Quotes by effort
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American arts 1913-
Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
A. E. Housman
British poet 1859-1936
My heart always warms to people who do not come to see me, especially Americans, to whom it seems to be more of an effort.Source: Letter to Neilson Abeel (October 4, 1935).
South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
My U.N. five-point plan focuses on preventing proliferation, strengthening the legal regime, and ensuring nuclear safety and security - an effort that was given good momentum by the Nuclear Security Summit held in Seoul earlier this year. The world is over-armed, and peace is underfunded.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Indian godman and mystic 1931-1990
My whole effort here is to keep you as non-serious as possible, for the simple reason that meditation, all kinds of meditation, can make you too serious and that seriousness will create a spiritual disease and nothing else. Unless a meditation brings you more laughter, more joy, more playfulness, avoid it. It is not for you.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
English art critic 1819-1900
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
American anarchist 1869-1940
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.
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.
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.
French scientist and philosopher 1884-1962
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
One thing, however, is sure, - that in all cases the effort should be to impose all the cost of repairing the wrong upon the doer of the wrong. This alone is real justice, and of course such justice is necessarily free.
T. S. Eliot
British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
Our emotions are only ''incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
American pornographer 1936-2013
Our photographs are filthier and our stories are more disgusting. We make no effort to be artistic.
American president 1872-1933
Parties do not maintain themselves. They are maintained by effort. The government is not self-existent. It is maintained by the effort of those who believe in it. The people of America believe in American institutions, the American form of government and the American method of transacting business.
American psychologist 1913-2007
People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection.
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