Effort Quotes

These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off.

Giorgio Vasari

To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.

Igor Stravinsky

All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.

Anna C. Brackett

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding.

Marc Chagall

Your equipment DOES NOT affect the quality of your image. The less time and effort you spend worrying about your equipment the more time and effort you can spend creating great images. The right equipment just makes it easier, faster or more convenient for you to get the results you need.

Ken Rockwell

Avoid fragmentation: Find your focus and seek simplicity. Purposeful living calls for elegant efficiency and economy of effort—expanding the minimum time and energy necessary to achieve desired goals.

Dan Millman

It is not ease but effort, not facility but difficult, that makes man. There is perhaps no station in life in which difficulties do not have to be encountered and overcome before any decided means of success can be achieved.

Samuel Smiles

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

The fun you get from golf is in direct ratio to the effort you don't put into it.

Bob Allen

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you

Arnold Palmer

Playing the game I have learned the meaning of humility. It has given me an understanding of futility of the human effort.

Abba Eban

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.

Fran Lebowitz

What was any art but an effort to make a sheath, a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose?

Willa Sibert Cather

There can be no permanent progress in the battle against hunger until the agencies that fight for increased food production and those that fight for population control unite in a common effort.

Norman Ernest Borlaug

Always focus on your effort, instead of the results of that effort.

Russell Simmons

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.

Denis Waitley

It is not easy to make an effort and to remember all the little personalia of some one one has loved very much, and by whom one has been loved.

Isa Bowman

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

Jim Rohn

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual

Vincent Thomas

Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

Rabindranath Tagore

If photography were difficult in the true sense . . . that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output.

Ansel Adams

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

Ansel Adams

And protect your heart from being inclined toward what you have renounced of people and desires and wishes and option and effort and from losing patience and harmony and pleasure with God at the time of the befalling of calamity.

Abdul Qadir Gilani

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