If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.
Best Quotes about Effort
What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
Garfield, James A.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
If a man has done his best, what else is there?
Patton, George S.
About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..
I want you to start a crusade in you life -- to dare to be your best.
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.
Lawrence, D. H.
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.
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.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
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.
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.
It's the last inch that counts.
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.
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.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
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
If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.
Pope John I
If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself.
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.
Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!
One may go a long way after one is tired.
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.
champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters!
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
Rockefeller, John D.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
Cervantes, Miguel De
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.
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.
Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.
Dresses, H. W.
Much effort, much prosperity.
Easy DOESN'T do it.
The one thing that matters is the effort.
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Racing takes everything you've got -- intellectually, emotionally, physically -- and then you have to find about ten percent more and use that too.
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.
In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
Kennedy, John F.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
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]
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
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