In this post, you will find great Hard Quotes from famous people, such as Jimmy Butler, Bryan Adams, Eminem, Albert Camus, Deirdre O’Kane. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
People don’t work as hard as I do. They don’t expect the same things out of the game that I do.
It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.
I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.
Just be thankful for what you have in the moment, but most importantly, work hard. The things that you work hard on have a lot of impact.
Hard work always wins in the end.
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s a hard choice and it’s controversial, and that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.
Effective networking isn’t a result of luck – it requires hard work and persistence.
God in the beginning formed matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, movable particles, of such sizes and figures, and with such other properties, and in such proportion to space, as most conduced to the end for which he formed them.
It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.
Anyone who says they are a hard man – they aren’t.
I’ve had to accept that – that everyone cannot love me. Because when there’s love, there’s hate. When there’s light, there’s dark. But it was really hard to accept as an artist that there’s a lot of people that hate me, but on the other side, there are many more people who love me. I think everyone goes through that.
It’s hard to predict the future, but some people think that Bitcoin could do to finance what the Internet did to communications.
You have to stay focused and be mentally tough. That’s what I’ve really learned: every day is a grind, and you have to go hard.
The way to an American economic comeback, the way to help those out of work today find a paycheck, is to unleash the forces of job creation in America. The source of new jobs isn’t going to be the bureaucracies of Washington, but rather the creativity, ingenuity, and hard work of the American people.
Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a difficult, hard, full-contact, participatory endeavor.
I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.
The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better.
Some people say, ‘Shah Rukh, you work so hard. Why don’t you sit back with a glass of red wine or go out on the terrace for a smoke?’ But that’s not me.
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Pause today and notice something you have worked hard on and recognize yourself for it. Acknowledge your effort.
Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.
Whatever I try to do, I always try to give it my best and try to be a killer because, at the end of the day, if you don’t work hard, you are not going to get food on your table.
If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it’s hard to beat bread and butter.
Life is hard and it gets worse and worse and worse.
It doesn’t matter how you look. As long as you train hard, you focus and you’re hungry, and that drive is in you to follow your dreams, everything is possible.
A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.
You can achieve anything you put your mind and hard work to.
I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.
I always feel like it’s two key ingredients when it comes to following your dreams, making something happen that the average person deems difficult. If you truly believe it, that’s step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it.
We all have our down days, but it’s not hard to smile and say, ‘Thank you.’
I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I think that shows hard work pays off. A good thing takes a while.
When there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, it’s hard to keep things going.
After a workout, you definitely have to have a protein shake. I drink my six-pound whey protein all the time, too. I throw some fruit in there – strawberries, blueberries – with some peanut butter and banana, and it gives you all the recovery you need from a hard day of lifting and running.
Nothing beats hard work.
Life is hard. It is. And it’s like, I don’t want anybody feeling any pain.
Even if I have a good day, I still am aware of other people that are going through really hard, tumultuous things. I don’t want to be the person who has a platform and neglects the things I see in my life and experiences.
Oh, how hard it must be to die anywhere but in one’s birthplace.
My half-sister was born without a cerebellum and is completely disabled. She is my biggest motivator and inspiration, because her situation makes me realize how special life is, and I always want to work twice as hard, enjoy life twice as much so that I can enjoy it for her as well.
Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner.
Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.
Hard work pays off – hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to be beat.
No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.
These times are so hard, and they’re getting even harder.
The script for ‘The Art of Self-Defense,’ to be fair, I knew going into it that it was going to be a hard movie to get made.
When every moment is constantly being filmed, it’s hard to relax.
Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Life is hard, but we make it much harder.
Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?
Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
For me, I know that people always expect me to be perfect, so when I’m not perfect, it’s really frustrating. I’m really hard on myself and want things to work out right away.
For African-Americans, it’s still going to be – some people say double hard – I’d say four times as hard. Be an opportunist. Take advantage of your resources, because the only way to win is with education, self-esteem, having value in yourself.
Sometimes hard work doesn’t pay off.
A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.
I’ve been so lucky to work with such great people: people that are such hard workers and have such a respect and appreciation for one another.
