Selected Quotes about Effort

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. -- Richard Bach

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

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

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -- Sir Winston Churchill

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up? -- Marian Wright Edelman

We aim above the mark to hit the mark. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. -- Harry Firestone

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree. -- Thomas Fuller

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. -- Johann von Goethe

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. -- Thomas Jefferson

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. -- Thomas Jefferson

The Mathemagician nodded knowingly and stroked his chin several times. “You’ll find,” he remarked gently, “that the only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that’s hardly worth the effort.” -- Norton Juster

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. -- Helen Keller

Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it. -- Tom Lehrer

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. -- Vince Lombardi

Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. -- Vince Lombardi

The heights by great men reached and kept Were not obtained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone. -- Laurence J. Peter

Beyond the mountains there are mountains again. -- Haitian proverb

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. -- Will Rogers

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -- Theodore Roosevelt

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. -- George Santayana

To do two things at once is to do neither. -- Publilius Syrus

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. -- John Wesley

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. -- Lin Yutang

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