77 quotes about Effort
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champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters!
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The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. For mortals, the easy life of the gods would be a lifeless life.
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If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
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I've always tried to do my best on the ball field. I can't do any more than that. I always try to give one hundred percent; and if my team loses, I come back and give one hundred percent the next day.
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It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
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Easy DOESN'T do it.
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You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what is left.
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The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. [Ecclesiastes 9:11]
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Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
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Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!
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The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
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There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
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I want you to start a crusade in you life -- to dare to be your best.
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Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.
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Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
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The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all.
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The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
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Much effort, much prosperity.
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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.
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Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
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Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
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Racing takes everything you've got -- intellectually, emotionally, physically -- and then you have to find about ten percent more and use that too.
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If one has not given everything, one has given nothing.
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Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
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God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.
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We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead.
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People travel in the way of least resistance, by choosing one's environment, one will travel in a particular way.
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Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day.
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I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win -- if you don't you won t.
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What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
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When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
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In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
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But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man's bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
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Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there -- or failing to get there.
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It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man. For it is not by the possession, but the search after truth that he enlarges his power, wherein alone consists his ever-increasing perfection.
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The smallest effort is not lost. Each wavelet on the ocean tost aids in the ebb-tide or the flow; each rain-drop makes some floweret blow; each struggle lessens human woe.
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I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.
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Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself.
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Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
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What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
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It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
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Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
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The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
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If a man has done his best, what else is there?
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I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.
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If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.
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The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
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If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
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One may go a long way after one is tired.
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I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
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For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
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You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
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Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
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There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
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Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience.
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The one thing that matters is the effort.
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Nothing can come of nothing.
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Doing your own thing is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource.
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You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
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Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
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Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
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When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
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The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own way. We must not create a deterrent to hard work.
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If your efforts are sometimes greeted with indifference, don't lose heart. The sun puts on a wonderful show at daybreak, yet most of the people in the audience go on sleeping.
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Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.
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The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.
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Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
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It's the last inch that counts.
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If you torture data long enough, it will tell you anything you want !
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If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
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Have you ever watched a stonecutter at work? He will hammer away at a rock for perhaps a 100 times without a crack showing in it. Then, on the 101st blow, it will split in two. It is not that blow alone which accomplished the result, but the 100 others that went before as well.
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About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..
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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.
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The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
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I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
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If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
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