Effort Quotes, Sayings about Trying

Thoughts are a product manufactured by the relentless effort of the machine we call a mind.
– Debasish Mridha

You hate it or love it; Life goes ON in its flow despite your best efforts to change it.
– Anonymous

Now I know, a refuge never grows from a chin in the hand and a thoughtful pose Gotta tend the earth if you want a rose.
– Indigo Girls

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
– George Bernard Shaw

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

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
– Swami Sivananda

Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.
– Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

If you can do a half assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
– Kurt Vonnegut,Jr.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
– Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
– Peter F. Drucker

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
– Thomas Jefferson

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

One saves oneself much pain, by taking pains; much trouble, by taking trouble.
– Augustus William Hare

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