Effort Quotes

Unknown - life is too short to settle for anything less...
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?
Elbert Hubbard

Franklin d. roosevelt, first inaugural address, mar. 4, 1933 - the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - -...
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
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.
John Ruskin
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

Tonight we are launching an effort which holds the promise of changing the course of human history.
Ronald Reagan
Orison swett marden - when a man feels throbbing within him the power...
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over - Organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Eda J. Le Shan
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
The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.
W. J. Cameron
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Arnold Bennett
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
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
Life is an effort that deserves a better cause.
Karl Kraus
Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
H. L. Mencken
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
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of effort is the measure of the results.
James Allen
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
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 1, Introduction
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".
For with slight efforts how should we obtain great results It is foolish even to desire it.
Euripides
Book dedication To myself, without whose inspired and tireless efforts this book would not have been possible.
Al Jaffee
Be positive in addressing the envelope to your future, For enclosed are your efforts from the past. Be certain of the postage and double check what class.
Unknown
Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
Alexis Carrel
America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. No natural boundary seems to be set to the efforts of man and in his eyes what is not yet done is only what he has not attempted to do. - From Democracy in America.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.
Barbara Tobe
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Anon.
Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
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
Quality is never an accident it is always the result of intelligent effort.
John Ruskin
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Gloria Pitze
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
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.
Anne Rice
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
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Banniste