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

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Nature

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,
full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

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

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

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

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

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

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

Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise.
In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
- Sextus Propertius

It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings.
- Matt Drudge

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

A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.
- Michael Winner

No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol
and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other
single factor to make impossible a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

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

You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself,
get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was
a one hundred percent effort that you gave -
win or lose.
- Gordie Howe

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

Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot
of hard work has preceded the effort.
Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.
- Roger Staubach

John's time and effort were, in the main,
spent on pretty honorable stuff.
As for the other side, well, nobody's perfect,
nobody's Jesus.
And look what they did to him.
- Paul McCartney

We're going to make every effort to keep the Saints as Louisiana's team.
- Paul Tagliabue

Their effort to place the women upon the same industrial
level with themselves in order that all may pull together
in the effort to maintain reasonable conditions of life.
- Florence Kelley

My earlier award was also based on a close collaborative effort.
- John Bardeen

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law,
but being a form of moral effort.
- Stephen Leacock

Fortunately art is a community effort -
a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
- Allen Ginsberg

But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort
and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer.
- Paul Berg

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for
many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
- Thomas A. Edison

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.
- Pat Riley

The constant effort towards population,
which is found even in the most vicious societies,
increases the number of people before the means of
subsistence are increased.
- Thomas Malthus

Evil is done without effort, naturally,
it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
- Charles Baudelaire

Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
- William James

We also had good software in the key categories and
more focus on the gameplaying capability,
so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers.
- Trip Hawkins

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

Our success in Singapore was a Herculean effort by the whole team.
Now I am determined to deliver on all we promised.
I will be watching like a hawk.
- Sebastian Coe

This war in Iraq is part of a larger effort to remove
this terrorist threat from the planet.
- Paul Cellucci

I deliberately made an effort not to become an expert on the ballet.
- Robert Caro

Someone has said that it requires less mental effort
to condemn than to think.
- Emma Goldman

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

God and the Devil are an effort after specialization
and the division of labor.
- Samuel Butler

Certainly if we hope do enhance and extend whatever
natural assets we were given,
we must expect to make an effort, if not actually great labor.
- Dixie Carter

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

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


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