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

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Nature

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop
to jump through means eventually I'll make the effort.
- Thomas Lynch

To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take
hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen
them beyond our knowledge.
- Phillips Brooks

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
- James Whitcomb Riley

Men's need to dominate women may be based in their
own sense of marginality or emptiness;
we do not know its root,
and men are making no effort to discover it.
- Marilyn French

The history of all countries shows that the working
class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop
only trade-union consciousness.
- Vladimir Lenin

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
- Lydia M. Child

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

Last year, I co-sponsored the Highlands Conservation
Act and in a bipartisan effort we passed the bill through Congress.
- Sue Kelly

It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort...
than a prarie fire by a gardener's watering pot.
- Judah Philip Benjamin

You must not for one instant give up the effort to
build new lives for yourselves.
Creativity means to push open the heavy,
groaning doorway to life.
- Daisaku Ikeda

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

Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to
cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it.
- John Burns

A minute of perfection was worth the effort.
A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
- Chuck Palahniuk

The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations,
and to eliminate human liability to error is probably
as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
- Howard Aiken

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

One of the first items of Congressional business in
2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act.
- Roger Wicker

In the final phase of cocaine intoxication,
when suicide is likely, the victim cannot save himself by an effort of will.
He has lost the power.
- Carroll O'Connor

And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship,
all this prostitution of idealism and manhood,
to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!
- Harry Pollitt

I find a lot of young filmmakers make too much of an
effort to be trendy and they can be pretentious.
- Sadie Frost

The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted
to strengthen their power,
and the resistance to that effort caused an immense
growth of Parliamentary influence.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can.
My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.
- Denzel Washington

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds
seemed entirely against me.
I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
- Arnold Palmer

The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy,
which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy,
an august civil polity or a great art.
- Ralph A. Cram

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

Guns are neat little things, aren't they? They can
kill extraordinary people with very little effort.
- John W. Hinckley, Jr.

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is.
It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the
best possible under any and all circumstances.
- Orison Swett Marden

I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time,
I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing.
So I finally made a serious effort.
- Fred Saberhagen

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
- Denis Waitley

Law represents the effort of man to organize society;
governments,
the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We wanted to take as much time and effort making the
video as we did the song.
- Adam Jones

Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work.
We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
- Lewis Thomas

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of a good example and respect
for universal fundamental ethical principles.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all.
Wonderful.
- Rex Stout

Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
- William James


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