Effort Quotes

Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.

Milan Kundera

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles.

Claude M. Bristol

You'll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening

Sara Paddison

Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.

Milan Kundera

Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition.

Walter Savage Landor

We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?

Bud Wilkinson

The single greatest test of Life is this: How much are you willing to struggle -- to spend time, energy, and effort -- to reach a desired outcome?

Laura Teresa Marquez

Guns are neat little things, aren't they? They can kill extraordinary people with very little effort.

John W. Hinckley, Jr.

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.

Arnold Palmer

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge

My life is -- as if each person I know was born with a beautiful book with golden edges on each page -- and each of us can read the language of our own book -- containing our own unique values, ideas, insights and direction, yet we cannot read the language of anyone else's book, and they cannot read our book. And, then, you and I started talking and I discovered that while the words in your book are different from mine, the language of your book is exactly the same as mine -- and words flow and flow between us without effort. Then, I looked closer in my book and I saw beautiful, happy pictures of you and your family...and I smiled

Laura Teresa Marquez

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win

Arnold Palmer

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

George Orwell

No one bill will cure the problem of spam. It will take a combined effort of legislation, litigation, enforcement, customer education, and technology solutions.

David Baker

Whether we meditate individually or collectively, there is one thing we absolutely must do: we have to meditate consciously. Making an unconscious effort is like forcing oneself to play football in spite of one's utmost unwillingness. One plays, but gets no joy. Conscious effort is like playing football most willingly. One gets real joy. Similarly, conscious meditation gives us inner Delight from the soul

Sri Chinmoy

Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.

Charles Baudelaire

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

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

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.

Orison Swett Marden

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

Napoleon Hill

An avowal of poverty is no disgrace to any man; to make no effort to escape it is indeed disgraceful.

Thucydides

A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.

Walt Disney

In the effort to give good and comforting answers to the young questioners whom we love, we very often arrive at good and comforting answers for ourselves

Ruth Goode

If you could equate the amount of time and effort put in mentally and physically into succeeding on the baseball field and measured it by the dirt on your uniform, mine would have been black.

Mike Schmidt

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