Effort Quotes, Sayings about Trying - Page 4

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

There’s nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.
– Mark Burnett

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
– Abraham Lincoln

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
– Emile Zola

He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.
– Dutch Proverb

No one understands that you have given everything. You must give more.
– W.S. Merwin

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
– J.G. Holland

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.
– American Proverb

Man stands for long time with mouth open before roast duck flies in.
– Chinese Saying

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
– Edward Gibbon

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
– Gloria Pitzer

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
– T.S. Eliot

He was a self made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
– Joseph Heller

The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
– Sarah Brown

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
– Edward H. Harriman

Beyond the mountains there are mountains again.
– Haitian proverb

We work for praise, and dawdle once we have it.
– Mignon McLaughlin

The footprint of the owner is the best manure.
– English Proverb