I noticed that there are no B batteries. I think that’s to avoid confusion, cause if there were you wouldn’t know if someone was stuttering. ‘Yes, hello I’d like some b-batteries.’ ‘What kind?’ ‘B-batteries.’ ‘What kind?’ ‘B-batteries!’ and D-batteries that’s hard for foreigners. ‘Yes, I would like de batteries.’
My moods are like a roller coaster. It’s hard for me to just feel one way all the time.
Looking sexy isn’t easy. It takes hard work and dedication.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Everybody is in a hurry to decode you in a certain way, and then they expect you to adhere to their definition. How can they possibly do that when you yourself are finding it hard to discover yourself?
I think people really underestimate the power of just wanting to do it, and hard work, and competitive spirit, and preparation.
I have no regrets. I don’t believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard… and achieving as much as I could.
Some kids win the lottery at birth; far too many don’t – and most people have a hard time catching up over the rest of their lives. Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or in society, but they are also much less likely to be healthy adults.
It’s hard to practice compassion when we’re struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.
I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood. We just knew the rule was you’re going to have to work twice as hard.
The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.
I don’t think the dreams die – I think that people give up. I think it gets too hard.
Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.
To have faith doesn’t mean you get any less frustrated when you don’t do your best, but you know that it’s not life and death. Take what you’re given, and when you continue to work hard, you will see results. That will give you the confidence you need to keep going.
I don’t react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don’t care about anything. It’s just too hard for me to get emotional. I can’t cry no more.
Seeing reality for what it is is what we call discernment. The work of discernment is very hard.
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard.
Struggling is hard because you never know what’s at the end of the tunnel.
When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.
When I say I’m going gangster, I’m working really hard at something.
I was never afraid of hard work.
It is hard to be number one, and it is even harder to stay there because everyone is trying to knock you off the top.
The best feeling in the world is a hard workout, a shower, and a protein shake.
It sounds simple telling people to work hard and never quit, but to really execute and demonstrate those principles takes discipline and faith. Those are the two factors that I believe separate the good from the great, the successes from the failures.
It’s so hard not to smile.
I never do anything half-heartedly. I will continue to work hard and play hard and do everything I can to be successful, whatever I do.
You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.
I’m not a believer of luck. I think opportunity and hard work becomes luck.
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
Times are hard and friends are few.
The music we do is for people to enjoy, dance and sing to it. Dreamers – keep on dreaming and keep working hard to achieve your goals. There are many difficulties, but what matters is to stay focused and have perseverance.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before.
It’s hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you’ve earned.
Irrespective of whether you have talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn’t mean anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize.
It’s hard to change information in books, but if we have everything online, then a somewhat untrustworthy group of people controlling the thing – which I think is what we have – gives us ‘1984.’
Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I’m being funny, but I’m reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything; otherwise, we’re going down the tube.
You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.
I always start my campaigns early, and I run hard. Maybe it comes from the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco politics, where it’s not even a contact sport – it’s a blood sport. This is how I am as a candidate. This is how I run campaigns.
It was incredible being on tour with Taylor Swift: she was the epitome of a professional, and she works so hard. For someone as successful as her to work that hard every night – truly inspirational.
I come from a very rough background, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too.
What I’ve learned is that real change is very, very hard. But I’ve also learned that change is possible – if you fight for it.
A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don’t have things go their way. And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perserverance. You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.
A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.
You know if we were to look back and how we were in 1955 living in Jim Crow, living in segregation, living in segregated schools, it’s hard to believe that it was America, but it really was.
Autonomy leads to empowerment. We work hard to maintain a balance between collaboration and cooperation and independence.
It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.
Democracy is messy, and it’s hard. It’s never easy.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
We all want to be loved. We all want to feel accepted. We all want to feel content. And life is hard.
Every time you make the hard, correct decision you become a bit more courageous, and every time you make the easy, wrong decision you become a bit more cowardly. If you are CEO, these choices will lead to a courageous or cowardly company.
The most important thing when you study hypnosis is that you learn that humans are irrational. Until you understand that, hypnosis is hard to do… For me, it was this great awakening to understand that humans are deeply irrational, and it’s probably the greatest influence on me in terms of my writing.
I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache – it’s a given. What’s not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side.
