Effort Quotes, Sayings about trying

No one knows what he can do till he tries.
Publilius Syrus

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.
Vince Lombardi

Doors don’t slam open.
– John M. Shanahan

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

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
– Jane Addams

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

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


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

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

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

No one understands that you have given everything. You must give more.
– Antonio Porchia

Beyond the mountains there are mountains again.
– Haitian Proverb

God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.
– Reggie White

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

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.


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

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

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

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

If you can walk, you can run.

The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.
– W.J. Cameron

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

‘Do’ is the first part of ‘done’.

Submitted by: Laura on March 8, 2011

It’s better to try and fail than to never know and always wonder.

You’ll never know, until you try it. Or else, you’ll regret it.

Submitted by: tepismyname on March 10, 2013

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
– John F. Kennedy

Full results don’t come from half hearted effort.

If you don’t try, you’ll never know.

If we are to grow in love, the prisons of our egoism must be unlocked. This implies suffering, constant effort and repeated choices.
– Jean Vanier

Rome was not built in a day.

Submitted by: quoter on June 1, 2011

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