Effort Quotes

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
Herodotus - some men give up their designs when they have...

Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
Charlotte Bronte
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela
A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim.
Chuck Jones
Ronald reagan - tonight we are launching an effort which holds...

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
I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope - - An impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.
John Fowles, The Magus
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of effort is the measure of the results.
James Allen
Any effort that has self - Glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster.
Robert M. Pirsig
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
Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.
Barbara Tobe
Constant and determined effort breaks down all resistence and sweeps away all obstacles.
Claude M Bristol
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
Black elk, native american - continuous effort is the key to unlocking our...
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
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
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
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 1, Introduction
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.
James Allen
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
Calvin Coolidge
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Vince Lombardi
Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
Pierre Corneille
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
No matter how much spin, effort, lunch or dinner you give the media, they will not fail to notice whether you have won or lost.
Robin Renwick, former British ambassador to the United States
For the great mass of mankind, the only saving grace needed is a steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart for the short moment of each human effort.
Joseph Conrad
Life is too short to settle for anything less than a 110 effort.
Unknown
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Og Mandino
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
What thwarts us and demands of us the greatest effort is also what can teach us most.
Matthew Arnold
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
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
Author Unknown
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
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Clu
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
H. L. Mencken
The essence of living is discovering. Indeed, it is the joy of discovering that makes life worth the effort.
Vijay Krishna
A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.
Michael Winner, British film directo