A reputation as a hard worker is a good reputation to have.
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
You’re trying too hard to find a correlation here. You don’t know these people, you don’t know what they intended. You try to compile statistics and correlate them to a result that amounts to nothing more than speculation.
I work hard, like I’m sure everyone else does, and I’m very honest with the work I do.
I cut off my dreadlocks, but I couldn’t face throwing them away. They were so hard to grow, man. There’s a lot of work goes into those things. Some people keep a diary or a photo album to remind them of their past lives – well, I’ve got hair. Who knows? One day, maybe my grandchildren might want to see it.
Selfless service to the people and resolution of their problems should be the top priority of local bodies representatives, as they can come up to the expectations of the people only through service, hard work, and honesty.
When you work hard, you are not going to be happy the whole time, you are going to have frustration, bad times in life.
You have to always continue to strive no matter how hard things get, no matter how troubled you feel. No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win.
Work hard. Treat everybody with respect. That’s really what it comes down to.
Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.
I will continue to work as hard as I can to make this organization proud. Every time I step on the field I will give everything I have and I will leave everything I have on the field every single Sunday.
Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
It’s good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can’t be personalized.
Don’t clap too hard – it’s a very old building.
The hard part about following your purpose is the distraction everyone pulls you toward.
Trust is very hard if you don’t know what you’re trusting.
There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroads in your life: There is the bad way, when you sort of give up, and then there is the really hard way, when you fight back. I went the hard way and came out of it okay. Now, I’m sitting here and doing great.
In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.
I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.
You have to love your children unselfishly. That’s hard. But it’s the only way.
I’m not hard to get along with.
If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.
In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.
When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’
Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.
It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them.
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
Sydney is rather like an arrogant lover. When it rains it can deny you its love and you can find it hard to relate to. It’s not a place that’s built to be rainy or cold. But when the sun comes out, it bats its eyelids, it’s glamorous, beautiful, attractive, smart, and it’s very hard to get away from its magnetic pull.
If you want something, work hard for it, go after it. I can’t worry about all the ‘no’s, because I believe there’s a yes, and I’ve been very fortunate to find those in my career and made the most of those opportunities.
Glory is attained from hard work, step by step.
I’ve been blessed to have a lot of mentors in my life that just have been good people and hard workers. Jae Crowder is one of them; Jimmy Butler is one of them.
No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.
Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.
I think true wilderness can still be found, but it’s hard to reach and dangerous when you get there, which is probably why it still exists.
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Hard work eliminates fear. That’s how I think.
Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness.
You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.
We will work hard to ensure New Zealand is once again a world leader, a country we can all be proud of. We said we could do this; we will do this.
I was sure I’d set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth – that I hadn’t set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if ‘The Big Trail‘ had been a success and launched me as a star.
Whatever you want to do, do with full passion and work really hard towards it. Don’t look anywhere else. There will be a few distractions, but if you can be true to yourself, you will be successful for sure.
The American economy has been built and sustained by risk-taking entrepreneurs whose pioneering ideas and hard work gave birth to flourishing businesses.
Life is what you make of it. You can make it easy on yourself or you can make it hard.
It’s very hard to find your own words – and you don’t actually exist until you have your own words.
I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.
I work hard and I’m humble.
I have a dream to have a normal life, someday have a child, get older. But it is hard, it’s a big commitment.
I’ve worked really hard to bring something more to ‘pretty girl‘ roles over the years. I consider it a challenge.
Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
My parents were able to pay our expenses, but not for education. We were encouraged to work hard in school and get scholarships.
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
Everything you want is on the other side of hard.
You’ve got to work hard, got to outwork the other guy and got to outwork the other team. Sometimes outsmart them every now and then, but it all starts with the work.
Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.
Personally, I’ve learned about perseverance: when you hear the word ‘No,’ and when you hear rejection, that it’s not always final. And that timing is everything, and you have to stay the course and just keep working hard and know that, when your time comes, that it will be sweet and that it will be the perfect time.
I came from the Bronx and a certain background. I worked really hard. I kept my focus on the right things.
Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
It’s hard to say exactly what it is about face-to-face contact that makes deals happen, but whatever it is, it hasn’t yet been duplicated by technology.
Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top – or on the bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things… Life is one crisis after another.
Art, whatever form it takes, requires hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. As a writer, I know my grammar, cadence, the music of prose, and the art of the narrative.
Everything happens for a reason, if you work hard for it.
If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker.
Popularity is a bubble. It’s a mountain: you can go up really hard but walk down really fast.
Faith and hard work have been my mirror.
People idealize or reminisce about their 20s, but nobody tells you beforehand that it’s hard and unglamorous and often very unpleasant.
Once you’ve gotten the job, there’s nothing to it. If you’re an actor, you’re an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.
Once I realized, I’m more than just a worker, I could create my own future – because your thoughts are your reality – I realized you don’t have to work as hard. You can just sit back, breathe, think about your next move and then think of that next move as if you already accomplished it and everything’s gonna come to you.
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man‘s bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs.
Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
This is what’s hard: I know I’m legally a man, but I’m also male-minded, despite having the female appearance.
You learn the hard way. That’s the thing with social media. Nobody knows what they’re doing.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
It is very hard to find a good defender who is strong and good with the ball. Very hard.
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
I’ve been working so hard, I’m about to have a Mariah Carey.
If I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.
Young people are threatened… by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
When I work, I work very hard. So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication. And I depend on that from everyone. From the director to my crews that I work with.
I’ll probably be punished for hard living.
I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I’m funny, and I’m a good person.
I’ve had some rank auditions where I embarrassed myself to new heights, which is hard for me to do. I was never good at auditioning. There are a number of actors over the years come up the ranks who are horrific at auditioning.
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.
Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates.
Work hard. Through determination and self-focus and discipline, you can accomplish anything.
Once you get into the world of dystopia, it’s hard to avoid plagiarism, because other people have had such powerful visions.
It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.
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.
You have to have patience, work hard and preserve in order to follow your dreams.
If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that.
Wood carving is such an amazing skill and very underrated; once you cut it, it’s hard to go back.
It’s not that hard to be good, you can be good off raw talent. But I feel like it’s that extra step, doing work and putting a body of work in and doing things when nobody else is watching. When nobody else is telling you to do it, you’re pushing yourself to do it.
If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I’m going to show everybody, I’m going to work hard to get better and better.
There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.
I’m trying as hard as I can to keep pushing the boundaries of what a woman is capable of doing. And it turns out there’s a lot we can do. There’s a lot we can speak about.
My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out.
Being a Punjabi, it is very hard to say this, but Punjabi food is very overrated.
To shape today’s and tomorrow’s ‘future proof‘ worker, schools must teach specialized hard skills, such as the STEM skills that are in high demand.
If you’re not willing to put in the hard work, to endure and fail, there’s no point. You win only if you’re willing to do whatever it takes.
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.
I knew two things from my father: keep working hard, stay humble, and someday you’ll be OK.
Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour.
I’m thankful because all the hard work and sacrifices were worth it in the end.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.
I’m proud of my hard work. Working hard won’t always lead to the exact things we desire. There are many things I’ve wanted that I haven‘t always gotten. But, I have a great satisfaction in the blessings from my mother and father, who instilled a great work ethic in me both personally and professionally.
I believe that if you work hard and you never get to enjoy it then what’s the point. You can’t take any of this with you, the money or nothing. The only thing you can take is experiences, memories and good times, so I like to get amongst it as much as I can.
During the Great Depression, African Americans were faced with problems that were not unlike those experienced by the most disadvantaged groups in society. The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks.
For me, meditation‘s hard because I feel like I have developed ‘cultural attention-deficit disorder,’ where, because we have so much stimulation, I feel like I have trouble focusing on things for very long. So when I try to meditate, my brain gets so scattered.
I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.
I think the path is different for everybody. Go after the doors that are open to you. That has always been my motto getting into the music business. Do the things that seem to be good opportunities and work hard at it. Try to make good decisions and be nice. Hopefully all of that will pay off at some point.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and then you try them for a hundred years, and it turns out that they’re extremely hard to solve. There’s no reason why these problems shouldn’t be easy, and yet they turn out to be extremely intricate.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers.
