Effort Quotes

This is our collection of Effort Quotes and sayings..
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
~Proverb

Effort doesn’t just mean physical or mental labor. It is about anything that you put yourself into.
eg: Checkout this quote by Tom Robbins
“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
~Edward H. Harriman

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
~Thomas Edison

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
~ Napoleon Hill

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. ~Sidney J. Phillips

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

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.
~Garth Henrichs

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

There’s nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.
~Mark Burnett

If you can’t excell with talent, triumph with effort.
~Dave Weinbaum

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

Things don’t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
~James A. Garfield

It’s not enough to be busy. The question is: What are we busy about?
~ Henry David Thoreau

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.
~Sam Ewing

The footprint of the owner is the best manure.
~English Proverb

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.
~Mark Twain

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
~Will Rogers

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
~ Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall

The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one’s own efforts.
~Albert Einstein

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
~George Santayana

Most of us can easily do two things at once; what’s all but impossible is to do one thing at once. ~Mignon McLaughlin

In all human affairs there are efforts and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result
~James Allen

The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
~Sarah Brown

No one knows what he can do till he tries.
~Publilius Syrus

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
~Publilius Syrus

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
~José Ortega y Gassett

People know you for what you’ve done, not for what you plan to do.
~Author Unknown

If you can walk, you can run.
~Publilius Syrus

Man stands for long time with mouth open before roast duck flies in.
~Chinese Saying

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
~T.S. Eliot

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
~Publilius Syrus

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
~Benjamin Franklin

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
~Vince Lombardi

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

There are no easy methods of learning difficult things; the method is to close your door, give out that you are not at home, and work. ~Joseph de Maistre

Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment.
~Heywood Hale Broun

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
~J.G. Holland

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
~Napoleon Hill

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

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
~Ulysses S. Grant

He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
~Joseph Heller

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

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.
~American Proverb

God gave us two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Head you win, tail you lose.
~Author Unknown

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
~Napoleon Hill

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
~Napoleon Hill

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

No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
~Plutarch

He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him. ~Dutch Proverb

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