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Effort Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Effort are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Nature

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt


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A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,
full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Anything that costs you more hours of effort or worry
than it brings you hours of enjoyment
is a candidate for downsizing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We all have an instinctive fear of the unseen.
Make a conscious effort to discover
and embrace the unfamiliar -
to view the unknown not as a lurking monster,
but as a glorious adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What is human warfare but just this;
an effort to make the laws of God and
nature take sides with one party.
- Henry David Thoreau

Living never wore one out
so much as the effort not to live.
- Anais Nin

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles

In most communities it is illegal
to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly.
Should it not be considered serious international misconduct
to manufacture a general war scare
in an effort to achieve local political aims?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind;
it requires the same effort of the brain
that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
- Helen Keller

Believe that none of the effort you put
into coming closer to God is ever wasted -
even if in the end you don't achieve
what you are striving for.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old
age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank Howard Clark

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
- Bruce Lee

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge,
education, hard work and effort.
It teaches us about enjoying ourselves,
having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
- Kamisese Mara

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid
for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
- Denis Waitley

A winning effort begins with preparation.
- Joe Gibbs

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of a good example and respect
for universal fundamental ethical principles.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing.
- Daniel Goleman

No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol
and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other
single factor to make impossible a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings.
- Matt Drudge

When we are honest - that's my saying -
if we are honest then we will reveal ourselves.
But we do not have to make an effort to be individualistic,
different from others.
- Josef Albers

I would do anything to keep looking the job.
I think you make an extra effort if you're on show.
- Joanna Lumley

The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations,
and to eliminate human liability to error is probably
as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
- Howard Aiken

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
- James Whitcomb Riley

It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue
severity in correcting faults is liable at times to
discourage a boy's mind from effort.
- Quintilian

We must put together countries that produce drugs,
countries that traffic, and countries that consume,
and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime.
- Vicente Fox

Good character is not formed in a week or a month.
It is created little by little, day by day.
Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
- Heraclitus

Writing fiction is...
an endless and always defeated effort to capture some
quality of life without killing it.
- Rose Wilder Lane

Law without education is a dead letter.
With education the needed law follows without effort and,
of course, with power to execute itself;
indeed,
it seems to execute itself.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself
a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
- Chinua Achebe

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success
when it is made in place of your best effort or when
it is used as the object of the blame.
- Bo Bennett

There is no investment you can make which will pay
you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good
cheer through your establishment.
- Orison Swett Marden

Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted
war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
- Herodotus

Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life.
Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that,
seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities
even more sharply by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for
many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
- Thomas A. Edison

I do NOT think that PC gaming is over...
it will always be the choice of the gaming enthusiast
who is willing to put in the extra effort for a richer,
more rewarding experience.
- Mike Wilson

The work in S, M, L, XL was almost suicidal.
It required so much effort that our office almost went bankrupt.
- Rem Koolhaas

Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills.
It is not the effort nor the failure tires.
The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.
- William Empson

Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort
to remain a civilized man.
- Leonard Woolf

We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington,
we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort.
- John Ashcroft

I've never made any effort to hide what happened.
I served my time, I've tried to learn and move on.
- Victor Salva

He was a silly guy.
Out - do the other guy.
That was his effort at all times.
- Cab Calloway

My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself,
after all it is a solo effort.
- Adrian Belew

Law represents the effort of man to organize society;
governments,
the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster.
The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death.
- Dick Durbin

I really didn't try to make an effort to make urban music,
but I am a product of my inspirations.
- Justin Timberlake

Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work.
We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
- Lewis Thomas


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