Effort Quotes

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

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

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

Helen Keller

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
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