It's the last inch that counts.
Best Quotes about Effort
Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
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.
If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.
Pope John I
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Kennedy, John F.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
One may go a long way after one is tired.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
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]
There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
Cervantes, Miguel De
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.
If a man has done his best, what else is there?
Patton, George S.
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 one thing that matters is the effort.
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..
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.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
Much effort, much prosperity.
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.
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.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
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.
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.
In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
Kennedy, John F.
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
Mckay, David O.
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.
I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.
Racing takes everything you've got -- intellectually, emotionally, physically -- and then you have to find about ten percent more and use that too.
When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters!
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y
Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!
Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.
Truman, Harry S
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.
Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself.
People travel in the way of least resistance, by choosing one's environment, one will travel in a particular way.
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average 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.
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
Rockefeller, John D.
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
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