Success - Hard Work

Learn from these maxims on achieving success through hard work from African-Americans who have struggled.

I believe in doing better work. Just like the old saying, 'You don't get older, you get better.
Michael Jackson

I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
Ralph Abernathy

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
Michael Jordan

It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.
Oprah Winfrey

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Booker T. Washington

Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou

The talk of winning our share is not the easy one of disengagement and flight, but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps, of disappointments, and of sweet success.
Roy Wilkins

There is no "i" in team but there is in win.
Michael Jordan

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.
Ralph Bunche, Journal of Negro Education