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I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I think that shows hard work pays off. A good thing takes a while.

Cesaro

Modeling is really what I do during my free time. It’s fun for me, so it doesn’t feel like work. I choose to do it.

Kaia Gerber

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work.

Hosea Ballou

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.

Voltaire

Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it.

Wilhelm Reich

Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle and always want more and more.

Jose Mujica

Prohibition didn’t work in the Garden of Eden. Adam ate the apple.

Vicente Fox

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

Heather Bresch

The great thing about cake is it doesn’t feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they’re decorating cakes… That’s the magic right there.

Duff Goldman

Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.

Eileen Caddy

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle

Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

Earl Nightingale

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.

Sholom Aleichem

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

Jonathan Sacks

I can only control myself, my actions, my work ethic, and my attitude.

Ali Krieger

My journey through life has led me through both light and dark places, and it’s because of those experiences that I have learned how to work through my character defects and to help others do the same.

Jessie Pavelka

It’s an honor for me to have the opportunity to work with Emilio Estefan.

Jencarlos Canela

Assets put money in your pocket, whether you work or not, and liabilities take money from your pocket.

Robert Kiyosaki

Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that.

Christie Brinkley

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we’ve always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.

Willie Mays

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.

Simone de Beauvoir

I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.

Steve Prefontaine

My grandfather was an amazing man. You talk about character and integrity, everyone who knew him, whether they agreed with him or not, said, ‘George Romney is a good man, and he sticks to his principles: a man of honesty and hard work, integrity.’

Tagg Romney

Hard work pays off – hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to be beat.

Robert Griffin III

I come from a very humble background. My father had to work really hard to become an assistant director. For a large part of his youth, he worked in a mill and took up odd jobs to make ends meet. We lived in a small room and could only afford a meal a day.

Dhanush

Design is a series of creative choices – it’s a collaborative effort, an evolutionary process. You choose your fabrics depending upon what you want to say, then you work with mills to get those fabrics. Through the process, you realize what you want it to be.

Marc Jacobs

Perhaps the most useful lesson which has come out of the work on penicillin has been the demonstration that success in this field depends on the development and coordinated use of technical methods.

Howard Florey

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.

Jack Nicklaus

I am proud of where I came from, and I am proud of what I’ve been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.

Wendy Davis

Know what it is that drives you – motivates you – and pursue it. Endeavor to work to make it happen.

Peggy Whitson

I think we all do have a guardian angel. I believe they work through us all the time, when we are thoughtful and good and kind to each other.

Roma Downey

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.

Elbert Hubbard

Everyone has a different body shape, so you kind of have to figure out not only what works best for your body type, but what also makes you feel confident. Even if everyone thinks you look good in a bikini, and you don’t feel good in it, you’re not going to be at your best. If you feel great in a bikini, you can always work it.

Gigi Hadid

Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.

Pope Francis

The motivation is in my heart to work toward my goals and my dreams.

Nonito Donaire

I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.

Lester B. Pearson

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.

Gustave Flaubert

Hollywood, we get it. The Christian faith just doesn’t work for you ‘in the long run.’ However, for a large percentage of this country (the same country that makes your movies millions of dollars), it does. So please, for all of our sakes, keep your ‘beliefs to yourself’ and just ‘stop the hate.’

Steven Crowder

Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.

Elizabeth Gilbert

I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence. My passion is to serve the public: to be in the arena of public policy, to have the opportunity to solve problems for our country, to be in a position where I can make a difference.

Kelly Ayotte

A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.

Frederick W. Smith

Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.

Henry Rollins

When God created you, He went to great lengths to make you exactly the way He wanted you to be. You are His ultimate work of art.

Victoria Osteen

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl S. Buck

Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.

Ralph Marston

Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.

Caitlyn Jenner

The moment that changed me for ever was the moment my first child was born. I was happy, filled with hope, and thought, ‘Now I understand the whole point of work, of life, of love.’

Paul Theroux

A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.

Jean-Francois Lyotard

A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry; once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.

Chuck Jones

Stress is part of life. It is something we all experience from time to time. Sometimes it reflects our own busy lifestyles or key moments such as exams, moving house, organising an event, or coping with a bereavement. Often it is associated with work: meeting a deadline, dealing with difficult people, or meeting stretching targets.

Luciana Berger

Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths.

Sheri L. Dew

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

Arthur Conan Doyle

I’m lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.

Lionel Messi

There is a saying that every nice piece of work needs the right person in the right place at the right time.

Benoit Mandelbrot

People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.

Elon Musk

Every day, I want to be a winner. I want to train my best; I want to work my best.

K. L. Rahul

If you can laugh together, you can work together.

Robert Orben

Don’t worry about being a star, worry about doing good work, and all that will come to you.

Ice Cube

How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you’re a dead man? You go to work.

Patrick Swayze

That’s the thing about awards – it’s for the people who do all the hard work behind the scenes. An award is just a clap at them.

Sia

If you’re going to preach dedication, work ethic, teamwork, unselfishness, and being part of a team to accomplish a common goal, you have to live it – you can’t just talk about it.

Chris Mullin

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