Effort Quotes

Effort Quotes
Here’s a few quick quotes on the topic of “Effort” for you. 

I hope some of these jump out at you:

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. -Unknown

Any man’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day. -Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

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

Success is dependent on effort. -Sophocles

We are responsible for the effort, not the outcome. -Unknown

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is. -Zig Ziglar

Much effort, much prosperity. -Euripides

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. -Larry Bird

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. -Unknown

We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead. -William James (1842-1910)

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.  -Unknown

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. -Shunryu Suzuki

Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it. -Unknown

There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world. -Oscar Hammerstein (1846-1919)

Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work hard to get better. -Paul Coffeey

To be nobody but myself in a world which is doing its best, night and day to make me the same as everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting. -EE Cummings (1894-1962)

I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you’ve done the best you can, you can’t do any better. So when I go to sleep I turn everything over to the Lord and forget it. -Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. -Mohandas Gahdhi

Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there…or failing to get there. -Max Lerner (1902-1992)

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

To get the most out of the world one must conscientiously strive to put the most into it. Life without worthy ideals becomes wholly unsatisfying, sour. If our supreme objective is to serve, no blow fate may administer can daunt us. -B.C. Forbes

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

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. -Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Continuous effort! not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking your potential. -Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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

One of the outstanding tragedies of this age of struggle and money-madness is the fact that so few people are engaged in the effort which they like best. Everyone should find his or her particular niche in the world’s work, where both material prosperity and happiness in abundance may be found. -Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. -John Ruskin

It takes no more effort to expect the best, than to fear for the worst. It’s healthier, more productive, and a lot more fun. -Philip Hambert

Put the uncommon effort into the common task…make it large by doing it in a great way. -Orison Swett Marden

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. -Arnold Palmer

The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory. -Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself. -Frank McGee

I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me. -W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. -Helen Keller (1880-1968)

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

Abundant effort compensates for sparse talent. -Larry Hehn

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. -Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)

Hope you liked them!

Any thoughts or comments about them?

Which one(s) did you enjoy the most?

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  1. Hello Shawn, thankyou for your quotes that inspire anf give food for thought. The ones that captured my attention were:

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

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

    My thoughts, if we don’t try we will never know what may have been. Sometimes we can even surprise ourselves.

    Enjoy your day.

  2. The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. -Unknown

    This says it all so lets put some UMPH into it people!!

  3. My favorite one is “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph” Too bad we don’t know who said that!

  4. Great stuff, thank you for all your time and effort in making a difference, it is working! Cheers!

  5. Have enjoyed all quotes sent to me twice a week. I print them and send them to the rest of the staff every morning. Thanks!

  6. Shawn, you continue to amaze me with the quality of the material you find for your blog. I appreciate the umph.

  7. thank you so much sir.yes,true enough dn’t quit instead try and try with effort and for sure you will succeed..sir i printd most of your quotes and pos every morning bside our biometry so dat every staff of our hospital can read it every time they wil time in and time out.i’m proud to tell you sir dat all of those quotes they rated THUMBS UP..

  8. Thanks for all the good quotes Shawn. I think my favorite one is:

    “We are responsible for the effort, not the outcome”
    It was hard to chose a favorite, I like them all.

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

    This is a good quote from Napoleon Hill…I am a big fan…
    Can’t Stop, Want stop……someone said this and i can’t remember now

  10. HI Shawn,

    I’ve been receiving your quotes thrice in a week, and this is the first time i posted some comment. I just want you to know that i really appreciate your effort and time of sending such wonderful quotes to me.
    I always look forward to it at the beginning of the week. It relaxes me and help me ease up my stress…Keep up the good work Shawn. I will try my very best to leave a comment every now and then…this is just the beginning….

  11. Words of enlightenment always encourage me to say Something.thanks to you.As I could impart my own opinion that effort is the sum of one’s self-worth.The aspiration to be always be better is the aim I put my effort into,as to be the best could mean be perfect.which I’m also aiming but there’s a great chance I’ll be less as you know,nobody’s perfect.and I don’t intend to be a second best.A good heart,a good intention is one combination that goes in everything I do.seems like effortless,but It’s a true effort.like this comment.How I’ve tried to say Something!

  12. Dear Shawn
    i like the things you send. I look upon the stuff daily, may be old or new. It gives me strength and helps to access that what I am doing is right and if wrong somewhere, try to correct. thanks buddy
    Manish Goel INDIA

    • Thanks, and you’re welcome, Manish. Glad I could help and I’m glad you like some of what I send out into the world. 🙂

  13. Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it. -Unknown

    I sure like the quote above. The difference between success and failure is the ‘effort’. Those who make effort have stories to tell why dreamers listen to dreams.

    Thanks Shawn for your effort.