Effort Quotes, Sayings about Trying - Page 3

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

If you can walk, you can run.
– Anonymous

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
– Anonymous

To safeguard one’s health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
– Francois

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non essentials.
– Lin Yutang

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

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
– Jane Addams

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

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

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

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.

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