Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
Best Quotes about Effort
Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
Mckay, David O.
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Kennedy, John F.
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.
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
Racing takes everything you've got -- intellectually, emotionally, physically -- and then you have to find about ten percent more and use that too.
If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
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.
I want you to start a crusade in you life -- to dare to be your best.
About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.
Pope John I
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
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 bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.
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]
champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters!
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
Rockefeller, John D.
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
Easy DOESN'T do 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.
Truman, Harry S
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.
Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
Garfield, James A.
What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
One may go a long way after one is tired.
It's the last inch that counts.
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
Kennedy, John F.
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.
If a man has done his best, what else is there?
Patton, George S.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
The one thing that matters is the effort.
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
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