20 Quotes That Will Motivate You To Work Even Harder

Successful startups are not built overnight and all entrepreneurs, who know that, do not believe in luck as much as they believe in hard work. Most of the people, who are working for different companies, manage to find the time to celebrate their hard work with well-deserved vacation, but it is difficult for many entrepreneurs to find the time to do so.

When you are not able to take even one day off from your business, you are probably very close to losing your motivation and re-thinking the amount of sacrifices, which you make on your way to building your company.

In order to avoid feeling the pressure and to keep your entrepreneurial spirit up, here I have collected some of my favourite quotes that praise the satisfaction of hard work  and prove once again how important your attitude towards the business and its ups and downs is.

“Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.”

— Voltaire

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

– Thomas Jefferson

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”

– Jim Rohn

“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.”

— Steve Jobs

“If you don’t burn out at the end of each day, you’re a bum.”

– George Lois

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

– Andre Gide

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

— Seth Godin

“You are not your resume, you are your work.”

—Seth Godin

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

– Colin Powell

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

– Beverly Sills

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

—Will Rogers

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.”

– Robert Hall

“Make it happen now, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is a loser’s excuse.”

– Andrew Fashion

“Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.”

– Sanjo Jendayi

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

—Thomas Edison

“Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.”

– Helena Rubinstein

“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.”

– Paul Coffey

“No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.”

Jonathan Sacks

“A bad workman blames his tools.”

– Chinese Proverb

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”


─ August 3, 2015