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30 Hustle Quotes To Motivate and Inspire Your Grind

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Looking for motivational hustle quotes to ignite your highest work ethic and confidence?

You hear the word ‘hustle’ a lot lately – but what does it really mean? Entrepreneurs do it, millennials are after it, and successful people swear by it.

No, ‘hustling’ has nothing to do with scamming or forcing someone to do something (although that’s the original definition).

Hustle’ today means going after what you want – by spending all your time and energy on working harder than everybody else.

Sounds simple enough, right? In fact, many people claim that they hustle day and night. But you’ll be surprised that they haven’t reached their goals yet.

To hustle means to want something more than anybody else that you’re willing to put in the extra hours of work. Often, it could mean missing out on Netflix binges or setting aside vacation plans until next month. Hustling involves sacrifices.

But it’s in those losses than people can gain what they really want. Even former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln spoke of hustle.

Truly successful people throughout history: from Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass, to Gary Vaynerchuk and Tony Robbins, all hustled to be where they are now.

Got a goal you’ve been dreaming about? Feel a bit stuck in life? Maybe these quotes about hustling are just what you need to get you going.



Inspirational Hustle Quotes For Ambitious People

1.) “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

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2.) “As a winner, learn not to let negative comments affect you. Just treat it as firewood that feeds your fire. Soon that fire will be so big and so bright that those who criticized you will smell the smoke, even if they happen to be on the other side of the world.” – Kevin Abdulrahman


3.) “All the so-called ‘secrets of success’ will not work unless you do.” – Jaymin Shah


4.) “If it comes easy, it will go fast.” – Andrena Sawyer


5.) “We live in the land of opportunities. People come from all over the world to hustle and work their way up to places that they could only imagine or dream of.” – Farshad Asl


6.) “Take a leap of faith on your dreams, not for me and not for the society, just for yourself.” – Vinay Garg


7.) “Quit hating and trying to be like the next man. Get on your own grind and be better than the next man, whether you gotta hustle, work a job or whatever. Just do you.” – Surgeo Bell


8.) “Trouble cannot be avoided, you either go looking for it or it will come looking for you.” – Constance Friday


9.) “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” – Stephen C. Hogan

Quotes about Hustling

10.) “If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.” – Henry Rollins



Hustle Quotes To Motivate You

11.) “When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. So I did 10 times more work.” – George Bernard Shaw

Quotes about Hustling

12.) “Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.” – Sophia Loren


13.) “Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” – William James


14.) “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.


15.) “Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.” – Edward H. Harriman


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


17.) “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Pope Paul VI


18.) “Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda


19.) “The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.” – Garth Henrichs

Quotes about Hustling

20.) “You’re either changing your life or you’re not. No waiting for this or that or better weather or other hurdles. Hurdles are the change.” – Terri Guillemets



Powerful Hustle Quotes About Doing Your Best

21.) “You are a ghost. Filled with stardust, wearing the bones as the shield and the skin as the cape. Fighting every day and opening up for the new wounds in the hustle of hiding the old scars.” – Akshay Vasu

Quotes about Hustling

22.) “WATCH out for your surroundings, UPGRADE your mindset and keep FOCUS.” – Surgeo Bell


23.) “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Marcus Washling


24.) “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 should get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher


25.) “He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” – Dutch Proverb


26.) “Hustle beats talent, when talent doesn’t hustle.” – Ross Simmonds


27.) “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” – David Rockefeller


28.) “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” – Robert Tew


29.) “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban


30.) “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

Quotes about Hustling


What do you think about these hustle quotes?

Do you feel motivated yet? Inspired? Revved up?

Hustling isn’t easy. It’s going to ask you to give up the comforts that you’re used to. Maybe you’ll need to stay up late most nights.

Perhaps you’ll spend this summer knocking on doors, studying in your room, or sweating at the gym. But don’t give up! Keep on hustling until your dream is realized.

We hope that you enjoyed this collection of quotes about hustling.

Have a favorite quote you want to share? Write them down below!



  1. Cara Dopf

    April 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Sometimes you just need to keep your head down and work towards your goal. It is important to know what you are working towards at all times. Sometimes everyone just needs a little more motivation! Keep working hard, and good things will come to you.

  2. SirPhren

    May 17, 2018 at 6:58 am

    What a great quotes to renew my mind with this afternoon! Thanks!

    Surely things will come to those who wait. But they may have to wait forever for the things. We have gotta stand up and do something.


    May 18, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Those wise words has encouraged,transformed,inspired and modeled me and am now seeing the world from a different angle.
    They have now become my library Bank.

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