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40 Famous Quotes About Work Ethics That'll Lift You Up

40 Famous Work Ethic Quotes
Work ethics define an individual's personality and attitude towards work. Quotabulary has compiled some famous quotes on work ethics.
Swati Takale
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2017
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"Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling."
― Valdemar W. Setzer
Work ethic is the belief that hard work breeds self-satisfaction and that performing one's duties diligently enhances one's character. Working with integrity and an intrinsic motivation leads an individual to work to the best of his abilities with devotion to his work. People with strong work ethics perform their work with 100% dedication.
This makes them stand out from the rest who may try to dodge hard work. Those with a strong ethic never lose focus from their goals. They put persistent efforts, leading them to produce high-quality work consistently.

Be it any kind of work, a strong ethic always works in favor of the individual and the organization he is serving. Here is a collection of work ethic quotes on hard work, motivation, and integrity.
On Hard Work
"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." ― Vince Lombardi
"Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted." ― David Bly
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." ― Stephen King
"Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect." ― Jack Dorsey
"Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off." ― Mary Lou Retton
"All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point." ― Eric Thomas
"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them." ― Ann Landers
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory." ― Mohandas Gandhi
Work ethic quote by heywood hale broun
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." ― Steve Jobs
"Do it from the heart or not at all." ― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion
"If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires." ― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers
"If you have built castles in the air; your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." ― Henry David Thoreau
"The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything." ― Vince Lombardi
"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." ― Tim Duncan
"The harder I work, the luckier I get." ― Samuel Goldwyn
"Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan." ― Margaret Thatcher
"I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one." ― Bill Gates
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." ― Steve Jobs
On Motivation
"Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." ― Napoleon Hill
"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!" ― Marvin Phillips
"When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work." ― George Bernard Shaw
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." ― Kenneth Blanchard
"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal." ― Helen Keller
"Three rules of work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." ― Albert Einstein
Work ethic quote by Tim Fargo
"I have a work ethic. If I say I am going to do something, I do it." ― Viggo Mortensen
"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
"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." ― Martin Luther King Jr.
"Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity." ― Joseph Sugarman
"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
On Integrity
"Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you're going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions." ― Maria Razumich-Zec
"Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career." ― Ryan Freitas
"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful." ― Edward R. Murrow
"In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you." ― Warren Buffet
Work ethic quote by Robert Noyce
"How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top." ― Yvon Chouinard
"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." ― Oprah Winfrey
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." ― Warren Buffett