50 Famous Quotes About Work Ethics That’ll Lift You Up

When on your job you may face many situations when people would test your patience. On occasions like these it is easy to lose focus and fall prey to their tactics.

Work ethics easily go for a toss in such conditions. To uplift your mood read some interesting quotes about work ethics and refresh your day. You would want to strive hard after you learn how to face challenges at work.


`1. “I have a work ethic. If I say I am going to do something, I do it.”

― Viggo Mortensen


2. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”

― John C. Maxwell


3. “Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.”

― Ann Landers


4. “Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking but also our feeling.”

― Valdemar W. Setzer


5. “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!”

― Marvin Phillips


6. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.”

― Zig Ziglar


7. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”

― David Bly


8. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”

― Colin Powell


9. “I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out.”

― Theodore Roosevelt


10. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

― Stephen King


11. “I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the lover of it. I live it.”

― Maya Angelou


12. “When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.”

–Theodore Roosevelt


13. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.”

― Jack Dorsey


14. “If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.”

― Hershel Walker


15. “Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

― Steve Jobs


16. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”

― Mike Ditka


17. “All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work Boulevard at some point.”

― Eric Thomas


18. “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


19. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

― Vince Lombardi


20. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”

― Ann Landers


21. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”

― Thomas Jefferson


22. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”

― Ben Hogan


23. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is a full victory.”

― Mohandas Gandhi


24. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt


25. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”

– Matt Biondi


26. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

― Steve Jobs


27. “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”

― Calvin Coolidge


28. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

― George Halas


29. “Do it from the heart or not at all.”

― Jeanette Winterson


30. “No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.”

― Anthony Bourdain


31. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

― Henry Ford


32. “If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.”

― Malcolm Gladwell


33. “There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.”

― Heather Bresch


34. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

― Samuel Goldwyn


35. You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

—Jack London


36. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”

― Tim Duncan


37. “Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.”

― Charles de Lint


38. “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.”

― Vince Lombardi


39. “You will never plow a field if you only turn it over in your mind.”

― Irish Proverb


40. “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


41. “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.”

— Charles Kingsleigh


42. “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!”

― Marvin Phillips


43. “Do or do not. There is no try.”

— Yoda


44. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

― Napoleon Hill


45. “Someday is not a day of the week.”

― Janet Daily


46. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

― Steve Jobs


47. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”

― Colin Powell


48. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.”

― Bill Gates


49. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

― Stephen Covey


50. “Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.”

― Margaret Thatcher


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