Old habits die hard, and if you’re not careful, the person you used to be can overtake the person you’re trying to become.
Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that’s why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can’t share.
My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So, yes, that is definitely in my DNA.
When life hits you pretty hard, you can go into a dark corner.
That was my way of getting through difficult times of low confidence – hard work.
I feel very lucky. My family and I have worked hard, and I feel very grateful.
There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.
The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I didn’t work hard to get to where I am.
Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.
I just love working hard. I love being part of a team; I love working toward a common goal.
Somebody said the key to life is to work hard, play hard, rest hard, and I’ve pretty much adopted that.
If you work hard and you do your best, you can do anything.
I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out.
I’ve come to accept that the life of a frontrunner is a hard one, that he will suffer more injuries than most men and that many of these injuries will not be accidental.
If I can be some kind of vessel to show people that, no matter the hard time you experienced, you can still succeed, I want to put out that positive energy to never quit and never give up.
When you have tough times, and when you learn you can’t be perfect in every situation, it’s hard to accept, you know, because I still do expect that. But you just have to, because, you know, it’s not about the situation. It’s how you deal with it. You always have a choice.
It’s really hard to argue that bitcoin doesn’t have many legitimate benefits to companies that are legal businesses when you have Dell and Expedia and all these companies now accepting it.
If you want something bad enough and you work hard enough, anything’s possible.
A lot of things are going to happen that you can’t necessarily control all the time, but you can control what you do after it happens. So that’s what I try to do, keep my head up, keep moving forward, stay positive and just work hard.
Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.
I would have dreams all the time about me playing in the NFL. Every day I woke up, I said to myself, you know, I’m going to work hard, you know, this day to get to that next level.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
I had a jazz trio, a rock n’ roll band, and I played drums in junior high, high school, college, big bands, and I played timpani in the symphony. I am a drummer. It’s the one instrument I actually play pretty well. It’s just hard to carry on your back.
Chefs are at the end of a long chain of individuals who work hard to feed people. Farmers, beekeepers, bakers, scientists, fishermen, grocers, we are all part of that chain, all food people, all dedicated to feeding the world.
Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.
If you don’t know your worth, if you don’t know your value, if you don’t know how fantabulous you are – it’s going to be hard for other people to see it. Being appreciative of self is beauty to me.
Life is hard for everyone. That’s why there’s such a nice reward at the end of it.
It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.
It’s so hard to do the right thing with a pen and a piece of paper and a set of abstract thoughts.
I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.
I’m always asked how my husband is feeling about my success with a note of concern. He feels great. It’s not hard to feel good about your spouse making money.
Reality is easy. It’s deception that’s the hard work.
When you surround yourself with like-minded athletes who are all going through the same thing as you, it gives you more drive and strength to get through those moments when you don’t want to do it any more, when you think it’s hard.
It is hard to separate the art from the artist.
Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
Dreams do come true if you work hard and you get your head down.
I’ve worked very hard, but my life’s always been fun.
It has been a long journey, but if you dream and have the ambition and want to work hard, then you can achieve.
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future.
Success isn’t supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There’s no guarantee you’re going to succeed. There’s nothing set in stone.
All of your stakeholders have to have the right seat at the table, and they all have to be successful. It’s hard to do, but you have to keep your eye on developing a meaningful relationship where it is beneficial for them. Then you work backwards from there.
Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.
In architecture, Palladio is the game. It means hard thought all through – if it is labored, it fails.
I just want to work on things that are really hard, and when I’m not working on things that are really hard, I want to hang out with people I like to be with, and that’s it.
Realistically, looks offer an advantage to an actor. I’m going to work hard to maintain my skin. I’m going to prevent aging as much as possible. And I will keep trying to become a better person on the inside as much as I spruce up the outside.
Make no mistake about it: Change is hard, but change is necessary.
I’m actually a very honest person, and sometimes I end up like, ‘Man, I said too much.’ It’s hard for me not to tell the truth when you ask me.
You will have ups and downs – but believe anything is possible. With hard work, it can come off.
Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.
Don’t give up, no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you’re going to get out of it.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
Saying ‘yes’ to one thing means saying ‘no’ to another. That’s why decisions can be hard sometimes.
