ Bill Walsh
  34. “Our father taught us such a work ethic that if there’s something worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” ~ Donny Osmond
  35. “I don’t have a good work ethic. I have a real casual relationship with hours.” ~ Janeane Garofalo

  36. “Robinson Crusoe, the first capitalist hero, is a self-made man who accepts objective reality and then fashions it to his needs through the work ethic, common sense, resilience, technology, and if need be, racism and imperialism.” ~ Carlos Fuentes
  37. “The way to stop feeling guilty is to read stuff – I’m not saying my book, but works by Bertrand Russell or Oscar Wilde, people who weren’t losers but who didn’t believe in the work ethic, and argued this thing about guilt or wrote philosophy about idleness.” ~ Tom Hodgkinson
  38. “I’m not a guy who did drugs or drank alcohol. I had a good work ethic and gave back to the community.” ~ Walt Frazier
  39. “I don’t spend much on clothes. I buy old books. I tell myself I ought to save – it’s the classic Northern work ethic. I like good holidays, though. I’m a big fan of cruises. I love unpacking once and having the scenery change every day.” ~ Alan Titchmarsh
  40. “I have no artistic sensibilities. I wish I did. It is probably really cool. I have work habits and work ethic. For me, all the things I do are jobs.” ~ Henry Rollins

  41. “I’m pretty conservative when it comes to money. My parents were very working class and constantly working. There was always a very strong work ethic and that’s put a more conservative, “save for a rainy day” mentality into me.” ~ Lemar
  42. “I write both at home and at coffee shops, and I have a terrible work ethic – I have a tendency to write most of my books right before the deadline. I’m trying to work on that, but so far, I’m not getting any more organized.” ~ Elizabeth Hoyt
  43. “Face your problems head-on. Do what you have to do to take care of it. Develop a good work ethic.” ~ George Chuvalo
  44. “I think just what my parents instilled in me was hard work and being able to always go out there and focus and be 100%. I took that work ethic into the NFL and every day I always gave 100% and never wanted anything to be handed to me. I wanted to earn it. And every time I stepped on that football field during practice I wanted to leave that football field with learning something about what the practice was about for me that day…” ~ Jerry Rice
  45. “Have a huge work ethic, be ambitious, aggressive, tough.” ~ Ron Conway

  46. “Without labor, nothing prospers.” ~ Sophocles
  47. “You will never win if you don’t deal with your work ethically. All that you need to do is to stick to your principles; morals are relative.” ~ Ranveer Singh
  48. “I would let my fans and people looking from the outside looking in dictate that. But, in my mind, I gotta treat myself like I’m the best and gotta strive to be better than what I am. So of course my work ethic and the way I think as a person and an artist I’ll feel that way. But on a boasting level, you would never hear that come out my mouth.” ~ Lil Herb
  49. “Inspiration and work ethic – they ride right next to each other.” ~ Jack White
  50. “Work ethic must exceed the expectation level.” ~ Tom Coughlin

  51. “There’s a thing, in general, about doing any kind of series, especially when the characters remain the same. It’s just that you can go back and try and improve whatever you did in the last movie, which never happens. That tone or work ethic is nice.” ~ Robert Pattinson
  52. “I think that it’s the passion for the game that we have and just the work ethic. We try to work as hard as we can every game. Trusting God and help from our parents have gotten us to where we are now.” ~ Malcolm Subban
  53. “My mind has an obsessive, neurotic quality, but I also have a very hard work ethic. I know that a lot of people think, oh, you have a wild imagination. I don’t, really. If ten people are sitting around and someone says, “Hey complete this sentence in a funny way,” I’m never ahead of the pack.” ~ George Saunders
  54. “People ask me a lot about my drive. I think it comes from, like, having a sexual addiction at a really young age. Look at the drive that people have to get sex – to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3 A.M., the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic” ~ Kanye West
  55. “We never understood the concept of people going onstage and giving anything less than 100 percent. Maybe that’s a blue-collar work ethic, but I call it just ethics.” ~ Steven Van Zandt

  56. “Every defensive end who is going to be picked in the first round is going to be a good pick for whoever they’re chosen by, but if I had to tell you what sets me apart, that would be my desire and determination to get better. I know what I need to work on, I know my weaknesses, but I have that work ethic to improve every day. I have that want to be the best player at my position, and I have the belief in myself that one day that will come true.” ~ Justin Tuck
  57. “I have gotten disturbed at some of the Democrats’ anti-business behavior, the sentiment, the attacks on work ethic and successful people. I think it’s very counter-productive.” ~ Jamie Dimon
  58. “It’s often been said that you learn more from losing than you do from winning. I think, if you’re wise, you learn from both. You learn a lot from a loss. You learn what is it that we’re not doing to get to where we want to go. It really gets your attention and it really motivates the work ethic of your team when you’re not doing well.” ~ Morgan Wootten , Team work ethic quotes
  59. “It’s just one day at a time. I love multitasking and I’m really organized and when you have a certain work ethic, which all the girls have, we all have that same thing going on.” ~ Kris Jenner
  60. “The pen isn’t really the weapon – the work ethic is the weapon.” ~ Lemon Andersen

  61. “Liberals have shifted government into a position of being neutral between right and wrong. By concentrating power in government institutions, liberals chisel at the three pillars of society: the family unit, work ethic, and faith. That’s not good for America.” ~ James G. Watt
  62. “Money doesn’t know about clocks, schedules or holidays and you shouldn’t either.  Money loves people that have great work ethic.” ~ Grant Cardone
  63. “The Leftovers is a great basketball book that shines a light on what true competitors can overcome with a solid work ethic.” ~ Tony Romo

  64. “I wish Michael Schumacher would come try NASCAR. That’d be cool. With everything he’s done and how professional he’s remained through it all, I think he’s an awesome role model as far as work ethic and tenacity. He just seems like he knows how to get it done.” ~ Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  65. “My mother’s work ethic, her attitude, and the way she treated each and every customer as if they were her best friend were better lessons than could be found in all the textbooks in the world.” ~ Bill Capodagli

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