There is nothing at all like hard work.  Those who get ahead work really hard all the time. Some great quotes on hard work:

  • “Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln
  • “I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” Jay Z
  • “Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.” Henry L. Doherty
  • “Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.” Dale Carnegie
  • “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” Harry Golden
  • “Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.” Fernando Flores
  • “Hard work builds character and gets people to the top.” Henry Swieca
  • “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.” Napoleon Hill
  • “’I can’t do it’ never yet accomplished anything; ‘I will try’ has performed wonders.” George P. Burnham
  • “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work.” Margaret Thatcher
  • “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt
  • “The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.” Denis Waitley
  • “If you work hard and push and push more, you will get there.” Elie Hirschfeld
  • ”When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” Henry J. Kaiser
  • “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” Pearl Buck
  • “Make yourself aware of what motivates the leaders of your organization.” J.J. Goldwag
  • “Work while others are wishing.” Thomas A. Edison
  • “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson
  • “Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” Joseph Barbara
  • “There is no substitute for hard work.” Dale Carnegie
  • “If what you’re working for really matters, you’ll give it all you’ve got.” Nido Qubein
  • “Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now.” Margaret Fuller 
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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President and CEO of New York-based 5W Public Relations. He has overseen the company's rapid growth and expansion to the Inc. 500 list, as well as provided counsel to hundreds of companies, including members of the Fortune 500, Inc. 500 and Forbes 400. His work spans global interests, corporate entities, high-profile individuals, regional business entities, government agencies and academic institutions - both on routine public relations matters and extremely sensitive issues. One of the foremost public relations experts in the U.S., Torossian is known for his aggressive, results-focused orientation, as well as his close working relationships with members of the media, influencers, decision makers, politicians and celebrities. At 5W Public Relations, Torossian's client experience has included programs for Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, Barnes & Noble, Cantor Fitzgerald, IHOP, McDonald's, Evian, EDS, VeriSign, XM Radio, Seagram's, The Loews Regency, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment, Marriott Hotels, Vail Resorts, Pamela Anderson, Snoop Dogg, the Government of Israel, and others. Referred to by The New York Post as a "publicity guru," by Fox News as a "high-powered PR CEO," by Tyra Banks as a "crisis management guru," and by CNN as "a leading PR expert," Torossian is regularly featured in and quoted by the media, including by CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NBC, The New York Times, and others. CBS National News said "Ronn Torossian knows spin," and a New York Times feature story on Torossian referred to him as "The consummate hard-driving, scrappy NY publicist." Earlier in his career, Torossian was a Vice President/Group Director for one of The InterPublic Group's (IPG) largest PR agencies, where he was responsible for significant client growth and successful client programs, including work for Clinique, Fox News Channel, DHL, Hard Rock Café and others. A resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Torossian was named to the Advertising Age "40 Under 40" list, PR Week's "40 Under 40" List, is a regular lecturer at universities and conferences, a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a board member of numerous non-profit organizations.