Everyone has different paths. I’ve been lucky to have a good support system – my family, friends and colleagues to keep me grounded and humble and to keep working hard. I never give up.
I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it.
I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.
It’s a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that I’ve put in.
I believe in hard work, but I believe in vindication as well. You have a few nightmares, I imagine, before you reach your dream.
When people go through tragic circumstances, it’s not that there is no love there, but it’s so hard to deal with and sometimes the gap starts to happen.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’
When you want something so badly, you just do it. You don’t think about how hard it’s going to be.
The only recipe is hard work, persistence, and belief.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
It feels right. But it’s emotional. Saying goodbye to anything you’ve done that long is hard.
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
Envy, propelled by fear, can be even more toxic than anger, because it involves the thought that other people enjoy the good things of life which the envier can’t hope to attain through hard work and emulation.
I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what’s more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
Running a successful, growing company in Silicon Valley can create an ironic sort of depression and delusion. The better you’re doing, the higher the stakes, and higher expectations for you to win. Maybe that’s why people say it’s so hard. But that doesn’t make it hard. That just makes it distracting.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.
The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.
I ride my bike for transportation a great deal – occasionally I ride it for fun. But I also have a generator bike that’s hooked up to my solar battery pack, so if I ride 15 minutes hard on my bike, that’s enough energy to toast toast, or power my computer.
If you look hard enough, you’ll find something good about me and say it.
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.
I have had UFO experiences, and yet, at the same time, I can easily be convinced that none of it is true. It’s hard to say whether or not you’re a believer. I’ve been interested in that subject matter, like lots of people. Perhaps foolishly, I’ve allowed some of that stuff to creep into my music.
I think for people who are inside these relationships that are really hard to leave, there is always a compelling reason to stay. It’s not that they are wholly bad people.
We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.
I have said this many times, that there seems to be enough room in the world for mediocre men, but not for mediocre women, and we really have to work very, very hard.
I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family.
With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.
I’m grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Just because I made it look easy doesn’t mean that it was and you don’t work hard and become a Hall of Famer without working day in and day out.
There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.
‘Drip Too Hard’ – we knew that was the one.
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
The right moral compass is trying hard to think about what customers want.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.
I can be a different person at different moments. I may sound chatty and friendly but that could really be a reserved person trying hard not to appear to be an introvert.
Activism is very seductive, and writing is painful and hard. It’s very scary to have a death threat living over your head. Activism is very sustaining. But I don’t view myself as a political person. I’m just someone who desperately wants to stay alive.
Stay open-minded; stay focused. Train hard and train smart. For me, the older I get, the smarter I have to train also, because the recovery time is longer. Work on everything: become a well-rounded fighter – don’t just be good at one thing; be good at everything.
I think this life is hard without assistance from others.
It is a hard thing to let go of mistakes we’ve made and sins. God wants us to do that because He knows the guilt and the condemnation will keep us from becoming who He has created us to be.
I’m trying to relax, but it’s hard.
Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.
Pride is an independent, me-oriented spirit. It makes people arrogant, rude and hard to get along with. When our heart is prideful, we don’t give God the credit and we mistreat people, looking down on them and thinking we deserve what we have.
Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.
You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan well, focus, work hard, and be very determined to achieve your goals.
I have learned the hard way to mind my business, without judging who people are and what they do. I am more troubled by the lack of space being provided for the truth to unfold. Humans cannot seem to wait for or honor the truth. Instead, we make it up based on who we believe people should or should not be.
I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
I know a lot of people who are struggling musicians; it’s a hard life, and I’ve risked being that. The rewards are tremendous now that I’ve made it, I thank God every day. But I put it all on the line for it.
It is hard to conceive of the utter demoralization, of the political blindness and immorality, of the patriotic dishonesty, of the cruelty and degradation of a people who supplemented the incomparable Declaration of Independence with the Fugitive Slave Law.
Right angles don’t attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man.
If you’re not hopeful and optimistic, then you just give up. You have to take the long hard look and just believe that if you’re consistent, you will succeed.
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’
Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.
Dying, dying, someone told me just recently, dying is easy. Living is hard. for everyone.
A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table – There’s nothing wrong with them, but it’s hard to stop thinking about it.
