Effort Quotes

Black elk, native american - continuous effort is the key to unlocking our...
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Philip Dormer Chesterfield

Theodore roosevelt - it is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have...
No matter how hard you work for success if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible.
Baudjuin
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
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Banniste

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different - To realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.
John Martin Fische
Ronald reagan - tonight we are launching an effort which holds...
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
A. A. Milne
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out...
Robert J. Collie
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
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that 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, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933
Beyond every effort put first, lies an undiscovered opportunity.
Cassia Lewis
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
Author Unknown
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
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright
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 Adle
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
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Vince Lombardi
Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
Alexis Carrel
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
Happiness is in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin Roosevelt
If our actions stem from honesty, kindness, caring, and vision, then no matter what the result of our efforts, we have added something of value to our souls and to the world.
Joan Boysenko, Pocketful of Miracles
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
Herodotus
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill
I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it.
Wilson Mizne
A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.
Michael Winner, British film directo
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
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
Quality is never an accident it is always the result of intelligent effort.
John Ruskin
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
H. L. Mencken
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
Take death for example. A great deal of our effort goes into avoiding it. We make extraordinary efforts to delay it, and often consider its intrusion a tragic event. Yet we? d find it hard to live without it. Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.
Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
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
He was a genius - That is to say, a man who does superlatively and without obvious effort something that most people cannot do by the uttermost exertion of their abilities.
Robertson Davies, "Fifth Business".
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
Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
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
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