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Effort Quotes

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

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Nature

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them -
they are individual and stylish.
- Vivienne Westwood

The effort required by your endeavor now is not as
hard as dealing with your regret later.
- Mike Hawkins

The uniqueness of the unit was more or less that it
was focused on a single individual.
It was really the first time the agency had done that sort of effort.
- Michael Scheuer

We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups,
to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.
- Chen Shui-bian

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
- Lydia M. Child

The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort.
- Felix Frankfurter

The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
- Pierre Corneille

When you work in TV, it's such a group effort,
it's not about you.
- Kylie Minogue

Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest
of all comment because it requires not a modicum of
the effort that suggestion requires.
- Chuck Jones

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

But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort
and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer.
- Paul Berg

Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged
responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing
a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
- Paul Berg

Fires can't be made with dead embers,
nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men.
Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns
even labor into pleasant tasks.
- James A. Baldwin

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

Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all.
Wonderful.
- Rex Stout

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

There is only one situation I can think of in which
men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do.
It is when they are in love and reading a love letter.
- Mortimer Adler

I think this is a very good look at how to tackle this effort.
The resources and the talent are here,
but now we've got to move forward with some sort of direction.
- Alvin Williams

Tell him I mind having to look pretty,
that's what I mind, because it is so much more of an effort.
- Emma Thompson

If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed,
the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and
urgently strive toward a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Quality is never an accident.
It is always the result of intelligent effort.
- John Ruskin

I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama
thinking that I might make the team,
might be a captain's pick.
I made the effort to go over there.
- Payne Stewart

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence,
to recreate it in the eternal.
- George Santayana

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity
prevented them from making a first effort.
- Sydney Smith

While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand,
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in
a shameless effort to tear us apart.
- Ken Mehlman

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance,
sweeps away all obstacles.
- Claude M. Bristol

It's a journey, it's a fight everyday.
There was a real effort to stay in the program...
So far this has been a very successful rehab.
- Peter Hobson

I was determined that if I failed it wouldn't be due to lack of effort.
- Heston Blumenthal

Our photographs are filthier and our stories are more disgusting.
We make no effort to be artistic.
- Al Goldstein

The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort,
any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
- Elias Canetti

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that
there has been effort stored up in the past.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
- William James

I would have preferred to be successful here with a
piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort...
rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works.
- Camille Claudel

Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise.
In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
- Sextus Propertius


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