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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

There was no indication of panic.
The broken files marched back in steady step.
The effort was nobly made and failed from the blows
that could not be fended.
- James Longstreet

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world;
it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
- George Sand

The best that an individual can do is to concentrate
on what he or she can do,
in the course of a burning effort to do it better.
- Elizabeth Bowen

And each book has to receive your best effort every single time.
No slacking.
- Nora Roberts

Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes
against humanity because it is an effort to systematically
wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives.
- Jerry Costello

There're so many things I want to do,
like become more media savvy.
I am too lazy.
But I'm making an effort.
- Ajay Devgan

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

Everything I did that required effort,
I opened my mouth.
Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth.
- Betty Cuthbert

The constant effort towards population,
which is found even in the most vicious societies,
increases the number of people before the means of
subsistence are increased.
- Thomas Malthus

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

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
- Napoleon Hill

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

Men's need to dominate women may be based in their
own sense of marginality or emptiness;
we do not know its root,
and men are making no effort to discover it.
- Marilyn French

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

Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to
cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it.
- John Burns

The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful
effort on the part of the Company to bring about a
better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

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

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

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

An organized effort is making to deceive the people.
There are two great enemies of thought and progress,
the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
- Mary Elizabeth Lease

The history of all countries shows that the working
class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop
only trade-union consciousness.
- Vladimir Lenin

They say I am a regulator and I think it is just an
effort not to comply with the decree.
I do not do anything except what the decree requires me to do.
- Harold H. Greene

Our success in Singapore was a Herculean effort by the whole team.
Now I am determined to deliver on all we promised.
I will be watching like a hawk.
- Sebastian Coe

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented -
and unprecedentedly profitable -
effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
- L. Neil Smith

One of the first items of Congressional business in
2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act.
- Roger Wicker

The largest single contributor to Iraq's security is
that effort of Iraqi people who continue to step forward
to join the various Iraqi security forces.
- Craig L. Thomas

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in
terms of the not worth knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

I think each player and myself live things differently
because I have no physical effort to make.
- Guy Forget

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

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

When I entered the field in July 1958 I believed what
they told me about radiation risks.
I spent much effort reducing the dose to patients in radiology.
- John Cameron

The achievements of an organization are the results
of the combined effort of each individual.
- Vince Lombardi

If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can.
My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.
- Denzel Washington

Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.
- Ernest Shackleton

When I write I simply follow my heart.
And my flights of fantasy.
It is not done with a conscious effort.
I'm continually inspired and write reflexively.
- Kim Elizabeth


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