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Motivational Effort Quotes

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Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Nature

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard


 

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,
full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We all have an instinctive fear of the unseen.
Make a conscious effort to discover
and embrace the unfamiliar -
to view the unknown not as a lurking monster,
but as a glorious adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anything that costs you more hours of effort or worry
than it brings you hours of enjoyment
is a candidate for downsizing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

What is human warfare but just this;
an effort to make the laws of God and
nature take sides with one party.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge,
education, hard work and effort.
It teaches us about enjoying ourselves,
having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
- Kamisese Mara

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind;
it requires the same effort of the brain
that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
- Helen Keller

Believe that none of the effort you put
into coming closer to God is ever wasted -
even if in the end you don't achieve
what you are striving for.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid
for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old
age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank Howard Clark

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
- Bruce Lee

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

Living never wore one out
so much as the effort not to live.
- Anais Nin

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles

In most communities it is illegal
to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly.
Should it not be considered serious international misconduct
to manufacture a general war scare
in an effort to achieve local political aims?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time.
The best management of our time thus becomes linked
inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.
- Ted W. Engstrom

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself
a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
- Chinua Achebe

I just find that the harder you work and the more effort you put into yourself,
the better you'll be.
- Jason Schwartzman

I think this is a very good look at how to tackle this effort.
The resources and the talent are here,
but now we've got to move forward with some sort of direction.
- Alvin Williams

In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort.
- Alvin Ailey

My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort.
- Hans Frank

It's been such a group effort.
When you're a new band and you have limited resources,
you end up getting people that are there because they love what you do,
and that's great.
- Balthazar Getty

Good character is not formed in a week or a month.
It is created little by little, day by day.
Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
- Heraclitus

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
- Aeschylus

We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has
been given to us without any thought or effort on our part.
It just comes!
That is the miracle of it.
- William Griffith Wilson

Our success in Singapore was a Herculean effort by the whole team.
Now I am determined to deliver on all we promised.
I will be watching like a hawk.
- Sebastian Coe

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law,
but being a form of moral effort.
- Stephen Leacock

So, for me, working with larger companies has often been very satisfying,
precisely because of the ability of bringing critical
mass to bear on a given effort.
- Vinton Cerf

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence,
to recreate it in the eternal.
- George Santayana

Writing fiction is...
an endless and always defeated effort to capture some
quality of life without killing it.
- Rose Wilder Lane

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of
intensive physical effort.
- Pierre de Coubertin

This is a bipartisan effort.
This is just good common sense.
This is where the public wants us to go.
They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil.
- Sam Brownback

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for
many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
- Thomas A. Edison

Fortunately art is a community effort -
a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
- Allen Ginsberg

Fame is a constant effort.
- Jules Renard

Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always
make an effort to give people more than they expect.
- Scott Hamilton

Allowing yourself to smile takes 99% of the effort.
- Simon Travaglia

Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing.
- Daniel Goleman

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station,
who did not do better work and put forth greater effort
under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
- Charles Schwab

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority
with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
- Walter Lippmann

Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
- Alexis Carrel

The generality have considered that disease is but
a confused and disordered effort in Nature,
thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain.
- Thomas Sydenham

There're so many things I want to do,
like become more media savvy.
I am too lazy.
But I'm making an effort.
- Ajay Devgan

We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit;
perhaps it is larger than ours is,
for it can take in almost anything without effort.
- Christopher Morley

Evil is committed without effort, naturally,
fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
- Charles Baudelaire

John Brown's effort was peculiar.
It was not a slave insurrection.
- George Haven Putnam

The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort,
any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
- Elias Canetti

The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort.
- Felix Frankfurter

Effort and result are never simultaneous.
In art, only the result counts.
- Jose Bergamin


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