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.
Best Quotes about Effort
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.
If a man has done his best, what else is there?
Patton, George S.
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.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
Rockefeller, John D.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
People travel in the way of least resistance, by choosing one's environment, one will travel in a particular way.
About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..
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.
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.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
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.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.
Truman, Harry S
Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day.
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
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.
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.
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
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.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
Easy DOESN'T do it.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
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.
Taft, Robert A.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y
Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself.
Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
Garfield, James A.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
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.
Maugham, W. Somerset
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
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]
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
The one thing that matters is the effort.
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
I want you to start a crusade in you life -- to dare to be your best.
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
Occam, William Of
champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters!
What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
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.
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.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.
Dresses, H. W.
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.
One may go a long way after one is tired.
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