30 Motivational Quotes for Work to Inspire You to Work Hard (Hard Work Quotes)

30 Motivational Quotes For Work to Inspire You to Work Hard (Hard Work Quotes)

Last Updated on February 22, 2024 by The Unbounded Thinker

Despite knowing that work is important to your survival, you might still need motivation to work because your job might be tiring, repetitive, or even boring. For this reason, I compiled motivational quotes for work to inspire you to work hard regardless of your attitude towards your job.

These motivational quotes for work are from the world’s most successful and influential people. They will fire you up, make you know the importance of a strong work ethic, and prevent you from giving up.

Read this list of motivational quotes for work every day to get motivated, inspired, and obsessed with your work.


  1. “I wake up every day and I go to work. I wake up every night and I go to work. I try not to sleep. I try to work more and it’s only because I’m young. It’s not because I’m a workaholic. I believe that when you’re young you’re obligated to work.”- Lil Wayne
  2. “The best way to prove your value is to work.” – Kobe Bryant
  3. “Work hard man. Hard work gets you on top.” – Lil Wayne
  4. “If you are not working every single day. If you are not working at least as much as you should work, it shows off.”- Lil Wayne
  5. “Hard work works. Working really hard is what successful people do.” –  Denzel Washington
  6. “Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry/hard work.” – Benjamin Franklin
  7. “Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it.”- Benjamin Franklin
  8. “We struggle and work hard because we have placed our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” – 1 Timothy 4:10
  9. “If you want to win, there’s absolutely no way around hard work.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  10. “Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
  11. “If they ask you why you work so hard, you ask them, Why Not?” – Lil Wayne
  12. “When that opportunity knocks and you can become someone successful in life, you gotta push forward.” – Snoop Dog
  13. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” —Estée Lauder
  14. “I do think I win because I outwork people. I believe that 100%.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  15. “If you want bling-bling. if you want to buy the Jets. If want to do shit. WORK. That’s how you get it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  16. “You can sit and talk about luck but I promise you the only controllable thing you have is your Work Ethic.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  17. “I implore you to start matching your work ethic and your actions to your mouth. If you’re gonna be a billionaire you need to realize that most people who create billion dollars worth of wealth don’t do anything besides working every single day of their twenties and thirties. All of them” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  18. “I used to work in a liquor store from 7:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night for seven straight years and the only days off I took were to watch the New York Jets.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  19. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell
  20. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Samuel Goldwyn
  21. “You don’t hustle you don’t eat. Hustle hard.” – Puff Daddy
  22. “It takes a real man or woman to decide that they are gonna go after their dream. And they ain’t gonna stop, and they won’t let nobody stop them. Keep doing what you gotta do. Keep going.”- Puff Daddy
  23. “All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point.”- Eric Thomas.
  24. “I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy is sleeping, I’m working. While the other guy is eating, I’m working.” – Will Smith
  25. “Nobody is going to come to your bed, drag you out of bed, drag you to a job, force you to work hard, go and get you a hot girl and go and buy you a Ferrari. Nobody is going to do that for you. You are never going to have any of the things you want if you do not get them yourself. Nobody cares about you enough to do it for you.” –  Andrew Tate
  26. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vidal Sassoon
  27. “As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.”- Angela Duckworth
  28. “I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.”- Og Mandino
  29. “I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep my eyes on the goals above my head, I will persist until I succeed.” – Og Mandino
  30. “I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure.” – Og Mandino

Whether you are an employee or an entrepreneur, these inspirational/motivational quotes for work will boost your productivity and help you stay motivated on your journey to success.


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