Effort Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old effort quotes, effort sayings, and effort proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Your dreams will take time. It will take efforts and require dedication and sacrifice. But in the end it WILL be worth it. Anurag Prakash Ray
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. Mahatma Gandhi
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. Clint Eastwood
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. Arnold Palmer
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. John Ruskin
No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. Ramana Maharshi
Putting forth the effort to succeed is tantamount to your success. Jon Jones
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy
Progress can be slow and gradual. Continue putting in effort with patience, enthusiasm and faith. Mata Amritanandamayi
Life can be boring unless you put some effort into it. John C. Maxwell
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. Lydia M. Child
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. Vince Lombardi
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. Jose Ortega Y Gasset
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. Helen Keller
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort. John Ruskin
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. Denis Waitley
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in above-average effort. Colin Powell
Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today. Tim Fargo
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts. Albert Einstein
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort. Oliver Wendell Holmes
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. Jim Rohn
People put so much effort into starting a relationship and so little effort into ending one. Marina Abramovic
All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired. Chuck Palahniuk
If I put forth a legitimate effort, then I feel like, if that doesn't work out, that's all I can do. Dave Chappelle
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection. Chuck Palahniuk
Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing. Daniel Goleman
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Samuel Johnson
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. Napoleon Hill
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. Aeschylus
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee
Make every effort matter, and always make the following effort better than the last one. Hermann J Steinherr
Understand from top to bottom what the effort requires. Bill Toomey
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. Robert Collier
It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. James Cash Penney
Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no one can live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. Elbert Hubbard
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. Napolean Hill
The greater the effort, the greater the glory. Pierre Corneille
Goals are the end results of a long hard struggle that is considered the fruit of all efforts. Hermann J Steinherr
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. Vince Lombardi
It takes a lot of effort to do things effortlessly. Alexander Den Heijer
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work. Vince Lombardi
One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest efforts. Albert Einstein
Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought. Alexander Hamilton
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore
We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it. Frank Howard Clark
My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more. Lois Capps
An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame. Bo Bennett
Failure is something many people take great efforts to avoid but failure is essential for growth and learning. Maxwell Maltz
By letting you suffer a little or work harder now and achieve it on your own, I know that I am doing you a better service than the disservice of giving you what you want without efforts. James Fray
We help each other and we both benefit from these efforts. James Fray
Nothing prospers without effort. Sophocles
What can't be done easily rarely gets done. John Taylor Wood
When you can't change the direction of the winds, adjust your sails. John Taylor Wood
The greater the price in effort, the greater the reward. John Taylor Wood
Don't wait for the ship to come in. Row out and meet it. John Taylor Wood
All human actions have one of these causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion and desire. John Taylor Wood
Sometimes, in an effort to improve one area of our life, we discover that what we're learning, is valuable to others too. Steve Supple
In an effort to become more efficient in one are, we ultimately create ways to replace it with something new. Steve Supple
It can be a shock for people to realize it still takes time & effort to realize a dream. Steve Supple
You can't live your dream if you're living like most people. Steve Supple
A child at play isn't wasting effort, like a craftsman sharpening his tools isn't wasting time. Steve Supple
A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence. Sonia Sotomayor
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. 'It's hard to be great. But it's well worth the effort. Michelangelo
The key to being successful in life and with your business is focus, knowing how and where to focus your time and efforts. Pat Williams
If you want to be successful, the key is finding something you're good at and focusing your efforts to help people. Pat Williams
Every effort in life is marked down as a win or loss. Edward Bennett Williams
The only two things in this world you can control are your effort and your attitude. Sue Enquist
Dreaming is easy, but actual moving the mountains or the hills that need moving requires some effort. Jason Edward Shiffman
Always make the needed effort to bring success into your reality. Jason Edward Shiffman
Maintaining your enthusiasm is the real difference between an impressive effort, and a total victory. Jason Edward Shiffman
Artist rarely criticize other artists because they appreciate the artistic effort. Ordinary people are often critical based on their ignorance of that effort. Jason Edward Shiffman
If you make little effort you deserve little results, everything in the universe is governed by this principle. Jason Edward Shiffman
Inspiration is given to inspire. We give what we receive. David O. Mears
We may need inspiration ourselves one hour, and be called upon to give inspiration to others the next. David O. Mears
The ability to inspire others does not necessarily require great physical strength or health. David O. Mears
Good deeds inspire remembrance in return. David O. Mears
Continue in such a work of inspiration for others, the world would take on a new appearance within less than twelve months. David O. Mears
Hard work isn't what you think it is. It's more about love than it is about money and material possessions. Michael Crews
Hard work is about loving yourself enough to be the best you can be. It's about loving the people you work with enough to be an effective team player who performs well so that everyone else can succeed, too. Michael Crews
Hard work is about using your abilities for purposes greater than yourself. You may get rich in the process, and, if you're a real hard worker, you'll use much of the wealth you generate to help others. Michael Crews
Hard work is a precious gift. If you're able to work hard, generate income for yourself, and enrich the lives of your community, then success will surely be yours. Michael Crews
Where there are difficulties, there are ways too. It you have the passion to do something and more ahead, then you can achieve everything in life. There is a need to have courage. Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
You struggle at every point in your life. You die everyday and live everyday. In these conditions, the aim before us is to please everyone be becoming better. Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
If you want to win in life and get success, then you would have to remove your weakness and make it your strength, If you prove yourself, then there would be no difference between success and you. Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Success is more of a lifestyle but a lifestyle with purpose. When every are of your life is prioritized and balanced you will begin to prosper. William A. McLean
You control your life. You control your path to success. Garrett Pierson
Desire is a choice that you hold within your heart, your mind, and your soul. The true desire within is what will lead you to action and the opportunities of success. Garrett Pierson
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. Ann Wang
Another thing that successful people have obtained in their lifetime is self-control, self-control over their thoughts, their desires, and their successes. Garrett Pierson