23 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Go the Extra Mile

Inspirational Quotes on Work Ethic

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uotes are corny. That being said, I really don’t care, they get me pumped!

Positive reminders from influential people are sometimes the nudge we need to start a snowball effect of positivity and productivity.

These are some of my favorite quotes on work ethic and the power of hustle.

Take a minute and read them. Copy the ones you love to your desktop, onto a notecard or wherever you can see them regularly.

#1

“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.”  — Stephen C. Hogan”

#2

“Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you”. — William James

#3

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” — Swami Sivananda

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#4

“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of life.”  — Pope Paul VI

#5

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

#6

“Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.” — Edward H. Harriman

#7

“You’re either changing your life or you’re not. No waiting for this or that or better weather or other hurdles. Hurdles are the change.” — Terri Guillemets

#8

“Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese proverb

#9

“He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him. — Dutch proverb

#10

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” — George Bernard Shaw

#11

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

#12

“It is hard to beat a person who never gives up. –Babe Ruth

#13

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

#14

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

#15

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

#16

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

#17

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”— Muhammad Ali

#18

“Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” — Theodore Roosevelt

#19

“Sheer effort enables those with nothing to surpass those with privilege and position. — Toyotomi Hideyoshi

#20

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” — Wayne Gretzky

#21

“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

#22

“If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it\’s the best possible substitute for it.” — James A. Garfield

#23

“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

Takeaway

  • Print these or pin them to your desktop if they motivate you.
  • Share them with your team, colleagues and friends.

What are your favorite business quotes?

About the author

Nate McCallister

Nate is the founder and main contributor of EntreResource.com. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur who spends his time building businesses and raising his two kids Sawyer and Brooks with his beautiful wife Emily. His main interests include copywriting, economics and piano.

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