Effort Quotes, Sayings about trying

We must find a way, or we will make one.

I CAN is 100 times more important than IQ.

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
– George S. Patton

Things don’t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
– James A. Garfield

Each man is the smith of his own fortune.
– Appius Claudius

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Vince Lombardi

It’s always too early to quit.
– Norman Vincent Peale

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson

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

Little by little does the trick.


Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

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

Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
– Peter F. Drucker

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
– Marian Wright Edelman

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

If you can walk, you can run.

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

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


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

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
– José Ortega y Gasset

Some people dream of success… While others wake up and work hard at it.

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

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
– Shunryu Suzuki

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