Are you taking on new college studies, or seeking to improve yourself by learning new skills? Be inspired to study harder with these quotes from the following well-known and successful people, who realised that hard work was the key to achieving their dreams.

1 – “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pelé, Brazilian football legend.

2 – “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King, author.

3 – “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”- Benjamin Franklin, writer and polymath.

4 – “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” Natalie Portman, actress.

5 – “If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.” Malcolm Gladwell, author.

 6 – “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it should get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister.

 7 – “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” – Leonardo da Vinci, inventor and polymath.

 8 – “If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.”
Michelangelo, artist.

9 – “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, lecturer and poet.

10 – “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.”
Lou Holtz, American football coach.

11 – “Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for ‘just getting the job done.’ Excel!”Tom Hopkins, motivational speaker.

12 – “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

13 – “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi, activist.

14 – “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, American football coach.

15 – “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert, author.


The majority of successful people have achieved what they have achieved through complete dedication to the cause. So, strive to make the most of the opportunities you have to improve yourself and further your studies.


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