Quotes: effort

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  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    American poet 1926-
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    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.
  • Arnold Palmer
    Arnold Palmer
    American golf player 1929-
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    Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements.
  • Max Lerner
    Max Lerner
    American Author, Columnist 1902-
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    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.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.
  • Barbara Sher
    Barbara Sher
    American speaker, lifestyle coach, and author 1935-
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    ''Doing your own thing'' is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
  • Herm Albright
    Herm Albright
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    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
  • H. Jackson Brown Jr
    H. Jackson Brown Jr
    American author 1940-
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    A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.
  • Gloria Pitzer
    Gloria Pitzer
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    About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
  • Clive James
    Clive James
    Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-
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    All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.
  • Ted W. Engstrom
    Ted W. Engstrom
    American evangelical leader and author 1916-2006
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    Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man's bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Children will still die unjustly even in a perfect society. Even by his greatest effort, man can only propose to diminish, arithmetically, the sufferings of the world.
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