I’m a hard headed lawyer.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that God holds tomorrow, so it is exciting. Even when I have hard things happen, He loves me so big, so much. I come through it and I grow from it, because He has got me.
I don’t have friends, and it’s hard for me to make new friends. Right now, the people that are in my life are the people that I work with.
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.
Efficiency is a great secret that can drop us right into our ideal life path, but it is a hard one to practice and something that takes constant maintenance and work.
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you.
No matter where I’m at in life, whether I’m in the music industry, rich, poor, everybody need love in their life. Gangsta or not, everybody need love in their life. You can’t act too hard about that.
Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.
Coming up with ideas isn’t hard. The real challenge is finding the time to actually build something and then finding a home for it.
I think Jameis Winston will be a superstar in the NFL. I think all his off-the-field problems that he’s had will push him in a position to grow up and learn the hard way.
It’s really hard coming of age in today’s society, where society wants you to make the decision of what you want to do with your life by the time you’re 16 years old. Most kids don’t know what they want to do. How could they? They haven’t lived in the real world yet.
No matter what job or industry you’re in, life is hard, but we’re all going through a difficult time and the best thing we can do is pick each other up and move on together.
A Soviet man is a product of invisible changes, degradation and progressive deformation. Breaking the chain of those changes is hard. Perhaps they are irreversible.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
It’s hard to say, ‘I don’t believe in God.’ I would love to know if God exists. But it’s a very difficult thing for me to believe.
Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.
Leadership is hard. It’s a skill. It’s a technique.
It’s about working hard, resting when you need to, leading a healthy life, and having a support structure around you. These factors help you improve.
I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.
It’s hard to be what you can’t see.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
But we have seen amazing things, good and bad, happen in this game, so you can never take anything for granted. I certainly don’t. There are no guarantees, whether it is good bad or indifferent you just work hard to push the odds in your favour as regards myself and the team.
If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Hard times always lead to something great.
My story is going to be completely different than someone else’s story in terms of hard work. What I might feel like is hard work, another person is dying to do.
The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don’t have to work hard.
I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful.
Well, I quit smoking three weeks ago and I had a hard day today not smoking.
It hasn’t always been easy. There’s a lot of hard moments. Sometimes you learn from the end of the bench. Sometimes you learn from injuries. Sometimes you learn the most through the hard things. If you can keep a good attitude and keep on working, eventually situations change, and you can put those things to use.
It is hard to read a newspaper or watch a television newscast without encountering someone who has come up with a new ‘solution’ to society’s ‘problems.’
Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
It’s important to set your own goals and work hard to achieve them.
Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.
Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that’s when you’re more successful. You have to choose to do it.
It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture.
Our decisions about transportation determine much more than where roads or bridges or tunnels or rail lines will be built. They determine the connections and barriers that people will encounter in their daily lives – and thus how hard or easy it will be for people to get where they need and want to go.
I ain’t going to sit here like, ‘My neighborhood was hard, and I had to get out there and grind.’ We made it hard for ourselves. We chose to stay on the streets.
If you have a business that isn’t growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders.
Facebook is quite entrenched and has a network effect. It’s hard to break into a network once it’s formed.
Teaching‘s hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way.
I was one of those kids who thought I could be the president of England when I grew up if I wanted to. Then I started acting and realized life is hard, and people are mean. And there’s no president of England, and I’m not British.
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?
It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.
I love life. I think it’s fantastic. Sometimes it deals hard things, and when it deals great things, you have to seize them.
In my neighborhood, people were truckers and teachers and store clerks and bus drivers and everything else under the sun. But what they all had in common was that everyone was dependable and worked really hard. We all got what we needed, but it didn’t always come easy.
Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.
I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.
Look, sometimes, no matter how hard you try, sometimes you need a bit of luck.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.
That’s my only goal. Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.
It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
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.
I have tried so hard to do right.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
I had a very dysfunctional family, and a very hard childhood. So I made a world out of words. And it was my salvation.
I throw so hard because I sit and wait for that perfect moment.
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
It takes a different mindset to be successful in anything; that’s why there’s not a lot of super duper successful people, because it’s guys I know who may be ten times more talented than me, but they don’t work as hard.