Effort Quotes

Anna garlin spence - the failure of women to produce genius of the...
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Gloria Pitze

Wilson mizne - i hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts...
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.
John Ruskin
Toleration is the greatest gift of mind, it requires that same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Hellen Kelle
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - - Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Richard Milhous Nixon

This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
Zig Zigla
Unknown - life is too short to settle for anything less...
Continuous effort is the key to unlocking our potential.
Black Elk, Native American
When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - This is happiness, this is success.
Orison Swett Marden
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Banniste
Propose to any englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the english mind is directed to find a difficulty, defect or an impossibility in it.
Charles Babbage
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
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
In my wide association in life, meeting with many and great men in various parts of the world, I have yet to find the man, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirit of criticism.
Charles M. Schwa
Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.
Dr. Thomas Dooley
The real tradegy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort - He never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.
Arnold Bennett
Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.
Barbara Tobe
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Clu
Life is an effort that deserves a better cause.
Karl Kraus
The essence of living is discovering. Indeed, it is the joy of discovering that makes life worth the effort.
Vijay Krishna
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out...
Robert J. Collie
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein
Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.
Stephen Leacock
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
David Viscott
On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that all their efforts shall not have been in vain.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 1, Introduction
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Erich Fromm
It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them... At least he who reaches will get a good stretch, a good view, and perhaps even a low - Hanging apple for his efforts.
R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn
Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi
Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
Orison Swett Marden
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
J. W. Alexande
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
Alexander Hamilton
A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.
Michael Winner, British film directo
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
When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - This is happiness, this is success.
Orison Swett Marden
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated.
Alexander Osborn