Category Archives: Effort

Effort Quotes

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Sophia Loren

“Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.” – Sophia Loren

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Emile Zola

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

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Edward H. Harriman

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

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Will Rogers

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

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Abraham Lincoln

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

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Thomas Jefferson

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Benjamin Franklin

“Plough deep while sluggards sleep.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Larry Bird

“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

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George Bernard Shaw

“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

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Friedrich Nietzsche

“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

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Mark Burnett

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

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Thomas Edison

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

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Ann Landers

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers

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Ulysses S. Grant

“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.” – Ulysses S. Grant