Effort Quotes

There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. [It is] when they are in love and reading a love letter.

Mortimer Adler

The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature

Arnold Bennett

Every effort for progress, for enlightenment, for science, for religious, political, and economic liberty, emanates from the minority, and not from the mass

Emma Goldman

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 Fischer

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.

Enrique Jardiel Poncela

Happiness is a byproduct of an effort to make someone else happy

Gretta Brooker Palmer

Envy has the ugliness of a trapped rat that has gnawed its own foot in its effort to escape.

Angus Wilson

Continuous excellent effort, not maximum strength or superior IQ, is thekey to unlocking your potential as an achiever.

Greg Werner

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.

Liane Cardes

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.

Erich Fromm

What is difficulty? Only a word indicating the degree of effort required to accomplish something! A mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a scarecrow to children and fools and a stimulus to real men.

Samuel Warren

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.

James Arthur Baldwin

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.

John Ruskin

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

William A. Foster

Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.

Ted W. Engstrom

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

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.

Denis Waitley

In Karma-yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear [of birth and death].

Bhagavad Gita

Men's need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness; we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it

Marilyn French

If you can't excell with talent, triumph with effort.

Dave Weinbaum

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

Claude M. Bristol

The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Liane Cordes

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