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Efforts Quotes

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Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Related topics: Wisdom

Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
- John F. Kennedy

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror
which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are
neither reunited with their families,
nor adopted.
- Charles Foster Bass

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Relatives cannot help you in the studios,"
she says.
"You stand or fall by your own efforts.
- Glynis Johns

An artist must possess Nature.
He must identify himself with her rhythm,
by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will
later enable him to express himself in his own language.
- Henri Matisse

Scientists under all forms of government must be able
to participate fully in international efforts.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
- Peter Straub

I wish to express my hope that the efforts of our nations,
nationalities and peoples in the direction of the development
of our democratic order will be successful.
- Girma Woldegiorgis

Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the
continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap
between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
- Nadine Gordimer

My parents were neither wealthy nor academic,
but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely
supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations,
both at school and university.
- Paul Nurse

Even as we pour hundreds of billions of dollars into
our efforts in the Middle East,
there is much that needs to be done to win the war
of ideas in the Muslim world and beyond.
- Herb Kohl

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
- Thomas Aquinas

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

When the war was over and the guys were back to shaving every day,
the editor thought the Beetle Bailey strips were hurting
their disciplinary efforts to get the guys back to routine.
- Mort Walker

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts
and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.
- James Allen

I think we will begin to see some real efforts made
to do things like protecting Social Security and Medicare.
- John Dingell

Respect your efforts, respect yourself.
Self-respect leads to self-discipline.
When you have both firmly under your belt,
that's real power.
- Clint Eastwood

Strong efforts may be made to deny the place,
to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things
will break through that silence.
- John Haynes

But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts
designed to achieve greater diversity are,
in the end, not race neutral.
- Adam Schiff

I am extremely proud of my service with the government
and my efforts to help safeguard public health and
protect our country against the scourge of offensive biological warfare.
- Steven Hatfill

I would not encourage children or teens to multitask
because we don't know where those efforts may lead.
- Marilyn vos Savant

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of
the blessings we receive in life,
work and love.
The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
- Peter McWilliams

The experience reminds me of a favorite saying:
Most of the yield from research efforts comes from
the coal that is mined while looking for diamonds.
- Paul D. Boyer

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
Which rests wholly upon yourself.
So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
- Thomas Paine

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation,
while the simple efforts of politeness are admired;
even in those who are otherwise despised.
- Bryant H. McGill

The ABA works tirelessly in its efforts involving the first line of defense:
the prevention of burn injuries.
- Richard Neal

Men are convinced of your arguments,
your sincerity,
and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
- Albert Camus

I did not imagine that the second half of my life would
be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science.
- Joseph Rotblat

The individual who has to justify his existence by
his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
- Eric Hoffer

The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another
older interest which became much more active during this period,
partly as a consequence of my own efforts.
- Philip Warren Anderson

Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies
and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of
individuals and communities working to rebuild.
- Bobby Jindal

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical
efforts to secure the desired end.
- George Santayana

I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace,
which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples.
- Frank B. Kellogg

I never apologize for my efforts to support worthy projects that Alabama.
- Richard Shelby

Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented,
interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose
existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
- Elizabeth Janeway

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

I am more fond of achieving than striving.
My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless.
My efforts must soon be crowned with success,
or discontinued.
- Carolyn Wells

My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability
to articulate our conservative message and to provide
new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly.
- Philip E. Berger

Probably all the books I've ever written have been
efforts to define the boundaries of humanity.
- Fred Saberhagen

As one of the voices of rural New Yorkers in Congress,
I am committed to supporting efforts such as these
that will make a real impact in people's lives.
- John M. McHugh

The defense of our rights and our dignity,
as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome
by the feeling of hatred -
this is the road we have chosen.
- Lech Walesa

Most achievements in science are to a certain degree group efforts.
- Willard Libby

The President so far has struck me as a man who is
trying hard to keep his balance.
He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions.
- Henry L. Stimson

House Democrats have tried to increase port security
funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years,
and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time.
- Dennis Cardoza

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it,
we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
- Frank Moore Colby

There is so much to do, and I want to continue my efforts.
- Janet Reno

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that
environmental preservation and restoration are a critical
part of the legacy we leave to future generations.
- Sue Kelly

We are here, not because we are law-breakers;
we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.
- Emmeline Pankhurst

This is the way federal land management should work.
Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts.
- Dirk Kempthorne

Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers,
prevention efforts naturally begin with it.
- Bernard Levin

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing
youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.
- Ben Lindsey

Already, China has undermined U.S.
foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan.
We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil.
- Jo Ann Emerson

The United States is not stingy.
We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world.
- Colin Powell

I have never been afraid of making patriots;
but I disdain and despise all their efforts.
- Robert Walpole

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you
in your efforts to believe it.
- Wilson Mizner

War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing.
- Louis Mumford

Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating
those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.
- Walt Disney

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts,
is to become acquainted with Truth.
- Eliza Farnham

Cambodia possesses now the rights to look far into
the future and everything for making a future construction
is waiting for the Cambodian own efforts.
- Hun Sen

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are
engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement.
By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement,
without limit.
- Felix Adler

The Director of the Laboratory, George Reynolds,
was most supportive of my efforts to work independently.
There followed for ten years a glorious time for research.
- James Cronin

There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia,
that, as sometimes happens in history,
the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them.
- Stephen Cohen

Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time.
The best management of our time thus becomes linked
inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.
- Ted W. Engstrom

The contribution of Islam to history and modern civilization
is the product of the efforts of peoples of many races
and tongues which came to accept its way of life.
- Aly Khan

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines
in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts -
the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
- Richard Wagner

All school districts receive funds from the federal government,
through the Department of Education,
to support anti-drug education efforts.
- John Walters

It stands, essentially, for the application of increased
energy to the efforts already undertaken by my ministry
since 1934 with the results shown in the above statistics.
- Hjalmar Schacht


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