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Funny Effort Quotes
Funny Quotes about Effort

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,
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

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

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

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life.
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

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

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

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

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

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the
joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air,
is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
- Erich Fromm

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

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them,
but by building a fire within.
- Bob Nelson

A winning effort begins with preparation.
- Joe Gibbs

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

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

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence
against women becomes a government's obligation,
not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch

Interestingly, the American Embassy mentioned that
our efficient relief effort has significantly improved
the image of the United States among the Pakistani people.
- Jon Porter

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

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

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

I make no conscious effort to be tough,
or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called.
- James M. Cain

It was my effort, in depicting the West,
to depict it as it was.
- Buffalo Bill

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

The Cox Report documents a systematic,
well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the
highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization.
- Charles Foster Bass

Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality
the people need no great effort of virtue;
it is sufficient that they love themselves.
- Maximilien Robespierre

This is a global effort we're going to have to lead
to overcome this jihadist effort.
It's more than Osama bin Laden.
But he is going to pay, and he will die.
- Mitt Romney

He was a silly guy.
Out - do the other guy.
That was his effort at all times.
- Cab Calloway

There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall.
People can develop dream recall skills,
such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind.
- Henry Reed

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

So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it,
was and remains for me an effort to make sense out
of essentially senseless situations.
- Thomas Lynch

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

The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
- Pierre Corneille

The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful
effort on the part of the Company to bring about a
better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

I do NOT think that PC gaming is over...
it will always be the choice of the gaming enthusiast
who is willing to put in the extra effort for a richer,
more rewarding experience.
- Mike Wilson

The final effort came when our reconnaissance team
reported contact with the POWs and their guards by
radio near midnight at a pre-arranged crossing site.
- Bo Gritz

I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform,
illegal immigration's reform, tax reform,
or some of the other real issues that are out there.
- Jack Kingston

In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American
system of government are not made by any general or
set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort.
- Bill Kristol

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

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

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

John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus,
who had come to New York, and we became friends.
Years later that produced a certain team effort.
- Terry Gilliam


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