Best Quotes about Effort
Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.
Dresses, H. W.
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.
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.
If you torture data long enough, it will tell you anything you want !
Much effort, much prosperity.
If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.
Pope John I
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
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.
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
Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
Mckay, David O.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
Occam, William Of
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
Cervantes, Miguel De
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.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
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.
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.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.
Truman, Harry S
If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
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 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.
In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
Kennedy, John F.
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.
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.
Easy DOESN'T do it.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Kennedy, John F.
Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!
champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters!
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
Rockefeller, John D.
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.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y
I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
I want you to start a crusade in you life -- to dare to be your best.
When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
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
Racing takes everything you've got -- intellectually, emotionally, physically -- and then you have to find about ten percent more and use that too.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
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.
Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
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